Autumn is upon us with the leaves beginning to fall and cooler weather is (hopefully) imminent as we begin to dig out our warmer clothes. The new season also brings us new movies to enjoy.
The following are just a few previews you can choose from, but remember to check your listings as there are dozens more out there.
Blade Runner 2049 (R)
Oct. 6 sees the debut of Blade Runner 2049. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film stars Harrison Ford (reprising his original role from 1982), Ryan Gosling, Ana de Arma and Robin Wright. Blade Runners are law enforcement people who are assigned to eliminate replicates who are androids that look like real humans. Gosling plays a new young blade runner who uncovers a dark secret that could end humanity. This journey leads him to track down Rick Deckard, the original blade runner, who has been missing for 30 years.
The Mountain Between Us (PG-13)
Also on Oct. 6, The Mountain Between Us hits theaters. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, the movie stars Kate Winslet, Idris Elba and Dermot Mulroney. Bad weather cancels a flight for strangers Dr. Ben Bass and photojournalist Alex Martin. As a result, they both decide to book a charter plane so they can arrive at their destinations timely. Midway through their flight, the plane crashes in a snow covered mountain, killing the pilot, however, they both sustain injuries and survive. Together, they must forge a bond in order to trek across the wilderness when they realize a flight plan wasn’t filed. Winslet gives a riveting performance.
Sterling K. Brown jumps from the television screen to the silver screen on Oct. 13, when Marshall arrives in theaters. The film is directed by Reginald Hudlin and stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Brown in this true story of Thurgood Marshall before he became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Early in his career, he was a young defiant attorney for the NAACP and landed a challenging case with an inexperienced attorney, Sam Friedman. They represent a black chauffer, Joseph Spell, who is being accused of sexual assault and attempted murder by his white employer. A must-see performance by all.
The Snowman (NR)
Get ready for winter. The Snowman, directed by Tomas Alfredson, open son Oct. 20. Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmons. Fassbender portrays a lead detective heading the crime squad who is sent to investigate a disappearance of a woman on the first snow fall of winter. Her pink scarf is found wrapped around a threatening snowman. The detective immediately fears that an obscure serial killer named “The Snowman” may be killing again. He enlists a new recruit to connect the old cases to the new one before it snows again. This thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.
Thank You For Your Service (R)
Oct. 27 sees the debut of Thank You For Your Service, directed by Jason Hall. The film stars Haley Bennett, Miles Teller and Amy Schumer and is a biography/drama/war film that follows a group of young U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq with trouble adapting back into their civilian life and with their family. Can they overcome these horrible memories or will it destroy their lives? A very poignant film.
Grab your popcorn and snacks and head to the movies this October.