Fall Movies: Opening September 29, 2017

Fall Movie Preview - Opening September 29, 2017 - American Made, Flatliners, Our Souls at Night, Til Death Do Us Part

Even though the last Tom Cruise movie (The Mummy) was boring, I still want to watch American Made. It looks like he is having so much fun with the role and the reviews are good. I’m not sure why Flatliners needed a remake. I remember the Kiefer Sutherland-Julia Roberts-Kevin Bacon movie being trashy when it came out, but I guess the kids these days wouldn’t remember that one so might as well make it again. Netflix is releasing Our Souls at Night this Friday where Robert Redford and Jane Fonda reunite for their third movie together. Til Death Do Us Part has interesting elements with the controlling, abusive relationship, but looks like it turns into a damsel-in-distress story where Taye Diggs has to save the day. I’d much rather the woman save herself.

In limited release:

  • Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House seems very timely, but critics are saying that All the President’s Men told the story much better.
  • Lucky is a nice last movie from the very recently departed Harry Dean Stanton.
  • Super Dark Times looks to be very dark and creepy.
  • Literally, Right Before Aaron has all the standard romantic comedy tropes but doesn’t do anything different with them.

American Made

American Made

Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Directed by: Doug Liman
Written by: Gary Spinelli

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 55 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%
Quick Description: Tom Cruise as a drug runner

True story of a pilot in the 1980s asked to work for the CIA and as a drug runner.



Starring: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton

Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Written by: Ben Ripley, Peter Filardi

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 48 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: n/a
Quick Description: Remake of the 1990 thriller

Medical students take turns stopping each other’s hearts and bringing each other back so they can see the afterlife.

Til Death Do Us Part

Til Death Do Us Part

Starring: Taye Diggs, Annie Ilonzeh, Malik Yoba, Stephen Bishop

Directed by: Chris Stokes
Written by: Chris Stokes, Marques Houston

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 41 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: n/a
Quick Description: Abusive marriage

A woman thinks she has the perfect marriage until her husband becomes controlling and abusive. She runs away to start over, but he finds her.

Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

Starring: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Iain Armitage

Directed by: Ritesh Batra
Written by: Ken Haruf, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 43 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%
Quick Description: Jane Fonda and Robert Redford reunite

A widow and widower who have lived next to each other for years get to know each other.

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Tony Goldwyn

Directed by: Peter Landesman
Written by: Peter Landesman, Mark Felt (book), John D. O’Connor (book)

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 43 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%
Quick Description: Story of Watergate and Deep Throat

Tells the full story from Mark Felt’s point of view, the man who was called “Deep Throat” during the Watergate scandal.



Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Directed by:J ohn Carroll Lynch
Written by: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 28 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
Quick Description: Harry Dean Stanton wanders

Follows a 90-year-old man around his small desert town.

Super Dark Times

Super Dark Times

Starring: Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Max Talisman

Directed by: Kevin Phillips
Written by: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 40 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%
Quick Description: Coming-of-age story gone wrong

A bad accident happens among a group of kids and they come to regret their decision to hide what happened.

Literally, Right Before Aaron

Literally, Right Before Aaron

Starring: Cobie Smulders, Lea Thompson, Kristen Schaal, Justin Long

Directed by: Ryan Eggold
Written by: Ryan Eggold

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 45 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%
Quick Description: Ex-boyfriend gets invited to ex-girlfriend’s wedding

A woman invites to her wedding the guy she was seriously dating right before her fiance.


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