Well the summer blockbusters were underwhelming to say the least. Now as the air gets a bit cooler and the kids get ready to return to school, movie geeks thoughts turn to fall films. While these films often do not get the same marketing blitz or the same amount of CGI and explosions as summer films, they are often more well crafted. Maybe I am just turning into a snobby crumudgen but I prefer the films released at the back end of the year. Tons of promising looking films coming out in the next four months. So many in fact that I can’t post all the trailers in one post. So I will be breaking up this feature into at least two posts in the upcoming weeks.
12 Years a Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor is a free man living in the North and gets captured by some slavers and forced into chains and slavery in one of those tea bagger, no evolution states. Real solid cast in this one with Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti and more starring in the film. This film based on a true story is directed by Steve McQueen who still confused me when I see his name in print. No it is not the king of cool its a director with the same name. Look for fox news to claim this film is racist when it hits theaters on October 17th.
The Counselor: A Lawyer Michael Fassbender, finds himself in a bit of a jam when he starts representing some nefarious types. The film also stars Brad Pitt, are he and Fass buddies now? O and it is directed by Ridley Scott and was written by Cormac McCarthy. If you are you still on the fence this film, it also features some great looking jaguars and Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, and Javier Bardem. We saw this trailer on the big screen this weekend and it looked amazing. Count me in when this film hits theaters on October 25th.
Gravity: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star in this epic looking space disaster film. These shots look absolutely amazing and thanks to whoever spliced together this extended look trailer. This film is even more amazing when you consider the whole project was shot for fifty thousand dollars. Just trying to see if you were paying attention there, truthfully it cost about a 3rd of what the Lone Ranger cost to make. Anyhow I am ready to hop on board when this film launches into orbit on October 4th.
American Hustle: Director David O. Russell is back with this great looking con man gangster flick. Just a few stars in this one J. Law, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner and even Louis C.K. all make an appearance in this film. Strangely, Lilly Tomlin is not involved in this project. Really excited to see this one as it was shot in beautiful Worcester, MA a place all of the three guys called home for several years after college. I know what movie I am seeing on Christmas Day after I eat some Chinese food.
Well that does it for part one of our Fall Films Feature. Check back next week for even more great trailers for films that I want to watch. O and as an added bonus check out this amazing Big Lebowski in 60 seconds cartoon I found on the interwebs, it is really well done.
Which of these films look like something you would be into watching? Are fall films now better than summer blockbuster or has that always been the case?
I can’t help it someone says Steve McQueen and I automatically think of this guy.