Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fall Movies I Want to See!

Okay, this holiday weekend, I probably won’t be at the movies. However, take a look at my Must See Movies for the fall. These are the ones I plan on seeing and, of course, reviewing.

Contagion (PG-13) A highly contagious virus kills off millions in a matter of weeks. How do they stop it??? Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and Kate Winslet star. (September 9)

Moneyball (not rated, probably pg-13) It’s a testament to the power of Brad Pitt that I am willing to sit through a baseball movie. He plays Billy Beane, who helped rejuvenate the Oakland A’s in the early part of the last decade. Also starring Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright (formerly Penn). (September 23)

The Ides of March (not yet rated): Politically, I’m an independent. However, if George Clooney were running for office, he’d get my vote no matter the party: Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green or Ferrets for Freedom! Ryan Gosling is the right hand man supporting the Democratic presidential nominee Mike Morris (Clooney) who learns a secret who could cost his man the election. (October 7)

Like Crazy: (PG-13) Can long distance love survive over the span of years and continents? Like Crazy won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. So I guess I’ll see it. Stars Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. (October 28)

Tower Heist: (not yet rated) Eddie Murphy is back. After the staff at New York City’s swankiest apartment building lose their pensions to a Bernie Madoff-like character (Alan Alda), they enlist the help of a thief (Murphy) to get it back. Also starring Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck and Gabourey Sidibe. (November 4)

J. Edgar: (not yet rated) Clint Eastwood directs and Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the cross-dressing FBI director who presided over the agency for half a century and became one of the most powerful men in the country. (November 9)

Jack and Jill (PG): Adam Sandler plays twins Jack and Jill. Jill comes to visit her brother for Thanksgiving and refuses to leave. Katie Holmes plays Jack’s wife. (November 11)

The Descendants (R): I hated the movie Sideways and director Alexander Payne is back again with Descendants. George Clooney stars as a man who finds out that his comatose wife was having an affair (I’m assuming she had the affair before the coma) and tries to reconnect with his two estranged daugthers. (November 23).

The Muppets (not yet rated): I normally don’t do kids’ movies but this is The Muppets. Jason Segel and Amy Adams star. (Nov 23)

The Iron Lady (not yet rated): Meryl Streep plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. I smell an Oscar nom! (Dec 16)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (not yet rated): Guy Ritchie is back with the hyped-up action version of the cerebral Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law star. (Dec 16)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (not yet rated): Okay, I haven’t read the book. It’s rare that I ever read the book. But apparently, it’s very good and a lot of people can’t wait to see the movie about a journalist who enlists the help of a computer hacker to solve a mystery. According to Entertainment Weekly, it “promises to be violent and creepy” – that alone is enough to pique my interest. (December 21)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (not yet rated): Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt is tracking down the culprits in the bombing of the Kremlin. Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner co-star. (December 21)

Carnage (not yet rated) – Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly face off against Kate Winslet and Chrstoph Waltz as parents who try to get along after there grade school sons get into a fight at school.

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