The Fall Movie Season is in full swing, and we thought it would be a good idea to run down the most interesting and big releases between September and October. This doesn’t include a lot of the indie films coming out, but any of note that we see, we will include in a year end top 10. Lets get started!
Release Date: September 14th
Studio: 20th Century Fox
This franchise has been through its ups and downs. No movie has come close to matching the original Predator by John McTiernan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is one of the quintessential action/horror movies of all time. Shane Black had a small role in the original, and is now directing. He wants to recapture the feel of the first film, including a new mercenary team and Black’s witty dialogue. As huge fans, we just can’t wait to see a new Predator on the big screen.
Release Date: September 28th
This film isn’t high on our radar, but it is included for the simple star power of Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. One is the biggest comedian in the world, and the other is a rising star after movies like Girls Trip. We fully expect this to do big box office business.
The Old Man and The Gun
Studio: Fox Searchlight
We’re sure that many of you are wondering what this movie is, exactly. Well this is sadly the final acting role for legend, Robert Redford. The veteran actor is looking for Oscar gold here, and he might get it. The story involves a true story of a criminal who escaped San Quentin in his 70’s, and then committed a series of robberies. This all sounds very interesting, and this is for sure one to watch.
Studio: Sony/Columbia Pictures
This one is tough. Sony is trying to build a Cinematic Universe off of the Spider-Man properties they own…..except Spider-Man. We will admit that doesn’t sound like a great idea, but the promo material for the first Venom movie has us excited. The trailers are almost ripped from both the Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes storylines (just without Peter Parker). Tom Hardy is perfect casting for Eddie Brock, and regardless of the movie’s quality, we’re confident that he will at least deliver.
A Star is Born
Studio: Warner Bros.
This was the big movie of the Toronto International Film Festival. Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut, remaking the classic that won several Academy Awards, while Lady Gaga supposedly shows that she is as good an actress, as she is a singer. It will be a big box office showdown, with this, and Venom both opening the same day.
Damien Chazelle is one of the biggest directors in Hollywood. After both Whiplash, and La La Land being hugely successful, he tries a biopic about the legendary Neil Armstrong. Ryan Gosling plays the astronaut himself, and once again looks for Oscar gold. The film will definitely be a visual treat, with the moon sequence being shot with digital IMAX cameras.
The greatest slasher franchise of all time is back, with a clean slate, and the return of Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie is a direct sequel to the original, ignoring everything else (although you can spot the Silver Shamrock masks from part 3 in the trailer). David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, known for their comedy work, are the creative team here, and the buzz from TIFF says that this is a true return to form for the series.
And that’s the Fall Movie Preview! Stay tuned in November for the Holiday Movie Preview, and check our social media page for an awesome giveaway on this article!