Sunday, September 5, 2010

On the Radar for Fall

I love this time of year as it signals the debut of a string of interesting movies. On my radar this fall will certainly be the following..

The Black Swan (Fox Searchlight, December lst)

Starring Natalie Portman, the film is a dark thriller about the the obsessive life of a New York Ballet ballerina, her stage door mother and the rivalry between two young dancers. The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival recently and already generating Oscar buzz for Portman.

Natalie Portman

The Romantics (Paramount, December 10th)

The film follows seven friends as they unit for a wedding and drama ensues as the bride and maid of honor play out their rivalry over the groom.  Based on the novel by Galt Niederhoffer, the romantic comedy  stars Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel and Candice Bergen. Check out J. Crew's fashion spread on the film as well.

The cast in J Crew attire

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Twentieth Century Fox, September 24th)

Michael Douglas reprises his memorable role as Gordon Gekko who partners after his release from prison with a young trader (Shia LaBouf) as they face a faltering Wall Street and global economy. I doubt "Greed is Good" will be the mantra of this highly anticipated sequel. Directed by Oliver Stone, the film has garnered alot of behind the scenes publicity with Douglas's sad cancer announcement and his battles with  ex-wife Diandra over Wall Street "sequel" money. Hang in there Michael.

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko twenty years later

Shia LaBouef, Josh Brolin and Michael Douglas

Morning Glory (Paramount, November 12th)

Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford star as two feuding anchors on a Saturday morning news show and Rachel McAdams plays the television producer hired to revive their show. Great ensemble cast and something tells me they took this from real-life.

Rachel McAdams with Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford

Photo Credits: Paramount, Fox Searchlight, Twentieth Century Fox