LIH Editorial: 2013 Fall Movie Preview

16 Sep

What films are you looking forward to this Fall season? After taking a look, it doesn’t look too bad.  On LIH we have collected our Fall season Top 10 Film list.  Check them out and then share with us your Top 10 list. Enjoy!

Note: This list is based on wide release films only. There will be a LIH Top 10 list for limited release so stay tuned!

LIH- Top 10 Films for Fall 2013

1-Gravity-October 4th

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) find themselves stranded on a space station after a disastrous accident wipes out the crew and most of the structure. Alfonso Cuarón directs from his own script, which was co-written by his son, Jonas Cuarón.

2-The Counselor-October 25th

Director: Ridley Scott

Award-winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) provides his first original screenplay with this Ridley Scott-directed thriller starring Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who dabbles in trafficking drugs only to realize just how dangerous a situation he’s gotten himself into.

3- Diana-November 1st.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel  (Downfall) explores Diana’s (NAOMI WATTS) final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (NAVEEN ANDREWS, “Lost,”), the human complications of which reveal the Princess’s climactic days in a compelling new light.

4-Thor: The Darkworld– November 8th

5-The Wolf of Wall Street-November 15th

Director: Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio for this adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir about his exploits as a crooked banker. Terence Winter provides the screenplay. Jonah Hill and Oscar winner Jean Dujardin co-star.

6-Mandella: Long walk to Freedom-November 29th

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, the story chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.

7-Inside Llewyn Davis – Dec. 6th

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making.

8- The Monuments Men – December 18th

Director: George Clooney

The Monuments Men is a dramatic thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians – possibly hope to succeed?

9-Saving Mr. Banks-December 20th

Director: John Lee Hancock

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on ‘Poppins’ author P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

10-American Hustle-December 25th

Director: David O. Russell

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting.

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4 Responses to “LIH Editorial: 2013 Fall Movie Preview”

  1. littlebells September 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

    I’m really excited about this fall season. First things first, any film with Leo and Christian, I’m there. Whether the film is a bust or not, I’m there! I also love Amy Adams, despite MoS, and think she is very talented. Oh and ofcourse Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart. Oh wait, no Stewart isn’t in this film because she can’t A.C.T. HAHAHAHHA!

    Mandela also looks great. Truly, I’m eager to see these films on the big screen.

    I will admit as much as I want to see The Counselor, it looks really intense. I may wait and see it once on of ya’ll go see it and think I can handle it.

    OB, which ones are you looking forward to the most?

    • littlebells September 16, 2013 at 5:07 PM #

      Ok, watching TWoWS again and I love MC in this film. He looks like he’s got a hilarious character. Also, Leo’s dance moves are killing me! 🙂 hahahaha!

      • Open Book September 17, 2013 at 1:57 PM #

        If memory serves me right. Didn’t Leo start out as a dancer as a kid?

    • Open Book September 17, 2013 at 1:51 PM #

      Hahaha! I love your comments. Yes! This season does look pretty good.It was hard narrowing it down to 10. The films I’m looking forward too I would say The Wolf of WS, American Hustle, Monuments Men and Mandela. There are a lot I want to see coming out in Limited Release but I’m going to do a separate list for that. 🙂

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