MovieBob - Intermission
MovieBob's Fall (And Beyond) Preview

Bob "MovieBob" Chipman | 10 Oct 2014 16:00
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As Summer Movie season comes to a close, it's time to look ahead to see what's next.

Summer Movie season is officially over, not to begin again until... whatever month in mid-Spring the American film industry's Chinese business-partners have decided Summer begins in now. That means it's time for the Fall Movies to roll in -- that ever-eclectic collection of Oscar Bait, "festival hits" that all the fancy critics saw 11 months ago but I have to watch all at once a week before Christmas Vacation, and big "Summer-Style" blockbusters that feel classy-yet-family-friendly enough to run as Holiday Weekend features for those who can only stand so much time with their families.

With that in mind, here's what I'm most looking forward to -- your mileage may vary...


BIRDMAN (10/17)


Michael Keaton stars as an actor who became a big star in a series of superhero movies in the early 90s (ha-ha) now struggling to relaunch his artistic relevance on Broadway while plagued by personal crises and intruding, possibly insane visions that include his once-iconic title character talking to him. Cute self-referential premise, but the reason to look out is the big-time return of director Alejandro González Iñárritu and some tricky cinematography that apparently makes much of the film appear to unfold in a single continuous camera shot.

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