If you’re hitting the movies this weekend, there’s a bunch of great new releases to keep you entertained, including a returning comedy franchise, a psychological thriller, a horror-filled twist, and an action-packed return for the Transporter series.
These are the movie releases from Friday, 11 September 2015:
Vacation is the fifth instalment in the National Lampoon’s Vacation series, and this is somewhat of a reboot. Rusty Griswold is now grown up and taking his own family on the same road trip to Wally World he did as a kid in the original film.
This looks fun, it looks like there’s genuinely great comedy at play here – and the cast is perfect. We’ve got Ed Helms (The Office), Christina Applegate (Anchorman), Leslie Mann (This Is 40) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Rush, The Avengers) filling out this cast.
Charlize Theron returns in this emotional thriller about a woman who confronts traumatic, childhood memories of the murder of her mother and two sisters when she investigates the possibility that her brother (Corey Stoll) is innocent of the crime.
After breaking out with The Sixth Sense, it’s fair to say that M. Night Shyamalan’s career has been more erratic than most. Many of his films – including 2013 sci-fi adventure After Earth – have been subject of some harsh criticism and middling box office. However, The Visit could be the film to finally get the writer/director back on track.
The film stars Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould as two children who get more than they bargained for when they stay over at their grandparents’ house. Of course, like many previous Shyamalan films, details about The Visit remain largely under wraps, but what we’ve seen thus far has us intrigued and more than a little creeped out.
The Transporter: Refueled
No one expected a reboot to the Transporter series, let alone one without Jason Statham behind the wheel. Still, The Transporter: Refueled looks like it could prove to be a worthwhile revisit of the action franchise. This time, Ed Skrein – who’s also set to play Ajax in next year’s Deadpool – plays Frank Martin, a skilled fighter and driver with a very specific set of rules.
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