Scott Carty on 'Inferno,' 'American Pastoral,' 'Hacksaw Ridge'
On this weekend leading into Halloween, your eyes may seek some traditional scares from favorite movies of the past. And that’s a good idea, because there really isn’t anything you need to rush out to theaters for this weekend.
"Inferno' with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, Directed by Ron Howard, is the one big movie opening on the big screen this weekend. It’s a followup to Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” and features Hanks, once again, as Robert Langdon in a race to sort clues and stop a global act of terrorism. "Inferno" is just over two hours long and is rated PG-13.
But, fear not. There are some really good movies ahead, opening Friday, Nov. 4, that are worth a sneak peak. I’ll have much more for you on KOMO News, next week.
Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut and stars in "American Pastoral." based on the book by Phillip Roth. As Swede Levov, McGregor is a middle-class business man living the American Dream in the early 1960’. He has a beautiful wife (Jennifer Connelly), a beautiful daughter (Dakota Fanning) and a beautiful home. But he finds his world torn apart as his daughter becomes a radical political activist. It’s a heartbreaking journey of a father’s dedication to his family.
You will also start to hear a lot about "Hacksaw Ridge." It’s an epic war movie that is based on the true and very inspiring story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a World War II soldier who refused to carry a weapon in battle at Hacksaw Ridge in Okinawa. Still, as a medic, he saved 75 lives on that battlefield, navigating his way through life-threatening attacks and extreme tests of his conscience and faith. It’s a very powerful story. And it’s also very graphic, as intended by Director Mel Gibson.
As I mentioned, much more to come next week on "American Pastoral" and "Hacksaw Ridge."