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On the Big Screen This Fall: 10 Films to Catch Over the Season

The fall trailers are calling out to us, and they're giving us hints of the stories waiting to be told. As the season changes, the big screens will give us the origin story of Dracula, question our use of social media, and send us into the tension filled mystery of a missing wife.

A Walk Among the Tombstones Sept 19th

Half way through the trailer an old familiar favourite from the nineties comes through a beautiful voice: Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden. Immediately I'm hooked. This seems like it takes on a much darker and more complex storyline than the "Taken" story Liam Neeson usually gives us, but here he is still looking for someone; a drug kingpin's wife. From the start, we know the gun holds no morals, especially once the bullet is in the air.

The BoxTrolls Sept 26th

Where does your trash go? In this fantasy based on* Here Be Monsters! *by Alan Snow, a group of underground cave dwelling trolls take garbage and create something new. All at once this film collects the anxieties of what disappears only by the eye, and mixes it with a lovely storyline of acceptance.

Gone Girl Oct 3

One voice is silenced, and all other voices are loud and working to pull the secrets out of a man who is the main suspect in his wife's disappearance. The tension lies in the histories, written and oral, of people and what they're capable of.

Men, Women, and Children Oct 1

The internet has become an extension of ourselves, and as much as we'd like to think we can easily separate it from our lives, it's becoming difficult. It sits with our information, dreams, and the potential for a different kind of connection, one that is changing the way we see each other, and don't see each other. Here is a film that explores those changes, for the better and for the worse.

Dracula Untold Oct 10

Dracula is a story often told after the blood has spilled and the fangs are out.This is an epic origin story, and one that does not clearly draw the lines of good and evil for the audience.

The Culture High Oct 17

This documentary explores the discourse, the laws, and the culture around marijuana that blurs fact and fiction. The prohibition of marijuana has consequences that ripple throughout society, and many familiar faces discuss it in this film.

Theory of Everything Nov 7

Here is a story of one of the greatest minds in space and time, Stephen Hawking, and the two loves of his life (Jane and Physics) that kept him going through his health crisis. A romance ensues between Hawking and Jane Wilde, which is an example of love and the strength behind it.

The Hunger Games: MockingJay Nov 21

Revolution is in the air, and Katniss is the symbol of change and resistance as she leads the rebellion against power. Her life is different now as the one who tore down the hunger games at their base, and within the structure of the idea. It's interesting when you apply it to life, finding out when it's time to challenge ideas.

Annie Dec 19

This film is a wonderful full length feature on a favourite musical classic. Annie is a modern take on the original, with all the best songs still intact and ready for you to sing along to.

Into the Woods Dec 25

Disney is bringing this musical to the big screen on Christmas day. It will be interesting to see where they take this dark adaptation, as rumors have been swirling that some major parts were cut so that all audiences could watch. The songs in this musical tie to the story in a way that threads the narrative together, so any adjustments could lead to an unravelling.