My Top 10 Most Anticipated Fall Films of 2014 – by Daniel Rester

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Fall Films of 2014

By Daniel Rester

Summer 2014 is quickly wrapping up. That means my favorite movie season is right around the corner. With Oscar hopefuls at film festivals, end-of-year blockbusters, and Halloween-time horror films, the fall season usually comes with a lot of excellent movie entertainment. From September till the end of the year, it looks to be a great season this year. Let’s take a look at the 10 films I’m looking forward to the most this fall.

Honorable Mentions: The Drop, Dumb and Dumber To, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1, The Judge, The Imitation Game, A Most Violent Year, Whiplash

 

10. Unbroken

This Oscar bait is directed by Angelina Jolie and written by the Coen Brothers. It tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken hostage by Japanese soldiers during World War II. From the trailer the story looks powerful and Jolie’s direction seems ambitious. Plus I’m a sucker for Word War II films, so this one has my attention.

Release Date: December 25th

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9. The Interview

I personally loved last year’s This is the End. Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen return as writers and directors of this controversial film. Rogen and James Franco play two celebrity journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Sounds ridiculous, looks hilarious.

Release Date: December 25th

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8. Birdman

Michael Keaton will play a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero in this comedy-drama from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Sounds ironic. I smell a comeback Oscar nomination for Keaton for this. And damn that supporting cast is great.

Release Date: October 17th

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7. Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott directing a biblical epic and a cast which includes Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, and Ben Kingsley. Sign me up already. The awesome trailer is the bonus so far.

Release Date: December 12th

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6. Fury

Did I mention I like Word War II films? This film from End of Watch writer-director David Ayer about a tank squadron in the war looks to be gritty and emotional. Plus it has Brad Pitt. Looks like it’s husband Pitt versus wife Jolie for World War II films this year.

Release Date: November 14th

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5. Gone Girl

David Fincher. Enough said.

Release Date: October 3rd

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4. Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher has been generating buzz since early last year and it received great praise at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Steve Carell and Channing Tatum look to turn in game-changing performances in this true story of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz.

Release Date: November 14th

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3. Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s ambitious space travel/wormhole film looks incredible from the trailers. We also get Matthew McConaughey continuing his career comeback winning streak.

Release Date: November 7th

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2. Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most gifted American filmmakers working today. With him taking on crime drama material and directing such actors as Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin, this sounds to be amazing. Hopefully we get a trailer soon.

Release Date: December 12th (limited; wider on January 9th)

 

1. Nightcrawler

I knew nothing about this film a few weeks ago. The trailer got me, giving off a vibe that seems similar to Drive. With the an intense-looking Jake Gyllenhaal, a stylish look, killer trailer music, and a dark view of news reporting with its story, this thing looks like a firecracker. I can’t wait.

Release Date: October 17th

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How about you guys? What are you looking forward to the most this fall? Sound off in the comments below.

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