10 must see films to be released in the Fall of 2010.
#10 You Again
You Again is the only comedy film coming out that I feel is worth mentioning. Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Betty White, and Chenoweth star in this film about a family at odds with a family member’s bride. The trailer for this film looks interesting, but that’s exactly what trailers are made to do. It has potential but I have a feeling it could turn bad very quickly.
Danny Trejo stars in this film about an assassin that has been set up during a hit. Danny Trejo is one of my favorite actors that has yet to receive the recognition I feel he deserves. With a cast containing Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin, Michelle Rodriguez, and the unfortunate action icon Steven Seagal, I don’t think there’s any way this film could go wrong. The story seems used but only time will tell.
#8 I’m Still Here
Joaquin Phoenix stars in this role about, himself. Normally I wouldn’t indorse a film such as this one, a seemingly simple propaganda piece made to simply further someone’s career, but I find the idea for this film fascinating. In 2008 Joaquin Phoenix retired from a successful acting career and decided he wanted to become a hip hop musician. Yes, I find the idea moronic, which is exactly why I want to see what has happened these last couple of years.
#7 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
A sequel to one of the finest films about finance sounds like an excellent way to spend a Saturday night. Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen return to help Shia LaBeouf continue his rise to fame. The film follows the release of Michael Douglas from prison as he and Shia attempt to warn the world about our economies impending doom.
#6 The Town
Ben Affleck tries his hand at starring and directing in this film about a group of thieves that are being hunted in Boston. With Affleck’s success at directing Gone Baby Gone, I have high expectations for this film. Unfortunately, this is his first attempt at starring as well as directing a film, so it could go either way.
#5 The American
George Clooney stars as an assassin who is attempting to leave the life behind. Eventually he’s able to accomplish this but when he befriends a local priest and chooses to risk falling in love, his quiet life may be in jeopardy. Although, the director Anton Corbijn isn’t very well known I feel this film has a fighting chance to make a decent showing at the box office.
#4 Case 39
Renee Zellweger is a social worker that is fighting to save the life of girl being abused by her parents. I’ve always been a fan of Renee, and I really want this dramatic role to work out for her. As a thriller, I feel this could be the top of its genre for the year.
#3 Nowhere Boy
A film about the life of a young John Lennon is something I believe everyone can enjoy. Anyone that is a fan of the immortal Beatles should love this film. From what I understand, it isn’t so much a musical as it is a tribute to John Lennon.
With an all-star cast containing Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Milla Jovovich, how could this film not be amazing. A convicted criminal is attempting to secure his parole by putting his wife in harm’s way. I have very high expectations for this film and sincerely hope it holds up to them.
#1 Resident Evil: Afterlife
Every couple of years a new Resident Evil film seems to be released. Why is this film any different than past ones? I feel this film stands an excellent chance of doing well because its direction is being given back to Paul W.S. Anderson. Milla Jovovich returns as our sexy heroine and with the help of Ali Larter the two are still on a quest to find a safe haven for all survivors.
I sincerely wish all of these films the best. While all may not be successes in the box office, all should hold at least a little entertainment value.