It’s September, which means it’s time for a weird mix of leftover summer fare and early Oscar bait.
The Weinstein Company has pulled this movie off the schedule so much I’m not convinced it’s actually going to come out this time, either.
Reese Witherspoon returns to the rom-com in the first film from Hallie Meyers-Shyer, the daughter of Nancy Meyers. So this will be lots of pretty white people having romantical problems in outstanding kitchens.
Stephen King’s It is here to make a whole new generation of kids terrified of clowns. Just so long as it doesn’t get real stupid at the end like the mini-series did.
This movie looks RIDICULOUS and I am way into it.
I don’t know which annoys me more: Yet another movie about a white dude having a midlife crisis, or the implication that mediocrity is acceptable so long as your kid seems kind of cool.
I’m going to be very disappointed if this is just a Rosemary’s Baby knock-off.
Battle of the Sexes
Emma Stone and Steve Carell star as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, in this dramatization of their legendary 1973 tennis match, dubbed “the Battle of the Sexes”. This has the feeling of being one of those, “So-and-So should have won an Oscar for THIS and not THAT” movies, if Emma Stone ends up giving as good a performance as it looks like she’s giving.
I swear I’ve already seen this.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
I just hope this one doesn’t end with a crass sex joke.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
I still don’t know what a Ninjago is.
AKA, the good Boston Marathon bombing movie, not the dumb Marky Mark one.
Victoria & Abdul
I can’t wait until we start making movies about all of Queen Elizabeth II’s unusual end-of-life friendships.
Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind fashion brand Rodarte, make their feature film debut with this completely impenetrable movie starring their muse, Kirsten Dunst.
Sadly, not a sequel to American Assassin, but just another “Tom Cruise gets to be the coolest and most capable human being alive” movie. (Behind the scenes this is a record of tragedy, as two pilots died and a third was injured during filming.)
But like, why?
Harry Dean Stanton stars in the directorial debut of actor John Carroll Lynch. Lucky has been winning people over at festivals all year, including winning the Audience Award the Chicago Film Critics Film Festival.