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New Movie Releases — September 2014

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Summer may be over and the superheroes and blockbusters may be gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some great movies to be seen. Whether you’re looking for action, comedy, drama, or something for the whole family, you’ll find plenty to watch in our guide to the new movie releases hitting the big screen in September 2014.

September 5

‘The Identical’ – Directed by Dustin Marcellino. Starring Ashley Judd, Seth Green, and Amanda Crew. The path of a musical family from the Be Bop 1950s through the Glam Rock 1970s.

‘Frontera’ (Limited) — Directed by Michael Berry. Starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, and Michael Peña. A former Arizona sheriff’s wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

‘Last Days in Vietnam’ (Limited) — Directed by Rory Kennedy. This documentary tracks the harrowing final weeks of the Vietnam war, when the American diplomats and troops were faced with a tough decision: follow orders and only evacuate U.S. citizens, or stay and help save the lives of the South Vietnamese.

‘The Longest Week’ (Limited) — Directed by Peter Glanz. Starring Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, and Jenny Slate. Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parent’s prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and… in love.

‘God Help the Girl’ (New York) — Directed by Stuart Murdoch. Starring Hannah Murray, Emily Browning, and Olly Alexander. Eve is recovering in a hospital in Glasgow, writing songs to help cope with her emotional struggles. After leaving the hospital, she moves on to the city where she meets two musicians, and the trio spend a dream-like summer together.

September 12

‘Dolphin Tale 2′ – Directed by Charles Martin Smith. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr. The team of people who saved Winter’s life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

‘No Good Deed’ – Directed by Sam Miller. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, and Leslie Bibb. Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

‘At the Devil’s Door’ (Limited) — Directed by Nicholas McCarthy. Starring Ava Acres, Ashley Rickards, and Naya Rivera. When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web – and has sinister plans for both of them.

‘Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?’ (Limited) — Directed by James Manera. Starring Stephen Tobolowsky, Rob Morrow, and Eric Allan Kramer. The third and final installment in the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ film trilogy finds the nation’s economy approaching collapse. A single man holds the answer, but one woman stands in his way.

‘The Drop’ (Limited) — Directed by Michaël R. Roskam. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini. Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

‘The Green Prince’ (Limited) — Directed by Nadav Schirman. The son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, becomes a spy for the Israelis.

‘Honeymoon’ (Limited) — Directed by Leigh Janiak. Starring Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, and Ben Huber. Young newlyweds struggle as their honeymoon spirals mysteriously into chaos.

‘The Skeleton Twins’ (Limited; Expands September 19) — Directed by Craig Johnson. Starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Ty Burrell. After being estranged for 10 years, twins Maggie and Milo cheat death on the same day, inspiring them to reunite and realize that maybe the key to fixing their shattered lives lies within each other.

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ (New York and L.A.; Expands September 19) — Directed by Ned Benson. Starring Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and James McAvoy. One couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

September 16

‘Worst Friends’ (Limited) — Directed by Ralph Arend. Starring Richard Tanne, Larry Fessenden, and Kathryn Erbe. When Jake is injured in an accident, he relies on his childhood best friend Sam to take care of him. But when Sam’s high school crush resurfaces, his friendship with Jake is put to the test.

September 17

‘The Guest’ (Limited) — Directed by Adam Wingard. Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, and Lance Reddick. A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

’20,000 Days on Earth’ (New York) — Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.

September 19

‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ – Directed by Scott Frank. Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, and Boyd Holbrook. Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

‘The Maze Runner’ – Directed by Wes Ball. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

‘Pride’ – Directed by Matthew Warchus. Starring Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, and Dominic West. UK gay and lesbian activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ – Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda. When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

‘Tusk’ – Directed by Kevin Smith. Starring Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, and Michael Parks. A man is captured by a maniac and tortured, physically and mentally, into becoming a walrus.

‘Fort Bliss’ (Limited) — Directed by Claudia Myers. Starring Michelle Monaghan, Pablo Schreiber, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.

‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ (Limited; Expands October 3) — Directed by Peter Chelsom. Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, and Stellan Skarsgård. A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

‘Reclaim’ (Limited) — Directed by Alan White. Starring John Cusack, Ryan Philippe, and Rachelle Lefevre. After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they will discover just what being a parent means and how far they will go to get their child back.

‘The Scribbler’ (Limited) — Directed by John Suits. Starring Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Sasha Grey. A young woman is facing her destructive multiple personalities using an experimental new procedure known as “The Siamese Burn.”

‘Tracks’ (Limited) — Directed by John Curran. Starring Adam Driver, Mia Wasikowska, and Emma Booth. A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.

‘The Zero Theorem’ (Limited) — Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, and Tilda Swinton. A computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; namely, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

September 25

‘Two Night Stand’ (Limited) — Directed by Max Nichols. Starring Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, and Jessica Szohr. A snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand.

September 26

‘The Boxtrolls’ – Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi. Starring Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, and Toni Collette. A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

‘The Equalizer’ – Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Marton Csokas. A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.

‘Good People’ (Limited) — Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz. Starring Kate Hudson, James Franco, and Anna Friel. Discovering a cache of cash in their dead tenant’s apt, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary-the thief who stole it.

‘Jimi: All Is by My Side’ (Limited) — Directed by John Ridley. Starring Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots, and Hayley Atwell. A drama based on Jimi Hendrix’s pre-fame years.

‘The Two Faces of January’ (Limited) — Directed by Hossein Amini. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, and Oscar Isaac. A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

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