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Sunday, September 2, 2018

September 2018 Movie Guide


These are my picks (complete with the reason for my choice) for the movies
coming to theaters in September, but feel free to check out all of September's
releases by visiting the Internet Movie Database's Coming Soon page.


week of September 7

Synopsis: A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final
vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania
and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Director: Corin Hardy
Why? Instead of simply making another sequel to The Conjuring, I
appreciate that we're exploring that universe with movies like Annabelle
and this.

Synopsis: Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who finds
herself with nothing to lose, and is now going to take from her enemies the very
life they stole from her.
Director: Pierre Morel
Why? Unfortunately, I didn't watch much of the Alias tv series, but I like
that Jennifer Garner is taking another role as a badass action star.


week of September 14

Synopsis: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal
hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled
science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Director: Shane Black
Why? Not to be confused with the movie "Predator" we've added "The,"
which borders on the lack of creativity in naming most of The Fast And The
Furious sequels. Interestingly, though, director Shane Black actually
starred in the original Predator and also has some good directing
experience listed on his IMDb profile such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The
Nice Guys, and Iron Man 3 (although opinions are split as to whether that
last one is any good). This movie does have a pretty solid cast though,
with Keegan-Michael Key being one of the highlights.


week of September 21

Synopsis: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in
locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Director: Eli Roth
Why? The pairing of Jack Black and Cate Blanchett is quite interesting,
and based on the trailer, they seem to have great comedic chemistry. And
until I was composing this, I failed to notice that ELI ROTH is the director!
Wow. I'm pretty sure this is the first non horror movie he's directed, and
now I'm looking forward to this even more.

Synopsis: This is a thousand percent a true story about how the quiet, all-
American town of Salem absolutely lost its mind.
Director: Sam Levinson
Why? This movie seems to have Purge level insanity prompted by
everyone in town having their online secrets exposed. But more
importantly, the movie stars someone named "Abra." Just one word. And
this is her first credit. Should we expect her to be the next Madonna, Cher,
or other famous one-name people I'm forgetting? Or is she simply a
Pokemon taken human form?


week of September 28

Synopsis: A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope
that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Why? Are we tired of Kevin Hart yet? Nah. I think this will be pretty
funny. I just hope they didn't already reveal all the good jokes in the
trailer.

Synopsis: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his
own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the
patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
Director: Gregory Plotkin
Why? Imagine if there was a murderer on the loose at Halloween Horror
Nights. Would you recognize the legit danger amongst all the fake scares?
If your life was in jeopardy, would you be able to get anyone to believe
you?

Synopsis: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape
from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that
confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Director: David Lowery
Why? I'm on the fence about this one, but it looks like it has potential.



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