September and October Movie Calendar

The movie posters of all the movies we are going to talk about.

by Meleena Mohammed 

This feature consists each film’s description, release date, including the actors in it, the director, and parental guidance rating.

Greetings and Salutations, here are the movie releases for the next few months, where we highlight the most anticipated movies yet to come, a helpful guide to assist you on your next journey to the theatre. 


September Releases

  • It (September 8th) Rated R

This is a reboot of the classic horror film based off the very popular Stephen King Novel: It. We return to see the familiar clown everyone loves… Pennywise! Many of you must have watched the phenomenal Netflix original series– Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, who played Mike in the show, and is now a protagonist in It, playing Richie Tozier. As the story goes, children begin disappearing in the small town of Derry, leaving a bloody trail. A group of kids unite to take down the culprit: It, who just happens to be a murderous clown.

When it comes to reboots, many are skeptical of how they’ll turn out, it’s quite risky to even attempt it because, you could upset fans or not do the original film justice but, it is a risk many directors take and in few instances they are even better than the original. 

 

  • Mother! (September 15th) Not yet Rated

     This is an intriguing  movie starring Oscar winning actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Lawrence has appeared in many popular movies, The Hunger Games, X-Men, American Hustle and more. Bardem has been in No Country for Old Men, Skyfall and most recently Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as the antagonist in both, he is very skilled at playing spine-chilling roles. Mother! is directed by Darren Aronofsky, his most notable films being Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream, which are both acclaimed for several awards.

     Little is known about the plot, because the director has kept it under wraps and there has been almost no promotion for it, the trailer was only just releases. But from what is known, Mother! Is a psychological thriller about a couple who are interrupted by some uninvited guests, testing their relationship and disturbing their tranquil living in a sort of creepy and opaque way.

 

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September 22nd) Rated R

     The sequel to the hit Matthew Vaughn movie is finally upon us! Starring Taron Egerton who plays Eggsy, the main character of this action-spy-comedy flick is an entertaining and action-packed film. If you haven’t seen its predecessor, it’s about a young man in England who comes from nothing and is headed down with no way up. However, he is recruited into a secret spy organization called Kingsman: The Secret Service by Harry Hart(Colin Firth)an agent. Then his life changes forever as he is inducted into the British agency and is suddenly fighting for the fate of mankind.

WARNING: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN FIRST MOVIE.

     The sequel picks up from there. When we left, Hart, the father like figure and mentor to Eggsy, “dies”. The headquarters of Kingsman has been destroyed and the world is essentially being held hostage by an unrelenting enemy. The remaining members of the organization discover a similar one in America, called ‘Statesman’. The allies Eggsy formed are now off to save the world in a smooth, cool spy style, that has incredible action and comedy, along with a star-studded cast. The chemistry between Firth and Egerton are amazing and hilarious, the perfect duo for this movie, it is a must-see!  

 

  • Stronger (September 22nd) Not Rated 

     Jake Gyllenhaal is Jeff Bauman, a Costco employee who had his legs blown off in the Boston Marathon Explosion. Gyllenhaal is one of the best actors currently out there, he starred in many films including: Southpaw, Nightcrawler, Nocturnal Animals, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain and more. This film is a memoir about Bauman, directed by David Gordon Green, most known for the hilarious Pineapple Express and coming of age movie JoeThis biopic explores the battles Bauman faced being an ordinary hero. As he and his girlfriend(Tatiana Maslany from BBC TV-show Orphan Black) face the pain and bitterness of this symbol of American courage.

 

  • Battle of the Sexes (September 22nd) Rated PG-13

     If you don’t know who Billie Jean King is then you should definitely watch this movie, featuring Emma Stone(Amazing Spider- Man, Easy A, La La Land) and Steve Carell(Despicable Me, The Big Short, The Office) who plays Bobby Riggs. Directed by the duo that is Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who also directed the critically-acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine also serving as their debut.

     This film is telling the story of when two of the most famous tennis players in America faced off, King fighting for gender equality in a highly publicized match against Riggs. It focuses, on their personal struggles as King comes to terms with her sexuality and Riggs being stuck in his glory days. The film is admirably being as accurate to the real events as possible,which is not common in today’s movies.

 

  • Flatliners (September 29th) Not Rated

     This movie is a reboot of the original sci-fi horror, one by the same title, released in 1990. The original didn’t do so well in terms of reviews and box office, some speak highly of Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts, who were able to occasionally redeem the movie. However, it fails plot-wise, not exploring the psychological parts of the movie. The movie, is about a group of medical students who begin to toy with life, by killing and resuscitating each other, to “study” the effects and how long you can be dead before you can come back to life. Each trial they do, becomes more dangerous and the world fires back, because you simply can’t cheat death.

     However, in hopes of making a rather interesting idea into a good movie, Flatliners(2017), Danish director– Niels Arden Oplev(Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Swedish version)is remaking it. The movie stars many actors, the main character is played by Ellen Page from the infamous Inception and popular X-Men series. Along with Diego Luna(Ray)who starred more recently in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Book of Life; as well as Nina Dobrev(Marlo)who is widely known from The Vampire Diaries.

