Everything You Should Watch At The Cinema In September

By Rufus Punt | 4th September 2023
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September is here, and while most of the year’s biggest blockbusters have already come and gone, there’s plenty of cinema goodness for you to sink your teeth into this month. Travel to Greece in the latest My Big Fat Greek Wedding, get shivers down your spine in A Haunting in Venice or discover a touching childhood romance that’s got all the critics talking in Past LivesRead on for our round-up of film releases this September.

6 Must-See Cinema Film Releases In September

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 - film releases september

It’s time to catch up with the Portokalos: over 20 years after the original and 7 years after the sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 arrives in cinemas this month, and finally takes us to Greece itself.

Still happily settled down with Ian (John Corbett), Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) decides she wants to discover her roots, and so arranges a trip to the homeland. Bringing together the whole family as a reunion, she sets out to find the friends of her father, Gus Portokalos, in order to fulfill his last wish. Of course, a wedding will (probably) factor in somehow. Louis Mandylor, Elena Kampouris, Lanine Kazan and Andrea Martin also star.

out in cinemas 08.09.2023

The Equaliser 3

The Equaliser 3 - film releases september

Another, rather different threequel this month, The Equaliser 3 sees Denzel Washington return to the role of Robert McCall, the former US marine turned vigilante.

Set some time after the events of the last film, this new instalment finds Robert in Southern Italy as he attempts to escape his murderous past. Just as he feels that he’s made himself at home in his new country, he discovers that his friends are in fact under the control of the local mafia and its brutal crime bosses. Of course, things start to become deadly and Robert has no choice but to pick up a gun again in order to protect those close to him. Dakota Fanning joins the franchise opposite Washington as Emma Collins.

out in cinemas 01.09.2023

A Haunting in Venice

A Haunting in Venice - film releases september

Poirot returns in Kenneth Branagh’s sequel to Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile. This time round, the Belgian sleuth delves into the supernatural when he’s invited to a séance in the picturesque Venice. A mother is grieving the loss of her daughter, and the séance, she believes, will give her a way to speak to her again.

Retired and feeling thoroughly skeptical about the affair, Poirot seems to be in for a dull time- until a guest is found dead. Quickly on the case, he finds that ghosts and spirits might not be so far-fetched after all. The ensemble cast includes Branagh as Poriot alongside Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill and Michelle Yeoh.

out in cinemas 15.09.2023

Past Lives

Past Lives - september releases

Acclaimed Korean drama Past Lives, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, finally arrives in cinemas in the UK in September. It stars Greta Lee as Nora, a woman who had a deeply close friendship with Hae Sung (Teo Yoo), which broke apart when her family emigrated from South Korea to the United States.

Twenty years on, the two find an opportunity to be reunited when Hae Sung arrives in New York, having recently gotten back in touch through Facebook. Though they’re happy to see one another, their very different lives mean that things are complicated, and the two ponder whether a romance between them was ever possible- or could still be.

out in cinemas 07.09.2023

The Creator

The Creator - film releases september

A new sci-fi film from director Gareth Edwards, The Creator stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan and Ken Watanabe, and is set in in the future following a war between humans and artificial intelligence.

David Washington plays Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent who is tasked with finding the location of the mysterious figure The Creator, and eliminating him. The Creator has developed an extremely powerful superweapon that is believed to be capable of destroying humanity. But when he finds the weapon, he discovers it’s an AI robot in the form of a young child and he must wrestle with difficult choices in how to finish his task and save humanity.

out in cinemas 29.09.2023

Dumb Money

Dumb Money - film releases september

Remember the GameStop squeeze? The online phenomenon that upended Wall Street might’ve fizzled out two years ago, but new biopic comedy Dumb Money retells the bizarre story in what’s best described as The Social Network meets The Big Short.

It centres on Keith Gill (played by Paul Dano), a financial analyst who spends his free time chatting with other users on Reddit about stocks and finance. Detached from his day job, Keith comes up with the idea of creating an investment squeeze (creating an excess short selling of stock) on the shares of ailing gaming company Gamestop, which two big-name hedge funds had bet would fall. As his scheme takes off, GameStop’s value skyrockets and the hedge funds are left scrambling.

The film also features an all-star cast of Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Sebastian Stan, Dane DeHaan and Anthony Ramos.

out in cinemas 18.09.2023

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