Now that it’s cooler out, lazy souls can officially spend time indoors vegging out, without feeling guilty about it – and what better way to veg than with a movie? Get your veg on by checking out a few of these new movies being released in September.
Featuring Inglorious Bastards’ Melanie Laurent as a young violinist, The Concert is a quietly entertaining farce about a former conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra’s struggle to regain prominence in the classical world 30 years after refusing to fire his Jewish musicians. The film is both political and funny, and backed by beautiful soundtrack of classical music. In theaters now.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Woody Allen’s latest film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, set in London, centers around two married couples – one divorced, one together, but both related – and their ups and downs in their relationships. People are leaving, cheating, lusting for and loving one another in this zany, light-hearted comedy. The film also features a star-studded cast including Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Freida Pinto to name a few. Sept. 22.
Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize, Winter’s Bone wows with the aid of 17-year-old newcomer Jennifer Lawrence as Ree who digs up family dirt to find out what happened to her father when he disappeared in the Ozarks, and who will take care of her family (an unstable mom and two siblings) while he’s gone. In theaters now.
I’m Still Here
Remember when Joaquin Phoenix seemed to go nuts — growing a bearding, speaking in monosyllables on Letterman and trading acting for rapping? Well, turns how that was for a reason – a documentary directed by Casey Affleck. Watch the devolution of a major movie star, or — if the rumor is true – the Hollywood hoax of the year. Sept. 10.
Staying in the vein of other blue-collar Boston crime thrillers (The Departed, Gone Baby Gone), The Town stars Jeremy Renner and Ben Affleck as career bank robbers. While planning their next heist, Affleck (also the director) struggles to balance his relationships with his partner, an FBI agent, and his girlfriend also happens to be an unknowing witness to one of his crimes. Plus, Jon Hamm is in it. Sept 17.
Movies to Rent
Can’t make it to the theaters? Stay home with one of these newly released DVDs.
The Ghost Writer
Roman Polanski’s latest film stars Ewan McGregor as a ghostwriter publishing the memoirs of a British Prime Minister, played by Pierce Brosnan. As he digs deeper into his research, McGregor uncovers secrets that could affect the nature of international relations forever, throwing him into a sea of political and sexual intrigue. Out now.
In this off-beat comedy City Island, the Rizzos — a family made up of a prison guard dad with an illegitimate son, a stripper daughter, son with a porn fetish and a suspicious mom – are a family that lives in half truths that all come to a head on poker night. Out now.