The Biggest Movies of Fall 2014 According to Your Grandparents


Every time one season ends and a new season begins, there is a tendency to compile a list of which upcoming films will probably be the best. This is fun to do, but the biggest flaw in doing so is that, in the end, it is tough to write about films that you have not seen.

In response to this, I decided to devise a more fun way to talk about what is coming out in the months ahead. Everybody knows that nobody comes up with more creative, albeit wrong, titles for movies than your grandparents. I did it in the winter, and I did it in the fall, and now I am going to try it out again. If I decided to take a trip down to Florida and survey everybody who was playing a game of shuffleboard, this is what they would say are the biggest movies coming out this fall:

Birdman: The Alcatraz Picture

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: The Mystery of Penny Lane

Foxcatcher: The Foxcatcher

Fury: The Inglourious Basterds

Gone Girl: Gone Baby Gone

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: To Catch a Mockingbird

Interstellar: The One with Outer Space

Rosewater: Did You Hear What That Jon Stewart Said About Israel?

The Judge: When’s Law & Order On?

The Maze Runner: The Hungry Games