The summer is almost over (unless the fabled Indian summer happens soon) which is a bummer BUT the one thing that cheers me up at this time of year is the fact that we get a bumper crop of decent movies to watch. Summer is always a bit of a wasteland for good movies and I rarely go to see much in the cinema, however in the months ahead there’s lot of stuff coming to the big screen that I am looking forward to. I’m starting tomorrow night with Elysium which looks awesome from the trailer. (I was particularly interested to hear that Jodie Foster instructs her agent to look for roles written for men, as they’re often juicier and more complex.)
Next up is Lovelace, already in theatres and starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, the 70s porn queen. It looks really good but somewhat harrowing if you know Lovelace’s story.
Dallas Buyers Club is already generating Oscar buzz for Matthew McConnaughey, who famously shed 38 pounds to play Ron Woodruff, an AIDS patient who decided to import medication from Mexico to stave off the progression of his disease. IMDb lists the UK release date for next year so we have a while to wait for this one.
Regular readers of the Multiverse know that I harbour a deep and permanent love for Robert Redford, so of course I’m looking forward to seeing All Is Lost. Redford plays a man lost at sea and the movie is directed by J.C. Chandor who wrote and directed my favourite movie of last year, Margin Call.
Lastly American Hustle boasts an amazing cast and is due to hit our screens in December. It tells the true story of the 1970s FBI Abscam operation and looks like a fun movie.