M: Blah blah blah… Christmas blockbusters… blah blah blah… Oscar bait… and here they are:
E: October was good, but November is going to be even better. In fact, I’m not sure even December can beat this November for awesome and exciting looking movies.
M: I know I have movies I’m VERY excited for, and have been waiting for for a long time! Heck, I’m starting the month by going to the theater on the 1st, and will be going to a midnight show later in the month, too. Woohoo!
E: This November has a little something for everyone – animation, documentaries, epic action, biopics, literary adaptations, football movies, the works. It even has the most promising romantic comedy in years. Continue reading
E: This October looks good, man. Really good.
M: Not feeling you. Looking through, I only see a few movies that I’m legitimately interested in seeing, and I’m not wild about any of those.
C: But then, there are only about two months in the year — December and May — when we’re as excited about the movie offerings as E is.
E: Ah, September. School begins, the new television season starts up, and the movie season goes to sleep. Oh, sure, we get a few advanced would-be awards films or adult-skewing thrillers, but September for the most part is a dumping ground for films that don’t fit into peak viewing times.
M: Is it me, or does it seem like we say that for every month outside of May through July, then November and December? And yet every year there are surprise hits in the other months, and movies that should have drawn a better audience in the crowded ones. Argh!
C: We do. It’s starting to get repetitive. We need a new opening strategy.
E: Okay, how’s this? September can bring a few awards bait film in slow release (Argo, American Beauty) and October even more. And as the studio’s schedules get more and more crowded, you get a better chance of getting good films every month.
M: And hey, you know what? Looking over this month’s slate… It looks pretty decent. A small selection, but more things I think I want to see than I expected.
E: Okay, so how’s this: September — more than “decent enough.”
E: Typically by August, the studios have given up on summer. All the interesting films have been released, and there’s perhaps one impressive project and a few horror movies left as scraps. As M mentioned in last month’s preview, however, August of 2013 brings us much more interesting fare.