For the movie business this autumn, there’s nowhere to go but up.
After one of the worst box-office summers in 19 years — a result of rising ticket prices, distractingly popular television shows and, let’s face it, terrible movies like “The Mummy” and “The Dark Tower” — this autumn can only be an improvement. For starters, there are at least two fail-safe hits, the superhero-ensemble film “Justice League” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” We’ll also see sequels to the crowd-pleasing comedies “Daddy’s Home,” “Bad Moms” and “Pitch Perfect.” As for Oscar possibilities, two obvious candidates are “The Post,” starring Meryl Streep as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, and a new film by Paul Thomas Anderson that doesn’t yet have a title but features Daniel Day-Lewis as a high-society fashion designer. (It’s due in theaters Dec. 25.)
Throw in James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist,” about the making of one of the worst films ever, and “The Greatest Showman,” a musical starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, and the coming months ought to start looking up. Here are 19 releases that should get moviegoers back into theaters:
‘MOTHER!’ (Sept. 15)
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Writer-director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) isn’t saying much about the plot of his lowercase-titled psychological thriller, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, right. as a woman besieged by…
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