Posted by: ckckred | August 14, 2011

Fall Movie Preview

I will be previewing movies coming out this fall I think will be interesting.  There will be some big names (Spielberg, Scorsese), high concepts (Ides of March), and movies with the intentions of Oscars.  Here we go!

Contagion-September 9

Plot: A dangerous virus spreads and kills millions of people in about a few weeks, and a midwestern man tries to save his wife from it.

Concept: The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh, who I am not a big fan of.  The movie has some high profile names, such as Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow, but if it like other disaster films, well, it will blow up.

Moneyball-September 23

Plot: Based off a Michael Lewis book, Moneyball is a movie Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), a baseball coach who comes up with an idea to get new players for his team.

Expectations: Well, it looks good judging by its trailer.  With the name “Brad Pitt” attached to the poster, it’s sure to be a blockbuster.  The concept seems, and it could be the next Blind Side.

Ides of March-October 7

Plot: A modern-day Julius Caesar, Stephen Meyers, a young media strategist, discovers governor Mike Morris’ (George Clooney)big secret that could destroy his career.

Concept: Modern-day Shakespeare plays have not worked out so well (see Romeo+Juliet), but I think this has a good chance of success, with a high profile cast.

Hugo-November 23

Plot: A 3-D film about a young boy, a mysterious robot, and Sacha Baron Cohen in 1931 Paris.

Concept: First off, this surprises me this is a Martin Scorsese movie, the same director famous for making some of the most violent and dark films.  But he’s one of the best directors in Hollywood, and I’m betting he could make this concept into an Oscar nominee.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows-December 16

Plot: Holmes clashes with a mathematician named James Moriarty.

Concept: The first Sherlock Holmes was less detective and more of an action flick, but was very likable.  Seeing the trailer for this, it looks about the same.  It has Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law returning as the detective duo, so what’s not to be excited about.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-December 21

Plot: I’m not quite sure, and I’m not the kind of peron to read the book.

Concept: Hollywood’s most under appreciated directors, David Fincher, made this movie, so it’s very high profile.  He returns to his dark routes from Se7en and Fight Club.  It’s not my kind of movie, but it’s sure to be in the Oscars.

The Adventures of Tintin-December 23

Plot: Tintin and Captain Haddock fight with pirates and search for a buried treasure.

Concept: Another Spielberg Film coming out.  I’ve read the Tintin comics since I was 7, so I’m excited to see this.  The film uses the same 3-D Robert Zemeckis used in his films, but I’m hoping it doesn’t have the same lifeless effect.

War Horse-December 28

Plot: A British farm boy named Albert enlists into World War I to find his beloved horse, who was sold by his father into the army.

Concept: My favorite movie director, Steven Spielberg, made this film, so I am extremely excited.  Plus, War Horse (the play) just won the Tony for best drama.  This is sure to be one of the best films of the year.

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