Fall Movie Preview: September 2015

Goodbye summer movie season, hello awards season.

September 4

A Walk in the Woods

My parents want to see this.

Limited

Before We Go

Chris Evans’s directorial debut did solid business on demand this summer, and it will be interesting to see if his post-Marvel star power has any pull for adult audiences. Full review here.

Limited/VOD

The Transporter Refueled

Who…is this…for…?

September 11

The Perfect Guy

Like JLo’s The Boy Next Door except with grown-ass men.

Sleeping With Other People

Likeable cast, tired premise.

Limited

The Visit

How does M. Night Shyamalan keep getting to make movies? Does no one remember The Happening?

September 18

About Ray

Elle Fanning stars as a transgender teen, with Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon, and Tate Donovan starring as his family dealing with his transition. Looks great.

Limited

Black Mass

This looks good, it really does, I just wish I wasn’t so fucking sick of Johnny Depp and his elaborate wig and makeup game.

Captive

This is sitting out the fall festival circuit and also isn’t getting much promotion. Ruh roh.

Cooties

“Children are little monsters” is an aphorism Cooties takes seriously. Also, I am really into Elijah Woods’s post-LOTR career.

VOD

Everest

WHY? WHY DOES ANYONE CLIMB THIS MOUNTAIN? OR ANY MOUNTAIN? WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP CLIMBING MOUNTAINS?

Limited/IMAX

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

This looks like a fake trailer for a movie-within-a-movie where they’re making fun of YA dystopia movies.

Sicario

After a string of acclaimed smaller projects, Denis Villeneuve moves fully into the mainstream with Sicario, which looks crazy intense and has a lot of great advance word of mouth, especially for Emily Blunt’s performance. She’s really finding her groove with these HBIC roles.

Limited

September 25

99 Homes

Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, and Laura Dern star in Ramin Bahrani’s latest about the collapse of the American Dream as a family is caught on the wrong side of the for-profit foreclosure business.

Limited

Everest

Expanding

Hotel Transylvania 2

NO.

The Intern

I mean, this looks cheesy as hell, but like…kind of sweet, too?

The Keeping Room

This seems like the kind of thing that would be based on a book, but it isn’t.

Limited

Mississppi Grind

Ryan Reynolds tries, yet again, to be a Real Actor.

Limited

Sicario

Expanding

Stonewall

There are conflicting versions of what exactly happened during the Stonewall Riots—who started what and when—but I think we can all agree on one thing.

WHO THE FUCK IS DANNY?

Limited

September 30

The Walk

Just the trailer gives me vertigo. The actual film will probably make me puke.

IMAX

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2 thoughts on “Fall Movie Preview: September 2015

  1. Re: Everest: I read the book (in high school), I saw the IMAX film the book and this movie is based on (because I am pretty sure it is the first thing that ever played in my local museum’s IMAX and it was shiny and exciting), do I need to see a bunch of pretty actors faking it, even if they do a decent job of it? WHO ASKED FOR THIS?!

    Re: Black Mass: I really have no idea whether I should see this. I get the impression it will be like Wolf of Wall Street – I’ll see it because I see all the Best Picture nominees, but during the AMC marathon thing rather than on its own, then hate myself for spending my time that way.

    Re: Cooties: I’m genuinely excited for this. The cast is fun, the premise is entertaining, and I plan to get a little drunk first.

  2. Agent K

    I think Everest will open big and then have a massive fall off when the general public finds out just how many people die. This is a sad, sad story with no explosions so I just don’t know how it will catch on.

    C. Evans is the definition of “shrug, yeah, cute…OK” for me but a zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes? There isn’t a junket shill the distributor could send a fruit basket too? Ouch. I see now why retirement from acting is off the table. Even Ryan Gosling and his ego trip had some fans.

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