The Fall is my favorite time of the year for movies. It is full of movies with heart and it gets that rough summer taste out of my mouth. Don’t get me wrong I love the summer but the fall has the award winners and charming films that usually make the top 10 lists.
A Dangerous Method– The story of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung who are played by Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender looks like a kinky period piece that should find its way into Oscar contention.
J.Edgar– Leo DiCaprio and Clint Eastwood? Sign me up! The story of CIA founder J. Edgar Hoover should have Oscar buzz all over it. Look Leo!
War Horse– Steven Spielberg directs this WWI drama centering around a horse who makes his way around the first World War. Sold yet? I thought so. Oh and it has a John Williams score.
Moneyball– Brad Pitt stars in this baseball drama about Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane and how he created a winning team out of money. The first two trailers show off Pitt and Jonah Hill’s chemistry as well as set up the story which was written by Aaron Sorkin. Looks very promising.
In Time– This action thriller starring Justin Timberlake will test him to be a headline actor who can carry a movie. It has a cool premise but so far has struggled grabbing my attention in the action department. Ironic right?
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol– Tom Cruise returns to MI with a bang judging from the trailer. Brad Bird of Pixar fame helms the latest Mission Impossible which looks like a promising entertainment festival in December
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows– The second Guy Ritchie-RDJ Sherlock Holmes movie had a promising first trailer. I’m already sold due to how much I loved the first one so I hope that this one keeps up.
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn– I really want to promote this movie. It is big in Europe and probably won’t grab a giant reception in the US but from what I’ve seen so far in trailers and articles online it should be fantastic and is run by both Spielberg and Peter Jackson. It will be a gem!
The Muppets– How can you go wrong with The Muppets? They are hilarious and so far have given us the greatest marketing campaign ever! The soundtrack is crazy, the guest spots are insane, and it’s just going to be great! I know that isn’t much to go on but come on it’s the freakin Muppets!
Hugo– Martin Scorsese takes on a children’s book in this epic starring Jude Law. It should be interesting watching him tackle 3D as well as this type of movie. It is different for him and I can’t wait to see the final product.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo– The worldwide best seller is one of the most anticipated movie adaptions of the year. David Fincher’s follow-up to The Social Network should bring a crazy punch to the December line-up based on early trailer buzz. Daniel Craig is in it also and well he’s a boss. Nough said.
The Ides of March– George Clooney directs and stars in this political thriller that also co-stars Paul Giamatti and Ryan Gosling. The first trailer looked awesome and this should be a solid watch even though I don’t anticipate any Oscar contention.
Contagion– Steven Soderbergh’s latest film is a crazy disease film that will surely make you buy Purex after. Matt Damon leads the all-star cast that also has Marion Cotillard and Kate Winslet. It may gross you out but it will also clean you up!
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy– This British espionage piece looks like one of the hidden gems of the season. Gary Oldman leads a cast that includes Tom Hardy and Colin Firth as they fight off spies and give us very awesome British accents while yelling. Quite appealing!
Other Movies I Can’t Wait To See:
We Brought A Zoo
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas