Blade Runner 2049
A sequel to the sci-fi classic that looks gorgeous but may prove as polarizing as the original. Super into the combo of Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, though.
The Florida Project
Sean Baker, who shot Tangerine on an iPhone, returns with The Florida Project, set in the Other Orlando that exists outside Disney World’s gates and socio-economic influence. This has been a festival hit all year, and while it stars Willem Defoe, it also includes Baker’s typical casting of non-professionals, which gives his films their realist touch.
The Mountain Between Us
The ads for this movie really want us to know that the dog doesn’t die.
My Little Pony: The Movie
The show is adorable but does anyone other than Bronies want a full-fledged movie?
A stark and emotionally tough movie about a young woman confronting the man who molested her as a child. It’s adapted from a play, and you can certainly tell.
Full review here.
Jackie Chan stars as a grieving dad going after a politician who may be complicit in his daughter’s death. Looks sort of like John Wick with higher stakes. Into it.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Get. Ready. To. CRY.
Happy Death Day
I swear I just saw this movie.
Chadwick Boseman stars as Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice, in his early, pre-SCOTUS years. Boseman has the focused intensity to play a good lawyer, but I don’t quite understand what Josh Gad is doing here.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The biopic about the creator of Wonder Woman—and his kinky polyamorous loves—could not have picked a better time for release if it tried, given the success of Wonder Woman earlier this year.
Obviously, I’m very excited for this super trashy movie, although admittedly, the timing has turned out to be TERRIBLE.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Yorgos Lanthimos follows up The Lobster with a much darker, emotionally surreal thriller about the horrors of parenting, among other things. Lanthimos films have to be seen to be believed.
Full review here.
Only The Brave
Based on a true story about “hotshots”, the firefighters who specialize in wildfires. They only make movies about people like this when bad sh*t happens, so brace yourself for some bad sh*t to happen.
Michael Fassbender hunts a serial killer in this Swedish thriller, which means it will be super dark and pretty fucked up.
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Story
(The actual note I wrote to my editor at LaineyGossip, begging not to be assigned this review.)
I can’t keep all these “Wonder” movies straight. This is the time-traveling kids one.
A prequel about the serial killer in the Saw movies. Who asked for this?
George Clooney directs a script the Coen Brothers didn’t care about. This trailer is misleading—it’s not really about the mob, it’s a fictionalized take on the race riot that broke out in proto-suburb Levittown, Pennsylvania when a black family moved in. This did not fare well on the fall festival tour.
Thank You For Your Service
This doesn’t look bad, but man, war movies aren’t doing well right now, so the timing really sucks.