Fall Movie Preview: October 2015

October 2

Freeheld

Ellen Page and Julianne Moore star in this based-on-a-true-story about a terminally ill police officer trying to leave her pension to her partner despite everyone in her crappy New Jersey town being a bigot. The movie is set just ten years ago. Kind of mind blowing.

Limited

 

The Martian

Full review here.

Sicario

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October 9

Big Stone Gap

This sounds like a bro-country duo and looks like a bad episode of The Gilmore Girls.

Limited

The Final Girls

The daughter of a famous scream queen gets dragged into the world of her mother’s B-horror movies. Meta horror movie! No one has ever done that before!

Limited/VOD

Pan

Yeah but, who is this even for?

Steve Jobs

Computer Jesus is here to save us all. No but seriously, I’m really looking forward to this one.

The Walk

Full review here.

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October 16

The Assassin

Full review here.

Limited

Beasts of No Nation

Full review here.

Netflix

Bridge of Spies

Tom Hanks is: Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg: The Movie.

Crimson Peak

Guillermo Del Toro is often a visuals > story kind of director, so while Crimson Peak LOOKS amazing, I remain suspicious of the story. Gothic horror is especially tough these days, as the genre relies on overtly romantic themes that can seem cheesy to modern audiences, so it’s a really fine line to walk. At the very least, the cast is great, and Tom Hiddleston is at his best when in black-haired weirdo mode.

Goosebumps

This looks dumb, with Jack Black playing Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, but I’ve heard really good things about it. The gnome gag in the trailer is pretty solid, but the Ferris wheel bit makes me cringe. If a Ferris wheel went off its axis like that, everyone would die.

Room

This looks really great, but also really claustrophobic. Ought to push Brie Larson more into the mainstream, likely by way of Oscar.

Limited

Truth

Full review here.

Limited

October 23

Burnt

Bradley Cooper is calling a Mulligan on his short-lived TV show, Kitchen Confidential, by remaking it as a movie.

Limited

I Smile Back

Sarah Silverman makes a bid for dramatic stardom as a married woman struggling with multiple addictions that threaten to destroy her life. Reviews have been mixed, and not everyone is sold on Silverman as a dramatic actress. It doesn’t help that this movie will get buried by higher-profile dramatic releases this month like Room and Suffragette.

Limited

Jem and the Holograms

This actually looks like a cute little movie for tweens, it just has nothing to do with Jem or the Holograms.

The Last Witch Hunter

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Can we talk about Paranormal Activity fatigue? Because if superhero fatigue is a thing, then Paranormal Activity has to be a thing, too. This shit has been going on for what feels like forever.

Rock the Kasbah

I’ll watch Bill Murray in just about anything, but let’s be honest, this does not look particularly good.

Suffragette 

Badass old timey women being badass. Also, Meryl Streep’s eleventy billionth Oscar nomination.

Limited

October 30

Our Brand Is Crisis

Full review here.

Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Cooties let me down, so hopefully this one delivers and is as good as the trailer makes it seem.

Limited/VOD

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