Nick, Nadeem, and Sarah discuss the new movies they’re anticipating in the fall season. Plus, their Movie Magic Moments of the Week!
Check out the trailers for all the films discussed in this week’s episode.
A STAR IS BORN (OCTOBER 5): (Warner Bros) The classic Hollywood tale gets its third remake, this time directed by co-star Bradley Cooper. Lady Gaga plays an aspiring singer-songwriter who is mentored—and seduced by—a washed up country singer.
BEAUTIFUL BOY (OCTOBER 12): (Amazon) Timothée Chalamet might earn himself a second Oscar nomination for playing Nic Sheff, whose meth addiction complicates his relationship with his father, David (Steve Carell). Based on a true story, the film compiles the Sheffs’ two memoirs into one compelling narrative.
FIRST MAN (OCTOBER 12): (Universal) La La Land director Damien Chazelle reteams with Ryan Gosling for this riveting biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong and his race to be the first man to walk on the moon.
COLLETTE (OCTOBER 12): Starring Keira Knightly – After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN (OCTOBER 12): From Director David Lowry and the “reported” last film from Robert Redford. Also stars John David Washington, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits, and Casey Affleck. At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
TEA WITH DAMES: Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright. Together, they’re 342 years old. They’re in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, hilarious, savage, clever, caustic, cool, gorgeous, poignant, irreverent, iconic, old, and unbelievably young. Special friends, special women and special dames: a chance to hang out with them all, at the same table, at the same time, and enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of archive.
LIZZIE: In 1892 Lizzie Borden lives a quiet life in Massachusetts under the strict rules established by her father. Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in the live-in maid, Bridget, and friendship soon blossoms into a secret romance. But tension mounts in the Borden household, leading to a violent breaking point.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (NOVEMBER 2): Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in this long-awaited biopic about the Queen frontman, which follows his early days through the band’s iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985.
BOY ERASED (NOVEMBER 2): Joel Edgerton’s adaptation of Garrard Conley’s acclaimed memoir stars Lucas Hedges as the son of a Baptist preacher who, after being outed to his parents, is pressured into gay conversion therapy.
SUSPIRIA (NOVEMBER 2): Luca Guadagnino directs this disturbing remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film. Dakota Johnson stars as a young ballet dancer who joins a renown dance academy in Berlin. But soon she discovers that there are sinister happenings at the school as her fellow students start dying.
BOY ERASED (NOVEMBER 21) From Writer/Director Joel Edgerton. The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
THE FAVOURITE (NOVEMBER 23): Starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Director Yorgos Lathamos. In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.
UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (DECEMBER 7): It Follows director David Robert Mitchell brings this comic neo-noir about an amateur sleuth (Andrew Garfield) who searches for his beautiful missing neighbor and, in classic L.A. noir fashion, stumbles upon a complex conspiracy.