Fall 2014 Movie Preview

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(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Samsung)

(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Samsung)

With summer coming to a close, the movie industry heats up again just in time for the holidays.  With a handful of highly anticipated films hitting the big screen this fall, we put together some of the biggest in one place to plan your movie nights accordingly.

Action, adventure, family, musical and more, these films are bound to make a cinematic splash in the back half of 2014.

The Maze Runner – Sept. 19

“Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.”

Pride – Sept. 19

“UK gay and lesbian activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.”

Jimi: All is By My Side – Sept. 26

“A drama based on Jimi Hendrix’s pre-fame years.

Jimi: All is By My Side

Gone Girl – Oct. 3

“With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.”

Whiplash – Oct. 10

“A young musician struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer.”

Laggies – Oct. 24

“A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.”

The Theory of Everything – Nov. 7

“A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.”

Dumb and Dumber To – Nov. 14

“20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.”

Beyond the Lights – Nov. 14

“A talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Nov. 21

“Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.”

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies – Dec. 17

“The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?”

Annie – Dec. 19

“Business tycoon and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan since her parents left her as a baby.”

Into the Woods – Dec. 25

“A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.”

*All plot lines taken from IMDB.

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