So the summer movie season is finally over. In case you missed any films, you can always take a look at our recap of the summer movies. There were definitely some great and not to be missed films that hit theatres during the summer but with the fall season upon us, you can expect to see some Oscar quality films starting to make an appearance.
As September starts, there are quite a few good films to look forward to. An obvious omission on my list is Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go but if I were to choose one more, that would be it.
Nevertheless, machete wielding ex-federales, bank robbers, greedy bankers, claustrophobic situations and evil corporations unleashing viruses are all part of our five films to see in September. Check it out below.
1) Machete – September 3rd – Starring Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro and Michelle Rodriguez. Check out our review here.
If you’ve seen Planet Terror, you’re probably familiar with Machete. It’s the new Robert Rodriguez film that stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro and Lindsay Lohan. The film revolves around Danny Trejo’s character who is an ex-Federale that was betrayed by the people who hired him. After being betrayed, he embarks on a brutal rampage of revenge, taking out anyone who gets in his way.
Sure to be the bloodiest movie of the month, Machete looks to offer quality B grade entertainment. A throwback to exploitation films, it will undoubtedly be over the top and completely whack. You can expect Machete to be an adrenaline rush with overwhelming violence and a few humorous moments thrown in for good measure. In other words, it’ll be a good time.
It has been a while since we’ve seen Ben Affleck on the big screen. In just a few more weeks (September 17th to be exact) he’s making his return. Taking both the directing and lead acting role in the film, Affleck has put together an impressive cast for The Town. Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Chris Cooper (Adaptation) are just a few of the faces you’ll be seeing here.
Last time Affleck got behind the camera the result was Gone Baby Gone, one of my favorite films. The Town looks similar in that it deals with crime and the people affected by it. There’s already a bit of Oscar buzz surrounding the film and with the great cast Affleck has assembled, expect this to be a riveting crime drama that will surely please audiences.
3) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – September 24th – Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan and Michael Douglas. Check out our review here.
In Oliver Stone’s latest film, we see the return of Gordon Gekko, the man who once told us that greed for lack of a better word, is good. A sequel to the classic 1987 film Wall Street, the film will have Michael Douglas reprising his role as Gordon Gekko. Joining him are Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin and Carey Mulligan.
This time around, Gekko returns to Wall Street to team up with LaBeouf’s character, Jacob Moore, who’s a trader. Mulligan will play LaBeouf’s love interest and Brolin will play the villain. With Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Stone promises to bring audiences a stylish film that is all too relevant in today’s world. Oscar buzz is also starting to surface in regards to Douglas’ performance and you can expect this film to be just as good, if not better, than the original.
4) Buried – September 24th – Starring Ryan Reynolds. Check out our review here.
Ryan Reynolds stars in Buried, a film that plays on the greatest fear of many people, being buried alive. After being attacked by a group of Iraqis, Paul (Reynolds) wakes up only to find himself buried alive inside a coffin. All he has is a lighter and a cell phone. With air running out and claustrophobia haunting him, he must race against time if he wants to make it out alive.
Early reviews are promising that Buried will pull you in from the start and you’ll be on the edge of your seat the whole way through. It promises to be an engaging and smart thriller that is sure to have people talking.
Reynolds pretty much carries the film and the script is supposed to be superb. It’s an intriguing premise and with Reynolds in the lead role, I think this could be the sleeper hit of the fall.
5) Resident Evil: Afterlife – September 10th – Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller. Check out our review here.
The fourth film in the fairly successful Resident Evil series comes to us in 3D. With the T-Virus continuing to spread, Alice continues to help out survivors and work on taking down the Umbrella Corporation. She teams up with Claire (Larter) and the two head to Los Angeles to continue their journey.
Despite being three films old, the series still feels fresh and exciting with every iteration. I always enjoy the Resident Evil films as they offer ample amounts of thrills and action. Afterlife looks to be no different. Paul W.S. Anderson has been given a bigger budget and he’s using James Cameron’s 3D camera. Wentworth Miller is also set to make an appearance as Chris Redfield, a character that fans of the game should be familiar with.
Afterlife also promises to be one of the few films that gets the whole 3D thing right. Shot in 3D with Cameron’s camera, the film hopes to make the most out of the third dimension and hopefully it won’t turn out to be another Clash of The Titans.
So there you have it, five films we’re looking forward to this month. What films do you want to see in September?