Traditionally autumn brings windy nights, falling leaves and Halloween thrillers but the 2015 Fall movie preview belongs to the dramas and trues stories.
With a plethora of outstanding movies being released this season, it’s wide open for several big name actors such as Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Tom Hardy just to mention a few. With these films being the overwhelming theme of the year and rubbing the gamut the Best Actor category will surely be the one to watch. These films are all compelling, miraculous, and uplifting in their own way.
The fun kicked off a little over a week ago with Johnny Depp as he portrays James “Whites” Bulger as one of America’s most infamous mobsters in “Black Mass”. Before being captured in 2011 he had been listed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for 16 years.
This last weekend the suspense continued to climb when the film “Everest” hits the big screen. The movie details the 1996 account of Jon Krakuer and his team who climbed the perilous mountain with dire consequences.
As we roll into October Michael Fassbender anchors an all star cast as he depicts Steve Jobs, the ambitious man who made Apple one of the most powerful companies in the World. The self titled biopic costars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan, and Jeff Daniels.
That same week “The Walk” makes its debut. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Phillippe Petit, who was the man that attempted to cros the World Trade Centers in 1974.
Closing out the month acclaimed director Steven Spielberg returns for the first time in three years with his latest espionage thriller “Bride of Spies”. This time Tom Hanks depicts insurance broker James Donovan. He is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to negotiate the release of a US pilot shot down in the Soviet Union.
The month of November brings us “The 33” starring Antonio Banderas and Cote de Pablo. This uplifting lifting film tells the story of the 2010 Copiapo mining accident which left 33 miners buried underground for almost 10 weeks. It demonstrated how those heroic miners held on to nothing but hope.
Another movie sure to get consideration by the Academy is “Legend”. Tom Hardy gives a powerhouse performance as both Ronald and Reginald Kray, twin brothers that became extremely notorious during the 1950s and 60. The film is based on the book “The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Brothers” by John Pearson.
Finally, closing out the year and opening and opening on Christmas is “Concussion”. In this dramatic story Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu. He is the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) a football related brain trauma in a professional player.
With true stories dominating the movie theaters for the next several months, there is surely something out there for everybody. I will see you at the movies.