Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Upcoming Movie Roundup - September

August releases for me sadly saw no movies worth the theater trip after the embarrassingly giant flop of Fantastic Four (or Fant4stic) that completely ruined my interest in seeing it, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. being pretty tempting, (I'll certainly see it on DVD!) but not quite as tempting as a second viewing of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (review), which is the best movie of the year (so far) and %100 the best movie of the summer!

September has a nice little bit of varying interest, but for me, if the one movie I'm really excited for turns out right, it'll easily overshadow the others.

Have you seen Rogue Nation yet? Cause you need to. And which movies of September have your interest?


Before We Go
Sept. 4th (limited); PG-13
Two strangers meet and fall in love while staying up all night and wandering around New York City in this romantic dramady directed by and starring Chris Evans with Alice Eve. This movie seems like it would be a no-brainer for any girl having a hard time waiting for Captain America: Civil War to come around. I fall into that category, by the way. I hesitate to be too interested in this though, because of the few but unanimously negative reviews currently up on RT. Rom-coms very rarely get great scores, but I worry that this one might be worse than normal. All the same, I'll be keeping an eye on it, and will very likely be watching it as a rental someday. -- After writing that, I actually found this movie on Demand for rental and watched it. I'll review it later, but for now lets just say that when more reviews come in, a significant number should be significantly more positive.




Black Mass
Sept. 18th; R
This one's more a case of me really liking the cast than the idea of the movie itself. We have Johnny Depp going unrecognizable again with the prosthetics, creepy blue eyes and the terrible comb-back as the real-life super criminal Whitey Bulger. Bendect Cumberbatch plays his brother who was a senator, and Joel Edgerton is the FBI agent that gets in way too deep with him. There's also Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, and Adam Scott. But if it weren't for the cast I would have no interest at all in this real-life crime story, even if it does turn out to be as well-made as it wants us to believe it will be.




Sicario
Sept. 18th (limited); R
This one is very similar to the one above. The cast list is smaller -- Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro -- but very interesting, and the plot seems only to be the carrier of the performances. Though this one looks heavier on the action, and isn't based on a true story. Emily Blunt is the main source of interest, and as awesome as she is, it may not be enough to put this one up on my list.




Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Sept. 18th; PG-13
This is my must-see of the month. What kind of reviews it gets doesn't really factor in here, because the first Maze Runner movie was great, but got middling reviews. So I don't trust critics to not give this movie bad score just because they feel that the movie is unnecessary -- being a dystopian movie that isn't a Hunger Games movie. I like these stories a lot, and as far as I can tell, this film looks to be even better than the first film, and even better than it's source book. Everyone's here -- Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, and even some guys who had bit-parts in the last film. Then there's the addition of a few important girls, and Jacob Lofland (of Mud) as the new guy. It looks like there will be some changes from the book, mainly ones that increase action level without diverting from the main plot line -- which would be ideal, and therefore is what I'm expecting. It's an exciting month for the Maze Runner fans!




The Intern
Sept. 25th; PG-13
This one just oozes cuteness. An old, retired man gets a job as an intern at a young and hip company, and of course amusing situations and witty banter follows. Robert De Nero stars with Anne Hathaway, and a few familiar names supporting. This has the feel of a good movie that will easily charm and amuse, and hopefully it lives up to that impression!



12 comments:

  1. Johnny Depp is a chameleon, he can become anyone and totally rock it! Black Mass is on my watch list now!

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    1. He is, and he looks so scary in this movie too!

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  2. The Intern DOES look cute and amazing! And Before We Go is one I'm curious about. Of course, that could have something to do with Chris starring. :)

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    1. Before We Go was unexpectedly good imo. It was like a very traditional rom-com, but with an indie twist. It was very funny too, and Chris and Alice were great together! :)

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  3. I saw Rogue Nation and really liked it, but for me it was quickly eclipsed by The Man from UNCLE, which I love.

    I'm hoping to see The Intern, but won't be devastated if I don't get to.

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    1. You decided that you love it then? That's great! I'm excited to see it for myself, though I doubt it could overshadow Rogue Nation for me. ;)

      Yes! I might not see it in theaters, but definitely want to see it eventually! It should be good.

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    2. Um, yes. I've seen it 4 times now, and am reeeeally hoping to see it one more time this weekend. It is everything I want in a summer movie: playful, fun, exciting, funny. I had been feeling kinda bummed about this summer, movie-wise, as there's usually One Movie every summer that completely captures me, and there there wasn't... and now there is!

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    3. Dang, Hamlette! Going on 5 times? You got me beat -- I've only seen my summer favorite twice! (I do want to see it again though.) I totally know what you mean about that. Every summer need it's quintessential summer movie! Like, I loved both Jurassic World and Ant-Man, but I wasn't satisfied with the summer until M:I5. Sadly, I don't know where UNCLE fits into that yet.

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    4. Well, going to a movie by myself is sort of my "weekend," my time off from the ever-present work of being a mom. When there's not a movie I want to see, or if I can't find a showtime that will work, then I usually go off by myself on Saturday morning to write for a couple hours instead. It's how I decompress from the week.

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    5. That make sense. Sounds nice. :)

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  4. The Intern and Before we go both look super charming from their trailers, I'm glad that you are positive about Before We Go.

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    1. Yes, I thought Before We Go was a lovely little rom-com, and if I like The Intern as much I'll be very happy. :) (I've published a review for Before We Go now if you're interested in more details of why I liked it.)

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