M: Five Fridays, and a whole bunch of wide releases makes for a lot of movies to talk to you all about this month!
C: Some of them even look pretty exciting.
E: Life turns serious in September: back to school, back to so called grown-up movies. Popcorn is out, drama is in!
M: More that they’re leaving the popcorn for the start of the new TV season… which we’ll get to in a week or two.
E: I find myself in the weird position of asking first what’s wrong with these movies, and second how the November and December releases can possibly be any better.
C: I don’t know why you’d say that.
M: Because she’s E. And because Hollywood tends to suck at spacing out good releases.
E: Because this isn’t my first September, sis. Glance over our September previews from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 and you’ll see almost no movies that you’ll remember; a few minor hits, a few critically acclaimed flicks, a few Halloween themed flicks, and one best picture nominee. This year’s slate looks far more promising than that, which honestly weirds me out a little. Are we seeing a change in release patterns, or are these movies less promising than they appear?
C: Every year a few good films come out in September. It’s usually the ones that aren’t big enough for summer or the holidays, but aren’t arty enough to be Oscar favorites.