Highlights September 2017

The Best Movies to Watch This Fall

Say good-bye to summer blockbusters, and hello to superheroes, creepy crime, and family dramas to warm your chilly, autumnal heart. Here are the best movies to see at cinemas this fall.

(September 8)
IT
Story by novelist Stephen King followers the disappearance of children in the town of Derry, Maine, where neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

(September 8)
Home Again
Starring Reese Witherspoon as Alice Kinney, a single mom living in Los Angeles has her life change unexpectedly when she allows three young men to move in with her.

(September 22)
Stronger
Jake Gyllenhaal puts everything into his portrayal of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, in this true story based on the runner’s memoir about the tragedy and what followed.

(September 22)
Battle of the Sexes
The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

(September 22)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

(September 22)
The LEGO Ninjago

Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

(September 29)
Flatliners
The film is a sequel to the 1990 film of the same name, and stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, and Kiefer Sutherland (who starred in the original), and follows five young medical students who attempt to conduct experiments that produce near-death experiences.

(October 6)
Blade Runner 2049
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

(October 6)
The Mountain Between Us
Based on an emotional novel by Charles Martin, survival thriller The Mountain Between Us will see Kate Winslet and Idris Elba unite to overcome an airplane crash, a remote mountain range, subzero temperatures, and injury.

(October 6)
My Little Pony: The Movie
A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

(October 13)
Goodbye Christopher Robin
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

(October 13)
Mother!
The plot follows a young woman whose tranquil life with her husband at their country home is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple.

(November 3)
Suburbicon
Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic, suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns — the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.

(November 3)
Thor: Ragnarok
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

(November 3)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
A prominent surgeon adopts a teenager into his family, but as the teen’s actions grow increasingly sinister, the doctor is forced to make a terrible decision.

(November 3)
A Bad Moms Christmas
Under-appreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki and Carla rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. As if creating the perfect holiday for their families isn’t hard enough, they’ll have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own respective mothers when they come to visit.

(November 10)
Murder on the Orient Express
A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone’s a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

(November 10)
Red Sparrow
A Russian intelligence officer plays a seductive game of cat-and-mouse with a CIA agent.

(November 17)
Wonder
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

(November 17)
Justice League
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Toegther, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy.

(November 22)
Molly’s Game
The story of Olympic-class skier Molly Bloom and the illegal poker ring she ran.

(December 15)
Ferdinand
Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the “biggest, fastest, roughest bull” for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen.

(December 15)
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

(December 20)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

December 22
Pitch Perfect 3
Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

(December 25)
The Greatest Showman on Earth
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Written by: Jennifer Solomon


Jennifer Solomon

Jennifer Solomon is the publisher of North Phoenix Family Magazine and the owner of Inspire PR & Marketing, LLC, a public relations and marketing firm. She has more than 17 years of experience in public relations, marketing and event management. Jennifer is a mom of two kids, ages 9 and 11, who inspired her to start a local family-friendly online magazine for other parents. She loves coaching kids in sports, decorating, and gardening. Follow North Phoenix Family on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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