I love the fall movie season. Gone are the fluff/action/animated movies of the summer and we move onto the more blockbuster or award-worthy flicks that people are dying to see. Here are some of my top picks for the fall:
Austenland (August 16) – I can’t wait to see this one. This romantic comedy stars Keri Russell as a Jane Austen-obsessed woman who travels to a British resort called Austenland that recreates the Austen era. As you can probably already tell, during her stay there love blooms and chaos ensues. Consider me sold.
Runner, Runner (September 25) – Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake team up in this crime thriller about a gambling college student (Timberlake) who forms a relationship with the man who scammed him (Affleck). Toss in some FBI agents and a beautiful girl, and you have all the makings of a few hours of movie-going action.
Gravity (October 4) – Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this Alfonso Cuarón film as two astronauts lost in space. And those are literally the only two faces you will see for most of the film. Love it or leave it?
Ender’s Game (October 25) – Based on the cult classic book of the same name, this sci-fi film (think aliens) is sure to draw curious fans of the book to the theaters.
About Time (November 1) – This is a British rom-com/sci-fi film about a man who discovers he can time travel and uses this knowledge to go back to the past and re-do major events in his life (like getting a girlfriend), then realizes messing with time is a big deal and has to re-woo her all over again. Starring Rachel McAdams and Dohmnall Gleeson, even watching the trailer makes me tear up.
Thor: The Dark World (November 8) – The sequel to the huge blockbuster hit, Thor, this version brings back the same good-looking cast (hello, Chris Hemsworth, anyone?) including Natalie Portman as Thor’s love interest.
The Wolf of Wall Street (November 15) – For those more in the mood for a drama, this Martin Scorsese flick starring Leonardo DiCarpio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey about the rise and fall of a real-life stockbroker in the 90s, is sure to hit the spot.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (November 22) – Who hasn’t been dying to see the next chapter in the Katniss sagas based on the wildly popular young adult trilogy? Is there any doubt that this one is sure to be a mega hit as well?
What film are you most excited to see this fall?
– Esther Carlstone