2011 Upcoming Fall Film Season

13 Aug

By Ozzie

After this summer film season is over, you may be wondering what’s coming this fall. Here is just a brief glimpse of some of the movies we thought looked interesting about to be released in the upcoming months.

September Releases

  • Apollo 18: is a sci-fi horror movie filmed in a documentary style setting. The plot centers on newly found footage that reveals a secret mission to the moon after Apollo 17, the last official moon landing in1972.[1] The two astronauts find themselves under attack from unknown sources. Because of this the US Government covered up the mission and the film claims this is the real reason man has never returned to the moon.[2]

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Release date: September 2nd

  •  Contagion: is a thriller and is about a world-wide lethal airborne virus. A team of doctors are recruited to help find a cure. The film features many well-known actors such as Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne.[3]

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Release date: September 9th

  •  Abduction is and action thriller. Staring Taylor Launter as Nathan Harper and Lilly Collins as Karen.  The plot involves Nathan who finds out his life is a whole lie after discovering a baby photo of himself on a missing person’s website. Soon he is targeted by trained killers and is forced to go on the run with the only person he trusts, Karen.  They race to find out who Nathan really is while trying to avoid danger.[4]

Release date: September 23rd

October Releases

  • Wanderlust: is a comedy and centers on a stressed out couple from Manhattan who move to Elysium. Elysium is a hippie community whose values are different from the norm.  It stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd.[5]

Release date: October 7th

  • Footloose is a remake of the original 1984. This musical features Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quiad. The movie is about a newcomer, Ren MacCormack, to the town of Bomont and discovers that rock music and dancing is banned after a tragic accident. Ren takes it upon his self to challenge the ban and to overturn it.[6]

Release Date: October 14th

  • Sleeping Beauty: is a drama starring Emily Browning. This film is very dark and not like the Disney version at all. The plot involves Lucy, a university student, who takes a job as a “sleeping Beauty” to make ends meet. The job involves the “sleeping beauty” to sleep in the Beauty Chamber, where men go for an erotic experience. As the job starts to affect her daily life, Lucy decides to find out what is happening to her in her sleep.[7]

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Release date: October 28th (limited)

  • Paranormal Activity 3: is a supernatural thriller. This movie is set in the 1980’s, 18 years before the first two movies. It focuses on two girls who are haunted by a demon.[8]

 November Releases

  • My Week with Marilyn is a biopic drama about Marilyn Monroe. It takes place in the summer of 1956 in England on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl and charts a week of Marilyn’s life as she escapes the pressure of Hollywood. The film stars Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Dominic Cooper, and Emma Watson.[9]

Release date: November 4th

  • Puss in Boots is a children’s comedy. It features Puss in Boots (played by Antonio Banderas) way before he met Shrek.  He teams up with Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws to seal the Goose that lays golden eggs! It also stars Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thornton.[10]

Release date: November 4th

  • J. Edgar is a biopic drama about J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo Dicaprio). It begins in 1919 and looks beyond his career and examines his private life. Clint Eastwood is the director.[11]

Release date: November 9th

December Releases

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first American remake of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. A dramatic thriller, it stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. The plot involves a journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) solving a 40 year old missing woman’s case with the help of a computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara)[12]

Release date:  December 21st

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol: is the fourth film in the Mission Impossible franchise. Tom Cruise resumes his role as Ethan Hunt in this action adventure movie. The plot involves the IMF being shut down after it is blamed for a terrorist attack on the Kremlin. Ethan and his team are forced to operate in the dark to attempt to clear the IMF’s name.[13]

Release date: December 21st

  • The Adventures of Tintin: is a family fantasy based on the comic books of the same name. In this movie the reporter Tintin discovers a clue to the where abouts of a sunken treasure ship after meeting Captain Haddock. Tintin and his friends set off on adventure to find the treasure.[14]

Release date: December 23rd

Can you believe summer is almost over? What film are you looking forward to seeing this fall? Please share with us your thoughts.

2 Responses to “2011 Upcoming Fall Film Season”

  1. Littlebells August 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM #

    Noooo!!!! You forgot one of the most anticipated EVER!!! haha, no I’m glad you didn’t. 🙂

    I saw the trailer for Contagion in theaters and it looks very good. I’m interested in seeing it. And despite my feelings for TC, I will go see Mission Impossible. I enjoyed the others, although the first one is still my favorite. And of course JEH!!! Love DiCaprio and Eastwood, so add the story line and I’m sold!

    I’m having issues with Sleeping Beauty. What else would you expect from me? 😉

  2. Lurker August 24, 2011 at 11:33 PM #

    I am excited for 2 things – hopefully to watch some of the summer movies I didn’t get to see and to see The girl with the dragon tattoo. Well, and maybe Footloose since it was filmed here.

    Besides that I’ll have to keep my SIL and Mom away from Contagion. They are already obsessed with Purell. That movie is like their collective worst nightmare.

    However, one thing I did notice while on the customer site that was a major hospital a few weeks ago, every where, AND I MEAN, everywhere was posted about wash your hands and purell dispensers hanging on the walls. I think they were trying to tell us something!

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