Last week I shared with you what TV shows that I planned to watch this season. This week I thought I’d take a look at the movies I want to check out this Fall/Winter. Honestly, the summer tentpoles didn’t overly excite me. The only movie I saw in the theater was Guardians of The Galaxy. Normally, I’m at the movies almost every weekend in the summer, but this year, not so much.
Fall is when the Oscar-bait movies come out to play. Certainly some, like Gone Girl, will do well at the Box Office as well, but many award-winning cost little and make little. And aren’t really my cup of tea. Sad, but true.
Must See Movies
2014 has really been the year of the ho-hum movies. The good news is it saves me money.
It’s by Christopher Nolan, so yeah that alone will get me to the movie theater. There’s space travel, wormholes, Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain. I’ll be there opening weekend.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
I devoured The Hunger Games books. They weren’t Harry Potter good (few are) but they are not far behind. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss and she’s physically not a good match (Katniss is quite petite in the book), but she’s a perfect fit in spirit, which is what really matters. They split the final book in two, which is a total benjamins move, but I would have grumbled continually about all the cuts from the book if it was only one movie. 🙂 What can I say? I’m fussy. Regardless, I can’t wait to see this movie.
Intriguing Movies to Rent
There are a handful of movies that I think look good and plan to catch on DVD. I’m a huge fan of RedBox. It’s cheap and they often send out promo codes for free movies too. The last four movies I “rented” from them were free. Woot! Woot!
- The Equalizer looks interesting. Some of you may recall the TV show by the same name. This version stars Denzel Washington and he rarely makes a bad movie.
- Big Hero Six is the first animated movie from Marvel and it looks cute. Not good enough to brave to venture a theater full of kids by myself, but definitely something to rent.
- The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is the final movie in what has been a somewhat dull movie series thus far. The Desolation of Smaug was an improvement but I cannot help that feel like greed made what could have been a great movie, maybe two, into a long, dull affair. I’ll watch the ending because … well, it’s the end. And that’s probably a good thing. I love LOTR and The Hobbit is not LOTR.
Well, that is what’s on my list. What movies are you looking forward to this Fall/Winter?