A look into how movies are making a comeback and what is hitting the screens this fall.
BY: CARLY WITT, ’23. GRAPHICS BY MOLLY HENCH, ’22.
Since many movie release dates have been postponed due to COVID-19, the anticipation for new movies is higher than ever. Theatres are beginning to open back up, movie premieres and red carpets are back, it seems as though normalcy has returned for our favorite films. Less of these films are on streaming services, as theatres return. Junior Gillian Clarkin said, “I used to go [to movie theatres] all of the time pre-Covid with friends and family and I have really missed going.”
Some of the most highly anticipated films hitting the screens this fall are, “Dune”, “The French Dispatch”,“Last Night in Soho”, “No Time To Die”, and “House of Gucci”.
All of these films will be showing in theatres, which is a great addition since movie theatres have been closed for so long. Junior Claire Mahan said, “ I would be excited to go to the movies since it’s been a while I just hope people are still safe since Covid isn’t completely over” Movies have been a constant in our lives, and with so many coming out, the excitement is even bigger.
Take “Dune” for example, it stars Zendaya and Timotheé Chalamet, two of our generation’s most famous actors. “Dune” is set to hit theatres October 22, and HBO Max. It’s based off of a popular book, and is directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Also taking to the big screen on October 22, is “The French Dispatch”, which also stars Timotheé Chalamet, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. Directed by Wes Anderson, this film is an ode to 20th century journalism in France.
One of the most highly anticipated movies this fall is “Last Night in Soho”, which will be in theatres October 29. The 1 hour and 56 minute psychological thriller starring Anya Taylor-Joy is based on a fashion designer in the 1960s. It is directed by Edgar Wright, and made its world premiere on September 4, at the Venice Film Festival, as did Dune.
The latest installment of the James Bond movies is “No Time to Die”, which came out in theatres October 8. Starring Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, and Ana de Armes, with the theme song by Billie Eilish, it is sure to have fans flocking to their seats.
Another popular film coming out this season is “A Mouthful of Air” starring Amanda Seyfried. It’s based on a book and is a drama directed by Amy Koppelman. Clarkin said, “I have heard “A Mouthful of Air” is coming out later this month which sounds interesting. I’m pretty sure it’s based off of a book which could be good or bad, so I’m interested to see how it is.”
“House of Gucci” is also one of the most anticipated films this year. Adam Driver and Lady Gaga star in the biographical crime drama as Patrizia and Maurizio Gucci, the heads of the Gucci fashion house in 1995. It has put a spotlight on the movie’s costumes. The film will be in theatres November 24, and is directed by Ridley Scott. It is based off the book “House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed”, by Sara Gay Forden. With many exciting films bearing our screens this fall, we are sure to be entertained and full of content from premieres, behind the scenes, and award season this winter. “Don’t Look Up” which will be on Netflix December 10, and “Scream”, hitting theaters January 14, are two highly anticipated films premiering this winter. Clarkin said, “I have not gone since they opened up, but I’m looking forward to going when a good movie comes out!”