If you liked Boyhood, see St. Vincent.
“Boyhood,” the movie filmed over a span of 12 years that follows a boy from seven to 19, is worth a trip to the theatre if you haven’t seen it yet. If you have, add “St. Vincent” to your list. In it, twelve–year–old Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) and his mom (Melissa McCarthy) move in next to a crotchety retired veteran named St. Vincent (Bill Murray). St. Vincent takes Oliver on R–rated adventures, including a visit to a strip club to see Naomi Watts.
“Boyhood”: Still showing at Ritz Five, 214 Walnut St.
“St. Vincent”: Coming to theaters on October 24th.
I f you liked Lucy, see Gone Girl.
In “Lucy,” ScarJo takes on superhuman abilities when a bag of experimental synthetic drugs busts open inside her guts. “Gone Girl,” based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, will take its place as this season’s thriller, following the mystery disappearance of a woman named Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) and the investigation of her husband (Ben Affleck), who becomes a suspect in her murder.
“Lucy”: Still showing at UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17 & RPX, 1400 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
“Gone Girl”: Coming to theaters on October 3rd.
If you liked The Fault in Our Stars, see The Best of Me.
If you cried fountains of baby tears into your well–worn copy of “The Fault in Our Stars” in the theatre, get ready for October 17th. The newest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, “The Best of Me,” looks a lot like past Nicholas Sparks adaptations, complete with a small North Carolina town, rain–drenched makeouts, and James Marsden. Bring one of those lil packs of Puffs.
“The Fault in Our Stars”: Will be out on DVD on September 16th.
“The Best of Me”: Coming to theaters on October 17th.
If you liked Chef, see This is Where I Leave You.
“Chef,” an indie film written by, directed by and starring Jon Favreau, stood out between blockbuster–hopefuls this summer. It follows the story of an esteemed chef who opens a food truck and mends fraying relationships along the way. Viewers who liked it might want to check out “This is Where I Leave You,” the comedy based on the hit book by Jonathan Tropper. Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll play four siblings who return to their childhood home for a week to sit shiva following the death of their father.
“Chef”: Will be out on DVD September 30th.
“This is Where I leave You”: Coming to theaters on September 19th.
If you liked 22 Jump Street, see Dumb and Dumber To.
This summer, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum moved on to college and did the impossible by making a sequel just as funny as an original. This fall, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as the title characters in search of Harry’s long lost daughter. Loyal fans have waited twenty long years to hear the fate of Harry and Lloyd after their escapades in “Dumb and Dumber,” and we can only hope this sequel will be just as dumb as the first.
“22 Jump Street”: Will be out on DVD November 18th.
“Dumb and Dumber To”: Coming to theaters on November 14.
If you liked The Giver, see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
Despite a fan following built up over the past two decades, the film version of “The Giver” floundered amongst the countless dystopian teen novels–turned–films released in recent years. “The Hunger Games” series has led that pack, and its next installment, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” debuts on November 21st, just in time for Thanksgiving break.
“The Giver”: Still showing at UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17 & RPX, 1400 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”: Coming to theaters on November 21st.