October 2015 Biographies

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Since we have entered the Oscar movie season, more movies are based on true events and people. I ignored the Ashton Kutcher movie about Steve Jobs, but this one looks good. I vaguely remember the events that take place in the Truth, but I’m interested in it because of Cate Blanchett. That’s also the reason why I want to watch The Walk because I’m a Joseph Gordon-Levitt fan. I do like Julianne Moore, but Freeheld seems very corny for what shouldn’t come across that way at all. I do like a good Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks movie, but Bridge of Spies looks so boring.


 

Steve Jobs

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Release Date: October 23, 2015

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg

Director: Danny Boyle

Another movie about Steve Jobs, but this one is written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Danny Boyle and stars Michael Fassbender. It’s already the best one.


 

Truth

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Release Date: October 16, 2015

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, Dennis Quaid

Director: James Vanderbilt

In 2004, Dan Rather and his producer Mary Mapes lost their careers when they reported that George W. Bush’s military service wasn’t what it was made out to be, but as their claims were investigated closer, people didn’t believe them.


 

The Walk

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Release Date: October 9, 2015

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Movie version of the true story of a French high-wire artist who walks on a wire between the two World Trade Center towers in 1974. There was already a documentary about the feat called Man on Wire.


 

Freeheld

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Release Date: October 2, 2015

Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell

Director: Peter Sollett

Julianne Moore plays a gay New Jersey police lieutenant who is dying from cancer and fights to try to get her wife eligible for her pension when she dies.


 

Bridge of Spies

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Release Date: October 16, 2015

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch, Alan Alda

Director: Steven Spielberg

The CIA recruit an American lawyer to help them with a trade with the Soviet Union during the Cold War for one of their spies in exchange for an American pilot.

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