Movies of the month: September

by Nick Knott, Entertainment Editor

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Summer is over. We can finally say goodbye to the summer blockbuster films filled with too much computer generated graphics, multi-million dollar budgets and sub-par plots (sorry Michael Bay).

With the fall come some great films that stimulate a moviegoer’s brain with more than just pretty colors and explosions, but rather quality flicks for all types of fans. With September being the first full month at school, you’ll inevitably need a break from studying. So here are the best films coming out this month.

The Skeleton Twins

Release date: Sept. 12

After 10 years of not speaking to one another, a set of twins try to start fresh when Milo, played by Bill Hader, returns home after a failed trip to Los Angeles to become an actor. His sister Maggie, played Kristen Wiig, invites him to stay with her and her husband so they can work on repairing their relationship. Seeing that Hader and Wiig worked together on “Saturday Night Live,” it’s safe to say that the team chemistry will be strong in this film.   The story of the struggle to rebuild their sibling bond is filled with laughs and cries, making a great dramedy.

The Drop

Release date: Sept. 12

Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini star in the crime drama The Drop as cousins who run a small bar. However, the only difference in this bar from others is that it’s a drop point for dirty money owed to gangsters. The bar gets robbed which causes an uprooting investigation that digs up dirt from years before. Merv, played by Gandolfini, becomes eager for his past power and stirs the pot so much that he and his cousin may not be able to clean it up.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Release date: Sept. 18

Liam Neeson is the man. And in “A Walk Among the Tombstones” he continues to be the man. Neeson plays private investigator Matt Scudder who is hired by a heroin trafficker to find his kidnapped his wife. After digging up the facts, Scudder realizes that taking on this case may not have been the right thing to do. But he pursues on chasing the culprits through New York City making for an action-packed crime drama.

Two Night Stand

Release date: Sept. 26

Typically one-night stands are quick and easy. But, what happens if you get snowed in the next morning, as you’re about to take your walk of shame? That is the premise of the “Two Night Stand.” A young woman who’s recently ex-engaged is struggling to find love, or any sort of significant other for that matter. Her friend suggests a one-night stand, which turns into a two-night stand when Mother Earth decides to drop snow all over New York. The snow day turns into a day filled with awkward activities and getting to know one another, between her and the guy’s apartment she’s trapped in. This rom-com is perfect for students who are tapped into the awkward digital age of dating.

The Two Faces of January

Release date: Sept. 26

Chester and Colette MacFarland, played by Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Dunst, are on vacation Europe. When one of Chester’s ex-employers comes after him, the trip goes awry. The couple befriends an American working as a tour guide and the threesome all become intertwined in the murder Chester committed. The trio are on the run and as the chase takes way, their newfound allegiance will be severely tested.

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