New TV series and movies to watch in October: El Camino, Abstract: The Art of Design, and more
Life on the edge
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Cast: Aaron Paul, Matt Jones and Charles Barker, but we're expecting more familiar faces to return.
Premise: No one wanted Breaking Bad to end in 2013, and yet we couldn't complain with its pitch-perfect conclusion. The franchise continued with spin-offs such as Better Call Saul, but Netflix is reigniting the series with a proper cinematic sequel. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) takes the lead from Walter White in this one, and from the looks of the trailer, he is in a whole lot of trouble.
Trivia: The title of the film, El Camino, was the name of the car that Jesse escaped with in the series finale.
First impression: Seeing our favourite characters such as Jesse and Skinny Pete was definitely a nostalgic. Jesse certainly looks worse for wear, particularly because of some severe scars all over his body. The teaser did mention that there were nine dead bodies, so we can only imagine that there's going to be some heart-breaking casualities.
What the Internet is saying: "Skinny Pete and Badger may be idiots, but they were the only true friends Jesse had."
Release date: The film will be available for streaming on Netflix from 11 November.
Abstract: The Art of Design
Tagline: "Their perspective will change the future."
Cast: Multiple creatives from various industries, ranging from Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson to American-Israeli bio-architect Neri Oxman.
Premise: Returning for its second season, the documentary series spotlights the world's greatest designers and their creative processes.
Trivia: In the first season, Nike designer behind the iconic Air Jordan 3 Tinker Hatfield was featured.
First impression: The new season seems to have amped up in scale, while expanding its pool of design disciplines to include bio architecture, which happens to be trending at the moment.
What the Internet is saying: "I loved the first series and I thought we'd never get another one. I'm so happy now!"
Release date: The series will be available for streaming on Netflix from 25 September.
Tagline: "The fearless, rebellious, and extraordinary life of Alexander McQueen."
Cast: Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and other influential members of the fashion industry
Premise: The documentary explores the life and career of the tortured genius behind the successful British fashion house. It dives deep into Alexander McQueen's struggle with mental health as well as the dark twisted influences that shaped his hauntingly artistic fashion shows.
Trivia: McQueen suffered from depression and drug addiction. He commited suicide nine days after his mother's death while under the influence of drugs.
First impression: The trailer brings to life the exciting persona and creative ambition of McQueen. This isn't just another generic view on the fashion industry; it's an enthralling exposition on a complex individual.
What the Internet is saying: "This is what Kanye thinks he looks like."
Release date: It will be screening at The Projector as part of Archifest 2019. Show times are available on the website.
Remedy For Rage: Objectif's Women in Film & Photography
Premise: Part of Objectif's annual showcase 'Women in Film and Photography', these five international feature-length films draw perspectives from around the world: SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner Alice revolves around a woman who's dragged into prostitution because of her husband while Leftover Women explores the complicated lives of educated Chinese women who are pressured into marriage.
Trivia: The film A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem touches on a very real problem in America today. There was even a historic class action suit that was launched against the NFL.
Release date: It runs from 2 to 17 October. Show times are available on Objectif's website.
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