5 Movies I’m Looking Forward To This Fall (plus a bonus Maybe)

Now that I’m finally making it to see movies in theaters a little more often, I’ve started paying more attention to upcoming films again. Here are five movies that I’m hoping to see this fall:

The Martian – October 2

This film, about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars after his mission gets aborted, probably would have been on my to watch list anyway due to the cast, which includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, and Sebastian Stan, but I also read the novel by Andy Weir over the summer and really enjoyed it (check out my review). Based on the trailer, it looks like it’s likely to be a serious contender for Oscars in several categories. I’ve also enjoyed the clever viral marketing campaign, which has included releasing “archival” footage from the astronauts’ preparation for their trip and a video by nerd god Neil Degrasse Tyson. See the Ares:live YouTube channel for more.

Edit: watched it!

Suffragette – October 30

With elections coming around the corner again next year, it never hurts to be reminded that women weren’t “given” the right to vote, we fought, bled, and died for it. This film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and screen goddess Meryl Streep (as Emmeline Pankhurst no less), so it’s guaranteed to be well-acted.

If this movie looks appealing to you, too, be sure to also check out the American side of things in Iron Jawed Angels.

Less than 100 years, people. There are people still alive today who were born before women could legally vote. Don’t take it for granted!

Okay, mini political rant over. Seriously, though. VOTE.

Brooklyn – November 6

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for period dramas (and also Irish accents, I won’t lie). This one, about an Irish immigrant girl in New York in the 50’s, looks sweet and is already getting great reviews.

Legend – November 25

This trailer for a biopic of London gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray caught my attention because Tom Hardy. TWO Tom Hardys, in fact, and if that’s not a win-win situation, I don’t know what is! The action scenes also looked great – as I’ve mentioned before, I like hand-to-hand fight scenes much more than gunfights in general.

I am not as fond of gangster movies as my husband (whose favorite movies include The Godfather trilogy, Pulp Fiction, and Goodfellas) and I don’t know much about the Kray twins, but I think this one will be worth watching.

The Good Dinosaur – November 25

Two Pixar movies in one year? Heck yeah, baby!

Bonus: One Movie I Might Want To See

Crimson Peak – October 16

As I mentioned above in my comments about Legend, gangster movies aren’t really my thing, but I appreciate a good one, so I do watch ones that look good. Horror movies really, really aren’t my thing, and it takes a lot to get me to even try them, let alone sit through one to the end.

However, I do slightly better with gothic horror than other types, and this trailer had a genuinely creepy gothic vibe that came off sort of The Sixth Sense meets Rebecca, which piqued a certain wary interest in me, compounded by the cast, which includes Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain (busy year, Jessica!), and Mia Wasikowska. If the reviews are good, I’ll probably give this film a shot, though I’ll definitely have to drag my husband along so I can climb into his lap if necessary! (Yes, I am a certified wimp – it’s why I don’t usually do horror.)