What do the following things have in common? Daniel Radcliffe covered in mud, Kenneth Branagh with a moustache so chunky it needs its own postcode, and Shia LaBeouf pretending to be tennis legend John McEnroe?
These are all things from movies (duh) hitting Australian cinemas in November. The Flicks team has rummaged through the upcoming release schedule and picked ten films to look out for.
The new film from Kathryn Bigelow, director of Point Break, The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. So obviously Detroit will be a cheerful romantic comedy. Or more accurately: a crime drama set against the backdrop of the 1967 Detroit riots.
Daniel Radcliffe gets lost in the Bolivian jungle and covered in mud in the new film from Wolf Creek director Greg McLean. Jungle is based on the true story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg, who had a near death ‘where the hell am I?’ experience in the 1980s.
Murder on the Orient Express
One of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels returns to the big screen. Murder on the Orient Express is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also plays the famous detective Hercule Poirot. And man, what a moustache! Seriously, check out his moustache.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The guy who created Wonder Woman was a psychologist and inventor, Dr. William Marston. His famous creation was called a “sexual perversity.” After the recent success of the Wonder Woman movie, this biopic is well timed.
Director Zack Snyder copped a beating from the critics after Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Can he finally impress them with Justice League? The cast includes Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
The director Yorgos Lanthimos is part of a movement called Greek Weird Wave. Mainly because he’s Greek and his films are weird. After The Lobster, Colin Farrell reunites with Lanthimos to get trippy again in an intense looking drama.
Borg vs. McEnroe
Shia LaBeouf plays John McEnroe. That’s pretty weird. But who knows, it might work. Borg Vs. McEnroe will make a solid choice for tennis enthusiasts. It recreates the legendary 1980 Wimbledon duel between McEnroe and Björn Borg.
Better Watch Out
The kid from Red Dog: True Blue and the kid from Paper Planes in a horror movie? OK. The critics seem to love this gnarly looking Christmas film, which some reviewers have compared to Home Alone…but with more stabbing.
Only the Brave
We love the cast for this drama, based on the true story of the 2013 Yarnell Fire in Arizona. It includes Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. The story revolves around an elite crew of firefighters. Will it be as good as the classic Backdraft? Only time will tell.
The Disaster Artist
Tommy Wiseau’s legendary cult movie The Room is known as the Citizen Kane of bad movies. James Franco stars in, and directs, this behind the scenes look at how it was made. Or how it failed to be made, depending on your definition.