I skipped August 2016 since there wasn’t much coming out that interested me. September’s a late-bloomer in terms of movies I’m interested in so the end of the month is going to be a busy time for me trying to hit the theaters as everything comes out around the same time.
Magnificent Seven – September 23
My father got me into westerns when I was a kid, and while I don’t watch them too often, I’m willing to dip back into the genre for this remake of a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s amazing Seven Samurai. This remake has a star-studded cast including Denzel Washington, Matt Bomer, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Ethan Hawke. I expect there to be people on horses and bar fights and a whole lot of people getting shot. I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed.
Deepwater Horizon – September 30
So, I don’t actually plan to go see this one in theaters because I have a feeling I’ll get bored in parts of it, but I am definitely looking forward to watching this when it hits cable, Netflix, or some other free service. My entire reason for wanting to see this is Dylan O’Brien of Teen Wolf and Maze Runner fame. I love O’Brien a lot as an actor and I’m really interested in seeing what he does in a big-budget dramatic role. Of course, he probably has like 15 minutes of screen time while Marky Mark runs around like an idiot, but that’s why I don’t plan on paying to see it.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – September 30
I was recently gifted the book series this movie is based on, but I haven’t had a chance to read them yet and now that there’s a movie coming out, I likely won’t until after I see the movie. I find I enjoy movies better when I’m not sitting there comparing them to the books and obsessing over every detail they changed, whereas I enjoy the books just fine with the addition of images to match the characters up with. (I don’t think in pictures so the appearance of characters in a book are always a big ??? for me unless they’re on the cover.) I like the fantasy
I like the fantasy-esque setting of the series and the Victorian feel (Is it set in Victorian England? I have no idea.) but I definitely fall in line with many others who are asking “why is the only black character the villain?” Not that Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t make a lovely villain, but I feel like there’s a whole lot of pasty white on the screen and even as a white person of muddled descent, that gets confusing and boring. #WeNeedDiverseBooks That said, I worship the ground Eva Green walks on and she looks amazing in this movie. The pasty white main characters, less so.