The summer movie season is now over and it definitely went out with a whimper and not a bang. This was one of the lowest grossing months in many a moon, and Hollywood is hoping that the fall season will make up the difference. Things are off to a very good start, thanks to the smash success of Stephen King’s IT; the studios are banking on several of the following titles to also score with audiences before the Christmas release season begins.
Sept. 22: THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, and BATTLE OF THE SEXES
The previous two Lego movies won over both critics and audiences, and Warner Bros. is hoping that this third one will continue the trend. Meanwhile, the suave British secret agents team up with their American counterparts for more CGI crazed action lunacy in a second KINGSMAN film, while Emma Stone and Steve Carell recreate the famous Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs tennis match in BATTLE OF THE SEXES.
Sept. 29: AMERICAN MADE, FLATLINERS
After the debacle of THE MUMMY, Tom Cruise returns to more familiar territory as real-life CIA backed drug runner Barry Seal in the action/comedy AMERICAN MADE, while Kiefer Sutherland recreates his role from the original FLATLINERS in a like-named remake.
Oct. 6: BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
Perhaps the most anticipated movie of the fall, this long-in-coming sequel arrives 35 years after the trend setting original, while Kate Winslet and Idris Elba play plane crash survivors trying to make their way to civilization in THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US.
Oct. 13: MARK FELT
Liam Neeson puts action roles behind him to play the famous informer “Deep Throat” who brought down the Nixon administration in MARK FELT.
Oct. 20: GEOSTORM, THE SNOWMAN
The “Fallen” films revived Gerard Butler’s career and he is back for the new sci-fi actioner GEOSTORM, while Michael Fassbinder tracks a serial killer in THE SNOWMAN.