New Movie Releases: September 2015
The summer movie season may be over, but there are still a lot of great movies to look forward to in September: thrilling dramas like Everest and Sicario, the twisted horror of The Visit and The Green Inferno, and a handful of indie dramas and comedies if you’re in the mood for something a little more low-key. Read on for our guide to the new movie releases hitting theaters in September.
The Transporter Refueled: Directed by Camille Delamarre. Starring Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson and Gabriella Wright. In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
Before We Go (Limited): Directed by Chris Evans. Starring Chris Evans, Alice Eve and Emma Fitzpatrick. A young woman in New York City races to catch the 1:30 Train to Boston. On the way she is robbed.
Dragon Blade (Limited): Directed by Daniel Lee. Starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody. When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends.
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Limited): Directed by Alex Gibney. A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.
The Perfect Guy: Directed by David M. Rosenthal. Starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Rutina Wesley. After a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger. When her ex-boyfriend resurfaces in her life she has to figure out who she should trust and who she should fear.
The Visit: Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould and Olviia DeJonge. A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
A Brilliant Young Mind (Limited): Directed by Morgan Matthews. Starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins. A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Coming Home (Limited): Directed by Yimou Zhang. Starring Li Gong, Daoming Chen and Huiwen Zhang. Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
Sleeping With Other People (Limited): Directed by Leslye Headland. Starring Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne and Jason Sudeikis. A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Black Mass: Directed by Scott Cooper. Starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson. The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Captive: Directed by Jerry Jameson. Starring Kate Mara, David Oyelowo and Michael K. Williams. In this fact-based thriller, a single mother struggling with drug addiction is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case.
Everest: Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke and Josh Brolin. A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: Directed by Wes Ball. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.
Pawn Sacrifice (Limited): Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Tobey Maguire, Lily Rabe and Liev Schreiber. American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Before I Wake: Directed by Mike Flanagan. Starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane and Annabeth Gish. A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams — and nightmares — manifest physically as he sleeps.
Hotel Transylvania 2: Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Starring Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Nick Offerman. When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.
The Intern: Directed by Nancy Meyers. Starring Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro and Nat Wolff. 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Sicario: Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
99 Homes (Limited): Directed by Ramin Bahrani. Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his frustration.
The Green Inferno (Limited): Directed by Eli Roth. Starring Lorena Izzo, Ariel Levy and Aaron Burns. A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
The Keeping Room (Limited): Directed by Daniel Barber. Starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru. Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women — two sisters and one African-American slave — must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
Stonewall (Limited): Directed by Roland Emmerich. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. A young man’s political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.
The Walk (IMAX only): Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Le Bon. The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.