Movies to watch out for: fall semester edition
Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010
Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010 21:09
Hello Knights, I hope the past few weeks have been good and you are settled in for the semester. There are a lot of good movies coming out from now until the end of the year. Here is a list of 10 films to keep your eye on, so check your syllabuses and make sure you plan to check these movies out.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Sept. 24) – Before Daniel Plainview personified greed, there was Gordon Gekko. Money Never Sleeps is the sequel to director Oliver Stone's take on the stock market of the 1980s. Michael Douglas returns as Gekko but now he is joined by Shia LaBeouf, a guy who gets sucked into Gekko's game in order to marry his daughter.
Waiting for ‘Superman' (Sept. 24) – This documentary by Davis Guggenheim shows the people most affected by our failing public school system – the children.
The Social Network (Oct. 1) – If there is one thing people will remember about our generation, Facebook will be a candidate. Director David Fincher (Fight Club) tells the story of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) as he deals with greed, betrayal, lawsuits and the rewards of his website while attending Harvard in 2003.
Nowhere Boy (Oct. 8) - Aaron Johnson stars in this biopic about the early years of John Lennon living in 1950s Liverpool when he meets Paul McCartney and forms The Quarrymen. Playing one of the most famous people in music history is a tough gig, but Johnson, who was fantastic in Kick-Ass, looks like he has the bravado to play Lennon.
Jackass 3-D (Oct. 15) – Is it intelligent? No. Is it art? No. Is it funny? Yes. Each of the previous Jackass films has left me in tears from laughing so hard. I can't wait to see Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the crew doing the shenanigans that made them household names.