Fall brings the freshest films to the silver screen

By Claudia Shannon, Features Production Editor

Even though the outing may cause a slight dent in any avid movie-goer’s wallet, movies never fail to create a fantastic feeling of anticipation before the picture projects onto the big screen. Teenagers and movie fanatics alike will experience this sensation with this fall’s captivating line-up.


Wall Street: Money

Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, premiered Sept. 24. Rather than simply remaking the 1987 original Wall Street, the sequel fast-forwards to the present day, bringing along its original villain Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) and his protégé Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men.) The movie introduces new central characters, Gekko’s daughter, Winnie (Carrie Mulligan, An Education) and her fiancé, Jacob Moore (Shia LeBouf, Transformers 2.) Revolving around the lies and scandals of New York City’s most famous business attraction, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is sure to offer an interesting outlook on the business world to younger minds, as well as refreshing take on a classic for its original fans.


It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Once a character has established himself in an epic film, it is difficult to measure up in subsequent ones. The new movie, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, premiering Oct. 9, faces this challenge. Zach Galifianakis’s character is most likely to be scrutinized because of his hilarious performance in the renowned film, The Hangover. However, Galifianakis is only a co-star in this highly anticipated film. Debut start Kier Gilchrist, a teenager who faces depression, checks himself into a hospital’s psychiatry ward, hoping to gain peace of mind. In his psychiatric stay, Gilchrist’s character not only gets a new perspective on life, but also a personal glimpse into other people’s lives similar to his own, like Emma Roberts (Valentine’s Day.) In a movie that grapples with teen life, it is sure to be critically acclaimed with a plot that zeroes in on such a riveting societal issue.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

In its nine-year long saga, the Harry Potter series has gained fans worldwide. Beyond the original devoted bookworms, the films have only gained more and more recognition through the years. This Nov. 19, the first of the two-part finale will begin to draw the era to a close with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. The movie will once again follow the lives of Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe (December Boys), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and Hermione Granger (Emma Roberts, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), as they embark on a long and perilous journey through their dark world, striving to prove that good always triumphs over evil. Their motives are pure, hoping to put an end to Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List), the villain who induces terror in both the wizard community and the muggle world. The final chapter of the renowned story will not only satisfy the box offices, but also the many fans who have remained devoted to the story’s characters.