2017 Fall Movie Preview

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After what will certainly be remembered as one of the best summer movie seasons of the decade, 2017’s run of big studio films is hardly slowing down. For the last four months of the year, they’ll just also be mixed in with the future award winners. From Labor Day to New Year’s, here are ten movies (okay, eleven) we suspect you won’t want to miss.

 

 

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Mama director Andres Muschietti will jump into sacred territory for his second feature, adapting Stephen King’s lauded novel of the same name. Intended as the first of two films, similar to the splitting of the 1990 miniseries, we suspect, the film follows a group of kids as they encounter Pennywise the Clown, one of horror’s most feared villains. (Sept. 8)

 

 

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For director Darren Aronofsky, mother! looks like a direct follow-up to Black Swan, the most universally celebrated of his films. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star as newlyweds who receive uninvited visitors at their new home, including two played by Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. The trailer promises an intense psychological horror similar to what won Natalie Portman an Oscar. (Sept. 15)

 

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4649466/?ref_=nv_sr_1Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Amazing how three and a half years now feels like an eon to get a sequel out, but Matthew Vaughn is back in the director’s chair for a follow-up that promises more hyper-stylized fun with an even better cast this time around. Joining Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, and, yes, Colin Firth are Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal and Elton John. (Sept. 22)

 

 

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It’s not every actor given the chance to reprise all their iconic roles, but Harrison Ford is back at it this fall for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic from Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (SicarioArrival) and starring Ryan Gosling. Scott is still on as a producer, while Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto have all signed on for roles. (Oct. 6)

 

 

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The trailer may make this film look like little more than a standard mystery-thriller, but consider that it comes from the man behind Let the Right One In and Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson. Based on the novel of the same name, the film stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, J.K. Simmons, Chloe Sevigny, James D’Arcy, Toby Jones, and Val Kilmer. (Oct. 20)

 

 

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With a script from Joel and Ethan Coen, something the trailer very clearly emanates, Goerge Clooney directs this small-town period crime comedy with a prime awards season release date. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, and Josh Brolin, the film looks to revisit the kookiness of the Coens’ catalogue, especially Burn After Reading. (Oct. 27)

 

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501632/?ref_=nv_sr_1Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/?ref_=nv_sr_1Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League

2017 has already been kinder to superhero fans than most years, with Wonder Woman and Logan blowing audiences out of the water. November will deliver two more chances at greatness. The first, Thor: Ragnarok, is directed directed by Taika Waititi of What We Do in the Shadows fame, with Cate Blanchett as the villain. The second, Justice League, completed by Joss Whedon in the wake of director Zach Snyder’s family tragedy, will set the tone for the rest of the DCEU. (Thor: Ragnarok: Nov. 4; Justice League: Nov. 17)

 

 

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Following last year’s remarkable, groundbreaking Best Picture win at the Oscars for Moonlight, the first LGBT film to do so, comes another gay romance right in the thick of awards season. Premiering at Sundance to rave reviews, director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) is behind the early awards favorite. The cast includes Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. (Nov. 24)

 

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527336/?ref_=nv_sr_2Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The ominous title kind of makes your hair stand, doesn’t it? The king of all franchises returns again, this time guided by Rian Johnson, for what looks to be a darker road for Rey, Finn, BB-8, and the other new heroes introduced in 2015’s The Force Awakens. The full-on return of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker is catching most of the press thus far, but in terms of the Star Wars legacy, this will be the film where fans have to say farewell to the late Carrie Fisher’s princess-turned-general Leia. There won’t be a dry eye in the house. (Dec. 15)

 

Phantom Thread

Daniel Day Lewis is supposedly retiring from acting after this film, directed by previous collaborator, not to mention highly respected auteur Paul Thomas Anderson. Phantom Thread is a drama set in London’s fashion world in the 1950s, and that’s pretty much all we know about it. That doesn’t matter though, all we needed to hear was another collaboration from these two legends and our tickets were already bought. (Dec. 25)

Note: No trailer or poster available yet.

 

What other films are you looking forward to this fall? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

By Matt Dougherty

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