It’s that time again! At the end of the month, we check to see what’s ahead for the next month and whether it will be Vitamin D fortified milk (good for you) or milk of magnesia (not so good for you). If August is the kiss of death for movies, then surely we must have some really good stuff coming out in September. But, what about the start of football? Are you able to get your hubby off the couch and into a theater?
September 1 — Goon: The Last of the Enforcers – early 63% Rotten Tomatoes – should be a must see for hockey fans. With Seann William Scott and Alison Pill, maybe you will be able to get hubby off the couch.
— Unlocked – a terrorist attack movie starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich and Michael Douglas. With a topic and cast like that. you would think they could get more than 1 hour 38 minutes and an early 24% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
_The Layover – Two very good looking ladies (Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario) fighting over the same guy at an airport. No early Rotten Tomatoes rating and the plot certainly sounds weak.
September 8 — It – Stephen King and I don’t do Stephen King.
— Home Again – No early Rotten Tomatoes rating but Reese Witherspoon has done a very good job picking her material lately and the previews look fun. With Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen and Lake Bell, this is a solid cast and should be a great alternative to It!
September 15 — mother! – How can I get Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in a movie? Make a horror movie! I am still not going!
–American Assassin – Michael Keaton mentors a young CIA recruit whose wife was killed and must stop war in the Middle East. Apparently we exchange one type of horror for another but this I want to see.
September 22 — Kingsman: The Golden Circle – a sequel to the Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Will the British Kingsman play well with the US Statesman? Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges are in the cast. Sounds too good to pass up.
— Battle of the Sexes – Who, of a certain age, can forget the tennis romp of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs? Emma Stone and Steve Carell look like great choices to play the title roles. And, the things that Bobby says, just on the trailer, are sure to make you wince.
— The Lego Ninjajo Movie – I have never been impressed by a Lego trailer and this one is no different. Having said that, I have thoroughly enjoyed each of the Lego movies; they are very witty.
September 29 — American Made – A Tom Cruise vehicle that looks like a CIA disaster involving the Contras during the Reagan administration. It’s so crazy that it must be true! Way early Rotten Tomatoes of 100%.
— Flatliners -Ellen Page and her fellow medical students decide to stop (and hopefully re-start) their hearts to experience death. Will the movie likewise suffer a near death experience? I have concerns about this one.
It appears to me that August is carrying over until the latter part of September. Kingsman, Battle of the Sexes, and American Made look primed to do well, but the rest look like filler. Pepto-Bismol, anyone?