Stephen King’s ‘IT’ – Horror, Drama
Release date: US 5 September, AUS & UK 7 September
The newest adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘IT’ finally hits theatres this month! The film follows a group of kids ‘The Losers Club’ from Derry, Maine. When an evil shape-shifting monster shows up in the form of a clown named Pennywise, the kids are forced to come face-to-face with their biggest fears.
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, and Nicholas Hamilton.
Director and Writers: Directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) from a screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman, based on the story by Stephen King.
Home again – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release date: US & AUS 8 September, UK 29 September
Home Again follows the life of single mom (Reese Witherspoon) in Los Angeles. Recently separated from her husband, Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two daughters. During her 40th birthday bash, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who need a place to live. After agreeing to let them stay in the guest house temporarily, everything comes crashing to a halt when her ex-husband shows up.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen.
Director and Writers: Directed and written by Hallie Meyers-Shyer (The Parent Trap).
Mother! – Drama, Horror, Mystery
Release date: US 13 September, UK 15 September, AUS 14 September.
Mother! sees the relationship of a couple tested when uninvited guests start arriving in their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Mother! is a psychological thriller about love, devotion, and sacrifice.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer
Director and Writers: Directed and written by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream)
American Assassin – Action, Thriller
Release date: AUS & UK 14 September, USA 15 September
Based on a book by Vince Flynn, American Assassin follows 23-year-old Mitch, who lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. The recruit is trained by Cold War veteran Stan Hurley, together they investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Taylor Kitsch, Michael Keaton, Scott Adkins, Sanaa Lathan, and Shiva Negar.
Director and Writers: Directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland) from a script by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release date: UK 20 September, AUS 21 September, USA 22 September
When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. These two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.
Starring: Taron Egerton, Pedro Pascal, Sophie Cookson, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges.
Director and Writers: Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) from a screenplay by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn.
Battle of the Sexes – Biography, Comedy, Sport
Release date: USA 22 September, AUS 28 September (UK 24 November)
Battle of the Sexes is based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, and Bill Pullman
Director and Writers: Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy.
Flatliners – Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Release date: AUS 28 September, UK and USA 29 September
Flatliners, the Sequel to the 1990 film of the same name, follows five young medical students, who are obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life. The students embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a first-hand account of the afterlife.
Starring: Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Kiefer Sutherland, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Beau Mirchoff, and Steve Byers.
Director and Writers: Directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) from a screenplay by Ben Ripley and Peter Filardi.