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Friday, September 18, 2015
Upcoming Hollywood Films By Release Date
It's harvest time, so get ready for a bumper crop of Hollywood films leading up to Christmas Day.
Yep, its only 98 days til December 25th but you can count on some of these films won't last a few weeks and others will be a lock for Oscar nods.
CP's Pick's: The first "Black Mass" and the last "Point Break" are the really the only films of interest. Expect that Point Break will miss unless they can capture the epic surf action of the first Point Break.
Oscar buzz will soar with the Libtard P/C crowd swooning over The Danish Girl, Spotlight, and Stonewall. The Martian and Jobs may disappoint, but there are a couple of gems out there as well. "Time Out Of Mind" may be Richard Gere's most committed role. Star Wars and The Dark Horse best known and least known will get Oscar attention.
Check back in December and see if any of CP's picks pan out.
BLACK MASS Real life + “The Departed” + “GoodFellas” = this, with Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, Benedict Cumberbatch as his brother Bill, and Joel Edgerton as FBI agent John Connolly.
CAPTIVE An escaped murder (David Oyelowo) encounters a recovering drug addict (Rooney Mara) and takes her hostage.
EVEREST A massive storm hits the mountain. Can climbers Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, and Robin Wright survive?
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Having escaped in last year’s “The Maze Runner,” Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and the Gladers now have to figure what to do next.
SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE Years after a college fling, Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie try to help each other with their problem with commitment.
THE INTERN Nancy Meyers (“Something’s Gotta Give”) wrote and directed this comedy about a retiree (Robert De Niro) who interns for the founder (Anne Hathaway) of an online company.
A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND The mind in question belongs to a troubled English teen (Asa Butterfield) who puts his talents to use in the International Mathematics Olympiad.
COMING HOME Love and history collide in this drama about a couple (Gong Li and Chen Daoming) separated by the Cultural Revolution and a brain injury. Zhang Yimou directed.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 In this sequel to the 2012 animated feature, it’s no longer monsters-only at the title hostelry. Complications ensue.
PAWN SACRIFICE It’s Cold War chess in 1972, with Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) contending for the world championship in Reykjavik.
STONEWALL A young man (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) comes of age politically and sexually at the time of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
THE WALK Robert Zemeckis directed and co-wrote this real-life drama about Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his 1974 Twin Towers tightrope walk.
Other September openings:The Second Mother; The NewGirlfriend; Cooties; Goodnight Mommy; Gueros; Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey; Misunderstood; The Quay Brothers in 35mm.
BREATHE This French drama, actress Mélanie Laurent’s second directorial effort, follows the darkening course of a friendship between two teenage girls.
THE MARTIAN A Mars mission leaves an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded. Can he be rescued? Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Daniels costar. Ridley Scott directed.
SICARIO Government agents Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal, and Benicio Del Toro battle Mexican drug lords.
99 HOMES A construction worker (Andrew Garfield) loses his home to a sleazy real estate broker (Michael Shannon) – then goes to work for him.
ADDICTED TO FRESNO Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne play sisters who work as hotel maids in this very dark comedy. Aubrey Plaza turns up as an unusual love interest.
THE KEEPING ROOM In this historical drama, three women (Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru) must fend for themselves as the Civil War draws to a close.
MISSISSIPPI GRIND Writer-director team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck offer this tale of two gamblers (Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn) in search of a Southern hot streak.
TIME OUT OF MIND Richard Gere plays a homeless man whose friendship with another guest at a shelter helps him renew his relationship with his daughter (Jena Malone).
STEVE JOBS Michael Fassbender stars as the Apple Computer visionary. Danny Boyle directed Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography.
FREEHELD A police lieutenant (Julianne Moore), diagnosed with a terminal illness, fights to get her partner (Ellen Page) pension benefits. Based on a true story.
LEGEND Tom Hardy times two: He plays the legendary London gangster twin brothers the Krays, in this biopic written and directed by Brian Helgeland.
PAN This new version of “Peter Pan” stars Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, and, as Captain Hook, Garrett Hedlund.
BIG STONE GAP Adriana Trigiani’s comic romantic novel about a “spinster” in a small Appalachian town comes to the screen. Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and Jane Krakowski star.
BRIDGE OF SPIES Steven Spielberg directed this based-on-fact story about a prisoner exchange between the CIA and KGB at the height of the Cold War. Tom Hanks stars.
CRIMSON PEAK Who better to make a haunted-house tale than Guillermo del Toro? Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Tom Hiddleston head the cast.
BEASTS OF NO NATION Cary Fukunaga wrote and directed this adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s novel about an African child soldier. Idris Elba stars.
GOOSEBUMPS Real life meets reel life, as the supposedly fictitious demons of best-selling children’s horror author R.L. Stine (Jack Black) afflict a Maryland town.
LABYRINTH OF LIES In this German historical drama, a journalist and prosecutor in 1958 seek to reveal the truth about Nazi atrocities.
ROCK THE KASBAH A washed-up music promoter (Bill Murray) hopes a young Afghan singer will be his meal ticket. Barry Levinson directed the comedy.
ASTHMA A stolen Rolls-Royce, a rock musician (Benedict Samuel), a tattoo artist (Krysten Ritter): It’s a love story.
BURNT Bradley Cooper stars as a former superstar Paris chef determined to make a comeback in London. Also in the cast are Alicia Vikander, Lily James, Uma Thurman, and Sienna Miller.
