In North America its fall, and its Holiday time – Holiday time means Movie time. The fall season starts around September 22 and ends around December 21. Each year the exact date of the beginning and end of fall changes, but the dates are generally around those times.
Xclusive Ug points you towards the movies that the white land has lined up in their cinemas all through to the period of Christmas – how about we follow suit
In case you haven’t noticed, 2016’s version of the annual blockbuster deluge was, by and large, not great. But it gets better, starting right now. The fall and early winter months are known as bastions of so-called cinematic prestige, largely because the movies released during these months are aiming for Oscar glory.
There will be plenty of time ― far too much time ― to gab about awards season in the months to come. For now, we’ve whittled down the films opening before Christmas in one handy guide, choosing the titles that might make the biggest impact. One rule: Given how many big-budget movies tanked this summer, we aren’t including any sequels, reboots or established franchise properties. (We trust you’ll find your way to the new “Star Wars” movie just fine, and rightfully so.) Think Hollywood is starved for originality? Check out these 25 films, and then we’ll talk. There’s Edward Snowden! Shia LaBeouf’s rattail! A new Christopher Guest joint! Two Amy Adams vehicles! A protective tree monster!
Get thee to a movie theater. Things are about to get good. We hope.
“The Light Between Oceans” (Sept. 2)
Written and directed by Derek Cianfrance
Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz and Jack Thompson
What to expect: After making 2010’s “Blue Valentine” and 2013’s “The Place Beyond the Pines,” Derek Cianfrance trades leading lad Ryan Gosling for Michael Fassbender, who sparked a real-life romance with his co-star, recent Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, on the set of this movie in 2014. Based on M.L. Stedman’s debut novel, “The Light Between Oceans” casts Fassbender and Vikander as WWI-era newlyweds who decide to raise a baby that washes ashore near their Australian lighthouse. But when the child’s mother (Rachel Weisz) turns up, the picturesque family is threatened.
What to expect: Imagine 10 years of rabid fans clawing at your every move, crowding outside of your hotels, screaming their heads off everywhere you go. It’s enough to drive the most successful musical act wild. That’s the story of The Beatles, and it’s what forms the tentpole of Ron Howard’s new documentary about the tours that ignited the Fab Four’s fame and ultimately burned them out.
“The Queen of Katwe” (Sept. 23)
Written by William Wheeler • Directed by Mira Nair
Starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Maurice Kirya and Ntare Mwine
What to expect: We heard Lupita Nyngo’o’s soothing voice as Maz Kanata in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and Raksha in “The Jungle Book,” but “The Queen of Katwe” is her firstlive-action role since winning an Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” in 2014. Here, Nyong’o plays the resilient mother of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Her casting was a no-brainer: Nyong’o was director Mira Nair’s intern on the 2007 film “The Namesake.
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (Sept. 30)
Written by Jane Goldman • Directed by Tim Burton
Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Judi Dench, Kim Dickens and Chris O’Dowd
What to expect: Ransom Riggs’ best-selling 2011 novel about a mysterious orphanage was practically ordained to become a Tim Burton movie. Its characters are shape-shifting eccentrics with abnormal physical traits, a misty dwelling and a villainous sect to evade. And Burton could use a career-redefining hit right now, considering his most recent movies include “Big Eyes,” “Dark Shadows” and “Alice in Wonderland.” With a script from “Kick-Ass” and “The Woman in Black” scribe Jane Goldman, Burton may be in luck.
“American Honey” (Sept. 30)
Written and directed by Andrea Arnold
Starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi and Arielle Holmes
What to expect: “American Honey” seems like a love-or-hate situation. Journalists who’ve attended early screenings say they either can’t stop thinking about it or never want to think about it again. Drawing comparisons to “Kids” and “Spring Breakers,” the Cannes Film Festival prizewinner revolves around an aimless teenager who joins a traveling magazine sales crew and embarks on a lawless escapade across the Midwest. Also on hand: Shia LaBeouf’s rattail.
“The Girl on the Train” (Oct. 7)
Written by Erin Cressida Wilson • Directed by Tate Taylor
Starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon, Haley Bennett, Allison Janney and Lisa Kudrow
What to expect: Paula Hawkins’ thriller was one of 2015’s most popular novels. Some called it the next Gone Girl, so of course the film rights were snatched up instantly — before the pulpy book even hit shelves, in fact. The movie shifts the location from London to New York, casting Emily Blunt as the titular divorcée who gets caught up in the disappearance of a woman she’s been spying on during her morning subway commutes