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September 2015 Film Releases


A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Release Date: September 2, 2015
Dir. Ken Kwapis
Prod. Robert Redford, Bill Holderman, Chip Diggins
Studio: Broad Green Pictures
Genre: Adventure Comedy Biopic
Based on: A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Kristen Schaal, Nick Offerman, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Thompson

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte play two former friends who decide to hike up the Appalachian Trail, something that turns out to be less than ideal or relaxing.

Kitchen SinkKitchen Sink

Release Date: September 4, 2015
Dir. Robbie Pickering
Prod. Matthew Tolmach
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Starring: Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Bob Odenkirk, Denis Leary, Patton Oswalt, Ian Roberts, Joan Cusack, Nicholas Braun, Keegan-Michael Key, Utkarsh Ambudkar

In this horror comedy film vampires, humans, and zombies get along. However, when a new specices arrives on scene it’s every man, vampire, and zombie for himeself.

The Transporter

The Transporter: Refueled

Release Date: September 4, 2015
Dir. Camille Delamarre
Prod. Luc Besson and Mark Gao
Studio: Relativity Media
Genre: Action, Thriller
Starring: Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol
The fourth film in The Transporter series, Frank Martin is trying to live a (somewhat) normal life, but things all go downhill when he becomes a pawn in Anna’s game of vengeance.

Sleeping with other people

Sleeping with Other People

Release Date: September 11, 2015
Dir. Leslye Headland
Prod. Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Sidney Kimmel, Adam McKay
Studio: IFC Films
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott

Jason Sudeikis plays a womanizer who becomes attracted to a ‘serial cheater’, Lainey, when they try to help each other sort out their relationship issues.

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

Release Date: September 11, 2015
Dir. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz
Prod. Ulrich Seidl and Louis Oellerer
Genre: Horror Thriller
Starring: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz

When a woman returns to her home in countryside after cosmetic surgery, her nine-year-old twin sons begin to doubt if she’s actually their mother.

The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy

Release Date: September 11, 2015
Dir. David M. Rosenthal
Prod. Tommy Oliver, Nicole Rocklin, Wendy Rhoads, Darryl Taja
Studio: Screen Gems
Genre: Thriller
Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, Tess Harper, Charles S. Dutton, Kathryn Morris, Ruthina Wesley, Holy McCallany, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Shannon Lucio

Leah Vaughn is caught between trust and fear when she starts to date Carter Duncan, only for her ex-boyfriend, Dave to show back up.

The Visit

The Visit

Release Date: September 11, 2015
Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Prod. M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Thriller
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Peter McRobbie, Benjamin Kanes

Rebecca and Tyler Jamison are staying at their grandparents house for the first time. Everything seems normal at first, until the siblings leave their room after 9:30 PM, something they were told not to do, and they discover their grandparents aren’t exactly what they seem.

Black MassBlack Mass

Release Date: September 18, 2015
Dir. Scott Cooper
Prod. Scott Cooper, John Lesher, Patrick McCormick, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Action, Drama
Based on: Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy ALliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard
Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Saragaard, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll

Johnny Depp portrays Whitey Bulger in this film focusing on the true story of how Bulger became an FBI informant before becoming leader of an Irish-American gang.



Release Date: September 18, 2015
Dir. Jerry Jameson
Prod. Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, Alex Garcia, David Oyelowo, Ken Wales, Katrine Wolfe
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Based On: An Unlikely Angel, Ashley Smith
Starring: David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Michael K. Williams, Leonor Varela, Jesse Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers

Based on the true story of Brian Nichols who escaped from Fulton County Courthouse while he was on trial and took Ashley Smith hostage.



Release Date: September 18, 2015
Dir. Baltasar Kormákur
Prod. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tyler Thompson, Brian Oliver
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Adventure. Thriller
Starring: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal

Another movie based on real events coming out this month. Everest depicts the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster.

