Fall Movie Preview

Kieran Sweeney

A look into this season’s most hotly anticipated films

Every year, there are a number of highly anticipated films released in the fall. From drama and romance to action and adventure, these films are surely worth the price of admission.

5. The Skeleton Twins
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star as twins in this drama about death and bad life can get in certain situations. Both stars are best known for their work as various characters on Saturday Night Live. However, Wiig and Hader break out of their comedic shells to star in this dramatic work. Preliminary screenings of The Skeleton Twins are currently earning the film superb reviews and has won awards the Sundance Film Festival.

4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
The Hunger Games franchise has undoubtedly proven to be the best young adult film franchise since the conclusion of the magical Harry Potter film series. Fans were stunned by the violent plot line of the first film, but it was interesting enough to keep hordes of them coming to the theatres. With the release of Catching Fire, the world of Panem expanded, the characters grew stronger, and the tone grew darker. Being one of the biggest films of 2013, Catching Fire left many fans hungry for the next installment. Without further ado, here comes Mockingjay – Part 1. The format of this film will inevitably be different from the previous two films, as there are no Hunger Games in this story. It will certainly be interesting to see a broken Katniss attempt to embody the face of rebellion.

3. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Another superb innovation, Rigby is a film split into three separate parts. One part focuses on the man of the relationship, another revolves around Rigby herself, while the final part tells the story from both perspectives. The films are titled Him, Her, and Them respectively. What makes this a hotly anticipated film is its unique narrative framework, although the casting (Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy) does not hurt the situation. Rigby will be released in early September.

2. Interstellar
Christopher Nolan is one of my personal favorite directors. His 2010 released movie, Inception, is fantastic, and Nolan has produced the three brilliant and innovatively realistic films of the Dark Knight Trilogy. Interstellar, in following the footsteps of Nolan’s previous films, will surely be a story that affects its viewers for a long time after they leave the theater.

1. Gone Girl
Being a fan of David Fincher’s style in films like The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I was thrilled to see Fincher’s return with a brand new feature film. Upon seeing the trailer, I could not be more excited. It has a similar tone to the films listed above, and it seems like it will be a great mystery film that will undoubtedly provide wild twists and turns. With a star filled cast, Gone Girl looks like an early front runner in the race for the 2015 Oscars. Gone Girl is based on the book of the same name by author Gillian Flynn and hits theaters in October.

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