Last summer was a bit of a bust when it came to movies. There were some great movies in there (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), but our movie guide also suggested things like Dora the Explorer and Playmobil. Not to worry about this fall though, as we have Joker, Star Wars, Terminator, and even a Mr. Rogers movie. There are tons of great options this fall for movies to go check out!
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Judy Garland is one of the greatest Hollywood icons, and this seems like a fun biopic, perhaps exploring the less-seen sides of her.
An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it’s a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.
We have a lot of versions of the Joker, and this one seems the most removed from the greater DC Universe. Before I go see this movie, I’m going to try to watch The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver, because it’s my understanding that this film is a mix of those two, with a filter of Batman mythos laid over top.
An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.
Will Smith continually puts on epic performances when the stakes are high. It seems like this movie was a ton of fun for him to make, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve created.
The Addams Family
An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.
The Addams Family were #GothGoals, and it’s hard to tell from this trailer if they are going to be able to keep the heart of the original, while still attracting “kids these days.”
Zombieland: Double Tap
Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
The first Zombieland is one of the best zombie movies ever, being hilarious, a great cast, and respecting the lore of zombies (I’m a zombie purist). This seems like a great sequel, that I hope will bring back the age-old question: What’s Your Zombie Plan?
A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
Regardless of your political leanings, there are people today that self-identify as Nazis. Taika Waititi has made a movie where we can all point and laugh and how ridiculous that is.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.
Remember before Disney started directly recreating their old movies, they tried re-imaginings and prequels instead? On an artistic level, I appreciate that so much more. If you want Disney Prime to be creative again, go see this movie, and show them that we don’t need Live Action Remakes.
When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Gar! Technology Bad! Scary Technology knows too much! Technology is going to kill us all!
Terminator: Dark Fate
Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.
The Terminator series has had a…varied past. Some movies were simply amazing, others less so. Obviously the potential is here for this to be great, but I’m probably going to wait to hear what people say about it.
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
One of the most important people of the Civil War era is getting her own movie. This will probably be an Oscar contender, also, we have Aaron Burr, Sir from Hamilton, so that’s cool too.
Years following the events of The Shining, a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
A sequel to one of the most influential horror films of all time, starring an actor that no one seems to dislike. This movie will definitely be talked about, make sure you are part of the conversation.
Ford v Ferrari
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
A handful of amazing actors, in a seemingly straightforward movie. Seems like just a fun movie to watch. If you need a break from CGI and fantastical stories, and just need a nice simple movie night, Ford v Ferrari seems right up your alley.
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.
You probably decided years ago whether or not you were going to see this movie, or it was decided for you. The most popular Disney princess movie in decades has a sequel.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
This looks like a beautiful movie about an amazing man. This isn’t quite a biopic though, as it’s going to be from the point of view of the reporter, and not Rogers himself. Also, isn’t Tom Hanks just a delight?
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
Rian Johnson loves to tear apart the genres of movies he makes. That made some of you upset when he “Ruined” Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but no one is emotionally attached to murder mysteries, so put away your anger, and go see Chris Evans tell his family to “eat shit.”
Brahms: The Boy II
After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.
I couldn’t find a trailer for this, and it’s a sequel to a movie I have never heard of, but some of you will go watch every horror movie that comes out, so here you go.
Jumanji: The Next Level
A team of friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players need to brave parts unknown, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
The first one was ridiculously hilarious, and this one seems to be upping the ante. A fun, harmless movie, great to watch with the family over the holidays.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
Like with Endgame, they are really pushing the idea that this is the end of the era of the Skywalker Saga. The question is, can J.J. Abrams, the guy who loves to ask questions he can’t answer, bring it to a satisfying conclusion?
A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
Is your mother-in-law in town, and she doesn’t want to go see the Star Trek movie with you? Drop her off with Cats, she’ll love it.