There's magic in the air this fall. There's also music. And venom. And revenge, hate, grouchiness and a whole host of other emotions, all of which can be experienced firsthand in some highly anticipated movies headed to theaters soon.
Here are 10 upcoming movies we're looking forward to, across a wide range of genres.
'Night School' (Sept. 28)
Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) joins Kevin Hart for this classroom comedy in which Haddish plays a scary-strict teacher with a penchant for boxing and Hart her doesn't-know-what-a-square-root-is adult GED student.
'Venom' (Oct. 5)
A Spider-Man spinoff without Spider-Man? What could go wrong? Sony is hoping that Marvel Comics' popular anti-hero has enough superhuman strength to stand alone at the box office, and they might not be wrong. Tom Hardy stars as journalist Eddie Brock, who develops a, uh, complex relationship with an alien symbiote.
'A Star is Born' (Oct. 5)
The remake (or cover, if you will) is finally here. After fits and starts and recasting, say hello to Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga (American Horror Story) as a struggling singer who becomes entangled with Bradley Cooper's superstar. She waxes and he wanes in this tragic love story that feels as old as time, mainly because you've seen it again and again. Bonus: Lady Gaga is writing the music for this swipe at a classic. Bradley Cooper directs.
'The Hate U Give' (Oct. 19)
Trayvon Martin. Mike Brown. Tamir Rice. Jordan Edwards. These names and others have ensured that police shootings are on the minds of a lot of young people, especially teenagers of color. Still, it was impressive to see a young-adult novel willing to tackle the subject head on, but Angie Thomas' debut rocketed to the top of bestseller lists. This much-anticipated film adaptation stars Amandla Stenberg (Everything, Everything), K.J. Apa (Riverdale) and Anthony Mackie (The Avengers: Infinity War).
'Bohemian Rhapsody' (Nov. 2)
Maybe you have to be a certain age to know Queen, but you've surely heard its music ("We Are the Champions," "This Thing Called Love," and the operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody," for example). Mr. Robot star Rami Malek seems to be channeling the band's charismatic, troubled lead singer Freddie Mercury in this biopic, which follows the band from its 1970s origins to its triumphant performance at Live Aid in 1985.
'Nobody's Fool' (Nov. 2)
In her second fall movie to make this list, Tiffany Haddish stars as rough-around-the-edges Tanya, who is just trying to turn her life around. So, she asks for help from her buttoned-up sister Danica (Tika Sumpter, Southside With You and the Ride Along franchise), who seems to have it all together. We all know where this Tyler Perry film is going, but there's guaranteed laughter on this ride.
'Suspiria' (Nov. 2)
Remakes of horror films come a dime a dozen, it seems, but rarely do they produce this much excitement. Italian filmmaker Dario Argento's 1977 film is a classic; its remake is an Event. Luca Guadagnino directs Dakota Johnson (50 Shades franchise) as she studies at a dance academy and runs into evil. Hello, Tilda Swinton.
'The Girl in the Spider's Web' (Nov. 9)
Fans of the late Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist will be happy to have them back in this sort-of sequel -- it's the film version of a book written after Larsson's death but based on his beloved characters from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Claire Foy (who recently starred as a young Queen Elizabeth in the first two seasons of The Crown) plays ridiculously against type as the pierced, tatted-up hacker while Sverrir Gudnason (Borg vs. McEnroe) co-stars as the journalist she helps with her mad skills.
'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' (Nov. 9)
Sure, this will be the third adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic Christmas story How The Grinch Stole Christmas, but surely your heart can grow three sizes to accommodate. (Besides, it's been 18 years since the Jim Carrey film.) This one is computer-animated and comes to you from the same studio behind the Minions, with Benedict Cumberbatch providing the voice of the Mean One himself.
'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' (Nov. 16)
You've probably heard of Voldemort, but every big Harry Potter fan also knows about Grindelwald, the "big bad" that terrorized the world before He Who Must Not Be Named. Grindelwald was just barely glimpsed in the first Fantastic Beasts movie, but this prequel-sequel is bringing out the big guns (including a young Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law) to dive deeper into the villain's untold story.