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Movies Not to Miss: September 2020

Writer: Florey DM

Looks like BTS is loving "Mulan" too, are you looking forward to these movies?
Looks like BTS is loving "Mulan" too, are you looking forward to these movies?

As cinemas across the globe gradually reopen, film studios and distributors are gaining more confidence in releasing their latest movies on the big screen, be it local or international titles.

Among the movies lined up for this September are long-awaited ones that have been delayed multiple times due to the pandemic, such as "Mulan", as well as fresh offerings including K-pop group BTS' "Break the Silence: The Movie".


Listed below are the movies releasing in local cinemas this September. (Take note that while these dates remain valid at the time of writing, the current uncertainty surrounding movie releases means that some of the movies below could be rescheduled).

Mulan

It's been a roller coaster ride when it comes to "Mulan's" release. There was even a moment when this live-action adaptation was completely pulled off the release schedule. Luckily, Disney decided to release it after all – on Disney+ or in cinemas where the streaming service isn't available. Niki Caro directs a cast made up of Crystal Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee and more.

General Release Date: 4 September

Break The Silence: The Movie

While BTS fans (known as ARMY) won't be able to see the group live in concert this year, they can at least take solace in the fact that they will soon see the seven members on the big screen! The fourth BTS concert film "Break The Silence: The Movie" follows the idol group on their "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" world tour that was held from May to October 2019.

General Release Date: 10 September

The Secret Garden

A British fantasy drama film adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel of the same name. It is the fourth feature film adaptation of the popular novel that follows young orphan Mary Lennox who discovers a magical garden at her uncle's estate. Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst and Amir Wilson star in this version helmed by Marc Munden.

General Release Date: 10 September

The Eight Hundred

Though its release is not without controversies, this Guan Hu-helmed Chinese historical war drama film went on to make the biggest debut this year with its USD116 million opening weekend box office collection (including previews). Set in the late 1930s, it tells of the National Revolutionary Army guarding the Sihang Warehouse when Shanghai is invaded by the Imperial Japanese Army.

General Release Date: 10 September

I WeirDo

All the mask-wearing in this movie should resonate with the current audience. Chen Po-ching (Austin Lin Bo-hong) and Chen Ching (Nikki Hsieh Hsin-Ying) are not trying to break the COVID-19 chain though, they just happen to be two OCD and allergy sufferers who find each other in a world where people like them are usually seen as weirdos. It is the first feature film in Asia to be fully shot with an iPhone.

General Release Date: 17 September

Cinema Online, 31 August 2020


Related Movies:
Mulan (04 Sep 2020)
Break The Silence: The Movie (Korean) (10 Sep 2020)
The Secret Garden (10 Sep 2020)
The Eight Hundred (Mandarin) (10 Sep 2020)
I WeirDo (Mandarin) (17 Sep 2020)

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