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.

FURY

Release date: October 17
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena
Website: furymovie.tumblr.com

Because Brad Pitt apparently didn’t get his fill of killin’ Nazis in Inglourious Basterds, the actor now returns to the frontlines of World War II in Fury. Set during the final month of combat in Europe, Pitt stars as Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier, who leads five soldiers and a sassy tank called Fury on a mission behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany.

 

THE BEST OF ME

Release date: October 17
Directors: Michael Hoffman
Cast: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Sebastian Arcelus, Jon Tenney
Website: thebestofmemovie.com

Nicolas Sparks once told me he doesn’t consider his films “chick flicks.” No, he thinks his cookie-cutter, mad-libbed tales of idealistic romance and shameless tragedy – in which one of the main characters almost always dies in the end – live in a genre called “Nicolas Sparks movies.” Maybe he’s right. This film, the ninth Sparks adaptation, follows former high school sweethearts (Marsden and Monaghan) as they rekindle their love and drama 20 years later.

 

BOOK OF LIFE

Release date: October 17
Director: Jorge Gutierrez
Cast: (voices of) Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate
Website: bookoflifemovie.com

Produced by Pan’s Labyrinth filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, Book of Life is the story of a man named Manolo (Luna), who competes with another hunk (Tatum) for the love of a fetching gal named Maria (Saldana). When two spirits bet on the outcome of his romantic pursuits, one murders Manolo to win the wager. Now banished to the afterlife, Manolo must fight his way back to the human world and claim his lady’s heart.

 

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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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