The mercury’s falling, sports fans are turning their attention from baseball to football, and twerpy kids across the country are back in school where they belong. Fall is here, and for the movie lover, that means it’s time for Hollywood to begin its annual turning away from substance-free popcorn movies and toward thoughtful dramas and Oscar hopefuls.
It’s never a total shift, of course, and this fall’s slate is no different – nestled among new films from the Coen brothers, Clint Eastwood, and Spike Lee are a handful of would-be blockbusters (“Eagle Eye,” “Quantum of Solace”), comedies (“Zack and Miri Make a Porno”), and bloody sequels (“Saw V”). But if you’ve been patiently (or not-so-patiently) waiting for the first autumn chill to come and carry off the hot buttered scent of the summer’s long succession of “tentpole” films, 2008’s fall lineup won’t disappoint.
Between early September and Thanksgiving, the studios will be working overtime to get you into the theater – Lionsgate, just to give one example, has more movies coming out than some companies release in an entire year. To help you cut through the clutter, we here at Bullz-Eye have assembled a list of the 20 movies we’re most looking forward to seeing over the next few months. Mark your calendars accordingly!
The Fall Lineup
Burn After Reading
Miracle at St. Anna
Zach & Miri Make a Porno
Quantum of Solace