Monday, September 1, 2014

Upcoming Movie Roundup - September

Whew! Last month Guardians of the Galaxy released, and did amazingly, and I adored it. So much so that I saw it twice within four days and practically forgot about all the other movies releasing in August. Of course I wasn't expecting much out of them, and probably will see The Giver eventually in spite of it's slightly disappointing reception.

But there are no Marvel movies coming this month, so back to reality. (Unless you count The Winter Soldier's DVD release!)

First we have "Proof that Dan Stevens really has moved on very far from Downton Abbey -- in two parts."

The Guest
Sept. 17th (limited); R
First, The Guest which looks like a oddly creepy, suspenseful and then very violent thriller. Stevens is an American soldier who, after his fiend dies in combat goes to stay with his family as per his request to make sure they're doing okay. Except that there's no way that's all that's going on. And whatever is going on will likely be gory and and strange and mysterious (and well-reviewed, it currently sports %100 on Rotten Tomatoes) and will probably remain mysterious to me for a considerable amount of time. I can't even decide if Dan Stevens is the good guy or the bad guy of this movie.

A Walk Among the Tombstones
Sept. 19th; R
Then there's this one, which actually features Liam Neeson in the starring role. He is an ex-cop-turned shady private investigator, and Dan Stevens is a shady drug dealer who hires him to find the serial killers who murdered his wife. The Guest may be getting critical praise, but this one seems more likely for popular success -- a straightforward violent shoot-em-up featuring Liam Neeson not having to follow any laws? People like those. I gave up on trying to find this film's trailer on YouTube, so if you want to see it, here's a link to it on Rotten Tomatoes

The Maze Runner
Sept 19th; PG-13
This is what has all my interest for this month. The book is currently sitting directly to my left, and I am anxious to start reading. Though it's unlikely to replace The Hunger Games as my favorite dystopian teen work of fiction, it has plenty to recommend it and set it apart -- at least enough to be enjoyable. The fact that the leading character is a guy, and it isn't written in the first person already differentiates it considerably. Besides that, the movie caught my attention with the casting of Will Poulter, aka the very deserving Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and probably the best thing about the The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, aka Ferb Fletcher, the silent wisdom of the Phineas and Ferb duo, and everything else from Doctor Who, to Love Actually, to Game of Thrones. I don't however, have any clue who the guy playing the main character is.

The Boxtrolls
Sept. 26th; PG
If I were to venture a guess, I would say that this seems most likely to be the most successful movie of this month, (at least of the ones I've chosen to write about) the cute and original claymation about trolls that live underground and use boxes for clothes. If I've just  made it sound utterly boring that probably somewhat reflects my opinion of the movie. Some things inexplicably never spark an interest, and this has been one of them, in spite of its cast including one of my favorites Elle Fanning. Of course, I've only seen the teaser trailer, so maybe a full trailer will help. If you'll excuse me.... ... Hmm. Okay, so there's a plot and stuff, that's always a good sign.

What's on your radar this month?


  1. Not sure if I'm too interested in any of these (apart from the fact that Dan Stevens is in a couple titles ;D), however I'm glad Captain America arrives on DVD this month. Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of that. :)

    1. I hear ya on that Rissi, those movies probably wouldn't be interesting at all if not for Dan Stevens being in them. Definitely looking forward to seeing The Winter Soldier again too! :D

  2. I want to buy Captain America to, maybye for my brother's birthday. I don't really see anything I have to watch...unless its Edge of tomorrow which I haven't seen yet. I think It's awesome how you can search movies by their rating tags, e.g. 3 1/2 star etc. Looking forward to more reviews.

    1. That's a good idea, and you should see Edge of Tomorrow to, it's really cool. Thanks, I'm glad you like that feature!

    2. Well, I bought my brother Iron Man 3 instead. (Cap 2 wasn't in the store.) I Watched Edge of Tomorrow!!!!!! It was totally neat. We just barely went and saw it at the dollar theater on the last possible day. The aliens were especially neat and original.

    3. Cool, I'm glad you liked it, and got to see it before it went out of the theater! I thought the same, the aliens were very original and cool. I liked the way they did the repeating day thing too, and, well, almost everything else!

      Too bad Cap 2 wasn't there, but Iron Man 3 is good too. :D

  3. I'd really like to see The Maze Runner, it looks like it could be neat. :) haha I saw Guardians twice in four days too. *high five*


    a free mind

    1. Yeah, I just finished the book last night and now I'm definitely very interested. But mostly I just want to read the next book! :P

      Haha, that's awesome! *high five back*