With the end of summer comes a new batch of films. Entertainment reporter Sara Edwards tells us her picks to look for at theatres.
9/2: The Debt
The espionage thriller boasts a stellar cast. The story centers around retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stephan played by Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkenson. They discover they need to settle unfinished business started 30 years earlier while on a secret mission for Israel. They were sent to track down a Nazi war criminal, using Rachel as “the lure” to draw him into a trap. Jessica Chastain plays the young Mirren who struggles with her duty when romantic feelings surface. The film bounces back and forth between two time periods with John Madden, who directed “Shakespeare in Love”, at the helm, this promises to be a winner.
Another terrific cast is assembled, this time for a thriller about a highly communicable virus that wipes out millions of people worldwide in just weeks. Amidst the international chaos, Matt Damon plays a Midwesterner whose wife, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, is one of the first to get the disease. Kate Winslet is a doctor for the Center for Disease Control and Marion Cotillard plays a World Health Official. Add Jude Law to the mix as a crusading blogger and Steven Soderbergh as director and you have a recipe for a heart pounding journey. WATCH THE TRAILER
9/16: I Don’t Know How She Does It!
Carrie fans will be thrilled that Sarah Jessica-Parker is back on the big screen in the romantic comedy about a working Mom who’s high wire act is dangerously starting to come crashing down. The premise isn’t original, but it will be fun to watch her navigate that slippery slope that all too many women cope with every day. WATCH THE TRAILER
Based on a true story, Brad Pitt plays Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane as he struggles to reinvent his cash poor and undervauled team in the early 2000s. But don’t call this just a baseball movie. Life lessons abound as Pitt and Jonah Hill, a clever young A’s exec, toss out the rule book and realize that thinking outside the box gives everyone a chance to start again. Word is that Pitt hits this dramedy out of the park! WATCH THE TRAILER