Sadly days are getting shorter, fall is around the corner but so is a rich crop of fall movies. Now don’t be mistaken, we still have a few block busters to contend with Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Transporter Refueled and add a bit horror to that with The Visit, Green Inferno and Before I Wake to help bring summer to a close. Bringing in the fall we have a couple boomer comedies A Walk in the Woods, The Intern and a few indies; 99 Homes, Black Mass and the IMAX / 3D event The Walk. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
Before I Wake
Stars: Kate Bosworth, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok
Directed By: Mike Flanagan
Synopsis: A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps.
Our Two Cents: Standard supernatural horror.
Hotel Transylvania 2 (3D)
Stars: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Nick Offerman
Directed By: Genndy Tartakovsky
Synopsis: Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
Our Two Cents: Sequels to successful animated movies happen all the time but I’m actually looking forward to this one.
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Nat Wolff
Directed By: Nancy Meyers
Synopsis: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Our Two Cents: This looks like it’s much more than just a comedy.
99 Homes (Limited)
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern
Directed By: Ramin Bahrani
Synopsis: A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his frustration.
Our Two Cents: Looks powerful, and emotionally draining, but a very important film for these times.
The Green Inferno (Limited)
Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns
Directed By: Eli Roth
Synopsis: A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Our Two Cents: Is that a picture of the audience?
The Keeping Room (Limited)
Stars: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru
Directed By: Julia Hart
Synopsis: Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women – two sisters and one African-American slave – must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
Our Two Cents: An indie revisionist western told from the woman’s perspective.
Stars: Joey King, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman, James Franco
Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Synopsis: A young man’s political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.
Our Two Cents: With a coming-of-age 60’s vibe, this is about the start of the LGBT rights movement.
The Walk (IMAX Only)
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Synopsis: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
ur Two Cents: Watch Man on Wire first please.