Saturday 20 August 2016

Looking Forward: SEPTEMBER 2016

While there aren't any big budget action-packed blockbuster films in September, there are still a few films that intrigues me...

Sully (Sept 9-USA, Dec 2-UK, Sept 8-Singapore)

          Normally this won't be the kind of film I would be craving for. But in a rather quiet September, this film looks interesting enough. The trailer was pretty good, and while I'm not completely sold...I suppose I wouldn't mind checking it out. I know its a full-on drama, but at least, it doesn't look like those ones that are depressing and have a tragic ending. And plus, it has Tom Hanks...

Trailer: (Trailer #1)

Snowden (Sept 16-USA)

           Another biographical film with the surname of the individual as the movie title. This time - it is about the hacker Edward Snowden who leaked classified NSA information. And being a thriller, this one interests me much more than the film above. The trailers sold me, and I am really interested to see this film.

Trailers: (Trailer #1) (Comic-Con Trailer)

The Magnificent Seven (Sept 23-USA, Sept 23-UK, Sept 22-Singapore)

           A western action film starring some awesome actors in Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio and more. But the one thing I can't help noticing is how similar it is, in some respects, to a recent western film by the great Quentin Tarantino - The Hateful Eight. Firsly, its a western. Secondly, having a descriptive word and a number as the title. And finally, if you look at the most recent trailer, you can see the introduction of the characters with their "titles/nicknames".
            I am not trying to claim that this film plagiarizes the style, but I just can't help noticing said similarity. But what's not going to be similar is in fact the tone & plot of the film. This one looks much more straightforward but more action-oriented. And with such excellent cast, this film will provide a much needed dose of action...

Trailers: (Teaser Trailer) (Trailer #1)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Sept 30-USA, Sept 30-UK, Sept 29-Singapore)

            In simpler terms, this is perhaps a creepier, weirder, and a non comic-booky version of the X-Men. Its about this Miss Peregrine who owns a mansion and teaches these "peculiar" children (children with unique powers) in a place far away from society. See the parallel?
           But while the X-Men has cool mutant powers and focuses on the action, this film seems to focus on the lives of these children away from the real world - how they deal with their powers, etc. And the powers here are not as fancy and battle-ready as the X-Men have.
           And I suppose even from the trailers, you probably can already tell the focus and the tone of this film. But I sure hope that its more than just about seeing the lives of these peculiar children.

Trailers: (Trailer #1) (Trailer #2)

Other Movies:

           Morgan (Sept 2) is very much an interesting science-fiction thriller film, but it seemingly has horror elements in it, and I actively avoid horror. But it does look very much to be an intriguing sci-fi horror thriller. Now, for those of you wanting more of a disaster flick, Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg is out on September 30th. Also on September 30th is the comedy Masterminds if you need a good laugh.

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