September movies are upon us already, friends!
And I know this post is *technically* a week late, but when you consider the offerings from September 1, can we still really call it late? I’m going with nope.
This movie exists. For some reason. It’s not good. But it also doesn’t make sense why they delayed it for three years. I wrote a full review at Awards Circuit, if you wanna check it out.
Hazlo Como Hombre
This comedy is about three lifelong friends whose lives are thrown into chaos when one of them confesses that he is gay. Sorry, that trailer isn’t subtitled.
I Do…Until I Don’t
This movie was directed by and stars Lake Bell. It’s about couples that start to wonder if marriage is really worth it. I haven’t gotten to see it yet, but I did get to interview the producers for Awards Circuit, and you can check that out here.
Hells yes. You’ve already seen the trailers, so instead, here’s a short featurette from Stephen King and members of the cast and crew:
Reese Witherspoon returns to romantic comedy in this illogical film about a separated mom who has some young guys move into her house because…she thinks it would be fun? I don’t know. I don’t get it, even though I’ve seen the trailer about 1000 times.
Anton Yelchin! I believe this is, in fact, the last film of his that hasn’t been released. It also stars the amazing Peter Dinklage and Julia Ormond. It’s about a man who uses a murdered professor’s invention to replay the memories of people who have died. I haven’t watched it yet, but the synopsis vaguely reminds me of the Robin Williams film “Final Cut.”
Wanna know something cool? It’s available on Google Play for free for a limited time.
This is the first film about counterintelligence agent Mitch Rapp. It’s based on the first novel in a series by Vince Flynn. Dylan O’Brien is Mitch Rapp, which seems weird because I still think of him as a kid, but whatever. And he gets trained by Michael Keaton who I will never not love. It’s sort of a Jason Bourne-ish movie, but in a more modern time.
I’m so ridiculously excited for this movie. I’ve never loved a film by Darren Aronofsky, but I am totally and completely ready for this to be The One. I mean, Jennifer Lawrence? Yes. Javier Bardem? More, please. Ed Harris? Michelle Pfeiffer? SOLD! Plus, I think I’ve finally settled on the realization that psychological thriller is my favorite genre.
A drama starring Ben Stiller as a dad who starts to think about his life as he prepares to send his son off to college. As someone who has spent a lot of time in recent months thinking about my life choices, this looks like a good one.
Oh my gosh, you guys. There are SO MANY MOVIES coming out this particular weekend I don’t even know what to do with myself.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
I’m pretty sure I will watch every LEGO movie ever. Which I never would have imagined myself saying two years ago. But…yup. They’re brilliant and hilarious.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this true story about one of the victims from the Boston Marathon bombing. Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a man who was waiting at the finish line for his girlfriend, who ran the race. When the bombs went off, Jeff survived, but lost both of his legs in the blast. The movie is based on his memoir, which is more about his life after the bombing than the tragedy itself.
Battle of the Sexes
The true story of the tennis match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes” between former champ Bobby Riggs and reigning women’s champion Billie Jean King. This film screened at Telluride and got a standing ovation. People are saying Emma Stone will win back-to-back Oscars. Can’t wait.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The first movie caught me totally by surprise. It was hilarious and completely awesome. They basically greenlit the sequel opening weekend, so I’m absolutely ready for this one. If you didn’t see the first, though, go watch it and then see this.
Victoria & Abdul
I saw this the other night and it is positively charming. Dame Judi Dench plays Queen Victoria in the last years of her life. She befriends an Indian man named Abdul. It’s super scandalous to the racist British nobility. The movie is charming and funny and a lot lighter than I expected. Plus Ali Fazal is super cute. I haven’t finished my AC review, but I’ll link it when it’s published.
Are kids still using Facebook these days? Because I thought that was, like, an old people thing now. And by old, I mean people my age. Anyway, this is a horror movie where a girl sends a friend request on FB and then the murders started. And something about demons. I couldn’t find the official trailer from WB, which tells me everything I need to know.
This thriller stars Kirsten Dunst and Euron Greyjoy. Oh, sorry, I mean Pilou Asbaek. It’s about a woman who becomes super paranoid after taking some kind of drug. I’m hearing very mixed things about it, but, again, me likey the psychological thriller, so…
The remake no one asked for. Of course, I guess that sums up most of them. Honestly, I think this would have worked better as a season of “American Horror Story,” but what do I know? (Answer: A LOT.) Anyway, the original starred Julia Roberts, Keifer Sutherland, and Kevin Bacon. This time around, we get Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, and that dude from “Rogue One.” Oh, and apparently Keifer does have a cameo (reprising his role as Nelson), so that’s…interesting. Anyway, it’s about medical students who don’t get into hardcore drugs. Oh, no. They get all into killing themselves for a few minutes at a time. Because that sounds like fun! And then hijinks ensue. But not the fun kind.
Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Liam Neeson plays Mark Felt. If you don’t remember/know who that is, he was Deep Throat in the Nixon investigation. His identity was kept secret for decades until he finally came forward a couple of years before he died. This biopic is about his role in taking down the Nixon Administration after Watergate. The title makes it sound like a documentary, but it isn’t.
My boyfriend’s back and you’re gonna be in trouble…if you don’t go see his movie. It just looks like pure fun to me. I’m excited. Okay, yes, I’m always excited for a new Tom Cruise movie OF COURSE, but this looks like fun. It’s based on a true story about a commercial airline pilot who ends up becoming a drug runner for the CIA. Cuz…yup. That happened. I’m ready.