Coming soon: More dramatic movies

Coming soon: More dramatic movies
Clockwise from left: Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Matthew Mcconaughey.

Summer's over and that means we get a reprieve - finally! - from the loud, noisy shoot- 'em-up fare at the cineplexes.

So what do we get in return?

The next few months will see grittier, more dramatic and serious works typical of the fall movie season.

That also means your usual Hollywood Alist hunks will get a chance to flex their creative muscles and venture into deeper and perhaps, uncharted waters.

Chris Hemsworth, for instance, hung up his Thor hammer for a steering wheel in Rush.

Opening here on sept 26, the Formula 1 racing biopic portrays him in a different light. Gone is his gentlemanly heroic alter-ego - his Rush persona is a serial womaniser.

JOANNE SOH profiles her favourite leading men who have also undergone a switcheroo by playing against type.

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