I love doing these movie preview guides, but with the end of the year rapidly approaching and the unofficial start of Awards Season upon us, I decided that for the rest of the year, I’m going to do these Movie Release Guides monthly instead of seasonally, starting with the September movie releases. Hope that’s okay!
This month promises some pretty good movies. I’ve seen one or two already and am really excited about a few others. I’m just going through the big studio releases and then maybe throwing in a few smaller films that are noteworthy and need attention. So here we go:
Opening today, September 2:
The Light Between Oceans
This is based on a book I really want to read. I saw the movie a couple of weeks ago and seriously cried through most of it. I’m a total sap when it comes to movies, but it’s been a LONG time since a film has done that to me. There are some things I wish they had done differently, but it’s a good experience and the performances are awesome.
This is a film by Kevin Smith and starring his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, alongside Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp. It’s not getting great reviews (although this one isn’t bad) and I don’t know if I want to see it or not. But I’ve heard if you like Kevin Smith you probably won’t hate this, so…
I think this doesn’t look good at all, but it’s a scary movie and those don’t usually completely flop at the box office. Although this is one of those scary-because-science-went-wrong type flicks, and those often DO flop. But, Kate Mara is in it and I like her.
The Disappointments Room
A movie that will probably do relatively well because it’s scary and fall time and people love scary movies in the fall. This one actually does look intriguing, though. I’m sure I’ll check it out.
I’ve been looking forward to this movie for a long time, mostly because I puffy heart Tom Hanks. Just like pretty much everyone in the entire world. But I remember when the Miracle on the Hudson happened and I remember all the questions and things that happened in the aftermath and I think this is going to be a really good movie.
When the Bough Breaks
I don’t know what it is about movies where a seemingly perfect couple get tested in the form of some woman becoming fixated on the husband. But that’s what this is and it looks not bad. Plus Morris Chestnut is so pretty.
Bridget Jones’s Baby
If Bridget doesn’t get back together with Mark Darcy I’ll probably never be able to watch Bridget Jones’s Diary ever again.
I’m weirdly excited about this movie. I saw The Blair Witch Project much later than the rest of the world, and on TV instead of in a theater. I thought the movie was okay, but not amazing. And yet, I really want to see this.
I don’t know how I feel about this one, honestly. My feelings about Edward Snowden are pretty mixed and I am sure this movie is probably going to make him out to be a complete hero when I don’t exactly see him that way. Still, this is in the Oscar talk, so it may become a must see.
This could be good. Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson are both likable enough. I think it’s going to end up being a little on the cheesy side, but I’m willing to give it a chance.
The Queen of Katwe
I saw this a couple of weeks ago too. The actors are VERY good. Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga are great in this inspirational Disney movie. But it’s far from perfect and wasn’t as good as it could have been. I will probably be writing a full review later because there are some things about it I really want to say. But it’s definitely watchable and not at all bad.
The Magnificent Seven
I dunno. It’s about the Gulf of Mexico oil leak issue and is supposed to be a movie that honors the heroes that saved people and kept this disaster from becoming much worse. It’s got Mark Wahlberg. It might be okay. We’ll see.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
The book has been on my To-Read list forever, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I know a lot of people are looking forward to this and I generally enjoy Tim Burton. But I don’t know…I have a feeling this isn’t going to end up being as good as I want it to be.
This has a killer cast, is based on true events, and was directed by Jared Hess, who gave us the HILARIOUS movies Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. I want this to be good. I’m afraid it might not be, but I want it to be and I’m definitely going to see it.
This is a highly anticipated film for cinephiles. It has done really well on the festival circuit as one of those coming-of-age type stories. And it looks very good. I wish Shia LaBeouf would either stop being crazy in real life or stop doing good movies because I always feel so torn now about seeing his films and supporting his crazy.
All righty…so that’s a look at what’s coming out this month. Anything you’re particularly wanting to see??