Our 10 most anticipated fall movies
Finally! Those end-of-summer explosion/superhero movies are over, and we’re ready to get back into serious cinema season. (And by that we mean we plan to see at least one flick that makes us cry and teaches us about humanity.)
This fall’s crop features squabbling siblings, a British mathematician, a plucky divorcée and, oh yeah, Gone Girl.
Check out our list of ten movies to get on your radar.
The Skeleton Twins
Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) may be twins, but they haven’t talked in years and really have nothing in common--until they both weirdly face near-death experiences on the same day. We’re pumped to see two veteran comedians take on meatier, more serious roles. Plus, the trailer implies heavy rotation of the Mannequin theme song, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.”
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
As everyone who’s ever experienced a breakup knows, there are always two sides to the story: his and hers. This Jessica Chastain/James McAvoy tearjerker takes the dichotomy literally; it was originally filmed as two separate movies, one from each character’s perspective.
The Theory of Everything
Yes, there’s a movie about Stephen Hawking, and yes, it’s a romantic drama. Starring Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables, My Week with Marilyn), this biopic (which has Oscar written all over it) follows the famous physicist as he falls in love with his wife-to-be in the late 1950s--and learns of his debilitating disease.
With Capote and Moneyball under his belt, writer/director Bennett Miller has an impressive résumé. His latest pulled-from-the-headlines drama stars Steve Carell as a paranoid schizophrenic who becomes bizarrely and tragically intertwined with Olympic wrestling stars Mark and Dave Schultz (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo).
Back in 2012 when we first read Cheryl Strayed’s Eat Pray Love-esque memoir about hiking the Pacific Northwest trail, we were all, “Wow, this would make a really good movie.” Turns out Reese Witherspoon agreed. Watch for the film adaptation (which Reese produced and stars in) in early December. BYO gorp.