September movie releases not to miss in the UK

Now there might be plenty of new TV shows coming in September, but the cinemas are also flooded with newness, with drama, horror, comedy and more. Here’s our pick of what not to miss in the cinema this month.

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Woody Allen is back with another movie, this one sees Jesse Eisenberg play Bobby Dorfman, a young boy from New York on the hunt an exciting career, so he moves to Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle, Bobby falls for Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), a charming woman who happens to be his employer’s mistress. Settling for friendship but ultimately heartbroken, Bobby returns to the Bronx and begins working in a nightclub. Everything falls into place when he finds romance with a beautiful socialite until Vonnie walks back into his life and captures his heart once again.

In cinemas September 2

Sausage Party

If you haven’t seen the trailer for this movie yet, then skip right to it below. It’s an incredibly simple idea in which food learns its fate. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can’t wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.

In cinemas September 2

Hell or High Water

There’s been nothing but praise for Hell or High Water, with many reviewers dubbing it the movie of the year. From the writer of Sicario and the director of the prison drama Starred Up, comes a contemporary Western thriller which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges.

Chris Pine and Ben Foster play two brothers on a bank-robbing spree to save their late mother’s land from foreclosure. Pine is desperate. Foster is crazy.

Jeff Bridges plays Marcus, a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement and hot on their trail. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.

In cinemas September 9

Don’t Breathe

The film is a chillingly simple premise: Three Detroit thieves break into a blind man’s house, then find that he’s more than they bargained for when he fights back. What’s surprising, this film made a profit within one day of its release in the US.

Don’t Breathe is well made, set in one dilapidated house, has a cast of five and wrings plenty of tension from the characters. It cost less than $10 million to make, and opened to $26 million, it might be a little predictable, like most horror films, but this film is one to see in the cinema with an experience that’s tough to recreate at home.

In cinemas September 9

Blair Witch

Announced just at Comic-Con, the film was originally marketed as The Woods so as to not spoil the surprise reveal.

Seventeen years after the ‘found footage’ original film, which went on to be a huge commercial hit, the Blair Witch is back.

A group of college students ventures into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first, the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realise the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

The film follows 2000’s Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the original Blair Witch sequel which proved to be a commercial and critical disappointment.

In cinemas September 15

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Fourteen years on from her first screen outing, Bridget is back and confronting motherhood in Sharon Maguire’s new film based on the characters created by Helen Fielding. One marriage down and torn between her ex (Colin Firth) and a dashing new suitor (Patrick Dempsey) Bridget is back to her usual single self. Life as a fortysomething singleton is complicated when she finds out she’s pregnant and is only half-sure who the father is.

In cinemas September 16

The Magnificent Seven

Seven mercenaries take on the job of protecting a small town from a meanie industrialist in Antoine Fuqua’s reload of the John Sturges classic. Your new guns-for-hire include Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.

In cinemas September 23

Deepwater Horizon

Peter Berg’s upcoming disaster thriller Deepwater Horizon gives faces to the men and women who were aboard the titular drilling rig when it was rocked by an explosion. The blast ignited a fireball visible from 40 miles away, led to 11 casualties and created the largest oil spill in American history.

Chief among those faces in the film version is Mark Wahlberg, who plays Deepwater Horizon’s southern-drawled crewman Mike Williams. Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand, the film also stars Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich, and Kate Hudson.

In cinemas September 30

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Rigg’s debut novel gets the Tim Burton treatment. The very original novel tells the tale of a boy who, following a family tragedy, follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage. Told through a mixture of fiction and photography, it is a thrilling reading experience that should translate very well to the screen.  As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realises that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

In cinemas September 30

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