My 30 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall and Winter 2015 Pt. 1

30: 99 Homes

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A desperate construction worker (Andrew Garfield) reluctantly accepts a job with the ruthless real-estate broker (Michael Shannon) who evicted him and his family from their home.

29: Mississippi Grind

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Convinced that his new found friend (Ryan Reynolds) is a good-luck charm, a gambling addict (Ben Mendelsohn) takes the man on a road trip to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.

28: I Saw A Light

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Born in Alabama in 1923, Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) rises to fame to become a musical legend.

27:Sleeping With Other People

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Twelve years after a one-night stand, a man (Jason Sudeikis) and a woman (Alison Brie) run into each other and try to maintain a platonic relationship despite their mutual attraction.

26:Freeheld

FREEHELDPOSTER-SMALLimages (68)rs_634x1024-141022095645-634.Ellen-Page-Julianne-Moore-JR-102214                                   Diagnosed with terminal cancer, decorated New Jersey Detective Lt. Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives welcome help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell). Together, the men unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple’s fight for equality.

25:The Good Dinosaur

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A young dinosaur (Raymond Ochoa) named Arlo develops an unlikely friendship with a boy.

24:Crimson Peak

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Dark secrets haunt a mountaintop house where a man (Tom Hiddleston) lives with his sister (Jessica Chastain) and new bride (Mia Wasikowska).

23: Carol

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Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

22:Pawn Sacrifice

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American chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Soviet Grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) enthrall the world with their intense battle of wills and strategy during the 1972 World Chess Championship.

21:Steve Jobs

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A dramatized account of events surrounding the Apple co-founder’s launch of a number of iconic products, beginning with the iMac in 1998. (Michael Fassbender) Steve Jobs,(Seth Rogen) Steve Wosniak, (Kate Winslet) Joanna Hoffman

20:Macbeth

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Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. (Michael Fassbender) Macbeth, (Marion Cotillard) Lady Macbeth

19:Brooklyn

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An Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York must make a difficult choice when her past rears its head.

18: In the Heart of the Sea

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In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. Their incredible tale ultimately inspires author Herman Melville to write “Moby-Dick.”

17: Snowden

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16:Spotlight

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In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. Determined and committed, the group makes it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. (Michael Keaton) Water “Robbie” Robinson, (Rachel McAdams) Sasha Pfeiffer

This is the first 15 films on my 30 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall and Winter. Keep a look out for Pt 2 of my article out very soon. Thanks!

Dan Skip Allen

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