Friday, September 07, 2007

Fall Movie Preview - October

The leaves are changing colours, the TV shows have started (don't forget Pushing Daisies! Oct. 2 in Canada and 3rd in the US! , and the Oscar race has begun. Here are the movies I'm most excited about that are scheduled to be released in October.

The Good Night (Oct. 5)

There's a lot of movies this fall with an odd ensemble of actors I never really thought would ever work together, and this is one of them, and I love it. Martin Freeman (The Office UK), Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Danny DeVito in a movie directed by Gwynny's brother Jake, about a former pop star (Freeman) married to a dowdy girl (Paltrow) who dreams of a sexy woman (Cruz).

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Oct. 12)

The sequel that's making the intellectuals as excited as a teenage boy in the summer months. Cate Blanchett reprising her Oscar nominated role and Shekhar Kapur back as director. Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush join in the historical drama that is way more than just some dowdy costume drama. Finally a sequel that has a semblance of chance at the Oscars.

Lars and the Real Girl (Oct. 12)

Ryan Gosling is a man in love with his plastic blow up doll. No that sentence was not a mistake. Emily Mortimer(Match Point, 30 Rock) and Patricia Clarkson (The Station Agent) help try to figure out his delusions in a movie that screams weird and quirky but with Ryan Gosling in the lead, there's hope that it will be grounded enough to be humanly touching.

Fat Girls (Oct. 19)

I mentioned this in my summer movie preview but it was moved out of Transformers and Hairspray's way (I guess there's only room for one fat girl in the summer), but the poster already makes me laugh. Extremely indie but looks like it could be cute.

Dan In Real Life (Oct. 26)

Another odd cast. Steve Carrell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook? I know Dane Cook and Steve Carrell are both comedians but one's good and one... I'll be nice and just say Cook is WAY overated. Squeeze in French art house/Hollywood melodrama actress Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Blue) in this romantic comedy and I'm intrigued.

Movies That Could Go Either Way, Oscar Contenders or All The Kings Men:
Sleuth (Oct. 12)
Reservation Road (Oct. 19)
Rendition (Oct. 19)
Things We Lost in the Fire (Oct. 26)
Rails and Ties (Oct. 26)

I Should be Intereted But Just Am Not
Michael Clayton (Oct. 12)

Link here for my picks for the Fall Movie Preview 2007 -


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