Fall Movies You Won't Want to Miss
August 2, 2005
A heat wave may be still spreading across the country,
and air conditioning units are certainly working in
overdrive, but "Extra" is jumping ahead to
give you a sneak peek of this fall's must-see flicks.
So grab your pen and paper, because we've got eight
great reasons you'll be hitting your nearest theater
as soon as the leaves begin to change colors.
"In Her Shoes"
Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and the legendary Shirley MacLaine star in the Curtis Hansen-directed drama about soul-searching sisters. And a confident MacLaine told "Extra" that this performance may bring her a second Oscar.
"It could be a nomination, yeah," MacLaine said. "Drama, very undertone performance, very curtailed, contained."
"The Weather Man"
Oscar winner Nicolas Cage is back in theaters this fall in this quirky family drama. Michael Caine and Hope Davis co-star in the story about a weatherman who lives with his wife and kids in Chicago, but who wants to move to New York.
You'll need a tissue for Gwyneth Paltrow's tear jerker about a daughter coming to the aid of her dying father. Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal co-star.
Orlando Bloom is going home for his father's funeral in "Elizabethtown," and he's falling in love with a flight attendant played by Kirsten Dunst on the way.
Bloom told us about director Cameron Crowe's magical
movie touch, saying, "I was working with Cameron
Crowe, who has got his hand on his heart and his finger
on the pulse of America, as far as I can tell."
"2 for the Money"
And if you're looking for an adrenaline jolt, Matthew McConaughey and Al Pacino are wheeling and dealing in this gambling saga about a college football star, who after suffering a career-ending injury, hooks up with a renown bookie.
"A History of Violence"
Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris are squaring off in this dark drama about a normal family who is put into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner. Maria Bello and William Hurt co-star.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
The highly-anticipated fourth Harry Potter movie is finally almost here, and this time, Harry finds himself in a dangerous multi-wizardry school competition during his fourth year at Hogwarts. Also during this installment, the marks of Voldemort begin appearing, signaling that the evil wizard is ready to come back to the land of the living.
"Yours, Mine and Ours"
Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo are bringing back this Lucille Ball classic about a big blended family. And only "Extra" was on the set of the romantic comedy where both stars revealed these roles weren't too tough to play.
"It's not hard duty at all," Quaid said.
"He's a good kisser," Russo added. "I just fell right in."