Welcome back to Screen Scholars! We never forgot about you, we’ve just been really busy. One of us spent the last several months wondering if she’d have to live in a box on the side of the road in Kings County. (Me. I wondered that.) And while we remain tremendously busy, just tremendously tied up with the obligations of the world that exists outside the television and film.
Welcome to fall. Here are your weekend films.
Home Again stars Reese Witherspoon in a film she’s too good for as a recently divorced mother of two who takes in three boarders in her childhood home. Glad now that Liz Lemon didn’t marry Michael Sheen.
IT stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in this completely unnecessary remake (fine, the last one was a miniseries) of Stephen King’s novel. It’s getting good reviews!
9/11 is a drama starring a bunch of assholes in an elevtor in a film that shouldn’t have been made in the first place. Fuck this.
Napping Princess is an animated film about a girl who uses her dreams to solve a family mystery.
Poster Boys is a comedy about three men who face wacky hijinks when their faces are used to advertise sterilization.
Rebel in the Rye stars Nicholas Hoult (and Kevin Spacey, great) as a man who pensively walks around in the woods because he’s written Catcher In the Rye and teen boys LOVE it.
School Life is a documentary about two teachers at a boarding school in Ireland.
Trophy is a documentary about hunting. It’s supposed to be really good! It will be a bummer, and I’m sure Leonardo DiCaprio will be tied to its success.
Twenty Two is a documentary about the last surviving Chinese “comfort women,” women who were abducted into imprisonment for the pleasure of Japanese soldiers.
Year by the Sea, based on a memoir of the same name, is about a pretty wealthy woman who Finds Herself in Cape Cod when she separates from her dumb husband.