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS A live-action version of the popular ’80s TV cartoon about three teen girls hoping to make it big in the music biz.
THE LAST WITCH HUNTER Witches better watch out! Vin Diesel, as the title character, is on the case.
ROOM A young woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son deal with having been imprisoned in a single room for years. Joan Allen and William H. Macy costar.
OUR BRAND IS CRISIS In this comedy-drama, a group of US political consultants do their thing in South America. Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, and Zoe Kazan star.
SUFFRAGETTE Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep star in this historical drama about the fight for female suffrage in early-20th-century Britain.
TRUTHRobert Redford is Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett his producer Mary Mapes, in this real-life story about what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what’s news.
I SMILE BACK There’s a twist to this drama about a married mother with a history of very bad behavior who tries to straighten out her life: Sarah Silverman plays the mother.
SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE Think of it as the ultimate scouting jamboree — and the toughest way to earn a merit badge.
Other October openings:Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension; Victoria; Bare.
SPECTRE Daniel Craig is back as James Bond. Keeping him on his toes are Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, and Christoph Waltz.
SPOTLIGHT Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams star in this based-on-fact story about the Spotlight Team of The Boston Globe and the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal.
BROOKLYN Colm Tóibín’s acclaimed novel about ’50s New York and a young Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) comes to the screen.
THE PEANUTS MOVIE Charlie Brown and the gang are back, in this animated feature based on the Charles Schulz comic strip.
MISS YOU ALREADY There are laughs as well as tears when two friends (Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette) find themselves on divergent paths.
THE 33 Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Juliette Binoche star in this real-life drama about 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months.
BY THE SEA Angelina Jolie wrote and directed this story of a couple (Jolie and Brad Pitt) dealing with marital difficulties as they travel through the South of France.
TRUMBO Bryan Cranston plays the title role in this biopic about blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
LOVE THE COOPERS Consider the comic possibilities when four generations collide at one Christmas table. Amanda Seyfried, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, and John Goodman star.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 The saga of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) concludes.
SECRET IN THEIR EYES Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor are FBI agents, and Nicole Kidman is a district attorney, in a story of murder committed and trust betrayed.
THE GOOD DINOSAUR What if dinosaurs hadn’t gone extinct? Well, for one thing, maybe they’d have humans for pets. Or so assumes this latest animated feature from Pixar.
CREED As in Apollo Creed — Rocky Balboa’s boxing nemesis. Yes, Sylvester Stallone’s pug is back. He’s training Apollo’s son, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), for the ring.
THE NIGHT BEFORE Three guys (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie) go in search of the ultimate Christmas party. Lizzy Caplan costars.
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN James McAvoy plays the title character. Daniel Radcliffe plays his assistant, Igor. And? The movie’s told from Igor’s point of view.
Other November openings:
The Hallow; The Wonders; Rings; My All American; Mediterranea.
MACBETH Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are the ultimate Shakespearean power couple. With Paddy Considine as Banquo and David Thewlis as Duncan.
KRAMPUS Santa gives good people gifts at Christmas, right? In this comic horror story, a demon does the opposite. Coal in your stocking is the least of it.
YOUTH A famous conductor (Michael Caine) is being urged to come out of retirement. Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”) directed. Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, and Jane Fonda costar.
THE DANISH GIRL Eddie Redmayne is the title character in this biopic about the first male-to-female transsexual.
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy star in this 19th-century whaling saga directed by Ron Howard. Based on Nathan Philbrick’s award-winning book.
I SAW THE LIGHT Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams in this biopic about the country-and-western great.
THE DARK HORSE A based-on-fact New Zealand film about a chess champion (Cliff Curtis) who battles bipolar disorder.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VII — THE FORCE AWAKENS A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
. . . it’s on J.J. Abrams to show us what happens next.
CAROL A young woman (Rooney Mara) falls in love with an older, married woman (Cate Blanchett) in the 1950s. Todd Haynes directed this adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel.
SISTERS Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play siblings who want to throw one last party in the house they grew up in before their parents sell it.
SON OF SAUL Two days in the life of an Auschwitz inmate. Winner of this year’s Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
45 YEARS A couple (Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay) are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. Until, that is, a frozen corpse turns up in the Alps.
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP Suspecting that Dave (Jason Lee) is about to get engaged, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore have their work cut out for them.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT Having made a semi-western, with “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino goes whole hog. Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Samuel L. Jackson star.
JOY Writer-director David O. Russell reunites with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro for this story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano.
THE REVENANT In his first film after “Birdman,” Alejandro González Iñárritu directed and co-wrote this story of an 1820s frontiersman seeking vengeance. Leonardo DiCaprio stars.
SNOWDEN Oliver Stone directed this drama about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Zachary Quinto plays journalist Glenn Greenwald.
CONCUSSION Will Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, in this real-life story of the neuropathologist who discovered the football-related brain trauma CTE.
EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE Wim Wenders directed this drama about the aftermath of a fatal auto accident. James Franco, Rachel McAdams, and Charlotte Gainsbourg star.
DADDY’S HOME Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell star in this comedy about two dads who are part of the same family.
POINT BREAK A remake of the 1991 movie — except this time the gang being infiltrated consists of extreme athletes, not surfers. Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey star.