September is not normally a good month for new movies releases. Like January, studios typically release a lot of films in the month that they aren’t sure what to do with. Still, that being said there still are a few gems that come out from time to time, and this year is no exception. Here are the ones we’re looking forward to.
Sully – September 9th – When Clint Eastwood directs a movie, you typically need to pay attention. The 86 year old has won two Oscars for directing, and been nominated twice more. And to make this movie even more compelling, it stars multiple Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks. the film is the true story of Chesley Sullenberger, who purposely landed his plane in the Hudson River and ended up saving the lives of all the 155 crew and passengers on board.
Bridget Jones’s Baby – September 16th – We’re not really sure how good this movie will be, but we’re curious about it because the first movies was so good back in 2001. Sure the sequel wasn’t very good in 2004, but still we’re hoping the third film brings back the charm of the first. Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth both return for the sequel.
Blair Witch – September 16th – Another curiosity, although in this case we’ve been hearing good things about it. More like a true sequel to the original film than the actual sequel was, it follows the brother of the one of the original characters as he tries to find out what happened to them back in 1999. This film wasn’t even known to exist until it was revealed in July to be coming out this month.
Snowden – September 16th – Joseph Gordon-Levitt may get his first Oscar nomination for this role as whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It’s not surprising the Oliver Stone is directing this political drama, but by the sounds of things it’s not his strongest film. Still Gordon-Levitt’s performance could be worth the price of admission.
The Magnificent Seven – September 23rd – With a cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and more this film has a sort of can’t miss feel to it. Unfortunately Westerns don’t have a a great history of being a big box office draw, but that could change with this film. And it’s sure to get even more attention thanks to it being chosen to open TIFF 2016.