The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette carried a feature article in is entertainment magazine this morning that previewed the upcoming "Fall Movies" scheduled for release in the months ahead. Summaries of sixty movies were included, many of which will fall into the "don't wanna see it" category for me.
However, there was one movie, scheduled to be released around Christmas time, of which I had never heard, and it really grabbed my attention. It's called "The Papers" and it is about the legal wranglings over the release of The Pentagon Papers back in the early 1970's. All you youngsters out there can Google that, but here is the synopsis from IMDB:
"A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events."
IMDB also refers tells you that the name of this movie is "The Post", so apparently the actual title is still up in the air.
It stars Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham of the Washington Post, and it is directed by Steven Spielberg. It also includes such interesting actors as Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Matthew Rhys, but is the pedigree of Hanks-Spielberg-Streep that will make this one Must See movie going for The Grandstander.
Mark your movie going calendars for this one, folks.