Films for Fall 2013: Blockbuster Movies and Documentaries

Fall Arts Preview 2013

THE FIFTH ESTATE — Director Bill Condon follows up his double-duty on Twilight: Breaking Dawn with another film about a sparkly, pale-faced antihero — Julian Assange. (Just kidding, Julian. Please don’t hack me.) (10/18)

ESCAPE PLAN — Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger try to break out of an unbreakable prison. The twist? They don’t realize they’re still trapped in 1982. (10/18)

ALL IS LOST — Robert Redford stars as a man trapped on a sinking ship. All Is Lost will stand out for its utter lack of dialogue — Redford says next to nothing in the entire film. This is a bold sophomore effort for director J.C. Chandor, but it will almost certainly be as good as his first feature, Margin Call. (10/18)

CARRIE — The bad news? This remake will not be as good as Brian de Palma’s adaptation. The good news? You can still skip the former, watch the latter, and save yourself 10 bucks. Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer star. (10/18)

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR — If Blue is the Warmest Color doesn’t get slapped with an NC-17 rating, it will be an essential film to see this fall. Of course, Abdellatif Kechiche’s drama about young lesbians is all but guaranteed to suffer the MPAA’s scorn, so intimate French romance probably won’t be available in theaters. Find a way to watch it anyhow. (10/25)

THE COUNSELOR — Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay for this film. I’ll repeat: Cormac McCarthy, one of the greatest living American novelists, wrote this screenplay. Do you need any other reason to see it? Well, here are four: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt star. (10/25)

JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA — Johnny Knoxville dresses up like an old man, pranks innocent strangers in public places. Watch, laugh, repeat. (10/25)

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