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Best Movies of September 2018: hmv.com previews the top 10...
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Best Movies of September 2018: hmv.com previews the top 10...

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in September...

 

The Predator

(Out September 13th)

 

Shane Black reboots the beloved action franchise next month, with his bigger, badder Predator arriving into cinemas. 

The movie stars Boyd Holbrook, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key, with Black directing and working from a script he's co-written with Fred Dekker. 

The story begins when a young boy accidentally triggers the return to Earth of the Predators, the universe's deadliest hunters. To stop them, a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher are dispatched, charged with preventing the end of the human race.

The movie is the fourth in the series of Predator movies, or sixth if you count the two Alien vs Predator movies. 

 

 

A Simple Favour

(Out September 21st)

 

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick come together for this mysterious new drama.

A Simple Favour has been written and directed by Paul Feig, who has adapted Darcey Bell's bestselling novel of the same name. 

The movie follows Kendrick's Stephanie, a mummy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.

With the help of Emily's husband, Stephanie sets out to track down Emily, a trail that turns out to be much darker than she could have ever expected. 

Starring alongside Kendrick and Lively are Henry Golding, Joshua Satine, Linda Cardellini and Eric Johnson.

 

 

The Little Stranger

(Out September 21st)

 

Sarah Waters’ hugely successful gothic horror novel makes it to the big screen with Room director Lenny Abrahamson taking charge.

Domhnall Gleeson stars as Dr Faraday, a country doctor who is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries and is now in decline.

But Mrs Ayres and her two grown children, Caroline and Roddy are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life, it's a haunting that's about to change all their lives…

Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling and Alison Pargeter co-star alongside Gleeson. 

 

 

King Of Thieves

(Out September 14th)

 

The Hatton Garden saga gets another big-screen retelling, this time with an all-star cast

Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent and Tom Courtenay lead the way in this take on the saga, with The Theory Of Everything's James Marsh in the director's chair. 

The film retells the events of April 2015 when the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by four elderly men and a much younger accomplice.

By the time the job was over it was reckoned that they walked away with goods thought to be worth around £200 million, only for four of the men to be caught a few days later.

 

 

Night School

(Out September 28th)

 

Kevin Hart and breakout star Tiffany Haddish lead the way in this knockabout comedy. 

Hart stars as Teddy Walker, one of a group of troublemakers who are forced to attend night school in hopes that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school, Haddish plays the teacher in charge of getting them through it. 

Rob Riggle, Taran Killam and Romany Malco co-star, with Malcolm D. Lee, director of Girls' Trip, taking charge.

 

 

 

The Seagull

(Out September 7th)

 

Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening and Elisabeth Moss come together for this quirky, irreverent take on Anton Chekhov's classic play. 

Directed by Michael Mayer, best known for bringing Green Day's American Idiot and controversial musical Spring Awakening to Broadway, the film also stars House Of Cards' Corey Stoll, Dunkirk breakout star Billy Howle and Major Crimes' Jon Tenney. 

Chekhov's story is set in his native Russia, though in this new take all the actors use their original accents.

The narrative follows Bening's Irina Arkadina, an ageing actress who pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate.

On one occasion, she brings Boris Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighbouring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin, a relationship that is short-lived, but with long consequences...

 

 

The House With The Clock In Its Walls

(Out September 21st)

 

Eli Roth directs Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Owen Vaccaro and Colleen Camp in this knockabout family horror. 

Here we follow a young Lewis Barnavelt who is sent to New Zebedee, Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house which has a mysterious ticking heart. Once there, he finds himself aiding his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Oooh...

 

 

American Animals

(Out September 7th)

 

Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier and Ann Dowd are brought together for this acclaimed new drama.

Written and directed by The Imposter's Bart Layton, the film is based on the true story of a library heist that happened at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 2004.

Peters stars as Warren Lipka, who leads a team of four college students as they try and steal one of the world's most valuable book from their college library.

 

 

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

(Out September 3rd)

 

Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher, Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Marin Ireland, Melanie Ehrlich and Jennifer Ehle are brought together for this dark coming of age drama. 

Set in 1993, the film follows Moretz's Cameron Post, who is caught in the back seat of a car kissing her school's prom queen and is outed as a lesbian.

This causes her aunt Ruth to send her to a remote treatment centre called God's Promise where she is subjected to gay conversion therapies. 

 

 

Mile 22

(Out September 19th)

 

Mark Wahlberg leads this hard-hitting action thriller. 

Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit named Overwatch. Together they try to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Starring alongside Wahlberg are John Malkovich, The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan, The Raid star Iko Uwais and former UFC superstar Ronda Rousey.

The movie has been directed by Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg, who directed Wahlberg in Patriot's Day and 2017's Deepwater Horizon. Berg works from a script from Graham Rowland and Lea Carpenter. 

 

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