Biographical dramas and terrifying situations abound! These September movies are full of hectic activities and heartbreak but I still want it allllllll.
NERVE – SEPTEMBER 1
Why play a normal game of Truth or Dare when you could play an online game and have creepy lurkers pay you to perform illegal tasks? Sounds like my regular Saturday night. (That’s not true. I don’t do illegal things. Don’t arrest me. I have too many books to read.)
SULLY – SEPTEMBER 8
Remember when that plane landed on the Hudson River and no one lost their lives? Not good enough. This movie follows Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger as his life unravels in the aftermath of the incident. It also feels super weird seeing Tom Hanks look so old when I just watched Big the other day and he was basically still a foetus.
SECRET LIFE OF PETS – SEPTEMBER 8
This one has received mixed reviews, with some people praising its similarities to Toy Story and some feeling like there wasn’t enough originality in the plot. I haven’t made up my mind yet but I am 100 per cent certain my cat would do at least half of the things shown in the trailer when no one’s looking. Actually, he would do those things when we were looking. He can be a jerk.
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC – SEPTEMBER 8
After living in isolation for a decade, the death of Ben Cash’s wife leads him and his six children to a crossroads: is the life he envisions for them really the best option? Or is there a whole other world out there that they need to discover? An alternate title could also have been Why Aragorn Maybe Shouldn’t Raise His Kids in the Wild.
BRIDGET JONES’S BABY – SEPTEMBER 15
If you thought Bridget’s story was finished at the end of Edge of Reason, boy do you have some catching up to do. She and Mark have split (gasp!) and now Bridget is pregnant… only she doesn’t know who the father is. Could it be the greying but still attractive Mark Darcy or is it the handsome newcomer played by Patrick Dempsey? (They called him Dr McDreamy in Grey's Anatomy for a REASON, guys.) The mother of all rom-coms is coming.
SPIN OUT – SEPTEMBER 15
How often do you get a great Aussie rom-com? How often do you get one set at a country B&S Ball and ute muster? This is chock-full of Aussie humour and ridiculousness.
BLAIR WITCH – SEPTEMBER 15
You know what would be a REALLY GREAT IDEA? If people stopped WANDERING INTO THE DAMN WOODS and being SURPRISED when something that is HAUNTING THE WOODS ends up TRYING TO KILL THEM. YOU DID THIS TO YOURSELF. I HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR YOU.
PETE’S DRAGON – SEPTEMBER 15
That is IT. I want a dragon for my birthday, please and thank you. Preferably one as awesome as Elliott. He’s just so FLUFFY.
STORKS – SEPTEMBER 22
Remember when our parents broke the news that storks don’t actually deliver babies and we had that really awkward conversation about… stuff? Another lie. (Well, not the biological things.) Storks are getting out of the baby delivery service and into package delivery because there’s less chance of, you know, death. And being distracted by the ridiculous cuteness of babies. Kids will love this film and adults will revel in the mature humour.
SNOWDEN – SEPTEMBER 22
We’ve all heard of Edward Snowden before but how well do you know all the details? I’m not sure whether this biographical political thriller is terrifying or if it’s just Joseph Gordon Levitt’s husky voice. Either way, I’m already on the edge of my seat and I’ve hardly watched anything.
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN – SEPTEMBER 29
If X-Men and Harry Potter fell in love and had a baby, this is what would happen. That’s all you need to know. Well, that and it’s being directed by Tim Burton with an INCREDIBLE cast line-up.
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN – SEPTEMBER 29
We’ve all been there. Our best friend starts dating our brother and our social life falls to pieces. Wait, maybe we haven’t all been there. But Hailee Steinfeld’s character has and this looks both hilarious and heartbreaking.
Quote-Along Films at Dendy
Throughout August and September, Dendy Cinemas is screening cult classic films and you are ENCOURAGED to talk through them. Provided you’re quoting the dialogue, of course. Don’t be that guy. If you missed out on the August screenings, you can still check out The Breakfast Club, Step Brothers, Mean Girls and Princess Bride. So basically all the best ones. Limited sessions are available – book now before they’re all gone and check out more about the Quote-Along series here.
In the House Cult Classic Films
Some of the most celebrated films in cinematic history will return to the big screen at Event Cinemas Myer Centre for the 2016 season of In the House! September features include Leon the Professional (September 2), The Godfather (September 16) and Boyz N The Hood (September 30). More info here.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
From Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard comes an authorised documentary feature film that follows The Beatles on their road to stardom with rare and exclusive footage. For one week only, from September 16, this special film will be screening at Palace Barracks and Palace Centro! Don't miss out on your tickets!
Lavazza Italian Film Festival
From September 28 to October 19, Palace Barracks Cinemas will be home to the Lavazza Italian Film Festival – that’s amore! Films include God Willing, The Conformist and Latin Lover, and the world premiere of The Space Between. Tickets are selling fast, with extra sessions already added due to popular demand. Find out more here and check out our Win page to see how you could win tickets to the world premiere of The Space Between!
Feature Image: Nerve (2016), Lionsgate