The weather will be getting cooler soon, and that means lots of fall dates for those who are coupled up, or looking to find someone to cuddle with. But in addition to hayrides and football tailgates, there are a slew of fun and bro-friendly movies coming out that your guy will love. Will Wilson is back in GuyTalk action to help us impress the bros with our cinematic selections for the rest of 2015
It’s an ACTUAL fact that dudes love gangster movies. From an early age, we’re indoctrinated into such classics as Goodfellas, The Godfather, and The Untouchables.
Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, a notoriously brutal Irish mobster in Boston who is persuaded by an FBI agent (Joel Edgerton) to help eliminate their common enemy, the Italian mob. Things get hairy, corruption runs rampant involving politicians like Benedict Cumberbatch, causing explosions and whackings, to ensue. Good things ahead all around.
This one’s a sleeper for sure. From director Eli Roth, the terrifying man who directed Hostel and Cabin Fever comes the story of some 20-something activists who want to travel into the Peruvian rainforest to “make a difference” by saving nature and its indigenous peoples. This all goes south when their plane crashes and they’re captured by said indigenous peoples, who still practice ritualistic human sacrifice. The trailer alone is terrifying, and one reviewer said the film will leave audiences “stumbling out of the theatre.”
Again, I say to you, men doth love gangster movies. Set in London in the 1960s, the story centers around the American mob seeking to turn London into the Las Vegas of Europe, using a pair of brothers known as the Krays as their gateway into the city.
The first, Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy) is known for his suave negotiations while the second, Ronald Kray (Tom Hardy) is famous for being a “one man mob” enforcer.
Yes, you read that right. Tom Hardy is playing both of the two brothers, the second of which is legitimately insane—a paranoid schizophrenic to be exact. Which leads to the best part: the story of the Krays is a real one.
A new take on the traditional Frankenstein story (although not as crappy as the Aaron Eckhart I, Frankenstein) features James MacAvoy as the good doctor and Harry Pott — I mean Daniel Radcliffe — as his hunchbacked manservant, Igor. Seems as good a way as any to start off Halloween season.
In keeping with the creepy theme, why not mention an upcoming flick that’s got the potential to be one of the most terrifying haunted house movies ever made: Crimson Peak.
Like most of his movies, (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming masterwork is dripping with atmosphere, and in the case of this film, dripping with blood as well. At its core, it’s a Victorian romance, with a young writer (Mia Waskowska) falling for a mysterious stranger (Tom Hiddelston) who takes her to live in his eerie ancestral home with his unsettling sister (Jessica Chastain).
But knowing Del Toro, it’s far more than a Downtown Abbey-esque period piece—its also mortifying Gothic horror. Simply put, this is your horror blockbuster fix for the season—without any cheap gimmicks.
Who doesn’t like Tom Hanks? Seriously? The guy’s incredibly likeable, an immensely talented actor, and once played Forrest Gump.
Hanks’ upcoming film features him as New York lawyer James Donovan, tasked with handling one of the most daunting prisoner exchanges in history.
A brief backstory: During the Cold War, one of the United States’ spy planes was shot down over Soviet Russia, leading to the capture and imprisonment of it’s pilot. The downed pilot’s only hope is Donovan (Hanks) negotiating his exchange for the return of a convicted Soviet spy, leading to pressure from both enemy and ally alike.
It’s gonna be tense, it’s gonna be tough, and it’s definitely not gonna be a box of chocolates, but something tells me we’ve got a good spy thriller on our hands.
It goes without saying that guys everywhere are awaiting the return of the ultimate international action hero, James Bond, played once again by Daniel Craig.
What maybe does need explaining is the significance behind this newest installment of the franchise: a return to one of the greatest supervillains of all times.
The title of the film, Spectre, takes its name from the shadowy organization that has inspired more than a handful of spoofs (including Austin Powers). It’s an anagram for “Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion,” so they pretty much stand for everything wrong with the world. What makes this significant however is not their motives, but their leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Bond’s arch nemesis and a villain so famous that he’s been lampooned countless times (Dr. Evil, anyone?). This will be the first time the franchise will return to its roots and pit Bond against the supervillain of all supervillains since he defeated Blofeld in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only.
So aside from the return of the archnemesis, what else do we have to look forward to? Well besides Bond Girl #1, Bond Girl #2, Bond Girl #3, and Bond Girl #4, I guess you could say that we can also look forward to cars with flamethrowers.
Seth Rogen + Jospeh Gordon Levitt + Anthony Mackie + a whole lot of drugs = probably a better comedy than Hangovers 2 & 3.
This is going to be the Christmas version of This Is The End. And the trailer can do a better job explaining than I can.
You show me a man who doesn’t like Pixar movies, and I’ll show you a damn liar.