This year’s fall movie preview reveals such a strong list of films that even the staunchest couch potato should brave the lines on opening night.
It’s looking like a hot one for fall movie preview fans. So get off the sofa (set your DVR for the shows you’ll miss, as the TV lineup is looking pretty spectacular, too) and head to the cineplex. This is one film season when a bucket of popcorn and a plush velvet seat is the only way to go. The movies are so good in fact that I might even go buck wild and brave the crowds on opening nights. See you in line, movie buffs.
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them
A troubled young couple (Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy) are going through a split, and emotions are frayed. The film is a look at their divorce through his-and-hers points of view–in fact, the movie was originally shot as two completely separate movies, Him and Her. Rumor has it that the original two movies will be available at a later date–stay tuned!
Liked it or loved it, Gone Girl’s wild twists and turns made this the page-turner of the year–even if the last surprise didn’t sit well with you. Well, they’ve taken that out (aargh!) but have promised to have done it in a way that even fans of the book will be in for a shock. Ben Affleck stars as the man on the hook for his wife’s disappearance, and Tyler Perry has a standout role as his attorney.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
No one wants this series to end—so much so that they’ve split the intense third Hunger Games novel into two parts for its film adaptation. Philip Seymour Hoffman posthumously resumes his role as Plutarch Heavensbee, and one of my favorites, Julianne Moore, debuts as President Coin. Of course, star Jennifer Lawrence is back in the role that catapulted her to worldwide fame, heroine Katniss Everdeen.
The Imitation Game
This intense, character-driven drama dives into the mind of genius Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. With Keira Knightley by his side in the lab, this code-cracking scientist helps the Allies win World War II.
This Is Where I Leave You
You’ve probably seen the commercials on TV for this charming ensemble cast. They worked—I’m hooked! Jane Fonda as a mom with no boundaries? Tina Fey and Jason Bateman (loved him in Bad Words) as two of her kids? See you in the popcorn