September 16, 2010

13 Movies I'm Looking Forward to This Fall

I look forward to the Movie & TV preview issues of Entertainment Weekly more than any other issues. So, I was elated when the Fall Movie Preview issue landed in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. Even though I don't get to go to the movies as much as I used to I still get to go once every week or two.

For this week's Thursday Thirteen, I've made a list of the 13 movies I'm most looking forward to seeing in theaters this fall. Some of them (#10) I've been looking forward to for a long time, and others (#3) I just found out about while reading the magazine. So, here they are!

13 Movies I'm Looking Forward to This Fall
  1. Never Let Me Go (Sept) - As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them. Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley.
  2. Devil (Sept) - A group of people trapped in an elevator realize that the devil is among them. Dir. M. Night Shyamalan.
  3. Case 39 (Oct) - A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected. Renee Zellweger, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper.
  4. Hereafter (Oct) - A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways. Dir. Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard.
  5. Secretariat (Oct) - The life story of Penny Chenery, owner of the racehorse Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973. Diane Lane, John Malkovitch.
  6. The Social Network (Oct) - A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. Rashida Jones, Justin Timberlake.
  7. Skyline (Nov) - Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Eric Balfour, Daniel Faison.
  8. Unstoppable (Nov) - A rail company frantically works to prevent an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city. Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson.
  9. Fair Game (Nov) - Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. Naomi Watts, Sean Penn.
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Nov) - Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned.
  11. Blue Valentine (Dec) - The film centers on a contempo married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. Michele Williams, Ryan Gosling.
  12. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Dec) - Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
  13. The Debt (Dec) - In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds.
Runners up:

Waiting for Superman (Sept)
Due Date (Oct)
Tamara Drewe (Oct)
Burlesque (Nov)
Skyline (Nov)
Tron: Legacy (Dec)
Black Swan (Dec)

Others I'm interested in:

September - Easy A, The Town, Monsters, Alpha & Omega, Catfish, Legend of the Guardians

October - Stone, Red, Paranormal Activity 2, Megamind

November - Love & Other Drugs, Tangled, 127 Hours, The Next Three Days

December - How Do You Know, The Tempest, Somewhere, The Fighter, Little Fockers, Miral

What movies are you looking forward to seeing this fall?

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Mrs.Mayhem said...

Reading that you go to the movies every week or two stopped me cold. I'm so jealous! The last movie I saw was Cats and Dogs in 3D (obviously not my choice). Hereafter sounds great. All I had to read was "supernatural thriller," and I was hooked.

opinionated ant said...

Ooh there are a bunch on here I hadn't heard of! Now I just spent forever looking up movies and found some interesting ones. Wild Target, Morning Glory, Unstoppable, For Colored Girls, The Illusionist, okay I could be at this all day ;)

SeattleDad said...

The Hearafter looks intriguing.