Movies in September 2015

Summer technically has a few more weeks left, but for all intents and purposes, with Labor Day Weekend a few days away, vacations will be over and everyone will be back to school or back to work. The heyday of summer blockbuster movies will quickly fade away into distant memory, leaving us with less hyped cinematic pickings, while the more award-caliber films are being saved for the holiday season in a few months. Still, there might be some interesting gems to be found here.  Take a look.

WEEK-BY-WEEK MOVIE PICKS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015


The Transporter Refueled (September 4)
Luc Besson's character Frank Martin (played by Jason Stathamin the prior three movies and by Chris Vance in the television series) is rebooted and played by Ed Skrein.


The Visit (September 11)
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan tries to redeem his reputation with this comedy/horror film. Will it be a success like his early films The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, and The Village, or will his string of disappoints continue, following Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, and After Earth?


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (September 18)
The dystopian sci-fi film series, based on James Dashner's bestselling novels, continues.


Hotel Transylvania 2 (September 25)
Funny Dracula is back, voiced by Adam Sandler. Other voices in the cast include Selena Gomez, Nick Offerman, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, Megan Mullally, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks, David Spade, Molly Shannon, and Dana Carvey.

OTHER KEY MOVIES IN SEPTEMBER 2015


Black Mass
Johnny Depp stars as Boston criminal Whitey Bulger. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, and Peter Sarsgaard.


Everest
A severe snow storm threatens a Mount Everest climbing expedition. The stars of the film include Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Debicki, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Jason Clarke, and Emily Watson.


The Intern
Robert De Niro plays a retired man who takes an internship at an online fashion site. Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, and Linda Lavin also star.


Sleeping with Other People
With so many downer movies this month, the few comedies might do well. This one, starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis, might be the most promising of the bunch.


Stonewall
Director Roland Emmerich, whose given us science fiction epics and super disaster flicks, tries his hand at historical drama with this depiction of the events leading up to the Stonewall Riots in New York's Greenwich Village.

OTHER TITLES IN SEPTEMBER 2015


90 Minutes in Heaven
A man is pronounced dead after a car accident, but is revived an hour and a half later, and he claims to have experienced the afterlife. The movie stars Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth.


99 Homes
A father, played by Andrew Garfield, struggles to regain his home after an eviction by working for a greedy real estate broker, played by Michael Shannon.


About Ray
Elle Fanning plays a teenager transitioning from female to male. The movie also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.


Before I Wake
In this horror film, a young couple adopt a child whose dreams and nightmares come to life as he sleeps. The cast includes Kate Bosworth and Annabeth Gish.


Before We Go
Chris Evans and Alice Eve star as two strangers who meet while stranded in New York.


A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
This documentary follows the life of a woman with a rare disorder that keeps her from gaining weight, and reveals how she dealt with bullying, leading her on a mission to create a more positive world.


Captive
A single mother, who is a recovering drug addict, is taken hostage by an escaped murderer.  The film stars Kate Mara, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Mimi Rogers.


Coming Home
Not to be confused with the Jane Fonda and Jon Voight Vietnam veteran movie of 1978, this Chinese film tells the tale of a couple forced to separate during the Cultural Revolution.


The Green Inferno
Student activists trying to safe the rainforest in the Amazon are confronted by horror.


The Keeping Room
Three Southern women during the end of the Civil War must defend their home from two rogue Union soldiers.


Labyrinth of Lies
This German film tells the story of how institutions and government branches tried to cover up Nazi crimes during World War II.


Mississippi Grind
A down-on-his-luck guy teams up with a charismatic poker player to try to change his fortune. The movie stars Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds.


Pawn Sacrifice
Tobey Maguire plays American chess champion Bobby Fischer, preparing for his matchup with Russian Boris Spassky, played by Liev Schreiber.


The Perfect Guy
A woman must decided between her ex, who has re-entered her life, and a passionate stranger in this thriller starring Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, and Michael Ealy.


The Reflektor Tapes
Here's a documentary about the rock band Arcade Fire.


Sicario
Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Victor Graber star in this crime drama about the drug war on the U.S. and Mexican border.


Time Out of Mind
A homeless man, played by Richard Gere, tries to repair his relationship with his daughter. The film also stars Jena Malone and Steve Buscemi.


A Walk in the Woods
Robert Redford plays a man returning to America after two decades in England. He decides to hike the Appalachian Trail with his friend, played by Nick Nolte.


Wolf Totem
A young Beijing student is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia.

Happy movie-viewing!

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