Fall Back Spring Forward: Top 5 Most and Least Anticipated Fall 2016 Films

Fall is almost upon us! Here's the list of Kevin Sampson and Robert Winship's most and least anticipated fall 2016 films of the "Fall Bakc Spring Forward" segment from the recent Picture Lock Radio episode. This marks the first seasonal themed countdown. Check out the list and let us know if you agree or disagree with any films. 

Some of these quotes read as though we're not film critics, but you can listen to the podcast discussion here to hear them in context! :)

 

FALL BACK (SKIP IT!)


Kevin #5. Inferno [10/28]

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster

Kevin says, “Tom Hanks looks like he’s asleep at the wheel picking up a check.”

 


Robert #5. Nerve [previously released 7/27]

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade

Robert says “I just don’t see this movie transcending the bounds of a teen, digital-era flick.”

 


Kevin/Robert #4. Bridget Jones’s Baby [9/16]

Director: Sharon Maguire

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth

Kevin says, “I don’t care about Bridget Jones' story at all at this point.”

Robert says, “Sixteen years later, I don’t know who’s clamoring for it.”


 

Kevin/Robert #3. Rings [10/28]

Director: F. Javier Gutierrez

Starring: Vincent D’Onofrio, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden

Kevin says “It doesn’t look like it’s exploring anything new.”

Robert says, “Twenty dollars says someone is crawling out of a laptop.”


Kevin #2. Boo! A Madea Halloween [10/21]

Director: Tyler Perry

Starring: Bella Thorne, Brock O’Hurn, Tyler Perry

Kevin says, “It’s one of those things that I’ll watch with the wife…we’ll have a couple laughs and then say “what’s for dinner?” It’s nothing we’ll talk about the next day.”


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Robert #2. The Bye Bye Man [12/9]

Director: Stacy Title

Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones

Robert says, “Despite the considerable talents of Doug Jones, this movie looks terribly mediocre.”

 


Kevin #1. Friend Request

Director: Simon Verhoeven

Starring: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

Kevin says, “There’s been a lot of great horror to come out this year in the genre, but I don’t think this will be one of them.”


Robert #1. The Space Between Us [12/21]

Director: Peter Chelsom

Starring: Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman,

Robert says “A movie about sad, space teens that will likely waste the efforts of both Carla Gugino and Gary Oldman”

 


 

SPRING FORWARD (SEE IT!)


Kevin #5. The Magnificent Seven [9/23]

Director: Anton Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt

Kevin says, “This is a racially diverse cast…and I’m really excited about seeing Denzel.”


Robert #5. Snowden [9/14]

Director: Oliver Stone

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley

“At least is going to have a powerful fist of political action.”

 

 


Kevin #4. Arrival [11/11]

Director: Dennis Villeneuve

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

Kevin says, “Based on the short story The Story of Your Life…it’s gonna be a pretty awesome mystery, sci-fi film.”


Robert #4. Blair Witch [9/16]

Director: Adam Wingard

Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid

Robert says, “It could fail, but it’s got to fail in a big way because there I so much to how we now experience cinema [that we owe to the Blair Witch Project].”


Kevin #3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [12/16]

Director: Gareth Edwards

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen

Kevin says, “It just looks amazing…Everything looks intriguing.”

 

 


Robert #3. The Handmaiden [10/21]

Director: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Min-hee Kim, Kim Tae-ri, Jung-woo Ha

Robert says, “It’s rare to see a movie that is able to keep its graphic tendencies in check with beauty and I think that Park Chan-wook is able to do that.”


Kevin #2. Moonlight

Director: Barry Jenkins

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan ‘Sandy’ Sanderson

Kevin says, “The fact that it’s an all African American cast, and that it’s a subject that in the African American community is not always talked about. I think it’s going to be very interesting.”


Robert #2. The Salesman [12/9]

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi

Robert says, “Early reviews look positive and I am on board for any foreign film centering on a Henry Miller reference.”


Kevin #1. The Birth of a Nation [10/7]

Director: Nate Parker

Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone-Junior

Kevin says, “This is one of those films that as a kid I was like “this would be so cool to make a movie about Nat Turner”, but I never thought it would happen because of the subject matter.”


 

Robert #1. Paterson [12/28]

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur

Robert says, “A quiet-looking movie from the often brilliant Jim Jarmusch also offers Adam Driver in the titular role. What’s not to like?”