For all you students out there, four movies to see next semester...
Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy), one can be sure Sicario will be far from straight-forward. The movie stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. It tells a story of a war against drug cartels in Mexico. The movie, apparently, also has a rating of 8.1, 87 and 83 from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively.
CA Release: September 25, 2015
Based on the successful novel by Mike Weir, The Martian continues the realistic science-fiction trend with direction from Ridley Scott. The protagonist, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), finds himself stranded on Mars and struggles to survive. Huge casting lineup. A great novel source. Lots of dark humor to weepingly chuckle over. And science! CA Release: October 2, 2015 Spectre
2012's Skyfall blew away expectations, hence, more expectations have arisen for Spectre, the next episode of the 007 franchise. Whether it's the inclusion of Cristoph Waltz to play the next villain, the new Aston Martin, or just the fact that Daniel Craig is still kicking the can as James Bond, there's a reason to be stoked. CA Release: November 6, 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars is a title of cinematic legend, thanks to the original trilogy. It is also a title of discouragement and distrust, thanks to the prequels which boasted less awesomeness. However, a new director in J.J. Abrams has assumed the mantle of responsibility to continue the film-making tradition that still draws attention. Harrison Ford is back as well as Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. So far, I'm sold on this project. CA Release: December 18, 2015