Students eagerly await fall films


As the colors of the leaves change, students flock to the theatres excited to see the last movies of the year that may be Oscar contenders. There are a few movies in particular that critics are raving about and eager students are headed to the theatres to see this fall.


Release Date: Oct. 10

This inspiring and electric film stars Miles Teller, who plays a young man struggling to make it big as a jazz musician. He is pushed to his limits by his ruthless conductor (J.K. Simmons) and has to decide if he is willing to risk everything, including his relationship, for his musical career.

A musician himself, Simon Ginsberg ’16 looks forward to seeing the movie, “‘Whiplash’ looks very intense; I especially can’t wait to see J.K. Simmons in action.”

This film isn’t only directed towards aspiring musicians, Adele Carter ’16, a violist, says, “A lot of people don’t know what happens in the music world, so it will be great for people to get a sense of what it’s really like for musicians.”

The Theory of Everything:

Release Date: Nov. 7

This film features the love story between the physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, a student he met during his studies at Cambridge in the 1960s. Eddie Redmayne, who stars as Stephen Hawking, made it clear in a recent interview with Huffington Post that although Stephen Hawking’s motor neurone disease is part of the movie, it isn’t intended to be “a story about a disease” – rather it is an “unconventional love story.”

Amanda Book ’16 says, “I think it will be really interesting to learn more about Stephen Hawking’s story.”

Gone Girl:

Release Date: Oct. 3

This suspenseful, action-packed movie directed by David Fincher is based on the the thriller novel and a New York Times best seller “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. This movie follows the mysterious disappearance of Amy (Rosamund Pike) who was in a difficult marriage with her husband Nick (Ben Affleck).
With well known actors, a respected director, and an interesting and intricate plot, students have a lot to be excited about. Vig Namasivayam ’16 says, “I’m a big fan of David Fincher since he’s the kind of director who touches a movie and makes it turn into gold.”

Mockingjay Part One:

Release Date: Nov. 21

Hunger Games fans are preparing for the third installment of the series, “Mockingjay.” With two movies under their belts, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, won’t disappoint. Many fans have read all of the books and are looking forward to seeing the next movie.

“I’m really excited,” Abby Lamb ’18 says, “There is a little bit of everything [in the movie] – comedy, romance, adventure, and action.”