Summer may be over, but September has quite a few special films, including AMC Artisan Films, to offer when you head to your local AMC theatre. As Halloween and awards season are both starting to ramp up, this is exactly the time when the box office starts to celebrate, and this month is certainly no exception.
With that in mind, let's take a look at September's best new cinematic offerings!
It Chapter Two
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is back in IT CHAPTER TWO, and he's ready to take on the Losers' Club 27 years after his supposed defeat. Reuniting after almost three decades, the kids from Derry are all grown up, but that won't protect them from the evil they're set to battle once more.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller by Donna Tartt, THE GOLDFINCH is an exploration of heartbreak, loss and the paths in life we take as a result. Set to open not too long after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, this time-spanning drama stars Oakes Fegley and Ansel Elgort as its bittersweet protagonist, Theodore.
Life is stranger than fiction in HUSTLERS, as the true crime story comes to the big screen. With an ensemble cast that boasts Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B and others, HUSTLERS is the Hollywood version of a very real incident in which a band of strippers robbed their Wall Street patrons for all they could.
Brittany Runs a Marathon
Brittany (Jillian Bell) is a party girl who doesn't care what the world thinks of her — until, one day, she does. And in the aftermath of that newfound concern, she starts training to become a marathon runner. A dramedy based on a true life story, BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON tells a funny, but heartwarming story about a person who learns to truly accept herself and achieve a goal bigger than they are as a celebration.
Brad Pitt reaches for the stars in search of his father, Tommy Lee Jones, in AD ASTRA. One of the many AMC Artisan Films releasing this month, director James Gray's sci-fi epic sees Pitt traveling to the depths of space in the name of saving all life on Earth. What he finds will shock him, and the lengths to which he'll go to save us all will be tested to their breaking point.
Rambo: Last Blood
John Rambo is ready for one last fight, and RAMBO: LAST BLOOD is going to give it to him. Sylvester Stallone's iconic action badass rides for one last time, taking on a vicious drug cartel to save the life of a young girl who's been abducted. Rambo seems up to the task, but will he make it out alive?
Fans have been waiting for a DOWNTON ABBEY feature film for a handful of years now, and at last the Crawley family and their loyal servants are headed to the big screen. The occasion is nothing short of regal, as the iconic TV family of British aristocracy are expecting some rather special visitors: the King and Queen of England.
Nothing is more dangerous than the truth. In 2003, as politicians in Britain and the U.S. angle to invade Iraq, British intelligence officer Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) leaks a classified e-mail that urges spying on members of the U.N. Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war. She's charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act — treason — and facing imprisonment, Gun risks everything to defend her actions.
Family fun isn't too far behind in September, as DreamWorks Animation's ABOMINABLE tells the story of a young girl (Chloe Bennett) who stumbles upon a big secret. As our protagonist finds a Yeti in her home of Shanghai, she'll have to band together with some human friends to make sure this creature isn't captured for nefarious purposes.
The life and times of Judy Garland are explored in JUDY, a biopic starring Academy Award® winner Renée Zellweger as the legendary performer herself. Set during her 1969 engagement of shows in London, the film details the triumphs and troubles Garland had with her personal life at the time, as well as the state of her career, in sympathetic fashion. And Zellweger's performance already looks primed to garner some huge awards buzz, just from the looks we've seen so far.
Advanced tickets are available for some of these films, so get yours today and set a reminder to come back to AMC for the rest!