It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year. Forget your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, September is here to officially kickoff awards season. Though some great movies, The Farewell & Luce, premiered to the general public these past couple of months, it’s well-known that September, and the upcoming Fall and Winter months, is the time that lifts all of our spirits and cleanses our palette of the lesser films we sat through during the beginning of the year. September looks to be heavy handed in the drama department, but there are some purely entertaining films sprinkled throughout the month.
IT Chapter 2 **Little Movie Reviews’ Most Anticipated List – September**
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. (IMDb)
The conclusion to Stephen King’s IT looks promising with a great group of talent behind it. Andy Muschietti once again takes us to Derry where the Losers Club once again takes on Pennywise 27 years after Chapter 1. Though Chapter 1 wasn’t the scariest movie, Chapter 2 does promise more scares. With a terrifying performance from Bill Skarsgård, and Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy playing two “losers,” IT Chapter 2 looks to be the scary film to perfectly kick off the Halloween season.
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Bill Skarsgård
The Goldfinch **Little Movie Reviews’ Most Anticipated List – September**
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (IMDb)
Based on the novel by Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch looks to be the “Oscar baity” film, as some would call it, of September. With a film filled with A-List actors and a sentimental drama to go along with it, The Goldfinch looks to be more than just the film that kicks off awards season.
Directed by: John Crowley
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ansel Elgort, Finn Wolfhard, and Sarah Paulson
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. (IMDb)
Hustlers may be that wild movie that you can see with your friends, while also being an intriguing drama that puts this film at the top of your list. Bringing back Jennifer Lopez to her acting ways, and including Constance Wu, as well as other famous musicians along for the ride, Hustlers may just have the elements to create a fervor this Fall season.
Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, and Keke Palmer
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. (IMDb)
A guilty pleasure of so many, Downton Abbey takes us right back to Downton as the King and Queen look to visit the incredible estate. From what the trailer shows us, it’s sure to please any Downton Abbey fan.
Directed by: Michael Engler
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Maggie Smith
Rambo: Last Blood
Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. (IMDb)
Sylvester Stallone once again stars as the popular character, Rambo, to take on one last mission before he hangs up his knives and explosives for good. In a sweat and blood fueled film, it looks to be one of the last popcorn films of the year.
Directed by: Adrian Grunberg
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Yvette Monreal, and Louis Mandylor
Ad Astra **Little Movie Reviews’ Most Anticipated List – September**
Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. (IMDb)
Space Travel, a visionary drama, and Brad Pitt all in one film? Yes, please! Ad Astra comes in at a busy week in September, but has already set itself apart from the other films. Ad Astra not only makes it to our Most Anticipated of September, but definetly tops the list.
Directed by: James Gray
Starring: Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga
Judy (2019) **Little Movie Reviews’ Most Anticipated List – September**
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. (IMDb)
Renee Zellweger takes on the beloved actress Judy Garland in Judy. We all know that Zellweger has displayed her singing talents in multiple films, and from trailer, we can see how she has fully embraced Judy Garland. So I guess I only have one question, could this mark another Oscar nomination for Zellweger?
Directed by: Rupert Goold
Starring; Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Gaia Weiss, and Rufus Sewell