fall movie review

  • Sun
    Aug 27
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

The Filmosophers movie talk

In these waning days of summer the blockbuster releases are about over. This weakVictoria & Abdul poster weekend for new releases affords us more time to get into a fall preview. We'll start with September, which has some intriguing releases:

Battle Of The Sexes (9/22) from the Directors of Little Miss Sunshine: "In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world."

Victoria & Abdul, Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Florence Foster Jenkins): "The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. The two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance." (9/22)

American Made, (9/29) with Tom Cruise, directed by one of our faves- Doug Liman (Go, The Bourne Identity) "Explosions and punchy one-liners abound, but Liman's reunion with his Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow (highly recommended) star isn't typical Tom Cruise action fare. "I love that there's this 'Tom Cruise movie' label because it gave me something to work against," Liman said, noting his desire to cast the star as antihero Barry Seal, the real life pilot whose flying skills, and greed prompted him to double-dip as a drug runner for the Medellin cartel and an informant for the CIA." - EW

Our Souls At Night, (9/29) Directed by Ritash Batre (The Lunchbox), starring two beloved stars - Robert Redford & Jane Fonda, together for the fourth time since Barefoot In The Park. Watch the 45 second teaser trailer, matched with the perfect song by Etta James. Yes, please....

That and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

(sung slowly) "I want a Sunday kind of love. A love to last past Saturday night. I like to know it's more than love at first sight... and I want a Sunday kind of love" - Etta James