Unless you’re VOD savvy or paid to see Guardians of the Galaxy five times since its August 1 release, August sucked the big one at the movies. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For? The colossal fail that happens when you wait nine years to make a sequel to a movie that was succeeded solely because of its now-dated visual gimmickry. Into the Storm? More like When Obnoxious Lames Get Sucked Up By Better-Than-They-Deserve CGI. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not enough scenes with turtles beat-boxing in elevators to mask the script’s rampant idiocy, Shredder's half-baked scheme, and Splinter's all-around WTF-ness.
You’re no doubt clamoring for something worth dropping $15 on at the local multiplex that’s not about talking trees and snarky raccoons, and—sorry, Pierce Brosnan—The November Man isn’t it. Be careful what you wish for, though, because there’s no shortage of must-see cinema heading our way from now through December—47 must-see new movies, to be exact.
Come Christmas, you’ll have watched Seth Rogen and James Franco infuriate North Korea more than Dennis Rodman haters ever could. You’ll be forced to choose your own personal Best Actor from the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, and newcomer Jack O’Connell. Josh Hutcherson will have actually starred in a gritty crime flick about Pablo Escobar. Shia LaBeouf will have shot at Germans in a WWII movie alongside Brad Pitt. And the world will have (hopefully) survived the—if its embarrassing trailer is any indication—nightmare known as Dumb and Dumber To.
Buckle up, film lovers—we’re in for four jam-packed months. These are The Most Anticipated Movies of Fall 2014.