September looks to be a great month to spend some time at the cinema, with sequels, spin-offs movies and action-thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat! There’s also a very special, very furry R-rated comedy and a couple of chick flicks worth checking out.

Another reason to go to the cinema in September: Golden Village Movie Club’s 11th birthday falls on this month! Members get to enjoy a $7 Wednesday promo on movie tickets and $11 prepaid combos, just until Oct 5.

Here are the movies not to be missed!


The Nun

Release date: September 6, 2018
Cast: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons
Genre: Horror/Thriller

Don’t look back! (Photo Credit: IMDB)

The Nun is a spin-off horror film of The Conjuring 2 (2016), which explores the origin story of the demonic nun, Valak (Bonnie Aarons). Written by James Wan and Gary Dauberman, Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) and her priest (Demian Bichir) are sent by the Vatican to investigate a mysterious suicide in Romania, only to be confronted by a malevolent force that puts their lives and faith at risk.



Release date: September 6, 2018
Cast: Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba
Genre: Action/Adventure

Jennifer Garner in Peppermint. (Photo Credit: Allocine)

Peppermint is an upcoming vigilante action thriller which tells the story of a young mother Riley North (Jennifer Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system fails and shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to seek justice on her own, transforming herself from a good citizen to an urban guerrilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation – as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.


The Spy Gone North (Korean)

Release date: September 6, 2018
Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-Woong
Genre: Drama

Hwang Jung-min is a spy sent from South Korea. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Directed by Yoon Jong-bin, The Spy Gone North is a Korean spy thriller that is loosely based on the true story of a former South Korean agent who infiltrated North Korea’s nuclear facilities until his cover was blown in 1998. The film follows the story of a South Korean intelligence officer, Park Suk-young (Hwang Jung-min) who is recruited by the National Intelligence Service as a spy to acquire information on North Korea’s nuclear program codenamed “Black Venus”.


Helicopter Eela (Hindi)

Release date: September 7, 2018
Cast: Kajol Devgn, Riddhi Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Genre: Drama

Bollywood star Kajol stars as an overprotective mom. (Photo Credit: DNAIndia)

Helicopter Eela features Kajol in the lead role as Eela, an aspiring singer and a single mother who has given up all her dreams to raise her only son, Vivan (Riddhi Sen). But now her little child is all grown up and being a typical young millennial, he doesn’t want his mother’s life to revolve around him. Being an overprotective mother, Eela joins her son in college in order to spend more time with Vivan but her plans backfire when he reprimands her for invading his privacy. The film is based on the play Beta Kaagdo written by Anand Gandhi.


The Predator

Release date: September 13, 2018
Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn
Genre: Action/Adventure

The predators are back with a vengeance. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Written and directed by Shane Black, the upcoming monster flick, The Predator is the follow-up to the 1990’s Predators 2, set decades after the events of John McTiernan’s original Predator. A young boy Rory (Jacob Tremblay) accidentally summons a group of new predators to earth, unknowingly unleashing the universe’s most lethal hunters that are stronger and deadlier than before, having genetically ungraded themselves with DNA from other species. Only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a scientist (Olivia Munn) can help save earth from destruction by uncovering the secret behind these terrifying creatures.


Golden Job

Release date: September 20, 2018
Cast: Jordan Chan, Chin Ka Lok, Michael Tse, Jerry Lamb, Ekin Cheng
Genre: Action/Adventure

Hong Kong’s favourite quintet is back. (Photo Credit: AsiaOne)

Golden Job marks some 20 years since Jordan Chan, Chin Ka Lok, Michael Tse, Jerry Lamb and Ekin Cheng starred together in the hit 1990s Hong Kong mafia series, with Young and Dangerous premiering in 1996 and the sixth and final film in 2000. The quintet play five soon-to-retire con artists, consisting of team leader Lion (Cheng), explosives expert Crater (Chan), intelligence office (Tse), getaway driver Calm (Chin), and computer hacker Mouse (Lamb). During an innocent bachelor party, they unwittingly get caught up in a heist orchestrated by an international drug lord.


The Happytime Murders

Release Date: September 13, 2018
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale
Genre: Crime/Comedy

This is no Sesame Street. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

The Happytime Murders is an R-rated, filthy comedy crime film set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets coexist with humans, but are reviled by humans and considered inferior. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human, Detective Connie Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, Phil Philips (Bill Beretta), are forced to work together to solve the recent murder spree of retired sitcom stars from a beloved classic puppet television show.


A Simple Favor

Release date: September 13, 2018
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini
Genre: Thriller

A mystery thriller directed by Paul Feig. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

A Simple Favor is a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, known for his comedy works like Bridesmaids (2011) and Ghostbusters (2016). It is based on the 2017 novel by Darcey Bell that centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her new best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband, Sean (Henry Golding), in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.


Johnny English Strikes Again

Release date: September 20, 2018
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Jake Lacy, Emma Thompson
Genre: Action/Comedy

Rowan Atkinson is not your average 007 spy. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Beloved British comedian Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again, the third instalment of the Johnny English series. When a cyber-attack exposes the identity of all the active serving agents in Britain, the country’s only hope lies with the one agent, English. He is called out of retirement to go on an undercover mission that is his most critical to date: dive headfirst into action to find the mastermind hacker. But first, he must overcome the challenges of modern technology – or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.



Release date: September 27, 2018
Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La
Genre: Thriller

John Cho is desperate to find his missing daughter. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is a hyper-modern psychological thriller film told almost entirely from the point-of-view of computer screens and smartphones. When David Kim (John Cho) discovers that his 16-year-old daughter Margot (Michelle La) is missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the cast. But after 37 hours without a single lead, he decides to embark on a search hunt by himself via his daughter’s laptop. Through her digital footprint and questioning her friends who were supposedly close with her, Kim learns that his daughter is not as perfect as she seemed.



Release date: September 27, 2018
Cast: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez
Genre: Animation

Channing Tatum voices the main character Migo, a friendly Yeti living in a snowy village. (Photo Credit: IMDB)

Smallfoot is an animated comedy about a bright young Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum) who comes across something he thought didn’t exist – a human, whom he calls “smallfoot”. News of his discovery brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams, but he has to prove to his tribe that the elusive creatures known as ‘humans’ really do exist beyond their snowy village. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast with original music, this musical adventure is an all-new movie about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.


Sources: IMDB, DNAIndia, AsiaOne, Allocine

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