Fall Movies to Look Out For

“Goat” (Sept. 23): Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old boy enrolls in college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” brutally tests the boy and his dedication to his brother. The movie could be called a horrific story of hazing. It stars Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty and was directed by Andrew Neel.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (Sept. 30): Based on the popular novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one of the most highly anticipated movies coming out this month. When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The mystery and danger grow deeper as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. It stars Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Eva Green and was directed by Tim Burton.

“The Birth of a Nation” (Oct. 7): Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising. It stars Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo and was directed by Nate Parker. “Inferno” (Oct. 28): When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks; together they must race across Europe to foil a deadly global plot conducted by Bertrand Zobrist. It stars Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen and was directed by Ron Howard.

“Doctor Strange” (Nov. 4): A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats. Doctor Strange is based on the original Marvel comic book. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton and was directed by Scott Derrickson.

“Arrival” (Nov. 11): After multiple mysterious spacecrafts land across the globe, a team of some of the most esteemed leaders in their respective fields are chosen to communicate with the aliens. Their lives are on the line against the unknown, as well as the fate of the Earth. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and was directed by Denis Villenneuve.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”(Nov. 18): The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before the beloved Harry Potter. It stars Eddie Redmayne, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller and was directed by David Yates.

“Rules Don’t Apply” (Nov. 25): An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver and the eccentric billionaire who they work for. It stars Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga, Alden Ehrenreich and was directed by Warren Beatty.

“Allied” (Nov. 25): In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. It stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode and was directed by Robert Zemeckis.

By Lillian Ransom


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