Five Fall 2018 Movies You Need to See in Theaters
There’s plenty to look forward to this fall. Football is back, Halloween is just around the corner, and all of it leads to the coming of a new year. But there are still plenty of great films that are coming to close out the year and its to look at what films deserve a trip to movie theater this fall.
Bad Times at the El Royale (October 12th)
Drew Goddard has pleased audiences time and time again with films like The Cabin in the Woods, The Martian, and Cloverfield. Now with Bad Times at the El Royale, it seems he’s about to please audiences once more with a film that looks to be an absolute blast. It has a dark sense of silliness to it and with him teaming up with Chris Hemsworth once more and bringing on other big names like Dakota Johnson, John Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Lewis Pullman, and Cynthia Erivo, it’s clear he’s brought out the big guns for this suspenseful showdown.
Bad Times at the El Royale really showcases a sense of style and character building that evokes plenty of Tarantino vibes. It feels suspenseful and it makes you want the film to already be here. Its concept immediately evokes interest into each of the character’s secrets and see who makes it through the night to see the sun rise.
The trailers also don’t leave much to be spoiled, so there’s definitely still plenty of surprises and shocks in store.
Bohemian Rhapsody (November 2nd)
Freddie Mercury is among the most legendary names in music history, so how could a movie about the singer’s career not be as awesome. So far we’ve seen that Queen’s music is playing a huge role in the film as it did in their rise to stardom. Each trailer paces perfectly through quick glimpses of Mercury’s life and hopefully this same energy and pacing can be brought to the final product.
Rami Malek has already proven himself to be an incredibly talented actor through his Emmy winning and Golden Globe Nominated role in Mr. Robot and his consistently great performances in other films and even video games. So, putting him in the hands of portraying someone as iconic as Freddie Mercury seems to be right call.
It may look a little bit like typical “Oscar bait,” but I think once it’s finally released audiences will see it as so much more.
Venom (October 5th)
The anticipation for Venom has been mounting since Tom Hardy decided to sign on to portray one of the most popular Marvel characters. With Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer on-board and a promise to stay true to the character’s violent aggression and anti-hero persona, it seems like Venom is shaping up to be the film that fans have been waiting for.
In each discussion at conventions or interviews for the film, the cast and crew has been very passionate about what they are making saying how true they want to stay to the character. This seems to be on par so far with the trailers having the dark humor Venom is known for, really slick visuals that play into some excellent horror elements, and look whether its PG-13 or R it promises to push the envelope and that’s all that needs to be said.
It’s safe to say that it will definitely won’t be the version we saw back in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, so all of the pieces are in place for it to breathe new life in the superhero genre.
Halloween (October 19th)
Do we really need a new Halloween movie that is marketed as a sequel to the original (40 years later)? Probably not, but it looks so good that it’s too hard to pass up. It takes place the same amount of years after the original and sees Jamie Lee Curtis reprise her iconic role as the legendary scream queen, Laurie Strode. Blumhouse has brought on more of a serious tone to Halloween that isn’t seen much throughout the franchise and really captures what made the original great.
There are plenty of call-backs and homages to the franchise, as a whole, seen throughout the trailers thus far and bringing John Carpenter back as a producer and composer shows their dedication to doing the series justice.
It’s tough to say if this Halloween will capture the iconic elements of the original, but from what we’ve seen so far it seems like the franchise is in safe hands. I, myself, having been looking for the slasher genre to return and perhaps Halloween could pave the way for other slasher icons to make a valiant return.
Overlord (November 9th)
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Bring a new sci-fi horror world into one of the world’s deadliest conflicts, Overlord is J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s new WWII film with a twist. It encompasses some excellent body horror elements and has an interesting element to WWII in film as many films don’t explore the Nazi’s interest on experimentation. But Overlord strives to be different and touch on these concepts while still having the tense and dark tones of war.
I especially like that the cast isn’t particularly well known. It’s easy to try to get a group of well-established actors together to try to sell a film, but more often than not it comes with phoned in performances or chemistry that isn’t really there. Overlord doesn’t go for this notion and I found myself enjoying what the film was about rather than just being interested as to who was in the movie.
It remains to be seen if Overlord will be the next great sci-fi horror film, but as long as it delivers on what its trailers and marketing has promised, there’s definitely something there to keep audiences talking.
AND THERE’S JUST ONE MORE THING…
Surprise, here’s a quick supercut of five more movies to look forward to this fall.
- 0:03 – White Boy Rick
- 2:34 – Creed II
- 4:34 – Widows
- 6:52 – mid90s
- 9:14 – The Predator