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Top films to see in fall 2015


“He Named Me Malala” – Oct. 2

No film would be better to start the school year than a documentary about 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate known for her activism for girls’ education in the Middle East.  Director Davis Guggenheim, most notably known for his work in the film, “Inconvenient Truth,” has provided a special look at the teenage icon and inspiration, never seen before on television.

“The Martian” – Oct. 2

After being presumed dead, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left alone on planet Mars. While trying to communicate with officials back home, Watney must battle the harsh environment while surviving alone. The Martian is a sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from the best-selling book written by Andy Weir. Catch Damon on Mars Oct. 2 when it hits theaters.

“Sicario” – Oct. 2

After government officials enlist Kate (Emily Blunt) to aid in tracking down a drug lord, the border between the United States and Mexico becomes one dangerous area. A limited release of the film, which is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Taylor Sheridan of “Sons of Anarchy,” will be out Sept. 18 before the nationwide release on Oct. 2. Sicario also stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

“Spectre” – Oct. 2

The latest Bond film of the Daniel Craig era—also possibly being his last—explores Bond’s dark past as secrets begin unraveling behind MI6 doors, sending Bond on a rogue mission to locate the source’s evil organization, Spectre.  Directed by Sam Mendes, who also directed the previous installment “Skyfall,” one can expect him to bring Bond back to his classic ‘60s Connery roots, and create a stylish and beautiful action-spy film that the summer never provided.

“In the Heart of the Sea” – Oct. 2

Advertised as the true story that inspired the myth and legend of Herman Melville’s novel, “Moby-Dick,” “In the Heart of the Sea” captures the sinking of the whaleship Essex after being hit by a sperm whale in 1820.  No stranger to biographical thrillers, director Ron Howard, follows the journey of Captain Pollard and his stranded crew in their struggle to survive in open sea, while first mate Owen Chase vows to seek revenge on the vicious whale.

“Burnt” – Oct. 23

Bradley Cooper stars as Adam Jones, an acclaimed chef battling his career and drugs. After losing his restaurant, he must fight against his problematic life while trying to open a Paris restaurant that will gain three Michelin stars. Along side Cooper is Sienna Miller, joining forces again after their critically acclaimed Oscar contender, American Sniper.

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