The 5 most anticipated movies of this fall
With the fall season now in full swing, the cycle of fall movie production is always next to follow. Fall’s motion picture lineup rarely disappoints, whether you’re diving into something new, or returning to a familiar series. Regardless of which you are, I’ve put together a list of my favorite upcoming fall movies to keep your fall spirit alive.
Kicking off our list of upcoming movies is the long-awaited whodunnit mystery, A Haunting in Venice. Following its predecessors of Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, director Kenneth Branagh puts on the detective Hercule Poirot mustache once again- you guessed it- to catch another killer, this time in a haunted Venice palazzo. After a guest staying there is murdered, we watch Poirot interrogate suspects (Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, and Kelly Reilly) to discover which among them is secretly a murderer.
Based on the lesser-known Agatha Christie novel Hallowe’en Party, the film is described by critics as a “Halloween snack,” made to be enjoyed by all the mystery-lovers out there.
Did you love losing sleep over the first four Exorcist movies? Now, with The Exorcist: Believer, the fifth installment in the series, you can do it all over again. Just when you thought there were enough already, director David Gordon Green revives the story of demon possession once again, this time when two young girls (Lidya Jewett and Olivia O’Neill) venture out into the woods alone, and come back with no memory of it. After they begin showing demonic changes in behavior, one girl’s father calls up an original member of The Exorcist crew for help, Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), whose daughter Regan was the first victim of possession in the original movie.
Similar to the original, Believer creates a complex setting, designed to test the limits of your spiritual faith. Critics and fans alike were excited to revive this feeling of spirituality in horror, something that not many recent movies can get right. Don’t get too ahead of yourself, though, because a sixth Exorcist film is already scheduled to release in theaters in 2025.
I’m just as shocked as you are. The beloved video game series, originally created by game developer Scott Cawthon, has come to theaters and streaming as a spooky live action. Similar to the original series, the adaptation will follow night-shift security worker Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson) who reluctantly takes a job at the now-abandoned restaurant, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Consequently, his job becomes a lot more difficult when he witnesses the display animatronics becoming sentient killing machines at night.
With many pieces of lore and easter eggs scattered throughout (such as two confirmed YouTuber cameos), many fans believe that this adaptation lived up to the excitement. However, some feel that without Scott Cawthon’s involvement, the movie was not a truly accurate horror adaptation, especially with the PG-13 rating. Nevertheless, if you are a fan of the series, this is unfolding to be a movie worth watching.
Now that we’re well-progressed into phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s finally time to watch director Nia DaCosta’s interpretation of the new Marvel characters fully take shape. Similar to the other recent MCU media, The Marvels features Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) being sent into a wormhole in an attempt to fix a destabilized universe. However, soon later, Captain Marvel is forced to team up with some unlikely counterparts in order to complete her mission, including superfan Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) and Carol’s niece, now an astronaut, Captain Monica Rambeau.
Despite recent mediocre Marvel movies, The Marvels has a few reputable writers on its team, such as Megan McDonnel, who helped write the WandaVision series, and Elissa Karasik, who helped write the Loki series. This, alongside a few more familiar faces coming on screen again, has both fans and critics excited for the newest MCU entry.
After 7 years since The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, director Francis Lawrence has answered our calls and is finally letting us see a return of Panem. Based on the Suzanne Collins novel of the same title, this story takes place during the 10th Hunger Games, 64 years before we meet our beloved Katniss Everdeen. Instead, we follow an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), still years away from his future as Panem’s dictatorial president. Despite his family name having been tarnished, an opportunity to clear himself from that name arises when he is chosen to be a mentor for the 10th Hunger Games. However, his plans are disrupted when he is assigned to be the mentor of Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler) of the ruined District 12, and doesn’t end up minding her as much as he thought he would.
Many fans have waited patiently for a live-action version of Collins’ prequel novel, and simply judging by the movie’s many trailers, Lawrence has committed to staying true to most of the original events in the book. Whether this is your first exposure to the Hunger Games, or if you’re an excited veteran, this upcoming film is sure to have all the action and drama to keep everyone entertained.