Casey Affleck, who could see his first Oscar nod for Best Actor, stars as a man tasked with caring for his teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges) after his brother (Kyle Chandler) dies. The family drama premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where Amazon Studios scooped it up for a whopping $10 million and critics rained praise. It also stars Michelle Williams and Gretchen Mol. It opens November 18.
Here’s another potential Oscar contender. Lion tells the true story of a man’s search for his home. Based on Saroo Brierley’s 2013 memoir A Long Way Home, Lion is the story of 5-year-old Indian child who gets hopelessly lost after falling asleep on a parked train and ending up in Calcutta, a thousand miles from his village. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he (Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family.The film also stars Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman and opens November 25.
Not entirely sure why they felt the need to make another film in The Ring series, but here we are with Rings. It revolves around the same premise: Some unlucky person watches a creepy AF VHS tape – and in this updated version, watching it online works just as well. Then said person receives a phone call with the whispered warning of “seven days” and then spends the next seven days trying to figure out the mystery but then dying a gruesome death at the hands of Samara, the girl thrown in the well. The Rings cast included Vincent D’Onofrio, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden and Laura Wiggins. It opens in theaters on October 28th.
Halle Berry experiences a mother’s worst nightmare in Kidnap. The heart-stopping action thriller follows Berry as a mom who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son – and it looks like she’s going to kick major ass doing it.0