September seems to be another promising months for moviegoers, filled with at least two new releases on each and every week and with a good diversity of genres. I doubt anyone will feel missing out at all. Mr.G tried his best to capture all the info but some movies slipped out of my hands, my bad on that.
September 7, 1st Week of September
To launch the month of September, we have Kill The Wicked from The Dark Horse Films, which is also the one last entry of the Americana series. Set in Montana, 1975, the film tells the story of an ex-soldier (Gary Oldman) who goes nuts and start to terrorize his own town. His brothers (Daniel Day-Lewis, Viggo Mortensen and Ralph Fiennes) are set to hunt and kill him in the wilderness of Montana. The film poses all kinds of ethical questions about war and the difference of murder and killing. Directed by Clint Eastwood and other stars include Juliette Binoche, David Straithern and Jared Harris.
On the same day, we also have Reboot, a direct sequel to Reborn, which was released in June this past year. Rumor has it that it will be a trilogy and Reboot is the second part of it. Plenty of questions remain unsolved from Reborn that will be clarified in Reboot to prepare the audience for the finale in the near future. An intersection movie between the first and third parts, the story focuses on Kim (Deborah Ann Wool), who also appeared in first film and her newly met horrors. The facility staff (Cynthia Nixon and Amanda Tapping) seem to share the twisted fate as well with Professor Gillis in charge.
September 14, 2nd Week of September
Musical seems to be a rising genre as we have another musical tackling the big screen. Glee: Expedition to Fame continues the legacy of the hit Fox series Glee. Why movie instead of another TV season? I am not sure either. This serves as the continuation of it so this is set after the season three finale. New Directions is joining a show choir competition, only to be threatened by the Vocal Adrenaline, and a battle ensues. One can expect returning of some of the old cast and some additions of brand new cast members as well.
My Last Sunrise is a horror film from Decepticon Liberation Front, which is on hiatus for over two years before this. Originally a 10 page entry in the short contest of 2007, it has evolved into a full release of 99 minutes thanks to the tenacity of the producer, Teufel himself. The story centers around a vampire known as Edmund Bayley, a melancholic individual, he has spent decades sucking the life out of the homeless while hiding in a metropolis’ skid row. Life doesn’t go that well though, not even for a vampire. The police start to investigate the deaths in skid row and that is enough for Edmund to make one last decision of his unlife – the end of his miserable existence.
September 21, 3rd Week of September
In this fun filled week lets start with Rush Hour 4, which continues the story of Lee and Carter (Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker). Ambassadors are found dead and it forces them to travel to London, where they met Officer Sarah Robertson of the MI6. Aside from investigating the deaths, they are there to ensure that no more ambassador bleedshed will happen. One task is fine but two at one? Not so easy and as expected, lots of things happened.
The second release of the week is Tumbleweed, a work that has been started a few times by the producer, Jort13, who finally gets to finish it this time. A film with the central theme being country music, it tells the tale and breakthrough of an upcoming country music artist named John into the music scene. As expected from an artistic job, it isn’t lucrative at all for some and with a family to support, John is in the crossroad of his life as he has to think about what to do next – whether to continue his artist career or not.
September 28, 4th Week of September
Fatal Frame: Crimson Butterfly is the second Fatal Frame film, which also has the same name (and probably borrows some of the elements) from the second game of the horror video game series. None of the twins expect their normal and happy life to be changed by nothing but a crimson butterfly. One that leads them through the woods, leads them to a mysterious, deserted village. They are there for a reason, a reason more horrifying than anything they could even fathom. A story with promises, trust and loyalty, Dartcher, the movie’s producer wants to challenge the viewers to question themselves, “What would I do in this situation? Would I be able to do any of the options given?”
Going against the more easternized feature is a very westernize film, The Hook. A superhero film taking place in the FB DC Comics Universe, it is based on the DC comic book Deadman, featuring The Hook (Paul Leyden) – who else did you expect? For those that do not know, in the comic the Hook is the operative who kills Deadman. This is an origin story for the villain, it tells the fall from grace of a rich businessman to becoming the operative known as The Hook. The main villain is Grace Swanso (Jessica Chastain), who runs the company Swanson CO that handles a lot of Gotham City business at the moment. Rumor has it that this film is only half of the Baseball Mogul/Flip Brothers deal and the other half of it is for a Deadman film.
, Fatal Frame
, Kill the Wicked
, My Last Sunrise
, Rush Hour
, The Dark Horse
, The Hook