Top 10 Movies to see this September
Apollo 18 (September 2nd)
This documentary-style film supposedly uncovers the “reason we’ve never gone back to moon” – referring to a secret NASA mission where two astronauts discover that the clangers have neighbours. Deathy neighbours.
The Art of Getting By (September 2nd)
George (Freddie Highmore – the cute kid from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all grown up!) is an art student struggling to find the point in completing his assignments…and to life in general. Cue conveniently attractive popular girl (Emma Roberts) to take an interest in lonely boy and turn his life around.
Fright Night (September 2nd)
There simply aren’t enough comedy-horrors or as I like to say, horredies, around these days. Hence my joy when I heard this latest vampire remake is both tense AND witty – hurrah! Check out our review here. However, the principal reason to see this movie is obviously because McLovin’s in it!
Kill List (September 2nd)
If you compare your memory to that of a goldfish on a daily basis, then perhaps you should write out a list of things to do. You know; groceries to buy, appointments to keep, people to kill… All in a day’s work. Well at least it is for Jay (Neil Maskell) who must complete one final job if he hopes to provide a better future for his family. The only thing is, this one teensie job comprises of assassinating his way though a whole bloody list of victims. Gutted. See our review here.
A Lonely Place to Die (September 7th)
As you can probably decipher from the title; it’s not a barrel of laughs. But it is a good tense thriller. The film follows the path of five mountaineers hiking through the Scottish Highlands who happen to stumble across a female gollum. Ok, it’s just a girl in a cave. But a kidnapped girl in a cave (drama). The group then engage in the dangerous mission of trying to rescue the girl before they are all caught by the kidnappers.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (September 16th)
The remake of the classic ‘there’s a mole within the ranks’ spy story. Oh boy, this cast is so starry it pains my eyeballs. Ok, deep breath… prepare for one extremely talented performance from the likes of: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ciaran Hinds. Phew. It’s a wonder there was any money left to make the damn film after paying out for these fine fellows.
30 Minutes or Less (September 16th)
Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson) have a dilemma. They dream of being rich without doing any work, yet they are not in the Hilton league of inheriting fortunes, nor are they attractive enough to become WAGS. Therefore the obvious option would be to strap a bomb to the pizza delivery guy (Jesse Eisenberg) giving him mere hours to rob a bank or face the boomy consequences.
Drive (September 23rd)
Ryan Gosling…fully clothed? Well now, this is unusual. Drive focuses on a driver (gasp) aka Gosling, who works as a Hollywood stunt driver by day, and a criminal getaway driver by night. Interesting casting choices all around with Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks also thrown into the mix. The cinematography is supposedly wonderful, hence why Nicolas Winding Refn scooped up the Best Director award at Cannes Film Festival this year.
Warrior (September 23rd)
For those of you fearing that Tom Hardy should have a wee bit more meat on his bones, fear no more. For he has entered Beefcake town for this mixed martial arts/tragic family drama. Sounds like a mess? Think again. Director Gavin O’Connor seamlessly blends gripping action with heartbreaking moments of raw emotion as a broken family tries to put the pieces of their troubled past back together.
Melancholia (September 30th)
Because everyone deserves a good mind-boggling every now and then, what better way to confuse than through the medium of Lars Von Trier. The film features Justine (Kirsten Dunst) enjoying the joyous occasion of her marriage. Except she isn’t happy. One could go so far to say she is in fact feeling melancholic. But it’s ok because everyone else is pretty unhappy too thanks to the imminent collision of Earth with a random soaring planet. Dunst scored an award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for the role too.