September 2014 Movie Preview

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Based on Lawrence Block’s acclaimed novel by the same name, this new Liam Neeson action film appears to be comparable to Taken. Director Scott Frank was able to convince Neeson to accept the role with a brilliantly crafted script. Neeson plays private detective Matthew Scudder. This weathered detective is hired to find out who kidnapped and murdered the wife of a high end drug dealer, played by Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. As he investigates he crosses hairs with the killers and they don’t appreciate it.
Release Date: 9/19 Rated: R

This is Where I Leave You

Shortly after Judd Altman, played by Jason Bateman, discovers his wife has been sleeping with his boss for about a year, he gets a call from his sister informing him their father has died. After the funeral in an attempt to bring the family their mother, played by the one and only Jane Fonda grounds her four children for a week. Bateman’s two brothers and sister are played by Adam Driver, Corey Stoll and Tina Fey. Based on the wildly successful novel by Jonathan Tropper, and an immensely talented cast of actors led by director Shawn Levy, Cheaper by the Dozen, it is a must see.
Release Date: 9/19 Rated: R

The Skeleton Twins

After premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2014 this heart felt film is hitting the big scream. The movie is the story of two estranged twins who after a brush with death reunite and eventually realize that what’s been missing in their life just might be eachother. The twins are played but Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. Directed by Craig Johnson this dark comedy is a nice change of pace from the sketch comedy motif we are accustom to.
Release Date: 9/12 Rated: R

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner series is the first of this years film series based on a book series that spotlights a lead male character. Thomas, played by Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien, arrives at the Glade a place where a crew of misfit boys are imprisoned and forced to solve a maze where nasty extra-terrestrial like creatures called Grievers lurk waiting to pounce. Despite Fox’s desire for another Hunger Games first-time director Wes Ball has committed himself to a slightly tone reminiscent on the classic novel The Lord of the Flies.
Release Date: 9/19 Rated: PG-13

Below are other movies that have their wide release in September.

September 5 - The Identical September 10 - Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (NY) - My Old Lady (NY) September 12 - At the Devil's Door (limited) - The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (NY, LA; expands: Sept. 19) - Dolphin Tale 2 - No Good Deed - The Quitter (NY) - The Skeleton Twins (limited; wide: Sept. 19) September 16 - Worst Friends (limited) September 17 - 20,000 Days on Earth (NY) - The Guest (limited) September 19 - Fort Bliss (limited) - Hector and the Search for Happiness (limited; expands: Oct. 3) - Keep On Keepin' On (LA; NY release: October 3) - Pride - Tracks (limited) - Tusk - The Zero Theorem (limited) September 26 - The Boxtrolls - The Equalizer (2D theaters and IMAX) September TBA - Maps to the Stars