This September promises a wide array of films, this article will be focusing in the more wide releases and preview the most anticipated of the month ahead.
This date brings us the return to the horror genre for the director M Night Shyamalan, with his film: The Visit.
In recent years Shymalan has been criticised for his work, and it's for good reason, his first films were considered masterpieces but his work deteriorated and has left his reputation tarnished. However, his new film is expected to be more successful than his recent projects due to its genre and style.
Based on the true story of the 1996 Everest Disaster, and the book 'Into Thin Air', Everest stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley and Emily Watson. The film opened the Venice film festival recently, so it's definitely worth checking out, even if your not interested in mountaineering. And, having read the book myself I can assure you the story is spectacular and could certainly push some actors into the Oscar nominations.
Johnny Depp stars as Whitey Bulger, the famous gangster who was notoriously ruthless and cunning. The film has some seriously talented actors, with a cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Stoll, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon and Dakota Johnson. With a compelling story to tell and judging by the trailers, some gripping performances, Black Mass is certainly lined up to be a success.
Maze Runner: Scorch Trails
Another film riding on the coat tails of the Hunger Games' success, the Maze Runner sequel could be a box office success and critically appreciated, but it could also go the other way. Hard to tell, but it's certainly got an audience awaiting.
This relatively unheard of new film starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara has an intriguing plot, based on the true story of the 'Atlanta Hostage Hero'. With two leads giving strong performances in a story that is untold as of yet, this film can challenge the bigger films on its opening weekend and could be seriously considered around awards season.
Hotel Transylvania 2
The sequel to the surprisingly successful 2012 animated flick is likely to do well at the box office, however without the director of the first one it may not reach the level of quality that the first did.
The new Robert Zemeckis' film stars Joseph-Gordon Levitt as Philippe Petit, who attempted to walk between the twin towers on a tight rope. The director of Forrest Gump hopes to achieve more success at the box office and critically, whether or not it will become a box office hit is questionable as its audience is limited, but there is no doubt it can challenge at awards season if the style and performances live up to expectation.