Fall preview time! It’s time to look at what has already came out this Fall and what else is on the way. Here are my most anticipated movies for September, October, and November.
Top 5 Most Anticipated Fall 2016 Movies
5. Sully, September 9th
- The story of Chelsey Sullenberger, the courteous pilot that landed a badly damaged plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of the crew and passengers. From the early feedback I have gotten, it sounds like the film mostly takes place after the heroic act and follows Captain Sully as he deals with the positives and negatives of his amazing landing. Tom Hanks teams up with Director Clint Eastwood in what we know will be a well acted and visually beautiful film. Oscar nominations might come from this as well.
4. Loving, November 4th
- Jeff Nichols alone puts this in the Top 100 for 2016, the man is simply amazing and can do no wrong in my opinion. Then I dove deeper beyond the title and director and read the synopsis and was blown away. This is truly a story that needs to be told, especially with the current climate in the United States. Joel Egerton, a fantastic and under appreciated actor, is paired up with Ruth Negga, who i thoroughly enjoyed in AMC’s The Preacher. Michael Shannon makes his mandatory Jeff Nichols film appearance as well. I hope this is a Best Picture nod and maybe tossed into the other main categories as well. This is a truly monumental story and I can only hope Nichols hits it out of the park.
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, November 18th
- In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we take a deeper dive into the mythology of Harry Potter and his magical world. The spinoff will take place a number of years before the Harry Potter series. I don’t know much about what the story will be focusing on but I have seen several trailers and it looks like a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the Harry Potter series.
- All reviews of this film point to Casey Affleck as being a lock for a Best Actor Oscar nomination and possibly the favorite to win it. The film itself has received a lot of positive reviews as well, with the tag of being an emotional and depressing look at life hard times. It has that Boston feel to it which I like and just looking at Casey Affleck as the actor and not the person… he’s one of my favorites as of late.
- Denis Villeneuve can do no wrong and now he’s venturing into one of my favorite movie genre’s… science fiction! Fresh off Sicario and Prisoners, he has been on absolute fire. I have yet to see Enemy and Incendies but they are on my short list. In Arrival, Villeneuve once again works with one of the best female actresses around right now in Amy Adams. Pairing her with Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and of course ALIENS!
5 Honorable Mentions
- The Light Between Oceans, September 2nd
- The Magnificent Seven, September 23rd
- The Girl on the Train, October 7th
- The Accountant, October 14th
- Bleed for This, November 18th