The upcoming month doesn’t look too bad for films, with really quite a choice on offer. Ranging from horror to young adult fantasy, family drama to war drama, comedy to romance, there’s a bit of something for everyone. I reckon it’s also a good month for everyone to try something a little different, something out of your cinema comfort zone or just something you wouldn’t normally think of seeing. You might just surprise yourself. But for those who are quite happy to stick with what they know, the following three might be closer to the top of your to-see list this September…
The Predator (12th)
The fourth film in the Predator series (not including any cross overs, just pure Predator) is directed by Shane Black, who had a small role in the 1987 original with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Predator itself is pretty much a classic cinema antagonist from another world that wants nothing more than to hunt humans for sport, so what could possibly be different in this new instalment? Well. WELL. It seems the extraterrestrial has upgraded itself – an artifical evolution, if you will. If that doesn’t sound particularly terrifying, I don’t know what does.
A Simple Favor (21st)
One of many female-fronted movies making their way onto the screen this month, which is great to see. This one sees Anna Kendrick’s Stephanie meet Blake Lively’s Emily through their kids that go to the same school. They become sort of friends, until one day Emily asks Stephanie for ‘a simple favor’. Unfortunately, Emily then seems to go missing. What is Stephanie to do? The trailer itself looks pretty strong, Lively in particular making an enticing character of Emily. And really, I mean, it’s Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. What could possibly be wrong with that!?
Crazy Rich Asians (14th)
The film that EVERYONE the world over seems to be talking about right now, for better or for worse. It’s about Rachel (Constance Wu) and Nick (Henry Golding), both Asian-Americans living in America, and their relationship as Rachel is introduced to Henry’s ‘crazy rich’ family in Singapore. It seems to be a hit so far in the West, but is liked less and less the further East you may go. It seems Hollywood is trying to break down the racial barriers it pretty much helped to create, but Asians may be none too impressed so far. It’ll be an interesting one to watch, for sure.
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