"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn." - B. C. Forbes
Ahhh... Autumn. Where it's so long Summer... and hello cold, windy, dreary and miserable weather. But the (unofficial) end of Summer also means what I like to call "Good Movie Season" is about to begin. No more tent pole action flicks (or shitty and useless remakes) to clog the box office. Just well done movies looking to get seen ahead of awards voting. THIS, my fellow movie junkies, is where our season of celebration begins.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus
A second Spring... I like the sound of that. And in this redux of rebirth, consider some of the titles coming to a theatre near you in the coming months. Sully (opening this Friday) teams Tom Hanks with Clint Eastwood behind the camera. If THIS movie doesn't garner some kind of award buzz or nominations, I'll eat my keyboard. After that... we open Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. If YOU don't think this movie will clean up at the box office, consider that the book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (based on a play) went gangbusters when it hit bookshelves. And if you doubt the thirst for anything new from J.K. Rowling, you're an idiot. No, seriously. You're fucking stupid... deal with it.
"There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter." - Billy Connolly
Ha... I had no other reason for using that quote other than I think Billy Connolly is funny as hell. Check him out if you're asking yourself, "Who?" Now, as you're doing that, consider what else is headed your way before we usher in 2017. Disney's newest flick Moana will arrive in theatres soon. It stars the voice of some guy named Dwayne Johnson. He just happens to be the highest grossing actor this year. And it's a safe bet this dazzling animate flick only adds to his list of hit films. Gotta include Fences here, too. It's Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. If that's not enough to get you to see it... see my above comment about J.K. Rowling. And finally, I need to mention that little art house flick hitting theatres in December. I think it's called Rogue One - A Star Wars Story. Let's see... it already has its own line of toys. Fans are dressing like its characters at comic events... AND.. it's fucking Star Wars. I'm a little peeved it may not have the scrolling text open.... but it'll still be a must see for me. - MO