Apparently it’s a golden age for creepy clowns. The “clown prince of crime,” Joker, is released next month. This month, however, sees Pennywise pick on someone his own size. Well they’re adults at least. Also has there ever been a better head-to-head cinematic match-up than Downton Abbey and Rambo: Last Blood? Surely that says something about us as a culture. Here’s our full September movie preview.
September 6th– It: Chapter Two
Taking place 27 years after the events of the first film, the “Losers Club” have all moved on with their lives as best they could. But now Pennywise is back and they have to try and stop him. The young cast of the 2017 original return, but in smaller roles as adult actors now play those characters 27 years later. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader lead the cast along with Bill Skarsgard, who plays Pennywise. That’s a pretty good September movie to kickstart your fall season.
September 13th– The Goldfinch, Hustlers
Based on the award-winning novel, The Goldfinch follows a boy whose mom is killed in a bombing while they are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After being taken in by a wealthy family, he spends the next years of his life hanging on to the grief surrounding those events. Ansel Elgort stars as that boy now all grown-up. Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard co-star.
Hustlers has a group of strip club employs pulling off a con to make some money off of their high-rolling Wall Street clients. Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez star alongside Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Cardi B and Keke Palmer. What a cast.
September 20th– Ad Astra, Downton Abbey, Rambo: Last Blood
Brad Pitt plays an astronaut attempting to save the Solar System in Ad Astra. He’s also looking to make sense of his father’s (Tommy Lee-Jones) ill-fated space mission 30 years ago that many blame for the impending doom. The film has seen some delays with its release but is now set with the promise of impressive visuals and effects.
Downton Abbey continues the story of the Crawley family and their stately home, which provides the name of the film. After six seasons on television, the film reunites the principle cast from the show for new drama. At least the characters who survived are back. For a show about an aristocratic family and their team of servants, the story has a surprisingly large body count.
Sylvester Stallone’s return to his iconic Rocky character went well. Let’s see how it goes for Rambo. John Rambo returns home to take care of his family in Rambo: Last Blood. When his niece is kidnapped, he goes full… well full Rambo on the kidnappers. The violence in the trailer is pretty significant. So I can only imagine the actual movie. It’s rated-R in case you were wondering.
September 27th– Abominable
The latest animated feature from Dreamworks has Chloe Bennett providing the voice for Yi, a girl looking for adventure. She finds that adventure when she comes across a magical Yeti in the city who escaped his captors. Yi and her friends must then attempt to get the Yeti back to his home. This looks to be the best option for family fun this month.
So it’s a short month in terms of volume of movies. For those who are already gearing up for Halloween, It: Chapter Two is the best September movie option. That will likely be the big money-maker of the bunch. But personally I’m looking forward to Downton Abbey: Last Blood. Or maybe those were two different movies. Bonus points for anyone who sees those two back-to-back as a double feature. You’ll have some weird dreams that night.