10 movies that look intriguing due out over the next few months
After last week’s (Sept 1, 2011 issue) preview of some exciting movies on tap at the Toronto International Film Festival, here are the ten films from the Hollywood dream factory that I’m most looking forward to seeing, topped by the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. They are listed in chronological order.
I love end-of-the-world dramas. Two of my favorites from this particular strain, the deadly virus genre, are The Satan Bug and The Andromeda Strain. My hope is that Steven Soderbergh has done the genre justice — he certainly has an amazing cast including Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Sept. 9
I have a feeling this movie is going to be the breakout feel good flick of the fall. Hugh Jackman stars in this near-future drama about boxing robots. Jackman and his son find a ‘bot on the junk heap and work to turn around their luck by turning him into a champion of rock ‘em, sock’em action. With Evangeline Lily and Dakota Goyo. Oct. 7
The Big Year
Festivals, fun and more in South Jersey this fall.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend, I’ve put together a list of my favorite movies with an Irish theme or locale. This list includes dramas, comedies, a drama with music, a movie with Sean Connery singing and, of course, the most popular Irish-themed movie in American film history.
While there are the usual stone cold lock Oscar nominees this year, the current award season has divided up the booty just enough to make this an intriguing and challenging year for Oscar prognosticators.
As a movie junkie, I enjoy giving and receiving movie gifts at the holidays so I’m always on the lookout for movies that are either finally being released on DVD format, or classics that are available in Blu-ray for the first time. Here are some titles and collections that have caught my attention as excellent movie gifts.
After the heat and sun of summer, southern New Jersey relaxes with some cooler weather, less crowded beaches and roads (and hopefully less rain) and a local flavor during the fall. Here’s a look at some events and activities to help you enjoy the shore’s second season.