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Sunday, August 16, 2015

15 Groovy Movies to See This Fall

Yesterday I received Entertainment Weekly's Fall Movie Preview featuring 75 new films, so here is a list of 15 movies that caught my eye (in order of their release dates):

The Intern (September 25)
Director: Nancy Meyers (Something's Gotta Give)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Andrew Rannells

Stonewall (September 25)
Director: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day)
Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman

Freeheld (October 2)
Director: Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist)
Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon

Legend (October 2)
Director: Brian Helgeland (42)
Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning

The Final Girls (October 9)
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas)
Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Åkerman, Alia Shawkat, Nina Dobrev
This horror comedy is about Max, a high school senior, who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max's mother, a celebrated scream queen.

Steve Jobs (October 9)
Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen

Truth (October 16)
Director: James Vanderbilt (his directorial debut)
Stars: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss
This biographical political drama focuses on the last days of news anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes at CBS News after he broadcasts a controversial report about how President Bush avoided fighting in the Vietnam War.

Burnt (October 23)
Director: John Wells (August: Osage County)
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson

Nasty Baby (October 23)
Director: Sebastián Silva (The Maid)
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Alia Shawkat
This drama is about a gay couple trying to have a baby with the help of their female friend.

Trumbo (November 6)
Director: Jay Roach (Game Change)
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Love the Coopers (November 13)
Director: Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam)
Stars: Diane Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Seyfried, John Goodman, Alan Arkin
This romantic comedy is about four generations of the Cooper clan, who come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration.

Carol (November 20)
Director: Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven)
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

The Danish Girl (November 27)
Director: Tom Hooper (Les Misérables)
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

The Lady in the Van (December 11)
Director: Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys)
Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Dominic Cooper

Joy (December 25)
Director: David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez, Bradley Cooper


john said...

Thanks. You always keep me tuned into what movies to watch for. And love that you embed the trailers.

Marc Harshbarger said...

Glad you liked the post, John - and thanks for reading DD!