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    Coming Soon: November

    November hits the sweet spot of Fall releases, as the great films are poised for a strong end-of year run before awards campaigning goes into full effect. More than a few films opening this month are already garnering Best Picture buzz – I imagine the film taking home to top Oscar is in the mix here somewhere. November 6 Spectre – What other film franchise is still going as strong as 007? The answer is none, and there’s a reason it’s still a mainstay: dashing leading man, edge-of-your-seat action and a ride always worth its ticket price. I’ll be there. Watch the trailer Spotlight  – If I were a voting member of the Academy…

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    Coming Soon: October

    It’s the (second) most wonderful time of the year – Fall Movie Season! Each year, I’m not entirely sure the season will deliver until I do some digging and drum up a whole host of films I want to see every weekend through the end of the year. 2015 is proving to be no exception, starting with October. October 2 The Martian – I almost caught this one at TIFF, but couldn’t get it into my schedule so it’s top of the list for Fall’s big releases. Ridley Scott returns to form in a film I’ve read described as “a love song to science.” Though the ads have me singing a…

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    Coming Soon: December

    The last month of the year sees a lot of movies hitting the big screen in order to qualify for Awards recognition after the new year. Some of them are already winning awards, too. Which is good news, indeed. December 5 Wild – The “memoirs that get adapted to the big screen” genre is alive and well since Julia Roberts ate, prayed and loved her way through Elizabeth Gilbert’s life. Reese Witherspoon is the latest to play a real-life heroine, as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who hiked hundreds of miles in order to recover from a devastating break-up and the loss of her mother. Trailer Miss Julie – Jessica Chastain…

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    Coming Soon: November

    So many movies, so little time. November proves another busy month of high-profile releases, and here’s what I’m looking forward to seeing: November 7 Interstellar – Christopher Nolan returns with his Next Big Thing, and buzz about this one is surprisingly mixed. I’ve heard some people say it’s the most moving film they’ve seen all year, while others lament it goes off the rails. All I know is I’ll be seeing it at the IMAX on the Upper West Side that’s so massive you choose your seats when you buy tickets in advance. Trailer Big Hero 6 – Not many animated movies can rise to the heights of Frozen, and…

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    Giving you fair (cinematic) warning.

    Over the years, wherever I happen to be blogging at the moment, I tend to take time in the Fall to share my excitement about the coming movie season. Because Fall and into the Winter is a veritable candy store of the best films of the year. If you happen to be a kid who loves movies like most kids love candy. With the Oscars (and every other major awards) hitting in the beginning of the new year, studios release their heaviest hitters at the end of the year (so Academy voters remember them come voting time). Besides, with rare exception in the likes of special effects categories, no one…