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Threadtrend’s Fall Movie Preview

So, it’s that time of year when the studios start to unleash all the good stuff they held till the fall to release. So if your tired of the usual summer big box office bonanzas, the fall has got some pretty good stuff coming your way.

Here are Threadtrend’s picks for the films to see this fall:

Burn After Reading

Joel and Ethan Cohen follow up their Academy Award winning film No Country for Old Men by doing a complete 180 with film that looks like a dark comedy in the vein of Fargo. The film has an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Francis McDormand, John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton. The film centers around an ousted CIA officials memoirs that accidentally falls into the wrong hands. Hopefully this is more like The Big Lebowski and less like Ladykillers.

Release date: Sept 12th

Towelhead

This is the first feature film by Alan Ball–you may know him as the writer of American Beauty and creator Six Feet Under. The film deals with a 13-year-old Arab American girl’s struggles with her strict father and her burgeoning sexuality. It played at both the Tornoto Film Festival and this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it garnered rave reviews. The film stars Aaron Eckheart, Toni Collette and Maria Bello.

Release date: Sept 12th (limited)

Blindness

This is the new film by Fernando Meirelles, who also directed one of the best films of the last ten years (City of God). Blindness stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael Garcia Bernal and Danny Glover. The film deals with a town that gets struck with a sudden case of blindness. The government quarantines the people who are infected, and Julianne Moore fakes the illness in order to care for her husband.

Release date: Sept 26th


Choke

This is latest film to be based upon a Chuck Palahniuk novel (he also wrote Fight Club) and stars Sam Rockwell in the lead role. It’s about a guy who pays for his mother’s hospital bills by taking advantage of people who rescue him from choking.

Release date: Sept 26th (limited)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Written and directed by Kevin Smith, whose latest output hasn’t been too good, this film actually this looks like it could put him back on the map. Zach and Miri looks like it could be more Chasing Amy and a return to Smith’s mid 90s glory days. The title pretty much says what the movie is about, and it stars Seth Rogan who decides to make a porno with a life long friend to drum up some cash to pay the bills, but the movie deals with the sticky situation of what happens when two friends become more than friends.

Release date: Oct 31st



Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist

This stars Michael Cera in the role that he keeps on playing (I don’t really mind) and is based upon the book of the same name. This movie is about two loners who start to date and head out on an adventure throughout NYC. It looks really cute and has the potential to be a break out hit.

Release date: Oct 3rd

RockNrolla

The latest film is by Guy Ritchie who seems to be back at making the kind of films he does best. This gangster film stars Clive Owen and Rosario Dawson and looks like it could be as good as Lock, Stock and Two smoking Barrels and Snatch.

Release date: Oct 3rd expands oct 31st

The Road

Starring Viggo Mortensen, this movie in an adaption of of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. The film takes place in a burnt out American wasteland, not long after a nuclear winter has set in. A father and his son, traveling with only the clothes they are wearing, a pistol for protection, and a cart of scavenged food, slowly make their way down a deserted road in an attempt to get to the coast. They don’t know what they’ll find there, but at this point, they’ve got nothing else but each other and the hope that they’ll find something at the end that is keeping them alive. No trailer for this one just yet, but it looks pretty amazing judging from the pics above.

Release date: Nov 14th (limited)

Twilight

This is probably hands down the most anticipated movie of the fall since the Harry Potter release has been moved to summer 09. This is the film adaptation of the wildly successful Stephenie Meyer novel of the same name, and I’m sure you know its about vampires (count me in).

Synecdoche, New York

Phillip Seymour Hoffman stars as a theater director whose life in Synecdoche, New York is in the dumps–his wife Adele has left him to pursue painting in Berlin, taking with her their young daughter, a new relationship has run its course, and a mysterious condition is shutting down his bodily functions. Reacting to all this, he moves his theater company to a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create brutally honest work. The film is written by Charlie Kaufman and is his directorial debut. He is, of course, the writer of some amazing films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and this is one of the most anticipated films of the year. It won rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival and, sadly, no trailer for the film has been released yet.

Release date: Oct 24th (Limited)

Milk

This biopic of the late Harvey Milk is the latest from Gus Van Sant. In 1977, Milk became the first openly gay city official to be elected into office, and was shortly thereafter assassinated. The film has an amazing cast with Sean Penn in the lead, as well as Emile Hirsch, James Franco, and Josh Brolin.

Release date: Nov 26th

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

This one really looks quite good. This is the new David Fincher movie (Fight Club, The Game, Seven) and stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Its the story of a man who ages backwards.


Australia

This is the latest from Baz Luhrman who also brought you, Moulin Rouge, Rome and Juliet and Strictly Ballroom. It stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman

Release date: Nov 26th
–Mikey

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