Popcorn taste better from October till New Years. Written by Sam Hicks

Sunday, February 24th 2019

The Dolby Theatre in Los Angles will host the award show that all of Hollywood works toward all year… The Oscars

This 8.5 pound trophy will be given to those who make us get to the theater 30 mins early and spend more on popcorn, candy and a coke than on the ticket!

We’re in the middle of October and there have been numerous great pieces of art released but there is a particular part of the year when weather is cozy, date nights are better, and the popcorn just taste better. A time I like to describe in two words.

Oscar Season

From October till January, for every year since I can remember, the quality of new movie releases moves up a notch. In my opinion, this is done intentionally so it stays fresh in our minds and hearts as the new year rolls around and the nominations begin in January.

So what’s on the reel for us this year? Well let me break down your fall and winter date nights for you. You can thank me later.

First up is one that most of you have already seen, some of you more than once, and it’s already getting praise from so many.

A Star is Born (October 5)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga shine in this remake, this time even directed by Cooper himself. Lady Gaga plays an aspiring singer-songwriter who is mentored and seduced by a washed up country singer. Guys out there, do yourself a favor and take her to see this. Grab a few extra napkins for the tears. Yours too, not just hers.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ywkF1lj5wyI

Next up

Beautiful Boy (October 12)

This one slipped through the cracks on me just last week, and I think I’ll catch it soon just for the cast! Timothée Chalamet plays Nic Sheff, whose meth addiction complicates his relationship with his father, David (Steve Carell). Steve Carell in serious roles were weird to me at first, but he’s shown he has a range as an actor.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/y23HyopQxEg

Let’s continue

First Man (October 12)

If you didn’t think Ryan Gosling was going to make the list, you’re insane. Following up after the nomination for La La Land, Ryan teams up with the same director to play Neil Armstrong in this race to be the first man to walk on the moon. Catch this one before it leaves the theater.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/PSoRx87OO6k

Now time for the “coming soon near you”

Serenity (October 19th)

Alright Alright Alright!!!

McConaughey and Hathaway on scene at the same time! We just got thrown a diamond if this one hits. McConaughey plays a fishing boat captain whose life takes a wild turn when his ex-wife (Hathaway) shows up asking him to kill her abusive second husband. Is anyone else wondering how she let McConaughey get away in the first place? Just me? Ok let’s move on.


Halloween (October 19th)

Jaime Lee Curtis took a break from eating Activa to kick her brothers ass. Michael Myers is back in the sequel from the 1978 hit to give us a thrill right before Halloween. Be prepared to jump a few times in this one.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ek1ePFp-nBI

Here’s the movie that has the hype of all hype

Bohemian Rhapsody (November 2)

I mean if you haven’t seen the trailer I’ll attach it for you to see it, but you must live under a rock! Rami Malek (who I’ll still remember for Mr Robot) plays Freddie Mercury in this biopic about the Queen frontman and the early days of this iconic band. This movie will Rock You! Make plans and get that small popcorn and large coke and watch Rami do magic. Oscar nomination lock! Expect them to clean up that night with trophies!

Trailer here: https://youtu.be/mP0VHJYFOAU

Who’s next… oh I remember. This guy!

Creed 2 (November 21)

Michael B. Jordan returns to his role as Adonis Creed, this time going into the ring against Viktor Drago, the son of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, who killed his father Apollo Creed in Rocky IV. “If he dies…he dies”. Book this one for the holidays!

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ovFpFtZ2Tvk

The best duo roles may go to this two

Green book(November 21)

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are guaranteed to shine in this instant classic. Dr. Don Shirley (Ali) is a world-class African American pianist who goes on a concert tour in the deep south in 1962. Tony Lip(Mortensen) gets hired by Shirley as a driver and protector and the two form an unexpected bond despite the racial tension during that time period. Ali will blow this role away and get some love Oscar night. Catch his one it’s based on a true story.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/9ZS5d9l8XL0

Margot Robbie, anyone remember her?

Mary, Queen of Scots(December 7)

Saoirse Ronan is playing the main character who attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). These two ladies will have some amazing dialogue in their roles, if I have to guess, and this one may surprise us and get some love come February.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/T5l8cvuo7IA

Ok last one I’ll cover is just for the ladies, since I’m skeptical on how good the story will be but…

Aquaman(December 21)

Jason Momoa…. you’re welcome ladies

Trailer: https://youtu.be/WDkg3h8PCVU

Notable mentions

  • Can you ever forgive me?- October 19
  • Mowgli- October 19th
  • Boy Erased- November 2
  • Suspiria- November 2
  • The Girl in the Spider’s Room- November 9
  • Widows- November 16
  • Under the Silver Lake- December 7
  • Bumblebee- December 21

Now you have all the material you need for your movie fix this fall and winter. Get your dates set, enjoy the trailers I’ve provided and let’s see who brings home the gold.