Summer is over, as the school year begins and Labor Day has already raved by on the calendar.There’s still plenty of fun at the movie theater, however. The story begun two years ago in IT concludes in IT CHAPTER TWO, while television fans get their own sequel in the form of DOWNTON ABBEY and Brad Pitt goes to space in AD ASTRA, just to name a few new movies coming to the big screen.
Here are all the big movies coming to Cinemark in September.
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The Story: 27 years after the seeming defeat of Pennywise, a horrific clown that was actually an ageless demon, the seven members of the self-styled Losers Club return to their hometown, to finish the work they began as children.
Why We're Excited: Director Andy Muschietti's first chapter of IT, in 2017, was a runaway hit and an unexpected pleasure. We can't wait to see how he finishes the story, especially now that he's got a new cast that includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Isaiah Mustafa.
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The Story: Theo Decker (Ansel Elgort) is 13 years old when his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the aftermath of the bombing, Theo takes her favorite painting from the museum, and that choice will determine the course of his life for years to come.
Why We're Excited: THE GOLDFINCH is based on Donna Tartt's epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, and is directed by BROOKLYN filmmaker John Crowley. He pulled together a cast that also features Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright and Ashleigh Cummings — to name just the major players — the film seems just as ambitious in scope as the novel.
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The Story: When the economy goes south during the 2008 financial crisis, a group of strippers, led by a single mother (Constance Wu) and an experienced dancer (Jennifer Lopez) concoct a plan to scam wealthy men in order to make money.
Why We're Excited: The strangest part about HUSTLERS may be that it is a true story. Julia Stiles plays a journalist who learns about the scam after the fact, and interviews the participants in order to get their story. And with a cast that features Cardi B and Lizzo, we have to see how this one turns out.
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The Story: After their family is killed in a government massacre, brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee Guatemala and embark on a perilous journey to the United States, in search of sanctuary.
Why We're Excited: SELENA director Gregory Nava created a timeless story about a struggle that is as relevant today as it was 35 years ago — and just as visually beautiful. Fathom brings this 35th Anniversary presentation back to theaters for one night only, on September 15.
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The Story: As the starship Enterprise is being refitted, an alien presence is detected moving through space. The newly-promoted (and somewhat bored) Admiral Kirk reclaims command of his old ship to investigate — and finds something he is not prepared for.
Why We're Excited: No other STAR TREK film has quite the same sense of epic scope as this first movie outing — and few films in the series can boast such loving attention to detail in their depictions of ships like the Enterprise. Fathom Events brings this 40th Anniversary presentation of the original STAR TREK movie back to theaters for two nights only, on September 15 and 18.
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The Story: Years ago, an astronaut, played by Tommy Lee Jones, disappeared while undertaking an ambitious mission. Now, his astronaut son (played by Brad Pitt) sets off on a cosmic voyage in search of his father — who may not want to be found.
Why We're Excited: AD ASTRA comes from celebrated director James Gray (THE IMMIGRANT and THE LOST CITY OF Z) — and the idea of Gray doing a big special effects movie where Brad Pitt goes to space is basically all we need to know. This looks like an adventure on par with INTERSTELLAR and (dare we say it?) possibly even 2001.
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The Story: Sylvester Stallone brings his long-running character, John Rambo, out of retirement for one last (and probably quite violent) mission. Rambo goes up against a cartel while trying to rescue a friend's daughter, and the gang members have no idea what they're up against.
Why We're Excited: In 2008, the most recent series entry, RAMBO, was an ultra-violent spectacle that seemingly pushed every aspect of the series as far as it could go. We're not sure how anyone could follow that, but since Stallone doesn't go back to this series often (it's been 11 years, after all!), we expect he's got something special planned for what could be the character's final outing.
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The Story: It is 1927, and the King and Queen are about to visit Downton Abbey, which turns the place into a hive of activity that provides the ideal crucible for new dramas and romantic entanglements among the Crawley family and the manor's servants.
Why We're Excited: On TV, "Downton Abbey" was a huge hit that enthralled audiences for six seasons. The show ended four years ago, making this reunion film something of a pleasant surprise — one we can't wait to cozy up with.
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The Story: A Shanghai rooftop seems like a weird place to meet a Yeti, but young Yi (Chloe Bennet) isn't fazed. She befriends the creature, dubs him Everest, and is soon off on a wild journey to get him back to his ancestral homeland, in the Himalayas.
Why We're Excited: Writer/director Jill Culton told us all about how she based Everest on large dogs, and explained some of the story's epic journey and emphasis on the power of nature.