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Fall Movie Preview

Scene Staff | Wednesday, September 4, 2013

“Hunger Games:
Catching Fire”
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
Why we’re excited: We sort of feel like we’re somehow contractually obligated to see this.
If you like: Jennifer Lawrence

“Gravity”
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Why we’re excited: The movie is apparently about two people trapped in space for 90 minutes, which, at the very least, is a change of pace from summer blockbusters.
If you like: Space

“The Counselor”
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz
Why we’re excited: Cormac McCarthy, author of “No Country for Old Men” and “The Road,” wrote the script, so odds are it’s going to be a little violent, a little funny and very, very good.
If you like: “No Country for Old Men”

“Don Jon”
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson
Why we’re excited: Gordon-Levitt and Johansson both sport some serious Jersey accents in the trailer.
If you like: “Jersey Shore,” “500 Days of Summer”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Director: Martin Scorcese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Why we’re excited: Nobody can remember the last time Scorcese made a bad movie, and this doesn’t look like the one that’s going to break the streak.
If you like: “Wall Street,” “The Departed”

“Machete Kills”
Director: Richard Rodriguez
Starring: Danny Trejo
Why we’re excited: “Machete” was one of the most entertaining action movies in recent memory, and if the trailer is any indication, “Machete Kills” is going to make the original look like “Downton Abbey.”
If you like: “Machete”