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Movies Not to Miss: September 2019

Writer: Casey Lee


Which of these are you going to watch?

Summer may be reaching its end, but the releases in cinemas are still getting hotter.

This month is a scattershot of genres, especially for those who like their horror (and it isn't even Halloween yet!).

So, if you think for a moment that you can lay off from going to the cinemas, here are our recommended movies you should not miss this September!

Exit

After graduating from university, rock-climbing enthusiast Yong Nam is unemployed and unhappy. While attending his mother's 70th birthday party at a convention centre, he reunites with university mate Eui-Ju who rejected him in university. When the city comes under a mysterious gas attack, Yong Nam and Eui-Ju would have to bring out their rock-climbing skills to find an escape. Released at the same time with "The Divine Fury", if "The Divine Fury" was a mixed blend of action and horror, "Exit" is the disaster movie with the perfect excuse for your rock climber friends to convince to try at least one session.

General Release Date: 5 September

It: Chapter 2

After banishing the entity from their little hometown, the members of the Losers Club have grown and went on their separate ways. 27 years later, children in Derry are starting to go missing and the Losers Club have to return to fulfill the promise they made. The promised sequel and second part of the Stephen King adaptation, with a child cast that has grown up to James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean. It has already been a strong year for horror, but we are looking forward to have returning director Andy Muschietti and Bill Skarsgård reprising his magnificent performance as the killer clown to make for a truly disturbing year.

General Release Date: 5 September

Weathering With You

As Tokyo goes through a season of torrential rain, runaway Hodaka runs into Hina who was the mysterious power to control the weather. Starting a small business to sell clear weather to people who want them, Hodaka slowly discovers that Hina's powers comes with a tragic secret behind it. After a smashing success with "Your Name", any work that comes attached with the name Makoto Shinkai comes with high anticipations. Nothing makes an anime fan happier to see a budding romance, set in a fantastic premise, immersed in beautiful hand-drawn visuals and listening to the soundtrack by Radwimps.

General Release Date: 12 September

Hustlers

An all-female cast doing bad things continue to make their presence felt. Constance Wu leads the pack as a single mother stripper with other strippers played by Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Cardi B. Even though the cast isn't as high profile as some of the earlier entries we have seen in this subgenre, but it is based on a New York Magazine article from 2015 about a group of strippers hustling their way through the financial crisis of the late 2000s. Directed and adapted by Lorene Scafaria, we hope this would put a lot more of the female dynamics in the characters to make this a compelling watch.

General Release Date: 12 September

Ad Astra

After setting off an experiment that could threaten the entire solar system, Major Roy McBride sets off to space to find his father who initiated the experiment. On his way, Roy will discover the secrets of space that will challenge the nature of human existence and their place in the wide and empty cosmos. Space movies are surely taking a more realistic turn now that space exploration is becoming a foreseeable future. With majestic outings like "Interstellar" and "Gravity" sticking closer to the science of space, here comes another entry that tries to challenge the verisimilitude of shooting in space. Directed by Palm d'Or contender James Gray and starring a cast led by Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland, this could be one existential movies that you would want to ground our reality with before going in.

General Release Date: 19 September

Cinema Online, 01 September 2019


Related Movies:
Weathering With You (Japanese) (12 Sep 2019)
It: Chapter Two (05 Sep 2019)
Ad Astra (19 Sep 2019)
Hustlers (12 Sep 2019)

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