Five Movies to Watch Out for This Autumn
The autumn movie season traditional brings with it scores of movies all vying for recognition in the awards season that begins shortly thereafter. Some of the best movies of the year are saved for release between the months of October and September, and this year looks like it will prove to be no exception. Of all the movies that will be released in the next few months, there are a few you’re definitely going to want to watch out for.
This Is 40
“This Is 40” is the next film by writer and director Judd Apatow. Apatow’s previous efforts include “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up” and “Funny People.” What makes this particular project interesting is that it is a pseudo-sequel to “Knocked Up.” Thought the Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl characters do not appear, the story follows Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd as Debbie and Pete. Like “Knocked Up,” this film is equal parts comedy and drama.
“Django Unchained” is the latest film from cinema genius Quentin Tarantino. Jamie Foxx stars as Django, a slave trying desperately to reconnect with his wife. Christoph Waltz of “Inglourious Basterds” fame stars alongside Foxx as a bounty hunter who promises to help Django, if and only if they can track down a trio called the Brittle Brothers. Leonardo DiCaprio also stars as a plantation owner who makes things difficult for the two heroes.
The Great Gatsby
“The Great Gatsby” is a 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, whose previous films include “Moulin Rouge!” and “Romeo + Juliet,” the film promises to be a completely new take on classic material that cinema fans and literary fans are not going to want to miss.
Untitled David Chase Film
Certain films are in such a rush to make the autumn season that they get scheduled for release dates before they even have titles. Such is the case with “Untitled David Chase Film,” a film by the creator of “The Sopranos.” All that is known about the film is that it is a period piece that is set in New Jersey. Considering the fact that the last time David Chase set a story in New Jersey it resulted in one of the best television shows of all time, this is a project that people are going to want to pay attention to.
“The Master” is the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson. Anderson’s previous movies include “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia” and “There Will Be Blood.” “The Master” is a period piece loosely based on the controversial Church of Scientology. Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as the leader of an upstart religious organization. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a drifter who looks to Hoffman’s character for inspiration and salvation. “The Master” is one movie title that you’re going to hear about quite a bit as the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards roll around early next year.
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