Entertainment Preview: What to Look Forward To This Fall
As the fall entertainment season approaches, the upcoming television and film releases bring well-deserved anticipation and excitement. Within the next three months, there are a handful of movies, spin-offs, and television reboots to look out for.
From filmmaker Darron Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), “mother!” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfieffer. This psychological thriller tells the story of a couple whose tranquility is disrupted when an intrusive couple who arrive and lodge in Lawrence (The Mother) and Bardem’s (Him/Eli) home. “Mother!” tackles dark themes while challenging a family’s equilibrium. Aronofsky’s macabre obsessions are what make this film worth the wait and anticipation.
“Battle of the Sexes”
In tennis, the phrase “battle of the sexes” refers to a match between a man and a woman. This biographical film features Emma Stone as Billie Jean King during her historical rise to victory. Battle of the Sexes documents the iconic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). The film portrays an important look into the sexual revolution of the 1970’s through the lens of King’s championship match.
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (September 22)
Continuing on from the unfinished “Kingsman” saga, this film sends the agents of Kingsman to the United States to join various Special Forces after The Golden Circle destroys their headquarters. From director Matthew Vaughn, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle “delivers an action-filled retelling of this comic book story. The film stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, and Halle Berry.
“The Young Sheldon”
(September 25, CBS)
As “The Big Bang Theory” came to an end, it was discovered that the life of child genius, Sheldon Cooper, had a story to be told. This upcoming series is a spin- off of “The Big Bang Theory” and follows Sheldon from childhood through high school while depicting his hardships and comedic upbringing. For fans of the previous series and open-minded viewers, this show earns a spot on the entertainment calendar.
(September 28, ABC)
Shonda Rhimes’ hit television series is back for a 14th season and continues the medical drama with a highly anticipated two-hour premiere. Starring Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, and Kevin McKidd, “Grey’s Anatomy” features the aftermath of death, heartbreak, and career struggles that should make for another thrilling season.
(October 27, Netflix)
After a successful first season, “Stranger Things” is rebooting right before Halloween, which allows viewers to prepare for another eerie continuation of this Sci-Fi thriller. Set in the fall of 1984, a group of adolescent teens continue their fight against supernatural forces plaguing their small town. Fans can look forward to another nine episodes filled with new characters, along with returning cast members such as Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp.
(November 5, Showtime)
As the popularity of “Shameless” rises, the Gallagher’s are back in full force for an eighth season. Starring Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutosky, and Emma Kenney, viewers can prepare for more of the misfortunes that plague the dysfunctional family of six. Set in present day Chicago, Frank Gallagher’s (William H. Macy) perpetual alcoholism and inhibited judgment continues to wreak havoc on the entire Gallagher clan which leaves viewers excited to watch the family dynamic continue to unfold.
In this upcoming superhero film, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) partners with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to assemble a team of “metahumans” to face Steppenwolf and his army. Based on the DC comic series, “Justice League” continues the heroic battle against evil forces plaguing humanity. Comic book lovers and superhero fanatics anticipate this release in the wake of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
For now, viewers will have to wait and see if each of these picks live up to the hype surrounding this fall entertainment season.