The Missed List is a roundup of movies and TV shows you should have watched at home last month but probably didn’t.
These are the October 2023 home releases we highly recommend checking out if you missed them.
Totally Killer (Prime Video Canada)
If you go into Totally Killer expecting a slasher film you’ll be disappointed. There are elements to it that fall under the slasher category (people do get killed), but it’s really more of a time travel comedy that pokes fun at how different teens in the ’80s were compared to today. Totally Killer premiered on Prime Video Canada October 6.
Old Dads (Netflix Canada)
Bill Burr’s directorial debut comes across as a GenX takedown of “woke” millennials. While it does generate laughs seeing how things have changed through the eyes of a cranky 50-year-old, it’s also got a lot of heart to it and the characters do grow and learn (even if it’s just a little bit). Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine star alongside Burr. Old Dads premiered on Netflix Canada October 20.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Crave)
An adaptation of Judy Blume’s popular book, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is a funny and sweet coming of age story set in the 1970s. Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and Benny Safdie are all superb in their parental adult roles, but it’s really Abby Ryder Fortson as 11-year-old Margaret who makes the movie work so well. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret arrived on Crave October 27.
Pain Hustlers (Netflix Canada)
If you liked The Wolf of Wall Street or The Big Short, Pain Hustlers should be right up your alley. Based on a true story, the movie is about a single, broke mom (played by Emily Blunt) who becomes a top pharma sales rep for an opioid company before realizing how bad the drug they’re pushing really is. Chris Evans, Catherine O’Hara and Andy Garcia also star. Pain Hustlers premiered on Netflix Canada October 27.
Insidious: The Red Door (VOD/Blu-ray)
If you’ve enjoyed the other Insidious films, Insidious: The Red Door is a great ending to the series with the original cast. Directed by star Patrick Wilson (his directorial debut), the film deals more with the father-son relationship between Dalton (Ty Simpkins) and Josh (Wilson). Of course there are plenty of creepy moments to keep fans satisfied. Insidious: The Red Door is available on VOD and Blu-ray. The Blu-ray comes with two featurettes and a digital copy of the film.
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Photo credit: A scene from Totally Killer. Courtesy Prime Video Canada.