September is an odd month for movies. It’s not quite awards season but summer is definitely over. In 5 of the last 7 years, the #1 movie in September at the box office has been animated. While the MHT list of anticipated releases isn’t ranked by box office appeal (just personal excitement), there are two animated films down on the list (Storks and Wild Life) which might do well when it comes to ticket sales. However, the big guns will be at the end of the month when Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt give The Magnificent Seven a reboot and Mark Wahlberg headlines the disaster flick Deepwater Horizon. Plus, there’s Tom Hanks and Sully which could still be part of the discussion come Oscar nominations. Here’s a list of the 30 anticipated September releases (and their trailer) in order of anticipation:
1. The Magnificent Seven (September 23)
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and the director who made Training Day (and Olympus Has Fallen) remake the 1960 Western classic based on the Akira Kurosawa ’54 classic Seven Samurai. Let’s hope that $107 million budget is put to good use.