Summer movies are now over and we are now looking forward for upcoming movies this fall. Summer movies are the mega-budgeted movies, more commercial than many of the fall movies, the season for sequels of big franchises, big-riot comedies, over-the-top action films and superhero movies. On the other hand, fall movies gear towards quality, sometimes low-budgeted but the season where the best movies of the year always come from. I list down below my most anticipated films in order of how excited and pumped I am to watch the film.
Director: Jay Roach
Story: This is about Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) and his successful career until it comes to an end in 1940 when he is blacklisted for being a communist.
Release Date: November 6, 2015
I have to admit, I am only excited to watch this film because of Walter White aka Bryan Cranston. Last year I had the same reason watching Godzilla, though I enjoyed the movie I was just disappointed by the amount of his screen time, this time I bet he’ll be on the rest of the movie.
Cast: Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy
Director: Brian Helgeland
Story: The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggi and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organized crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
Release Date: October 2, 2015
Tom Hardy is a seasoned actor capable of portraying different characters and he has proven time and again that he is a good damn effective actor. And he will prove once again how good he is, this time portraying both of the twins and I’m sure he will not disappoint.
11. Steve Jobs
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen
Director: Danny Boyle
Story: The films depicts the true story of the life of visionary Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Finally, a film about Steve Jobs! Oh, I’m sorry there was another one? Oh, shoot I forgot, but never mind this is the real deal! Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin, what in this world could possibly go wrong?
10. Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Director: Francis Lawrence
Story: After being symbolized as the “Mockingjay”, Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
Release Date: November 18, 2015
Okay, this one is something personal for me, it has been a tradition that on my name day, me and my wife watch this franchise and that was for 3 straight years already, you wouldn’t wanna break it. This is the fourth and final, an epic conclusion of the movie based on the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
9. Black Mass
Director: Scott Cooper
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Johnny Depp is back with a film that looks like something that might put him back on the top. After a couple of critically and commercially flops, he surely needs this kind of film. Based on the early reviews, mostly positive, we’ll finally get to see a movie we need to see from Mr. Depp.
Director: David Gordon Green
Story: A feature film based on the documentary “Our Brand is Crisis”, which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Release Date: October 30, 2015
The Blind Side, Gravity and now this movie, Sandra has been getting a lot of good movies lately. The people who are bringing us this film have brought us Argo, one of the best movies of recent years.
7. The Martian
Director: Ridley Scott
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But he survives and he must find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Release Date: September 30, 2015
From the director that has brought us, Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner, among others, is bringing us to Mars with his new movie. The movie is based on a book of the same name written by Andy Weir which is also on my “books to read list”. I am excited to see this because, like many of us, there is something about Mars that fascinates us, like all of us wander if it’s really possible to live there.
6. Bridge of Spies
Director: Steven Spielberg
Story: An American Lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.
Release Date: October 15, 2015
Tom Hanks. Steven Spielberg. Cold War. ‘Nuff Said. I’m sold!
5. The Walk
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Story: French high-wire artist Philippe Petit attempts to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Release Date: September 30, 2015
I’ve actually watched part of the documentary entitled Man on Wire and I’ve felt that it’s better to be watched as a full length movie. And some of my all-time favorite movies like Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Polar Express and Flight came from the man himself, Robert Zemeckis, that’s why I’m positive that it’s going to be great.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes
Director: Sam Mendes
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.
Release Date: November 5, 2015
Daniel Craig, on his fourth-time to play the titular title has been a great James Bond shutting all the cynical when he was first announced to play the lead role. What is great about James Bond movies is that it gets better and better every time.
3. Hateful Eight
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Story: Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters are forced to take shelter during a blizzard but get involved with the plot of deception.
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Whenever there is a Quentin Tarantino film, it feels quite an event. Tarantino is only one on his own genre of film-making.
2. The Revenant
Director: Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu
Story: This movie is inspired by true events about an explorer Hugh Glass who, during their expedition in an uncharted American wilderness, got attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Release Date: January, 2016
Aside from many people’s question whether this movie will finally give Leonardo an Oscar, I am most excited to see this movie based on the story. It was quite an interesting plot and I want to see what Alejandro, who’s fresh from winning his Oscar, has done with the film. Well, Leo has not done a bad movie for the past few years now so I’m confident this will be good.
1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Director: J.J. Abrams
Story: This continuation of the Star Was saga is set thirty years after the events in Star wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
Release Date: December 18, 2015
There is no other film that will top this list of my most anticipated films than Star Wars. We all never thought that this movie will happen. From the moment it was announced, we can no longer wait. When the first trailer came out, internet crashed and when the second trailer came out, oh my, the feels!
Tell me who didn’t get teary-eyed on this part of the trailer?