Coming to Theaters: Fall Preview 2016

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 8:00 am

Happy fall! Here’s some of the most intriguing and exciting of what’s coming to theaters.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

“Sully”

Tom Hanks plays “Sully” Sullenberger, the heroic pilot who saved all of his passengers when he made an emergency landing on the Hudson River. Clint Eastwood directed.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

“Snowden”

Who better than cinema-of-paranoia director Oliver Stone to tell the story of Edward Snowden? Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the NSA contractor-turned leaker, and Zachary Quinto plays journalist Glenn Greenwald.

“Bridget Jones’s Baby”

Renee Zellweger is back as the romantic comedy heroine, here not sure whether her ex (Colin Firth) or a possible new boyfriend (Patrick Dempsey) is the father of her baby.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

“Storks”

Jennifer Aniston, Andy Samberg, and Key and Peele provide voices for this animated story about storks who have to make sure a baby is delivered to the right home.

“The Dressmaker”

A woman returns to the town that treated her badly to show them how wrong they were.  Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth star.

“Queen of Katwe” Director Mira Nair brings us the real-life story of a young African girl who became a chess champion.  Lupita NYong’o plays her mother.

“The Magnificent Seven”

First it was “The Seven Samurai.” Then, “The Magnificent Seven” with Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen and an unforgettable Elmer Bernstein score. There was also a television series. This remake stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

“Deepwater Horizon”

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich star in the story of the explosion of a BP oil rig that led to the worst oil spill in US history.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”

A sort of “Avengers” crossed with “Harry Potter” and a bit of “X-Men,” this film based on the best-selling series of books is about a school for children with special powers.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

“Middle School: The Worst Years of Your Life”

A middle schooler who doesn’t like rules end up in a school with way too many of them.  It’s based on the popular series of books by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.

“Birth of a Nation”

Actor Nate Parker directed and stars in this powerful festival favorite about the slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.

“The Girl on the Train”

The Paula Hawkins best-seller about an alcoholic woman who becomes caught up in the disappearance of a young woman she watched from a commuter train stars Emily Blunt.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

“The Accountant”

Ben Affleck stars in a thriller about a man on the autism spectrum who has been cooking the books for gangsters.

“Mr. Church”

Eddie Murphy takes on a serious role as a cook who cares for a dying woman and her daughter in a film from “Driving Miss Daisy” director Bruce Beresford.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

“American Pastoral”

Philip Roth’s 1997 novel, set in the political upheavals of the 1960’s, is about a man who embraced and exemplified traditional notions of success only to have his daughter challenge everything he believes and trusts.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

“Inferno”

Tom Hanks is back as Robert Langdon, once again off to save the world, this time teamed up with “Rogue One’s” Felicity Jones.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

“Trolls”

Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, John Cleese, Kunal Nayyar, and Gwen Stefani lend their voices to this colorful musical about those cute little creatures with the tufts of hair.

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