Winter Movie Preview

It’s hard to believe we’re already less than three months away from the end of the year, which means there’s a big movie season coming up for the holidays. We checked the list of big, up and coming films, and here’s what we’re sure most geeks and genre fans will be going to see…

The Hunger Games is wrapping up with the first installment of Mockingjay on November 21. The third book in the Hunger Games series has been split into two parts, and this chapter will include the final performance of the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Another movie that’s generated a lot of buzz is the superhero satire Birdman, which is coming on October 17. The Hollywood Reporter tells us the story of Michael Keaton playing a washed up superhero got a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, and it was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams).

On the same day comes a CGI animated movie, Book of Life, presented by Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez, where a CG protagonist is trying ot make his way through the land of the dead in Latin America. (Think Tim Burton’s animated movies like The Corpse Bride.)

Of course, the big sci-fi genre film this season will be Interstellar, where Matthew McConaughey goes out into space to try and save us on earth. Considering it’s Christopher Nolan writing and directing, this will be a much more interesting trip than Armageddon.

While we’re still waiting for a Steve Job biopic, we’re getting the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything on the same say as Interstellar, November 7. (Interesting that we get a sci-fi epic, and a Hawking movie on the same day.) This film has also gotten rave advance notice, especially for Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Hawking.

And while we’re not sure how it’s going to turn out, the long awaited sequel to Dumb and Dumber, Dumber and Dumber To, is coming on November 14. Gotta say it’s weird to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels with that hair in their fifties, but there’s certainly a lot of fan goodwill out there for Harry and Lloyd. The Reporter tells us the trailer got 23.5 million views on YouTube its first week.