Junk Drawer: Anticipated Movies For Fall 2016


Anastasia: “The Girl On The Train”

This movie looks a lot like a crossover of the 2010 movie “Peacock” and the 2014 movie “Wild Canaries.” In other words, lots of drama and probably a disappointing ending. Coming to theaters on Oct. 7, “The Girl On The Train” is about Rachel Watson’s post-divorce life. Every day, she has to take a train to work in New York, which passes by the house she used to live in with her ex-husband, who still lives there with his new life. To distract herself, she focuses on a couple a few houses down. She creates a perfect life for them in her head, until one day she sees something disturbing. When she wakes up, she can’t remember what happened, but the wife is missing. I look forward to seeing this movie with my sister over long weekend, where we can be disappointed together! Although, I still have hope this ending won’t be disappointing.

Austin: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

I might be a little bit shy of the Fall season, but with “Star Wars” you have to make an exception! This December, Gareth Edwards, director of the most recent “Godzilla” reboot, will be adding a missing link to the “Star Wars” saga with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Don’t be mistaken in believing that this a sequel to the most recent entry the “Force Awakens.” “Rogue One” will take place before “Episode IV: A New Hope” and will follow a group of rebels tasked with stealing the plans for the infamous Imperial Death Star. With new characters, like our heroine Jyn Erso, gritty war-like action and of course the further building of the “Star Wars” universe, it’s hard not to get excited and it made it even easier to place this as the most anticipated for myself. December can’t come fast enough!

Ben: “Hacksaw Ridge”

WWII seems made for Hollywood because of the endless stories of inspiration, devastation and profundity. My personal favorite WWII films are the ones that echo Neville Chamberlain’s somber sentiment that in war, “there are no winners, but all are losers”, like “Letters from Iwo Jima”, “Empire of the Sun”, and “Grave of the Fireflies”. Coming to theatres Nov. 4 is another such WWII movie: “Hacksaw Ridge”. Based on true events, the story follows US medic and Medal of Honor recipient Desmond T. Doss, a Conscientious Objector who refused to carry a firearm, even in the heat of the Battle of Okinawa. “Hacksaw Ridge” stars Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington and marks the return of controversial director, Mel Gibson.

Samantha: “Doctor Strange”

I’m so excited for this upcoming Marvel movie. Benedict Cumberbatch is an amazing actor, and Marvel has had such success with their movies in the past that my expectations are rather high. From the trailers I’ve seen, there will be no shortage of special effects, (but really, what movie doesn’t have them these days?) and the plot looks complex and action-packed. It comes out Nov. 4, so it may be a possible Thanksgiving break film to see if I have the patience to wait that long. Either way, Marvel has been doing some great things, so the combination of that along with one of my favorite actors being the lead has my anticipation up pretty high.


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