Oh man, this post has got me excited for three things: first and foremost, the movies hitting cinemas till the end of the year! There's about 10 I think will be quite good, the rest could go either way. But also because one: I stepped up my coding game with this list layout - something I've always wanted to do; and two: I got to feature artwork by an artist I'm absolutely in awe with: Bokkei.
But back to movies, which is why we're here! We've got a nice mix of genres with something for everyone. Seasoned directors Woody Allen and Tim Burton return; spin-offs, remakes of remakes and sequels of Bridget Jones, Harry Potter and Star Wars have fandoms on fire, including those familiar with the classic Seven Samurai (not sure if these are in fact horrified). There are poignant dramas, an outer space romance, and even a musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone - which is pretty much the whole reason behind this post.
SEP 28th EDIT: I added two movies that I totally forgot about!
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the 15 movies I'm most anticipating this Fall/Winter:
The Light Between Oceans
directed by DEREK CIANFRANCE
starring MICHAEL FASSBENER, ALICIA VIKANDER
A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
directed by WOODY ALLEN
starring JESSE EISENBER, KRISTEN STEWART
In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars.
directed by GREG TIERNAN, CONRAD VERNON
starring SETH ROGEN, KRISTEN WIIG
A misplaced sausage and his savory friends embark on an existential adventure through the aisles of a massive supermarket.
Briget Jones's Baby
directed by SHARON MAGUIRE
starring RENÉE ZELLWEGER, COLIN FIRTH, PATRICK DEMPSEY
The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.
The Magnificent Seven
directed by ANTOINE FUQUA
starring DENZEL WASHINGTON, CHRIS PRATT
Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
directed by TIM BURTON
starring EVAN GREEN, KIM DICKENS
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds the Home for Peculiar Children.
directed by ANDREA ARNOLD
starring SASHA LANE, SHIA LABEOUF
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love.
The Birth of a Nation
directed by NATE PARKER
starring NATE PARKER, ARMIE HAMER
Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.
The Girl on the Train
directed by TATE TAYLOR
starring EMILY BLUNT, REBECCA FERGUSON
Rachel spends her daily commute fantasising about the perfect couple from a house her train passes by, until she sees something shocking happen there.
directed by EWAN MCGREGOR
starring DAKOTA FANNING, JENNIFER CONNELLY, EWAN MCGREGOR
In 1968, a hardworking man watches his seemingly perfect middle class life fall apart as his daughter's new radical political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
directed by DAVID YATES
starring EDDIE REDMAYNE, EZRA MILLER, COLIN FARRELL
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Manchester by the Sea
directed by KENNETH LONERGAN
starring CASEY AFFLECK, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, KYLE CHANDLER
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
La La Land
directed by DAMIEN CHAZELLE
starring EMMA STONE, RYAN GOSLING
The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who fall in love while struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
directed by GARETH EDWARDS
starring RIZ AHMED, FELICITY JONES, MADS MIKKELSEN
The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
directed by MORTEN TYLDUM
starring CHRIS PRATT, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, MICHAEL SHEEN
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 60 years early.
Two Extra Movies I Really Should've Remembered:
directed by DENIS VILLENEUVE
starring AMY ADAMS, JEREMY RENNER, FOREST WHITAKER
A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.
directed by TOM FORD
starring AMY ADAMS, JAKE GYLLENHAAL, MICHAEL SHANNON
An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.
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