Everyone (well, Hollywood…) knows that fall is when all the best films come out. Overwhelmed with all the good stuff that’s coming ’round the bend and into your local movie theater? Look no further; we’ve got you covered. Here’s the first batch of films we’re eagerly anticipating…
DON JON (9/27)
The irrefutable charming Joseph Gordon-Levitt unveils his directorial debut with DON JON, which stars himself … as a porn addict… playing against Scarlett Johansen. Need we say more?
Contrary to what the trailer may imply, GRAVITY is not just about two astronauts floating aimlessly through space, although allegedly its even more suspenseful and tense you’d expect. Starring the power duo of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, this short but sweet film is promising to keep us all on the edge of our seats.
KILL YOUR DARLINGS (10/16)
Yes, Harry Potter (…Daniel Radcliffe) is playing literary legend Allen Ginsberg. If thats not enough to intrigue you, KILL YOUR DARLING‘s all-star cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, Dane DeHaan, Jack Huston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Foster, David Cross, and Kyra Sedgwick playing other such iconic figures as Jack Kerouac (Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Foster).
12 YEARS A SLAVE (10/18)
In this powerful and haunted based-on-a-true-story film about slavery in the antebellum US, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is already getting awards buzz for his potrayal of a free black man who is sold into slavery for guess-how-long. Michael Fassbender stars as evil slave owner in 12 YEARS A SLAVE, which has the pedigree of being directed by Steve McQueen, produced in part by Brad Pitt, and is being released by indie powerhouse studio Fox Searchlight. It also stars Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch and the equally as buzzed-about new actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Add these to your to-do list and stay tuned for more recommendations, coming soon!
By Eva Gavzy