High 5: It's Fall Movie Time!

One of my favorite things about fall is the movies. It's the come down from the BIG summer blockbusters and most of the movies with great content that I love are released in the Fall... and I must admit I am super excited about his Fall in particular.

Here are 5 films that I am most looking forward to and...a bonus because who can really just narrow it down to 5?



1. Art & Craft

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.





2. The Theory of Everything
Nov. 7

The film was inspired by the memoir Traveling to Infinity: My life with Stephen which was written by Stephen Hawking's ex-wife, Jane. Reymane spent six months researching Hawking’s life, watching every interview footage he could find on him.[15] Marsh stated that what Redmayne had to do was not easy. "He had to take on enormous amounts of difficult preparation as well as embracing the difficult physicality of the role. It’s not just doing a disability. It’s actually charting the course of an illness that erodes the body, and the mind has to project out from that erosion," he said. He added that Hawking gave him his blessing and also revealed that, "[Hawking's] response was very positive, so much so that he offered to lend his voice, the real voice that he uses The voice you hear in the latter part of the story is in fact Stephen ‘s actual electronic voice as he uses it." I have been and will remain super excited for this film until I see it. 



3. The Imitation Game
Nov. 21

"Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II." Studio Canal


4. Big Hero 6
Nov. 7

Big Hero 6 is an action packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, the plus sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. It centers around the city of San Fransokyo and catapults them into danger. I have heard nothing from Treyson except about how we MUST see this movie and it wants to see it at least twice. At least.



5. Harmontown
Nov. 4 (iTunes)

Harmontown is a documentary film starring TV writer and producer Dan Harmon ("Community," "Rick & Morty") as he takes his popular podcast of the same name of a calamitour cross-country tour. Much more than a comedy-tour documentary, the film uncovers Harmon's public persona to revael his complex character and his equally complex personal relationships. The documentary is littered with interviews of comics and friends with their opinion of Dan and his antics. You can also listen to an interview with Dan & director Neil Berkeley on Nerdist




Bonus: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them 
Sept. 12 

When this dyad was originally shown on the festival circuit last year, it was as two different heart-wrenching movies: Both were about the same couple (Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy), who split after a traumatic event and struggled to reconnect, but the films — Him and Her — each showed the events from their two different perspectives. The new version, Them, merges the two films, and Chastain has been receiving luminous reviews. Handkerchiefs are essential.

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