The Maze Runner

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Release Date: September 18, 2015
Dir. Wes Ball
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Based on: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar, Kaya Scodelario, Jacob Lofland, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, Patricia Clarkson

In this sequel to The Maze Runner, Thomas and the others are taken to The Scorch where their journey continues. They, along with some other new characters, must work together to survive this new world, all while trying to figure out what it is WCKD has in store for them.

Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice

Release Date: September 18, 2015
Dir. Edward Zwick
Prod. Gail Katz and Tobey Mcguire
Studio: Bleecker Street
Genre: Biography, Drama
Starring: Tobey Mcguirre, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarasgaard

Tobey Maguire plays Bobby Fischer in this true story that depicts Fischer’s challenge of the Soviet Empire.

Born to Dance

Born to Dance

Release Date: September 24, 2015
Dir. Tammy Davis
Prod. Jill Macnab, Leanne Saunders, Daniel Story
Starring: Kherington Payne, John Tui, Kelvin Taylor, Parris Goebel, Stan Walker, Tia Maipi, Alexandra Carson

Tu is a young boy from Auckland who has dreams of becoming a professional hip-hop dancer



Release Date: September 25, 2015
Dir. Denis Villeneuve
Prod. Basil Iwanyk, Thad Lukinbill, Edward McDonnell, Molly Smith
Studio: Lionsgate
Genre: Crime, Drama
Starring: Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Maximiliano Hernández, Jeffrey Donovan

Kate Macy is an FBI agent who has been chosen to help take down a drug lord at the US-Mexico border. The only problem is that no one really knows who this drug lord is.

before i wake

Before I Wake

Release Date: September 25, 2015
Dir. Mike Flanagan
Prod. Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, Trevor Macy
Studio: Relativity Media
Genre: Horror
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok

An orphaned boy’s nightmares begin to physically manifest.

The Disappointments Room

The Disappointments Room

Release Date: September 25, 2015
Dir. D.J. Caruso
Prod. Geyer Kosinski and RObbie Brenner
Studio: Relativity Media
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Starring: Kate Beckinsale and Lucas Till

A secret room in the attack unleashes unbelievable horrors in the home a mother and her son.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2

Release Date: September 25, 2015
Dir. Genndy Tartakovsky
Prod. Michelle Murdocca
Studio: Colombia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Starring Voice Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Mel Brooks

In this sequel to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula, Johnny, Mavis, and the rest of them go through some interesting changes. While Johnny and Mavis go to visit Johnny’s parents in California, Dracula and the others enlist the help of Drac’s father, Vlad, to turn Johnny and Mavis’s baby into a true monster.

The Intern

The Intern

Release Date: September 25, 2015
Dir. Nancy Meyers
Prod. Suzanne Farwell and Nancy Meyers
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo

Robert De Niro plays Ben Whittaker, The Intern. Anne Hathaway plays Jules Ostin, THE CEO. The two come together in this comedy film when Hathaway’s character agrees to take on De Niro’s from a community outreach program.



Release Date: September 25, 2015
Dir. Roland Emmerich
Prod. Roland Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman, Carsten Lorenz
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Genre: Drama
Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Ron Perlman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones, Matt Craven, Atticu Mitchell, mark Camacho

Stonewall centers around the Stonewall Riots that occured in 1969 and helped start New York City’s gay rights movement.

The Walk

The Walk

Release Date: September 30, 2015
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Prod. Jack Rapke, Tom Rothman, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis
Studio: TriStar Pictures
Genre: Biographical Drama
Based on: To Reach the Clouds, Philippe Petit
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, Charlotte le Bon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays high-wire artist, Philippe Petit, in this film showing the story of his attempt to cross the Twin Towers in 1974.

Alright, lots of horror movies coming out this month and lots of movies based on true stories. A lot of interesting films, September definitely seems to be a good month to go to the movies.

Also, when I originally did this post I had trailers for almost all the films, but it looked really cramped. Let me know if this is better or if you’d like to see other changes in future lists!

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