Films for Fall 2013: Blockbuster Movies and Documentaries

Fall Arts Preview 2013

RUSH — Ron Howard returns to the director’s chair for this auto-racing film based on the rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Expect shots of exhilarating races, lots of slow-motion, and at least three scenes that give Chris Hemsworth an excuse to take off his shirt. (9/20)

DON JON — Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a man obsessed with porn. Scarlett Johansson plays a woman obsessed with romantic comedies. What could go wrong? Aside from everything in this movie, I mean. (9/27)

MUSCLE SHOALS — Aretha Franklin. Otis Redding. Etta James. Wilson Pickett. All these musicians and many more laid down tracks in Muscle Shoals, a small Alabama town that left a massive footprint on rock n’ roll, R&B and pop-music history. Director Greg Camalier’s documentary pays tribute to the legacy of that “Muscle Shoals sound,” rightfully mythologizing one of the country’s most important cultural landmarks through a series of interviews with the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bono and Alicia Keys. (9/27)

AS I LAY DYING — James Franco writes, directs and stars in this adaptation of William Faulkner’s famous novel. In related news, James Franco is still acting exactly like that one guy you knew in Comp Lit 101. (9/27)

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 — Again? I figured the world would have learned its lesson about climate change after the devastation of that first meat storm. (9/27)

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