Fall season ushers in movies with bigger names but small budgets compared to summer movies. More thoughtful movies with Tom Hanks and Russell Crowe replace the box office blockbusters featuring Shia eBeouf and Chris Evans.
The fall and holiday season usually has modest budgeted movies with Oscar winners. But it also brings in big budgeted films starred or directed by Oscar winners. Some of the upcoming fall movies include Cloud Atlas, Les Miserables, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
It is easy to set a theme for the 2012 fall movies with regards to the reason why they come out at the same time. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the Franklin Roosevelt flick Hyde Park on Hudson are connected with the presidential election year.
Most of the movies to be shown this fall have been in the works for years. They are ambitious, such as Anna Karenina. They are released in the final part of the year because they are already complete and it’s awards season.
Movie lovers like the grandeur and scope of the movies and releasing them at the same season is serendipity. Below are some of the upcoming fall movies.
The Master is about the rise of a 1950s writer turned religious leader named Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). It is said that the fictional Dodd is based on a few people and one of whom is Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Argo is a movie set during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. It is directed and starred by Ben Affleck and based on the true story. He plays a CIA specialist who comes up with a strategy to rescue the six hostages who are hiding at a Canadian ambassador’s house.
Then there’s Cloud Atlas that features an all-star cast including Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, and other big stars. It is about past, present, and future interacting with each other. It is a big project that requires three directors – Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothers.