Don’t miss out on the Monday office gossip about 5 of the biggest movies to hit the theater this season.
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, and Stanley Tucci, Spotlight based on the true story of the team from the Boston Globe newspaper and their year-long investigation into the corruption of the Boston clergy. They exposed the decade-old scandal that rocked not only Boston but the entire world. Even from the trailer alone, this movie seems riveting, heart-wrenching, dynamic, and eye-opening. With such an all star cast and director Tom McCarthy there seems to be no way this biographical-drama can disappoint.
Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, and Joan Allen, Room creates the long-awaited film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel Room. It tells the story of a kidnapped woman who decides to tell her child born into captivity that nothing exists beyond those four walls. She makes a dangerous, cruel place safe and inviting for a child who knows of nothing else. The pair eventually escape, and the other half of the story is their readjustment into the real world. With a simple, linear plot, the movie’s value will hold in the actor’s performances, yet the few glances the trailer offer us prove that Larson and Tremblay are a force when put in front of the camera. Emotional, thrilling, nostalgic of childlike innocence I’m grabbing popcorn just after watching the trailer.
Starring Bryan Cranston, Louis C. K., and Helen Mirren, Trumbo offers us a look at the tumultuous career of Donald Trumbo, the famous 1940’s screenwriter who was blacklisted by the U.S. government for his political beliefs. Action, wit, light-hearted comedy all seem to be present within this iconic tale that brings to light issues of freedom of the press, speech, and art – all which are recurring in relevance within our society today. Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, and John Goodman also star in the sure to be hit.
4) The Peanuts Movie
Starring Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, and Kristin Chenoweth, this revamp of Charlie Brown is sure to delight. Fun for the whole family, The Peanuts Movie features the same old animated cast we know and love, but with hilarious pop culture infusions that add flair and charm to the film. Plus there’s tons of Snoopy, and who doesn’t love that crazy black and white dog? It will also be the first Charlie Brown film in 3D CGI animation and coincides with the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
5) Spectre James Bond 007
Starring Daniel Craig, Jesper Christensen, Ben Whishaw, and Léa Seydoux, the newest James Bond movie is one for the books. We travel to Mexico City, Rome, London, and more in this quest to uncover the secret sinister plot of Spectre, Bond’s newest enemy. Along the way Bond runs into complications including his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Chistensen) and his daughter. Bond seeks to befriend White’s daughter because it is the only way to unravel the mysteries behind the threatening organization of Spectre. It’s sure to be full of explosions, grand busy city scenes, and a shirtless Daniel Craig at one point or two.