The fall movie season is upon us and while all eyes are on the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre, and that new Star Wars movie, there are plenty of other great movies coming to theaters. Here are five films not starring Jedis or James Bond worth checking out during the next few months.
The Peanuts Movie
In an age when it seems almost anything nostalgic is given a second though, Charles Schulz beloved comic strip comes to life in this CG animated feature. In this movie due out November 6, Snoopy embarks on a mission to take on his arch nemesis while Charlie Brown sets off on his own adventure to try and woo the new girl in school. The entire Peanuts gang will be along for the ride and, good grief, let’s see if they can sneak the football gag in there somewhere.
The Hunger Games, Mockingjay – Part 2
With the massive marketing shadow of Star Wars looming over everything, it is easy to forget (unless you’re immersed in the world of Panem) that the final installment (for now) of The Hunger Games is due out on November 20. What exciting twists and turns await us as Katniss and her crew look to take down The Captiol and President Snow once and for all? We’ll have to find out during Thanksgiving weekend!
While it has somewhat flown under the radar for the past few months, this spin-off from the Rocky franchise turns the focus on the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis played by Michael B. Jordan. The film centers on Adonis traveling to Philadelphia and enlisting the help of Rocky himself (Sylvester Stallone) in preparation for a big fight. Except to see several nods to the original franchise in this film, out November 25.
The Good Dinosaur
The mini-drought of Pixar movies from last year gives way to two films this year. We’ve already been treated to the excellent Inside Out from earlier this year and now it is time for Arlo and Spot to set off on a wacky adventure. The story takes place in an alternate timeline where the asteroids that we all thought killed the dinosaurs misses the planet. A new Pixar short titled Sanjay’s Super Team will precede The Good Dinosaur, out November 25.
What is it with Matt Damon getting lost in space? After his adventures in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar a couple of years ago, Damon is stranded on Mars this time and it’s up to Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and the rest of the crew to rescue him in this Ridley Scott sci-fi adventure based on Andy Weir’s book. The Martian is in theaters October 2.