It’s that time of the year again. Temperatures are dropping, rain is getting more constant and you just want to cozy up to a nice movie. Around this time many Oscar-worthy movies start making their debut, and you can prepare for an amazing Fall/Winter with these next releases:
A Simple Favor (September 14)
I should start by only saying this about this movie: Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively? Sold. The two leading ladies are as charming as they come, but a Simple Favour directed by Paul Feig (who is also responsible for the comedy Spy and the most recent Ghostbusters) promises mysteries and intrigues Gone Girl style. The story includes betrayals and reversals, a dead body and the revolving question of who is duping whom. We’re interested already.
A Star is Born (October 5)
We have been hearing about this movie for the longest time now. And even though it’s Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut and dear project, we are all excited for Gaga. The tale is as old as time and the Star is Born narrative has been adapted three times now, but perhaps forth’s time is a charm? Cooper stars the movie alongside Lady Gaga in the story about an ageing movie star who helps out a young talent. Sounds like box office success right there.
First Man (October 12)
Damien Chazelle follows up on his magnum opus La La Land with the story of NASA’s efforts to land the first man on the moon. Chazelle brings back Ryan Gosling for the iconic role of Neil Armstrong, who stars alongside Clarie Foy (aka The Queen) and Kyle Chandler.
Bad Times at the El Royale (October 12)
The quirky and colourful movie with a full star-studded cast first had our curiosity, but now it has our attention. Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, and Jeff Bridges are all strangers with secrets to hide who meet at a hotel on a fateful night. Directed by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) this vintage-inspired thriller is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Bohemian Rhapsody (November 2)
Mamma Mia Figaro! Rami Malek, the star behind the hit series Mr. Robot, is the legendary Queen front man, Freddie Mercury. The movie is a biopic that covers the time leading up to Queen’s Live Aid performance in 1985. Is the movie going to work? Who knows… but we have chills already from the amazing music. Either way, grab some popcorn and let them rock you.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16)
Although I wasn’t happy with Johnny Depp’s controversial casting as the notorious wizard supremacist Gellert Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts managed to slide through the critics and deliver a particular successful trailer. The screenplay is written by J.K. Rowling herself and will focus on the continuation of Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) tale. Jude Law also stars as a young Albus Dumbledore.
Creed II (November 22)
After the success of the 2015’s Creed, which rocketed Michael B. Jordan to stardom, Adonis Johnson will be back. Under guidance from Rocky Balboa, he prepares to face the son of Ivan Drago — the former Russian fighter who killed his father in the ring years earlier. The film is directed by newcomer Steven Caple Jr. and executive-produced by Ryan Coogler, who directed Jordan in the first film as well as this year’s monster hit Black Panther.
Mary Queen of Scots (December 7)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) who has spoken about this being her absolute dream part, was cast as Mary Stuart, alongside Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I. The story doesn’t follow actual history but romanticises the lush tale of palace power and intrigue. Written by House of Card’s Beau Willimon.
Welcome to Marwen (December 21)
Based on an intriguing real-life story, Steve Carell plays Mark Hogancamp, a man who responds to a violent assault that wipes all his memory by constructing a miniature World War II village in his backyard. As he builds an astonishing art installation he draws strength from his imagination to triumph in the real world. Full of special effects the movie will need a unique sensibility to resonate with audiences, and that’s what we’re hoping Carell manages to achieve.
On the Basis of Sex (December 25)
This movie has never been more relevant or more needed. Felicity Jones plays Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in this interesting biopic about the young lawyer and her struggles for equal rights, as she teams with her husband Marty (Armie Hammer) to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Supreme Court and overturn a century of sex discrimination.
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