In the Dark

Martian and Balck Mass posters

A long, hot summer movie season is coming to an end. It’s back to school, and so long to superheroes. Time to get serious as the heavier fare starts to hit theaters and the long march to the awards season begins. 

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ poster

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Directed by: Guy Ritchie


‘Ricki and The Flash’

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Rated: PG-13

Directed by: Jonathan Demme


Ian McKellan in ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Southpaw’

‘Southpaw,’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Trainwreck poster

In a Judd Apatow comedy, you can always count on the lead character following the same story arc. Usually he’s a hard-partying, pot smoking schlep who meets a girl and messes it up due to commitment phobia. In the end, he gets his act together and gets the girl back. Happy ending.

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ (left) and ‘Testament to Youth’

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ starring Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon


‘Ted 2’

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Rated: R


Love & Mercy poster and movie still

‘Love & Mercy,’ starring John Cusack, Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Bill


‘Jurassic World’

Starring: Chris Pratt, Dallas Bryce Howard

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

Rated: PG-13