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15 Most Anticipated Movies of September 2016

Movies of September 2016

What movies should you be excited for this month?

September marks the beginning of the spring and summer season, so it’s only fitting that the movie release schedule heats up too. There’s no colossal big-budget sequels or franchise releases, but there’s more than enough unique and promising films heading our way to get excited for:

War Dogs

Friday, 2 September 2016

Much like The Wolf of Wall Street, War Dogs falls under the bizarre-yet-true story category. Directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Philips, the film follows two young arms dealers, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli (played by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller), who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to supply weapons to American allies in Afghanistan in 2007. At first overwhelmed by the prospect of being rich, the unlikely international arms dealer duo soon find themselves in danger abroad and beset with difficulties back home.

Skiptrace

Friday, 2 September 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good buddy-cop flick, and Skiptrace could be something to fill that void this month. Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan), a detective from Hong Kong, has been investigating a notorious criminal named Victor Wong for over a decade. When his niece gets involved with Wong’s syndicate, Chan must track down and convince Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville), a fast-talking American gambler, to team up and return to China in order to rescue his niece and foil the Chinese kingpin.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

Friday, 2 September 2016

Aaron Paul, Jamie Dornan, and Sarah Gadon star in this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name. The story follows young Louis Drax who suffers a near-fatal injury and falls into a deep coma on his 9th birthday. Determined to solve the young boy’s strange affliction, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) begins exploring the mysterious circumstances surrounding the boy’s accident, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

Morgan

Friday, 9 September 2016

Fantastic Four’s Kate Mara stars in this supernatural thriller, which sees a corporate risk-management consultant who is sent to a top-secret location to assess and investigate a terrifying accident. Discovering that the event was provoked by a seemingly innocent artificial being who was made in a laboratory, she’s forced to curb her fascination and determine whether or not to terminate the “human” known as Morgan.

Sully

Friday, 9 September 2016

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Sulley tells the story of American pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks), whose heroism captured the world’s attention when he landed US Airways Flight 1549 by gliding the plane along the water in the Hudson River off Manhattan in New York City. After a troubled take-off, Sully’s bravery and emergency landing managed to save all 155 of his passengers.

Sausage Party

Friday, 9 September 2016

Long-time passion project of Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, Sausage Party, an R-rated animated film, arrives this month. Frank is a sausage, whose peaceful existence among various groceries in a supermarket is interrupted when he and his friends are picked by a customer. Once a life goal, they soon discover the disturbing truth when the woman takes them home to prepare a meal. Faced with torture and death, he and his buddies hatch a plan to escape.

The Infiltrator

Friday, 16 September 2016

Bryan Cranston stars in this crime thriller which tells the story of U.S. Customs official, Robert Mazur, who goes undercover during the 1980s to assume the alias “Bob Musella”, becoming an integral component of a money laundering racket for drug lords. Managing to seed himself into the dangerous world of international cartels, he uncovers and infiltrates a dirty cash syndicate controlled by Colombian kingpin, Pablo Escobar.

Ben-Hur

Friday, 16 September 2016

A reboot of the 1959 classic, Ben-Hur tells the tale of a Jewish nobleman who is falsely accused of an assassination attempt by his best friend and adoptive brother, Messala. He survives years of slavery under the Romans and has several encounters with Jesus of Nazareth before seeking revenge on his childhood Roman friend in a grand chariot race. Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston, and Toby Kebbell star.

Viral

Friday, 16 September 2016

A young woman’s worst nightmare becomes her waking reality after a parasitic outbreak wipes out half of the human population and disrupts her peaceful suburban existence. Uncertain about her future, she begins to document life in her quarantined hometown and tries to protect her infected sister as society begins to fall apart.

Blair Witch

Friday, 16 September 2016

Initially titled The Woods (as a secret faux name during filming), this new horror instalment is a direct sequel to 1999’s cult classic The Blair Witch Project. The film picks up a couple years after the original when a group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister Heather in 1994, who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch.

Magnificent 7

Friday, 23 September

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke lead an all-star cast in this action-packed remake. An Old West town is besieged by industrialist, Bartholomew Bogue, forcing the desperate residents to hire the services of seven gun men, headed by bounty hunter, Sam Chisolm. The ragtag outlaws set about preparing for a violent altercation with savage thieves during which time they find themselves fighting for much more than just money.

I.T.

Friday, 23 September

No, this isn’t the remake of the 1990 clown horror (that’s coming in 2017), but is a thriller about cyber crime and its effect on those involved. Pierce Brosnan stars as Mike Reagan, who has everything he could ever want, a beautiful family and a top of the line smart house. The company he owns is on the verge of changing flight leasing forever. That is, until the relationship with his closest advisor turns nasty, to the point where his teenage daughter is being stalked and his family is under attack through every technological facet of their lives.

The Secret Life of Pets

Friday, 30 September 2016

The studio behind Despicable Me and Minion‘s next film takes an introspective look at the life of our beloved four and two-legged pets. Set inside a Manhattan apartment building, a terrier named Max finds his status as favourite pet in jeopardy when his owner adopts a giant, sloppy and careless mongrel called Duke. After being dragged into the city and caught by Animal Control, they’re sent to the pound, where they’re recruited into an army of lost pets by a bunny named Snowball.  Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Dana Carvey Hannibal Buress, and Albert Brooks all lend their voices.

Collide

Friday, 30 September 2016

Collide may not be a well-hyped attraction, but it’s got the star-power to garner your attention. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Marwan Kenzari, Ben Kingsley, and Anthony Hopkins, Collide follows an American backpacker who finds himself on the run from a drug cartel after getting involved in a heist that goes terribly wrong. Now in possession of their precious cargo, he’s forced to call in favours and take the car chase onto Munich’s high-speed Autobahn to save his long-time girlfriend and escape the gang’s ruthless mob boss.

Deepwater Horizon

Friday, 30 September 2016

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, and Kate Hudson star in this true-life story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, which caused one of the world’s largest man-made catastrophes. This dramatisation of the worst oil spill in U.S. history honours the brave men and women whose true heroism saved many on board in their darkest hour.

What movie are you most looking forward to this month? Tweet us @MenStuffZA and let us know!

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