Fall Movie Preview 2014

by Tori Fourman

Fall’s most anticipated film is out today!

With summer blockbuster season over, we can now eagerly turn our attention to Fall’s store of much-anticipated dramas, thrillers, and comedies. Here are just a few films you won’t want to miss during the next few months. Don’t forget to pick up discounted tickets at the Barnard Box Office!

Pride: Based on the true story of an unlikely alliance, this drama focuses on the aid provided to English coal miners in 1984 by the young members of the LGBT community.

Gone Girl: Ben Affleck plays a husband suspected in the disappearance of his wife (played by Rosamund Pike). Based on Gillian Flyyn’s novel.

Birdman: With a dash of irony, former Batman Michael Keaton plays a washed up former superhero actor named Birdman, who struggles to put on a Broadway show and get his life together in the process.

Fury: Brad Pitt leads a crew of soldiers through Germany during the second World War in a tank called Fury. Co-starring Shia Leboeuf and Logan Lerman.

St. Vincent: When a divorcee (Melissa McCarthy) and her young son move into the neighborhood, a grumpy war veteran played by Bill Murray finds himself in the unlikely role of babysitter.

Nightcrawler: Jake Gyllenhaal plays a wannabe photographer who takes to the night and goes to desperate ends to capture gory footage.

Interstellar: In a post-apocalyptic world, Matthew McConaughey plays a father of two who is sent into space in order to explore interstellar travel as a means of human survival.

The Theory of Everything: Eddie Redmayne portrays Stephen Hawking in his early years as he falls in love with Jane, his future wife (played by Felicity Jones), works toward his PhD, and is diagnosed with motor neuron disease.

Foxcatcher: Steve Carrell takes on a dark role in this psychological thriller as schizophrenic wrestling coach John du Pont. Also starring Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum.

Mockingjay: Part 1: The beginning of the end to this much beloved series comes out November 21, and if it’s anything like the previous two films, we’ve every right to be very excited.

The Imitation Game: This WWII era drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing working to interpret Nazi codes. Though I’m sure I had you at “Benedict Cumberbatch.”

Inherent Vice: Based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, this film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a private investigator-slash-druggie. There is no trailer, so we’ll have to trust the Internet hype on this one.

Tori Fourman is a first-year at Barnard and a staff writer for The Nine Ways of Knowing.

Image courtesy of MovienewZ.


One thought on “Fall Movie Preview 2014

  1. Some streaming channels as a concept would have a smaller, more focused library, they could offer higher royalty rates to new releases, and essentially be a secondary theatrical release platform.

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