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October 13, 2013

Top 10: Listing the best of this fall's flicks

One movie-lover's guide to the best of the upcoming film season


I haven't liked all of his movies, and he's admitted to making commercial decisions over artistic ones. But I've liked enough to see one about stock car-racing.

“Labor Day,” Dec. 25

Starring: Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet

Director: Jason Reitman

About: A woman and her young son unwittingly take in an escaped convict.

I know absolutely nothing about this movie, which doesn't matter. Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet are my favorite actors. So I'm there.

“Catching Fire,” Nov. 22

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

Director: Francis Lawrence

About: The second installment in “The Hunger Games” trilogy about kids chosen at random to fight to the death.

Remember what I said up there about blockbusters? Well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't super excited about this one.

I couldn't put “The Hunger Games” books down. I was up until 3 in the morning reading, and I hadn't seen that hour of the day since college. The first movie was flawed, but certainly not enough to skip the sequel.

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