September 2017 Movies: Our Top 6 Most Anticipated Films Coming To Theaters

September is shaping up to be a excellent month for films.  From horror to comedy, there is something for everyone this month, and we at The Geekiverse have compiled a list of what we are excited about to help you narrow down your choices.

Home Again

Release Date: September 8th

Starring one of America’s original sweetheart Reese Witherspoon, this comedy is promising a lot of laughs and a lot of heart.  A recently separated woman moves to the west coast with her two daughters to start anew, but things take a left turn when she rents her guest house to three much younger men.  Now, there is a very real chance that this ends up just being another cheesy rom com, however Reese Witherspoon tends to really shine in rom coms and make them palatable.  The trailer makes the film seem fun and quirky, and possibly even unique.  Fingers crossed on that last part.

It

Release Date: September 8th

One of the most highly anticipated films of the fall season (perhaps of 2017), is the readapting of the Stephen King classic It.  Based on the 1986 novel and the 1990 mini series starring Tim Curry, It is the story of a murderous clown named Pennywise who is thought to be behind the disappearance of children in a small town in Maine.  The iconic red balloon has haunted our nightmares for nearly 30 years, and Stephen King himself has assured us that this new adoption will not disappoint.  Bill Skarsgard is already getting praise from critics and every day horror buffs alike for his both terrifying and original portrayal of Pennywise.  As horror film season begins, It may already be taking the top spot as scariest film of the year.

Mother!

Release Date: September 15th

Another horror/suspense thriller thats got people talking is Darren Aronovsky’s Mother! Famed director of such brain scramblers as Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream is now bringing us the story of a young woman who’s peaceful existence turns to chaos and madness as her tranquil country home is invaded by unwanted guests who all seem to have some sort of connection with her husband. Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence star in what looks like (possibly) another slam dunk for Aronovsky. However, this films looks a lot more like straight up horror rather than suspense thriller like his past films, so we shall see if having big names leading the cast can help separate this film from the myriad of horror films that will come out this fall.

Battle of the Sexes

Release Date: September 22nd

I don’t know about you, but Emma Stone is quickly becoming one of the most versatile and delightful to watch actresses in Hollywood. This film depicts the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell) that became the most watched televised sports event of all time. This film is extremely timely, given the current debate going on in Hollywood and the general public about equal pay. Plus, the marriage of sports, historical drama, and big name actors should make this film fun for a wide variety of movie goers. And, well, Steven Carrell in tennis shorts is enough to make anyone curious.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Release Date: September 22nd

Kingsman: The Secret Service took us into the world of Kingsman – an independent covert agency that keeps our world secure (with British accents). This sequel will take us back into their world as our heroes encounter a new struggle and a new ally: The Statesmen, from America. A collection of delightful actors from both the U.K. and the U.S., including Colin Firth, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, lead this (hopefully) fun, violent and exciting sequel to the original film. Many considered the original film to be a well executed resurrection of the spy genre, so here’s hoping the sequel continues in that vein. Check out Josiah LeRoy’s review of the original here.

 

Victoria and Abdul

Release Date: September 22nd

Judi Dench.  That is all.

But seriously, I’m not sure what else you could want.  Dench portrays and older Queen Victoria who strikes up an unlikely but remarkable friendship with Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk from India. It’s a story of a queen struggling with the restrictions of her station and her own humanity that she finds in this young man so very different from her. The costumes and scenery look gorgeous in the trailers and Dench and Fazal seem to have an incredible and organic chemistry. This is a true story, but not one many people have heard before, so it should be a fun and heartwarming film for the whole family.

 

What films are you looking forward to?  Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

 

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Maggie Lauricella is a writer and host for The Geekiverse. Catch her on Twitter. 

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