If you enjoy acting like you’re cultured, fall is far and away the best time for movies. We’ve got many a Oscar hopeful lined up (Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman), as well as some indie darlings that big shot producers nodded at in approval whilst attending parties at film festivals. And as others pointed out, fall is also a great time to visit some favorite movies of old — since it’s getting more and more legitimate to not go out and eat some alphabet soup, it’s also more legitimate to not go out, curl up under your fave blanket, and relive the magic of some of your most beloved on screen stories.
I asked a smattering of individuals what movie they were most excited to see this fall, and the responses are as follows. Feel free to add your must sees and/or seasonal favorites in the ‘mments:
I’m really, really excited to see Gone Girl for the following reasons:
A) The book itself is really, really good, if a little bit frustrating at the ending.
B) I am one of those people who need to see movie adaptations and then compare them to their source material. (Still mad about Great Gatsby, honestly.)
C) Neil Patrick Harris as a creep, and NOT everyone’s favorite do-it-all comic genius seems like the so-off-it-works casting choice of the century. Leading-man-pretty-boy-Heath-Ledger-as-The-Joker good.
D) I have always been and will always be a Ben Affleck fangirl. Yes, even for Batfleck. Even for Gigli. Even for “Jenny From The Block.”
– Ella C.
It’s one of my favorite movies and the best to watch in the fall when you can be cozy. It always makes me want to move to the coast and fall in love and open up a botanicals shop.
I’m a big horror fan so I’ve been waiting on VHS: Viral for quite a while. The previous two were extremely entertaining anthologies on a small budget, so you get some real creativity in the storytelling. This one looks like the craziest one yet.
– Rob F.
I’m not normally like this, but I read the book before I even knew a movie was in the making. All I can hope for is a semi-decent representation of what has become one of my absolute favorite novels. I *think* Tina Fey can make any movie great, but only time and a bucket of popcorn will tell.
– Emma G.
Reason: Because it’s going to be hilarious! And I suspect it’ll have some significant socio-cultural messages that are important. But mostly, it’ll also be interesting to see the reactions to it!
Chris Rock’s third directorial effort is about a comedian trying to turn serious actor, whose reality star fiance is trying to turn their wedding into a spectacle to be featured on her show. It got pretty solid reviews after premiering the Toronto Film Festival, and has a loaded cast — Rock is starring, alongside Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, and Kevin Hart, and the movie also features roles from the likes of Tracy Morgan, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Cedric The Entertainer, and more.
– Lance P.
I really want to see “Dumb and Dumber To” because hello, who doesn’t want to see that movie? “Wild” because Cheryl Strayed’s story about trekking the Pacific Crest Trail is incredible and life changing and I’m really interested in seeing how Reese Witherspoon adapted the movie. Oh, and “A Walk Among The Tombstones” because Liam Neeson is in it and I’m pretty sure that’s the only reason one ever needs for watching a film.