 

More Releases in September

  • Goon: Last of the Enforcers- 1st
  • I Do… Until I Don’t- 1st
  • Viceroy’s House- 1st
  • Rebel in the Rye- 8th
  • Home Again- 8th
  • American Assassin- 15th
  • Brad’s Status- 15th
  • First They Killed my Father(Netflix Original)- 15th
  • Woodshock- 22nd
  • Victoria and Abdul- 22nd
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie- 22nd
  • Mark Felt- The Man Who Brought Down the White House- 29th
  • Our Souls at Night- 29th
  • American Made- 29th

October Releases

  • The Mountain Between Us (October 6th) Not Rated

     Hany Abu Assad(Omar and The Idol; is known for his wonderful foreign films) took his cast and crew to the snowy tops of the Purcell Mountains near Calgary, a city in freezing Canada of in -30 degree weather.  Already generating Oscar buzz– the film tells a chilling story about two strangers, a photojournalist played by oscar winning Kate Winslet(Titanic, Steve Jobs and Finding Neverland to name a few) and a surgeon played by Idris Elba(Star Trek:Beyond, Thor, and hit tv-show Luther). The two must work together to survive the harsh winter of where their plane crashed. They face unexpected dangers, while falling in love and fighting for life, making the audience question what it means to live.

 

  • Blade Runner:2049 (October 6th) Rated R

      Sequel to the monumental Blade Runner directed by the Ridley Scott, an incredible director who made some of the most amazing like Gladiator and Alien. This addition however is being taken up by Denis Villeneuve who also made Arrival, Prisoners and Sicario, so he is a very good successor for this beloved movie. The movie stars newcomer, Ryan Gosling playing the elusive Officer K, and Harrison Ford coming back to revive his role as Rick Deckard.

     If you haven’t seen the first movie, you should, not because it’s necessary but because it’s very good and has a essence and theme you don’t see in many movies. Anyway, 2049 is about a new blade runner(person who hunts engineered replicants,artificial beings that are visually indistinguishable from humans), for the LAPD, who is forced to go an a search when he finds something that could throw the remains of society into complete and utter chaos. He’s on a mission to find one blade runner in particular who’s been missing for 30 years…

 

  • Goodbye Christopher Robin (October 13th) Rated PG

       This is a type of biographic film based on the author of very famous children’s book– A.A. Milne of “The House at Pooh Corner” about our beloved Winnie the Pooh. Taking place in the 1920s, Margot Robbie(Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, The Wolf of Wall Street)who plays Daphne Milne and Domhnall Gleeson(Frank, Brooklyn, Ex Machina)playing the author himself.

     The movie delves into the story behind it all; beginning with Milne returning from World War I, where he is possibly suffering from PTSD(post dramatic stress disorder). He and his son, who has a unique collection of toys are brought closer together, showing the relationship he and his mother have as well. The movie gives light to the family and inspiration behind the classics, but also what fame is capable of doing to one.

 

  • Wonderstruck (October 20th) Rated PG

     This film is directed by Todd Haynes(Carol, Far From Heaven)featuring Julianne Moore. An adaption of best-selling novel of the same title; Brian Selznick, is also the author of Hugo(made into a film by legendary Martin Scorsese.) It follows the stories of a young deaf girl in 1927, 12-year-old named Rose(Millicent Simmonds, who is deaf in real life) and an 11-year-old boy(Pete’s Dragon star Oakes Fegley)in 1977. The two embark on an adventure, both wishing they had different lives. They end up at New York’s Museum of Natural History and are connected by a twisting plot. Moore’s role consists of being in both of the children’s lives, playing a silent-film actress in 1927 and a museum employee in 1977.

 

  • Suburbicon (October 27th) Rated R

     The film is surprisingly being directed by George Clooney an actor, for which he is most known for. Lodge is being played by the marvelous Matt Damon, who has appeared in all kinds of movies, and has led a long, impressive career since the age of 18, going onto star in Good Will Hunting, Jason Bourne series, The Martian, etc. Starring alongside him is Julianne Moore who has also led an incredible acting career, being in movies from: Still Alice to Boogie Nights, and is notorious for playing emotionally troubled characters. Then there is Oscar Isaac, who played some very nice roles in Ex Machina, X-Men:Apocalypse and Star Wars:The Force Awakens.

     The film takes place in 1959 in a community that is a seemingly perfect and peaceful place to raise a family, that is, of course until chaos falls upon the Lodge family, where father and husband– Gardener Lodge must find justice of his own within the dark doings behind the tranquil image that is Suburbicon. It may come off as funny, but it leads to a very un-Disney-like turn of events.

 

More Releases in October

  • The Florida Project- 6th
  • My Little Pony: The Movie– 6th
  • Breathe– 13th
  • Happy Death Day– 13th
  • The Foreigner– 13th
  • Marshall– 13th
  • The Snowman- 20th
  • Only the Brave– 20th
  • Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween– 20th
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women– 27th
  • Jigsaw– 27th
  • Killing of a Sacred Deer– 27th
  • The Square– 27th
  • Thank You For the Service- 27th

Teaser

We’re covering some of the most anticipated movies of the year– including Justice League, Coco, and Thor: Ragnarok in November and more. Along with The Greatest Showman and tons to come in two very busy months for movies!

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