Summer is slowly coming to a close and so it is time to prepare for the Autumn months ahead. We've taken a look at what's on offer around the world and it seems that cinema is offering the the most global options. Whether it's Paranormal Activity 4, Zac Efron in The Paperboy or the reincarnation of Judge Dredd, there is something for everyone.
If, like some us at Swide, Autumn means warm nights in with a film, then why not get off your sofa and take someone special to the cinema. We've taken a look at the big names coming out this Fall, and here are our top 10 popcorn movies.
1. Dredd 3D
It was about time that Judge Dredd was revisited and it seems that this September's 3D outing is going to be worth the wait. With Hollywood hard-man Karl Urban taking the lead, the film is based in desolate America's Mega City One, a violent place where crime runs riot and peace is a forgotten word. The urban cops of this metropolis possess the power to judge, jury and execute but none have the reputation, quite like the feared Dredd. If you're in the mood for big action and big noise, Dredd 3D – directed by Pete Travis - is perfect and, with it's plot of corruption, drugs, urban warlords and survival, is going to be one of the season's block busters.
In cinemas 7/09/12
2. War of the Buttons
From the explosive Dredd 3D, we move on to War of the Buttons by Christophe Barratier; a wartime drama, set against occupied France and seen through the eyes of the young. It follows Lebrac, a child who leads a play war between two rival gangs in his neighbourhood, realises that their games are more real than they thought, when their Jewish friend Violette is in danger of being discovered by he Nazis. Fancy getting all emotion in the dark with strangers? This is the film for you.
In cinemas 21/09/12
The rising star of Joseph Gordon-Levitt meets cult hero Bruce Willis for Rian Johnson's mob film. Set in 2072, the mob wants to get rid of someone but the target is sent back 30 years into the past, where someone is already waiting for him. Things go awfully wrong when the target learns that the mob want to close the loop in time by transporting back Joe's future self... yes, we think we've got it right. Fans of Rian Johnson's 'Brick' are sure not to be disappointed by his next effort. Check it out for some time travelling gangster action.
In cinemas 28/09/12
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This mouthful of a title stars the blooming skills of England's new English rose on the scene, Emma Watson. Based on Stephen Chbosky's novel, it follows the 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Freeman) as he copes with his first love (Watson), the suicide of his best friend and struggling with his own mental illness. He is taken under the wings of two seniors who open him up to the real world; A true tale of self-discovery and awakenings. Feeling inspired? Then get yourself down to the cinema.
In cinemas 3/10/12
5. The Paperboy
Penned in for October, The Paperboy sees the 20-something hunk, Zac Efron, return to our screens and looking pretty damn fine. He stars alongside Nicole Kidman and John Cusack as the brother of Matthew McConaughy (two hotties for the price of one, score), in a story about a reporter that returns to his hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. Want to see Efron play harman? The Paperboy is the one for you.
In Cinemas this October.
6. Paranormal Activity 4
What's October without a flurry of horror films hitting the cinemas? Well, the Paranormal Activity franchise is having another outing but there is nothing to be said about the plot... yet. Judging by the first 3 films, we can expect ghostly trickery, things that go bump in the night and enough jumps to make your movie date think there is something wrong with you. It's guaranteed to be fun. It's on our list, for sure!
In cinemas 19/10/12
Another horror movie using 'found footage' style action. V/H/S, directed by a total of 10 talents, follows a group of misfits who are hired by an unknown third party to go to a house a steal a rare VHS tape. As the plot unfolds they discover more found footage than they were hoping to do so. Things start to spiral out of control, the more they watch the tapes. This has been getting mixed reviews but Swide reckon this sounds like too much fun to pass on.
In cinemas 11/10/12
8. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Sean Bean stars in the sequel to the big screen version of cult video game, Silent Hill. It follows his daughter (Adelaide Clemens) as she searches for her father (Bean) after he goes missing. She is drawn into a a horrifying alternate reality that have the key to answers for the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. If you're a fan of the computer games and want to feel squeamish in your cinema seat, get your eyes on this.
In cinemas 31/10/12
9. Seven Psychopaths
Don't worry, October isn't just all about horror and having the worry of making a fool of yourself in front of those you care about through, through fear. Director Martin McDough, who is responsible for the amazing In Bruges (2008), is making sure that October is also full of laughs with the studded Seven Psychopaths. With Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish and a host of other big names in the mix, this film is follows the plights of a struggling screenwriter who gets mixed up with criminal underworld of Los Angeles after the kidnap of a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu... well, i'd be pretty angry, too! If the idea of laughing out loud is more appealing than that of screaming out loud, we suggest you stick to this film.
In cinemas 12/10/12
10. End Of Watch
Okay, okay! Yes, this film is actually coming out during the crossover into the Winter months but End of Watch can not be ignored. No, not only because it stars Jake Gyllenhaal, but because director David Ayer has given us some of today's most loved armed forces themed big money flicks and, so, we know we are in for a treat. It stars a host of famous faces and follows the journey of two young cops after being put on the hitlist by a notorious cartel for confiscating a small cache of money and firearms... fair enough. If the thought of seeing Jake playing cop give you thrills, then, like us in the Swide office, get yourself down to the cinema.
In Cinemas 23/11/12