We’re now on the second week of October, and our first week to have a Horror film come out. But if you’re not ready to see a Horror film to get into that Halloween spirit, there are a few other interesting looking movies coming out this week that. While I’m no excited to see all of them, I’m very curious about the movies I picked to discuss this week. So, here are my choices of new movies I want to talk about that will be released on October 9, 2015
What’s it about? 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
My thoughts? Joe Wright is a fantastic director. He has made some visually gorgeous films, (Hanna being one my flat out favorite film of his). Pan looks to continue that expectation I have for Wright as a filmmaker…visually. The film LOOKS fantastic…but I just have no interest in the story. I’ve wrote a lot about m thoughts on the film in my SDCC Hall H write up (click here), but right now, I’m just putting this in my “wait and see” pile of movies to watch.
What’s it about? In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan finds her life shaken up and forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret.
My thoughts? This feels like a throw back to the ’90s adult comedy dramas. The kind of movies they used to push in big advertisements. Not any more I guess. Movies like these are not regulated to small theater releases and or Video on demand. It sure does look like a sweet little movie, one that I hope that it’s audience knows that it exist. I’m not that audience per-say, but it would be nice to know that the audience that does want to see this knows it’s out there.
What’s it about? A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.
My thoughts? A fun high concept for sure…..but one I’ve seen a bit too much of (and if I have to see another Sam Rami style “tooling up” sequence again in a horror film it will be too soon.). I’ve seen my fair share of horror movies that deconstruct the famous slasher films of the ’80s and I personally feel we’re past this point of looking back on this era in this way. But that doesn’t mean I will disregard this movie all together. The trailer is totally fun, and it’s got a great cast of comedic performers that can pull off this material. Can the film maintain all the self aware humor and make it feel like a real story is being told? I’m down to see it to find out.
What’s it about? Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.
My thoughts? And here we are again…another movie about Steve Jobs. To quote myself back in 2013 when the cliched looking Ashton Kutcher staring Steve Jobs movie came out I wrote…
“Personally, I going to pull hope that the Aaron Sorkin written Steve Jobs film is still happening, because I feel the approach he will have will at least be different then this film.”
In terms of the plot…this seems to be the case. Mostly taking place behind the scenes, the film’s approach to telling Jobs life could have also been a play. BUT, this is Aaron Sorkin we’re talking about, and if you’re a Sorkin fan that means you will get some great word play, walk and talks and some juicy character work.
Agent Matt has made the joke that this film could almost be called “The Social Network 2” purely on the fact that it’s Sorkin writing another movie about a famous (yet arrogant) man. Funny enough, this movie would have been a Social Network reunion since it originally was set up to have David Fincher to direct the picture.
Fincher eventually left, but in his place is another visually stunning filmmaker, Danny Boyle. So far, I’m loving what Boyle is doing with the film and it continues to add in his unpredictable filmography.
Michael Fassbender is always great to watch, and while I’m not sure if he’s feels like Steve Jobs yet, I’m sure he’s gonna be compeling in the film regardless. Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen also appear to have some good and meaty roles in the film.
The other part I really like about this movie is that it seems like it’s not afraid to make Jobs look a jerk. It doesn’t seem to make him look like a savior for the digital future, but a guy who’s hurt folks to accomplish his goals.
I still haven’t see the Kutcher Steve Jobs film, but part of me wants to do a bizzare double feature and watch this film first and then see the Kutcher movie to compare and contrast.