September Movie Previews

Close Encounters of the Third Kind opened on Sept. 1

Summer days are dwindling and kids are back to school. Every year we ask ourselves, “Where did the time go?” Stores have already begun putting Halloween merchandise on their shelves. To escape the madness, may I suggest enjoying one of the following movies.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)

Also on Sept. 1, theaters welcome Close Encounters of the Third Kind for one week only, in celebration of the 40th anniversary. This classic was directed and written by Steven Spielberg and stars Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and
Teri Garr. A must see for movie buffs and a great movie for millennials to see for the first time. Two stories are told at the same time, investigating mysterious appearances and sounds that are believed to be UFOs.

Renegades (PG-13)

The first of the month brings the movie Renegades. Directed by Steven Quake, the film stars J.K. Simmons, Ewen Bremmer and Sullivan Stapleton. It follows a group of trained Navy SEALs who open up a can of worms when they are out on an exercise in a Bosnian lake and stumble upon a treasure. An action packed thriller sure to please all.

Home Again (PG-13)

Sept. 8 sees the debut of Home Again, directed and written by Hallie Meyers-Shyer (in her directorial debut). The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen in a romantic comedy that follows Witherspoon as a single mom in Los Angeles who takes on three young male boarders. The twists and turns that this causes for her already hectic life and that of her estranged husband will have you laughing.

mother! (NR)

On Sept. 15, the film mother! hits theaters. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, it stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. Aronofsky is known for his dark thrillers such as the award-winning Black Swan. mother! has been shrouded in secrecy, but buzz is that Lawrence may just have earned another award nomination. The plot is about a couple who live a pretty tranquil life until an unexpected couple arrive to stay with them. With a cast like this, it is sure not to disappoint.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (NR)

The sequel to the 2014 surprise box office hit Kingsman: The Secret Service opens on Sept. 15 titled, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the movie stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, just to name a few. This time, the agency goes to the United States to join forces with their American partners to bring back balance to the world and restore good. All of this while bringing down the forces that destroyed their Golden Circle.

Flatliners (NR)

Last but not least, Sept. 29 sees the debut of Flatliners, directed by Niels Arden Oplev. The film stars Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Kiefer Sutherland. A sequel to the 1990 film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon, Sutherland reprises his role from the first movie as Nelson Wright. The premise is the same: five medical students become obsessed with death and what lies beyond and set out to prove their theories. They perform life altering experiments on each other, bringing each one closer to death for short periods of time. A great thriller and a believable cast.

Make sure you catch these movies as well as many other great choices coming your way to theaters in September. Grab your popcorn and drink and we’ll see you at the movies.

Also check out our top picks for new movies opening this fall:

Must-See Fall Flix

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Cheryl Wadsworth
Cheryl Wadsworth is a writer for Long Island Weekly, specializing in movie previews.

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