Just some awesome movies you should watch this fall
The summer blockbuster season in Hollywood is nearing towards its end.
Phew… thank God for that cause every real film buff will tell you… the fun is just beginning. And by that I mean the fun of watching great fall movies that are not quite in awards season territory, but are in the middle of summer blockbuster popcorn movies and Oscar contender movie premieres. Some might say that that it’s the least challenging part of the year for film lovers, but is say it’s the opposite. You’ll have to know how to pick and choose your films wisely.
Which is where Filmsane comes in.
What are the best movie to watch this upcoming fall? Well here’s Filmsane’s pick on that.
Director: Andrés Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor…
Fun fact about it: Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise) was born in 1990, the same year that the original It came out.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Ed Harris, Kristen Wiig…
Fun fact about it: Michelle Pfeiffer admitted to not understanding the script the first time she read it, describing it as “esoteric.” However, the actress committed to the project after becoming excited by the character she would be playing.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges…
Fun fact about it: The film’s cast includes five Oscar winners: Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, and Elton John.
Battle of the Sexes
Director: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming…
Fun fact about it: Both leading actors are almost an exact match for the actual ages of the characters they are playing. Billie Jean King was 29 years old and Bobby Riggs was 55 in 1973. At the time of filming Emma Stone was 28 and Steve Carell 54.
Blade Runner 2049
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
Fun fact about it: Actors Barkhad Abdi, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri and David Dastmalchian weren’t born when the first film was released.
The Mountain Between Us
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, Waleed Zuaiter…
Fun fact about it: Production was delayed a few days so Kate Winslet could attend a memorial service for Alan Rickman.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald…
Fun fact about it: A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, lived in the English county of East Sussex on Cotchford Farm where he was inspired to create and write the Winnie the Pooh stories. This was also the last home of the Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones and where Jones drowned in his swimming pool on July 3rd, 1969 at the eerie age of 27 – the same age as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and many more famous people.
Director: George Clooney
Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac…
Fun fact about it: This marks the first time George Clooney directs a film that he does not have an acting role in.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman…
Fun fact about it: Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell quickly began working together on The Beguiled (2017) only a few weeks later they wrapped filming on this film. Both films would go on to be in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and both would win awards in the official competition (“The Beguiled” won the Directing award for Sofia Coppola while “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” shared the Screenplay award with Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson…
Fun fact about it: According to Kevin Feige, this film will play a significant role in setting up Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
Murder on the Orient Express
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley…
Fun fact about it: The story was inspired partly by an incident in 1929 when the Orient Express was trapped in a blizzard in Çerkezköy, Turkey, where it was marooned for six days! Two years later Christie was involved in a similar scenario when she was travelling on the Orient Express and the train got stuck for a period of time due to heavy rainfall and flooding, which washed part of the track away.
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams…
Fun fact about it: Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe have both appeared in the Jack Ryan film series. Dafoe was in Clear and Present Danger while Affleck was in The Sum of All Fears.
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Jeremy Strong…
Fun fact about it: Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut.
Call Me by Your Name
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg…
Fun fact about it: In the book, Elio is 17 years old and Oliver is 24. Timothée Chalamet was 20 years old when the film was shot, while Armie Hammer was 29.