Hey movie goers, as we are beyond halfway through the summer movie releases, let’s start looking ahead for fall movies. Here are a few picks from the PCU Crew to keep an eye on releasing in September through early November.
No Escape – September 2, 2015
Ok, so how often do you see Owen Wilson do a serious portrayal? While you are counting, check out this trailer which features Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in the middle of a violent uprising with seemingly no way out.
Dragon Road – September 4, 2015
This movie will be one of the few that will release simultaneously in theaters and also Video on Demand. You can call it a new experiment that movie producers are working on to see if movie goers will try doing this instead of always going to the theater. Starring Jackie Chan and John Cusak (yes…THAT John Cusak), this movie features the battle of the Silk Road trade route. Adrian Brody plays a Roman general coming to claim the trade route with Chan and Cusack’s characters teaming up to defend it.
The Perfect Guy – September 11, 2015
First off, thank you movie gods, not another Madea movie. This romantic and heartwarming movie, starring Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut and Michael Ealy, looks at the issue of breaking up, starting over and learning to let go. No…sorry, it’s not that simple. Watch the trailer; Lathan’s character, Leah Vaughn breaks up with one of those guys…the other goes psycho on Vaughn in this David Rosenthal thriller. Anybody got bets that the ex comes back to save the day?
Hotel Transylvania 2 – September 25, 2015
It’s a bit early for Halloween, but a nice movie for the little ones to see. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez as well as a few others reprise their roles as Vlad (Mel Brooks) comes to town. Vlad has a few secrets to share and a few lives are turned upside down. Sounds like this should be a Thanksgiving movie.
Legend – October 2, 2015
Tom Hardy, along with…Tom Hardy, stars as Reggie and Ron Kray, twins who were the most notorious gangsters of the East End of London during the 50’s and 60’s. The film is based John Pearson’s book, The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins which came out in 1972 and nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award
The Martian – October 2, 2015
Two years ago Matt Damon starred as a man stranded on Earth trying to get off. This go around he stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars trying to get back to Earth! Afther the brouhaha of Exodus, I wonder if Ridley Scott well get the portrayal of Martians right? Just kidding, the real question will be can he pull people back in at all after last year’s media faux pas.
Pan – October 9, 2015
Speaking of faux pas, Warner Brothers caught heat for the Tiger Lilly casting in Pan. But that’s a different story. The question is what will make this movie so much better than the last few we have seen. The last one in 2003, while it reviewed favorably, barely made its money back. This movie which should have released this summer, was moved to the fall to avoid clashes with Ant-man and Mission Impossible. Hopefully X-men alum Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard can help make this movie a success.
Crimson Peaks – October 16, 2015
Oh man, this looks good. A gothic horror story filled with tragedy, heartbreak and death. Tom Hiddleston stars in this movie with Mia Wasikowska who plays an author married to a man who is not who he appears to be. This looks to be a great horror movie in time for Halloween…unless you are waiting for Jem and the Holograms.
The Last Witch Hunter – October 23, 2015
I have to be honest, this looks like this may have either a lot of camp or it may be really good. I mean, you have Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, but it stars Vin Diesel and directed by Breck Eisner, the same guy who directed Sahara. You remember that bomb, right? Well, this movie stars Diesel as a Witch Hunter trying to stop a plague from spreading in New York. I think I heard of this recently…The Strain maybe? Nice visuals but looks to be a Redbox wait.
Spectre – November 6, 2015
Bond…James Bond. Nothing more could be said beyond that if you are a 007 fan. The 24th film starring Daniel Craig releases pitting Bond against a familiar foe from Ian Fleming’s books. Also I am hearing buzz that it may be a good idea to brush up on prior Bond films featuring Craig before seeing this one!
Peanuts – November 6, 2015
There is a high probability that a few days before many of us will have watched the Charlie Brown Halloween special for the eleventy-millionth time in our lives. While it’s a classic that has aged well, it’s kind of amazing that it’s taken this long to get a movie onto the big screen. but then, you have to consider that Charles Schulz ‘ estate did a lot to keep many people from milking and diluting the license. For those that have little ones that can’t go see Spectre, this movie looks to be a great view right before the holidays sets in.
That should be enough movies to get you through the early fall. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Paranormal Activity part forty, The Transporter Re-Tooled, The Visit and a few others as I can’t think of too many ways to say…”SAVE YOUR MONEY!”
What are some other movies you are looking forward to this fall? List them below in the comments!