Fall 2015 Movie Preview
Our 11 most anticipated films
Sure, we’re suckers for a good summer blockbuster (Mission Impossible was not entirely awful, OK?), but there’s no greater rush than sneak peeking the new crop of trailers for fall.
There’s comedy, drama, romance… and Bill Murray.
Addicted to Fresno (September 1)
Shannon (Judy Greer) is fresh out of sex rehab when she goes to live with her younger sister (Natasha Lyonne) and work as a maid in Fresno, California. All is fine until Shannon accidentally kills a guest during a relapse episode. Hilarious hijinks ensue. Our bottom line: You had us at Judy Greer.
Sleeping With Other People (September 11)
Jake (Jason Sudeikis) is a good-natured womanizer. Lainey (Alison Brie) is a serial cheater. When the former exes reunite, they strike up a platonic relationship, begging the age-old question: Can men and women just be friends? We're excited for the film's When Harry Met Sally undertones.
Black Mass (September 18)
Cue the Oscar noms. This Johnny Depp flick tells the true story of Whitey Bulger, the most infamous violent criminal ever to come out of South Boston--and the deal he makes to become an FBI informant. If Depp’s hair plugs haven’t won you over, consider this other selling point: Benedict Cumberbatch plays his brother.
Everest (September 25)
This is another true story--told in 3-D--about the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, when two different expeditions (one led by Jake Gyllenhaal; the other by Rob Hall) face one of the fiercest snowstorms of all time.
The Intern (September 25)
A retired widower played by Robert De Niro becomes a senior (as in citizen) intern for Anne Hathaway. Reverse mentoring at its finest.
The Martian (October 2)
Astronauts on a mission to Mars are forced to evacuate (don’t you hate when that happens?), and accidentally leave behind one of their own. But if anyone can survive a hostile planet solo, it’s Matt Damon in a Stormtrooper suit. Kristen Wiig and Jessica Chastain costar.
Freeheld (October 2)
When Julianne Moore--a police detective--gets diagnosed with stage four cancer, she battles the government in a fight to transfer her benefits and pension plan over to her domestic partner (Ellen Page). Guh. Tissues, please.
Steve Jobs (October 9)
Aaron Sorkin. Michael Fassbender. Oh, and some guy who invented Apple.
Jem and the Holograms (October 23)
Yes. It’s that Jem. (Your child self called… and she’s totally going to see this movie.)
Rock the Kasbah (October 23)
Richie Vance (Bill Murray) is a rock manager who takes his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel) on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When the trip goes awry, Richie improvises--and finds himself coaching a talented young girl through a Middle Eastern version of American Idol. This has to be good, right?
Suffragette (October 23)
Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter fight for women’s rights and equality and funny hats in England in 1912. Chills.