This Week in Movies

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Wednesday for the weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Release date: October 1
Directors: Jason Reitman
Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer
Website: menwomenchildrenmovie.com

Although it’s nearly impossible to discern from the high-concept trailers, Men, Women & Children explores the relationships between a group of high school students and their parents in an age dominated by digital communication. The stories include a mother (Greer) who exploits her daughter on the internet and two married adults (DeWitt and Sandler) who explore extramarital affairs.

 

ANNABELLE

Release date: October 3
Directors: John R. Leonette
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Eric Ladin
Website: annabellemovie.com

Last year’s summer hit The Conjuring was one of the best and most unsettling horror films in recent memory, thanks in small part to a subplot about a possessed doll owned (and locked away) by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Annabelle is the story of this doll’s original haunting, and the havoc it wreaked before being conquered by the Warrens.

 

GONE GIRL

Release date: October 3
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit
Website: gonegirlmovie.com

Based on the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, Gone Girl is among the most anticipated films of the year. The movie follows a man (Affleck) who finds his life and marriage under the media microscope following the disappearance and presumed death of his wife (Pike). As with the Fincher films The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl features music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

 

LEFT BEHIND

Release date: October 3
Director: Vic Armstrong
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Lea Thompson
Website: leftbehindmovie.com

In a sweet, succulent mélange of Hollywood goodness, this reboot of the faith-based Kirk Cameron movie series stars Nicolas Cage – a man who owns a pyramid-shaped tomb, the skull of a Tarbosaurus and a collection of shrunken pygmy heads – as one of the millions of people left on Earth following the Biblical event known as The Rapture. Yeah, that sounds about right.

 

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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