Grab a friend and some popcorn. Here are the movies hitting the theaters this fall that you should keep your eye on:
Sept. 25: “Everest”
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Debicki, Keira Knightly
Plot: A severe snowstorm complicates a group’s climb up Mt. Everest in “Everest.”
Oct. 2: “The Martian”
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wig
Plot: “The Martian” follows the challenges an astronaut must face when his crew presumes him dead after a storm that he survived.
Oct. 9: “Pan”
Director: Joe Wright Starring: Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Jimmy Vee
Plot: “Pan” tells the original story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook.
Oct. 16: “Bridge of Spies”
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Austin Stowell, Alan Alda
Plot: “Bridge of Spies” follows an American lawyer who is recruited by the CIA to rescue a detained pilot during the Cold War.
Oct. 16: “Crimson Peak”
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Matthew Robbins
Plot: In “Crimson Peak,” dark secrets haunt a house where a man, his sister and his wife reside.
Oct. 16: “Goosebumps”
Director: Rob Letterman
Starring: Halston Sage, Jack Black, Odeya Rush
Plot: A young kid and horror author R.L. Stine’s niece come together when the writer’s imaginary creatures are set free in “Goosebumps.”
Oct. 23: “Jem and the Holograms”
Director: Jon M. Chu Starring: Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis, Ryan Guzman
Plot: “Jem and the Holograms” follows the transformation of a girl and her three sisters from underground video sensations to global superstars.
Oct. 23: “The Last Witch Hunter”
Director: Breck Eisener Starring: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood
Plot: In “The Last Witch Hunter,” the fate of humanity is in the hands of the last witch hunter who must face the most dangerous witches in history.
Director: Gregory Plotkin Starring: Chris J, Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George
Plot: “Paranomal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” tells the story of a family who experiences supernatural occurrences after discovering a video camera in their new home.
Nov. 6: “SPECTRE”
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Cristoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes
Plot: Bond’s past prompts him to uncover the truth behind the sinister organization in “SPECTRE.”
Nov. 6: “The Peanuts Movie”
Director: Steve Martino
Starring: Francesca Capaldi, Madisyn Shipman, Noah Schnapp
Plot: Snoopy pursues his arch-nemesis while Charlie Brown must find his was back home in “The Peanuts Movie.”
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Plot: In “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2,” Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in a revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
Nov. 25: “The Night Before”
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan, Anthony Mackie
Plot: “The Night Before” follows three best friends who set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
Nov. 25: “Victor Frankenstein”
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
Plot: “Victor Frankenstein” tells the story of how Frankenstein became a man from the perspective of Igor.
Collegian Reporter Randi Mattox can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @RandiMattox.