previews... - August 26, 2019

Best Movies of September 2019: previews the top 10...
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Best Movies of September 2019: previews the top 10... previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in September...


IT: Chapter Two

(In Cinemas September 6th)


After terrifying everyone and racking up over $700 million in box office receipts back in 2017, we now get a second instalment of terror, supplied by Stephen King. 

IT centred around a group of children, who call themselves The Loser's Club, who were forced to face off against a force that takes on its victims' greatest fears, horrifically personified by Pennywise the Clown, played by actor Bill Skarsgård. 

In the sequel, which is adapted from the second part of King's novel, The Loser's Club, now all grown up, are forced to reunite, having sworn a blood oath to return to their home town if their old enemy appeared again. 

Skarsgård returns for the second chapter, with the adult versions of the loser's Club kids set to be played by James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Isiah Mustafa and Andy Bean.

Director Andy Muschietti, who made the first movie, is once again behind the camera, working from a script adapted from King's novel by Gary Dauberman. 



The Goldfinch

(In Cinemas September 27th)


Donna Tartt's hugely successful and hugely acclaimed novel comes to the big screen next month, with an all-star cast along for the ride. 

Baby Driver mainman Ansel Elgort leads the way, with Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson and Jeffrey Wright in supporting roles.

Elgort plays Theodore Decker, who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum as a 13-year-old, an attack that kills his mother.

Resigned to life with a deadbeat Father, he quickly forges his own path, one that ends involving big-time art forgeries...

John Crowley, who directed Brooklyn and quirky drama Boy A, directs, while Peter Straughan, who won universal love for his 2011 take on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, provides the screenplay. 



The Kitchen

(In Cinemas September 20th)


Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy come together for this fierce new drama. 

Set in 1970s New York, it follows McCarthy, Moss and Haddish, who play the wives of Irish mobsters who are forced to take over operations after the FBI arrest their husbands. 

Naturally, that ruffles a few feathers...

Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d'Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common and Bill Camp co-star.

Andrea Berloff, writer on Sleepless and Straight Outta Compton, makes her directing debut as well as providing the script. 



Ad Astra

(In Cinemas September 18th)


Brad Pitt heads into the unknown in this epic new drama. 

Pitt plays Roy McBride, an astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father. On his journey, he stumbles upon a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet...

Starring alongside Pitt are Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland. 

James Gray, director of We Own The Night and The Lost City Of Z, takes charge. He works from a script he co-wrote with Ethan Gross. 



Downton Abbey

(In Cinemas September 13th)


The hugely successful television series, which ran on ITV for six series and from 2010–15, arrives on the big screen next month. 

Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, and Maggie Smith all return to star. 

There are new cast members too, with Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore all taking supporting roles. 

Michael Engler, who directed a number of episodes of the series, takes charge, working from a script from creator Julian Fellowes. 

This time, we find ourselves in 1927 and the King and Queen are planning to visit Downton Abbey. It's a visit that has everyone in a tizz...



Ready Or Not

(In Cinemas September 27th)


Games are taken to real extremes in this bloody new horror. 

The film stars Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell, while Devil's Due directing pair Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are in charge.

Weaving plays Grace, who has just married into her new husband's rich, eccentric family of boardgame tycoons. 

Sadly, she is then forced to participate in their time-honoured tradition, a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival...




(In Cinemas September 27th)


Jamie Bell leads this hard-hitting new drama, based around the life of Bryon 'Pitbull' Widner. 

Bell plays Widner, one of the FBI's most sought after white supremacists. Covered in racist tattoos from head to toe, he is one of the leaders of the movement. 

Then, he meets Julie and her three young daughters. Learning quickly that he now has the responsibilities of fatherhood, he decides to leave the movement behind. 

But that's easier said than done...

Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall, Bill Camp, Louisa Krause, Zoe Colletti, Kylie Rogers, Colbi Gannett, Mike Colter and Vera Farmiga co-star. 

Debut filmmaker Guy Nativ directs and provides the screenplay. 



The Farewell

(In Cinemas September 20th)


Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8 star Awkwafina leads this tender drama. 

The movie follows a family who, upon learning their grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide not to tell her and schedule a family gathering in China before she dies.

Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo co-star, working for writer/director Lulu Wang.




(In Cinemas September 13th)


Sverrir Gudnason, star of Borg vs McEnroe and The Girl In The Spider's Web, and rising star Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin come together for this new fantasy-infused drama.

Thedin plays Jill, a teenage girl who balances her school work with caring for her mentally unstable mother Astrid and younger brother Bo. 

Her 14th birthday is just two days away when her estranged father Nils arranges to visit. As Jill prepares for his arrival, tragedy strikes, a tragedy she decides to keep to herself...

Camilla Strøm Henriksen writes and directs this heartbreaking effort. 



Rambo: Last Blood

(In Cinemas September 19th)


Sylvester Stallone picks up the mantle of John Rambo for a fifth time next month. 

In this new instalment, Rambo heads to Mexico with a mission to rescue a friend's daughter from the clutches of a ruthless drug cartel. 

Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Joaquín Cosío and Oscar Jaenada are in the supporting cast.

Adrian Grunberg, first assistant director on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Edge of Darkness and Apocalypto, steps into the director's chair on this one, working from a screenplay from Stallone and co-writer Matt Cirulnick.


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