The summer blockbusters are wrapping up, and now the upcoming movie trailers for the fall and winter are being released. They range from sci-fi, action, comedy, and even some singing. There are upcoming actors and old pros, there are movies that will make you laugh, and there are some that will make you cry. The only way to find out for sure whether you will like them or not is spend some time at the movie theaters this season.
If you guys are looking for something to do over fall break, go see “Gone Girl” which is being released on October 3. The movie is based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn. It stars Ben Affleck, who also happens to be the new Batman, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and more. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, who becomes a prime suspect when his wife Amy disappears. Is she dead? Is she alive? Did Nick actually kill his wife, and if not, what happened to her? Director David Fincher isn’t a newbie; he directed “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Social Network.” So take your friends, family, or your significant other and go see what happened to Amy Dunne.
If war movies are your preference, then “Fury,” coming out on October 17 is the right movie for you. Ally soldiers during the last month of World War II are pinned behind enemy lines, and they must fight their way out of Nazi territory. This action packed thriller stars Brad Pitt, a decorated actor and former “hottest man alive,” Shia LeBeouf, and Scott Eastwood an upcoming actor, who happens to be Clint Eastwood’s son.
If “Fury” doesn’t suit your tastes, you’re in luck because “Nightcrawler” happens to be premiering that same night, October 17. Dan Gilroy is making his directing debut with this thriller, but he isn’t new to the business; he wrote “The Bourne Legacy.” Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an ambitious young crime journalist who gets carried away in this dangerous and scary world.
With all these serious movies being released, you may be looking for a comedy to make you laugh, and “St. Vincent” may be just the one for you. Head to the theaters on October 24 with some friends and hopefully get a good laugh together. Melissa McCarthy, who is getting a reputation as the “Queen of Comedy,” plays a single mom who uses her grumpy old neighbor, Bill Murray, to baby sit her son, with some pretty raucous results.
Since the success of “Gravity,” a film with seven Academy Awards, Hollywood has produced another sci-fi film, titled “Interstellar.” Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain, this sci-fi with a twist will be released on November 7. McConaughey and Hathaway travel to outer space to save the world. Rumor has it that this movie, like “Gravity,” has amazing visual effects. With Christopher Nolan, who directed the “Dark Knight” trilogy, we shouldn’t be let down.
Hearing from friends and just paying attention to social media in general, I think the most anticipated movie of this winter is “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” which will be released on November 21. If you have been living under a rock since 2012, “The Hunger Games” is a trilogy, and this segment stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julian Moore, Woody Harrelson, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. In this part of the trilogy, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is finally going to begin the rebellion against Panem’s opressors. My recommendation would be order your tickets early for this one, because the theaters are going to be packed.
If all these sci-fi and dramatic movies are not for you, then you’re in luck because you can go see “Into the Woods” on Christmas day. Take a break from ripping open all your presents and go to the theater with your family to see this flick starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp. This movie is about Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and other fairy tale characters that are in the enchanted woods, and in the middle of singing, they cross each other’s paths. The original musical by Stephen Sondheim won several Tony awards.
This season is full of movies for everybody’s preference, so get to the movies and watch the next hit blockbuster!
Keeley Gould is a third-year student majoring in English and minoring in journalism. She can be reached at KG787739@wcupa.edu.