jessica chastain

Fall Movie Season 2017

2017 has been DRY. I have been absolutely PARCHED for new, quality movies to see. Dunkirk and Bladerunner 2049 quenched my thirst temporarily, but now that November is here, it’s time for the flood of the years’ best films to be released. (I wonder how far I can take this analogy?) Here’s the forecast for interesting movie releases in 2017.

Lady Bird

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Release date: Nov. 3
Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Written by: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton, Laurie Metcalf
Summary: “The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.”

Why I’m interested: Ultimately, this could be a quirky popcorn film, and nothing more, but Greta Gerwig has had plenty of buzz for her work on screen in the last few years and Saoirse Ronan is an absolute delight, so I think it will be worth checking out.

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(bite size) Review: The Martian

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Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: Drew Goddard (based on the novel by Andy Weir)
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Summary: An astronaut, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), is stranded on Mars by his mission team who believe him to be dead. Through determination, wit, and creative thinking he survives alone on the planet for over a year. (more…)