Upcoming movies you don’t want to miss

AMC Fairlane in Dearborn, Michigan Photo// Cinema Treasures

As the weather changes and midterm season comes to an end, take advantage of student discounts and head on over to AMC Fairlane to watch some of your favorite actors on the big screen. AMC Fairlane is located ½ mile from campus, providing state-of-the-art theater screens with drinks, popcorn and finger foods of your choice. Ticket prices range from $4-$8, giving you a bang for your buck. But as Hollywood releases films frequently, it can be overwhelming for many of us as we scratch our heads not knowing which movie to watch. To make it easier, here’s a list of the 10 movies you won’t want to miss from now until the end of the year. 


  • Joker 


Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. Photo// Digital Spy

Release Date: October 4, 2019

Arthur Fleck looks for approval as he roams the streets of Gotham City. Working a day job as a clown and a failed comedian, he tries to feel like he’s part of the world around him. But as he’s bullied by society, he slowly transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. 


  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

Release Date: October 18, 2019

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and a sequel of Maleficent, this movie is a dark fantasy adventure film in which an intimidating queen causes a split between Princess Aurora and Maleficent. Together, they must now face enemies in an attempt to protect the magical lands that they share. If you’re a fan of Disney, you won’t want to miss this film. 


  • Terminator: Dark Fate


Starring: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Adding to the Terminator franchise, Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Conner, who attempts to protect a young girl from a newly modified Terminator with the help of a cyborg human hybrid. However, this new Terminator poses a huge threat as it is from the future. 


  • The Irishman


Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Is there a more intense actor lineup in the history of movies? This epic crime film is the story of Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman and World War II veteran. Now an old man, he looks back at his past as a hitman and all the events he was a part of. Sheeran reflects closely on the role that he played in the disappearance of his longtime friend and his involvement with the Bufalino crime family. 


  • Doctor Sleep


Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Carl Lumbly

Release Date: November 8, 2019

If you’re a horror movie fanatic, this will be the perfect experience for you. Based on the book by Stephen King, this movie is about Dan Torrance, a man struggling with alcoholism who is traumatized by sinister events that happened when he was a child. A part of The Shining series, this fantasy thriller will certainly get you hooked.


  • Charlie’s Angels


Starring: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Release Date: November 15, 2019

This reboot has a fresh new look as Charlie’s Angels have to put their lives on the line to protect society from a systems engineer who releases a new dangerous technology. 


  • Frozen 2


Starring: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Release Date: November 22, 2019

Arguably the most popular children’s movies in the past few years, Frozen is coming out with its second movie, giving us the chance to see Elsa and her sister embark on a new journey far away from Arendelle. If you have any young children in your family and want to spend a day with them, this is the perfect way to do so. 


  • 21 Bridges


Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons

Release Date: November 22, 2019

After a huge conspiracy is uncovered, a local NYPD detective joins the city in search of two cop killers. As the night continues, he isn’t sure of who to follow and which leads to pursue, forcing him to take extreme measures and close all of Manhattan’s 21 bridges so that no one can escape. 


  • Jumanji: The Next Level


Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas

Release Date: December 13, 2019

If you’re a fan of action-comedy, this star-studded line-up of actors offers just that. The four main characters in this movie have to go inside the fantastical video game world of Jumanji and save it by facing dangerous animals while being placed in obscure jungles, deserts and mountains. 


  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Release Date: December 20, 2019

This will be the third installment of the updated Star Wars trilogy and the very final episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga.” We will be able to witness the Resistance face the First Order one more time and the end of the ancient conflict between the Sith and the Jedi. If you haven’t watched the Star Wars films before, I recommend you start so that you’re prepared to watch this epic finale on the big screen!