Films for Fall 2013: Blockbuster Movies and Documentaries

Fall Arts Preview 2013

NOVEMBER

ENDER’S GAME — Two things you need to know: Ender’s Game is an excellent sci-fi novel; and the author of that novel, Orson Scott Card, is a dreadful, homophobic bigot. Do with that what you wish. (11/1)

LAST VEGAS — “You know what would make The Hangover even funnier? If it was about old people! You know, like, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline!” No person has said or thought these words. Ever. (11/1)

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB — Loosely based on a true story from the late 1980s, Matthew McConaughey plays an HIV-positive man who smuggled alternative medicines into America after FDA-approved treatments nearly killed him. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. (11/1)

THOR: THE DARK WORLDGames of Thrones director Alan Taylor steers this superhero sequel back to Thor’s fantasy roots. Be prepared for a lot of dialogue about “Asgard” and “bifröst” and “Svartalfheim” in The Dark World, and much less of the humor Chris Hemsworth displayed in The Avengers. (11/8)

HOW I LIVE NOW — A teenage girl from New York City spends a summer in the English countryside, falls for a cute boy, and… has to fend for herself after the sudden outbreak of World War III? Tough break, kid. Saoirse Ronan stars. (11/8)

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET — Martin Scorsese directs this black comedy about a cocaine-addicted Wall Street securities fraudster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Scorsese’s comedic chops are cruelly underrated, and at long last DiCaprio seems ready to let his natural charm dominate a performance. The Wolf of Wall Street will be right up alongside Gravity and 12 Years A Slave as one of the fall’s best. (11/15)

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