There are some great movies being released over the next few months, so get ready to buy lots of popcorn at the theaters! There are sequels of sequels on the horizon along with some intense dramas. Look forward to seeing stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, and Tom Hanks on the silver screen this fall.
Here are just a few new releases to keep an eye out for.
One of the most anticipated movies that’ll be in theaters in a couple of weeks stars Johnny Depp as Boston crime boss, Whitey Bulger, in ‘Black Mass’. This big time gangster movie, based on a true story, is a renaissance of sorts for Depp who has left the spotlight for a while. He makes a smashing return with this critically acclaimed performance. The complicated story of Bulger, head of Boston’s Irish mob in the late 70s, and FBI agent John Connolly, portrayed by Joel Edgerton, centers on their attempt to take down a rival Irish gang. There’s enough mayhem in this plot to satisfy theater goers and the performances of this stellar cast will certainly be worth the price of admission.
In early October, look for Matt Damon as The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott. This work of science fiction is based on the novel written by Andy Weir and tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) lost on the planet Mars. Everyone thinks he has died but he’s alive and trying to survive amid the numerous challenges the planet provides. Consultants from NASA helped to keep the story scientifically accurate without sacrificing the dramatic moments. This one might be the surprise of the season.
Anytime Tom Hanks is in a movie directed by Steven Spielberg, people take notice. This fall will be no exception as they team up again in a new thriller, Bridge of Spies, to be released in mid-October. Hanks portrays a lawyer recruited by the CIA to help free a prisoner held in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The movie includes a return to the screen for Alan Alda and Amy Ryan. Ryan was last seen in the Oscar winning movie, Birdman.
If you’re a Hunger Games fan, get ready for the final installment of this spectacularly successful series. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 rounds out the epic tale of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her District 13 cohorts as they take on their stoic and cruel Capitol leaders. The character helped to launch the career of Lawrence and this episode is touted as the most exciting yet. Look for it to be out around Thanksgiving.
The fall of 2015 will be an exciting time for movie goers. Don’t miss these highly anticipated blockbusters.