Movies Not to Miss: September 2019

Writer: Casey Lee

Which of these are you going to watch?

Summer may be reaching its end, but the releases in cinemas are still getting hotter.

This month is a scattershot of genres, especially for those who like their horror (and it isn't even Halloween yet!).

So, if you think for a moment that you can lay off from going to the cinemas, here are our recommended movies you should not miss this September!


After graduating from university, rock-climbing enthusiast Yong Nam is unemployed and unhappy. While attending his mother's 70th birthday party at a convention centre, he reunites with university mate Eui-Ju who rejected him in university. When the city comes under a mysterious gas attack, Yong Nam and Eui-Ju would have to bring out their rock-climbing skills to find an escape. Released at the same time with "The Divine Fury", if "The Divine Fury" was a mixed blend of action and horror, "Exit" is the disaster movie with the perfect excuse for your rock climber friends to convince to try at least one session.

General Release Date: 2 September

It: Chapter 2

After banishing the entity from their little hometown, the members of the Losers Club have grown and went on their separate ways. 27 years later, children in Derry are starting to go missing and the Losers Club have to return to fulfill the promise they made. The promised sequel and second part of the Stephen King adaptation, with a child cast that has grown up to James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean. It has already been a strong year for horror, but we are looking forward to have returning director Andy Muschietti and Bill Skarsgård reprising his magnificent performance as the killer clown to make for a truly disturbing year.

General Release Date: 6 September

Ad Astra

After setting off an experiment that could threaten the entire solar system, Major Roy McBride sets off to space to find his father who initiated the experiment. On his way, Roy will discover the secrets of space that will challenge the nature of human existence and their place in the wide and empty cosmos. Space movies are surely taking a more realistic turn now that space exploration is becoming a foreseeable future. With majestic outings like "Interstellar" and "Gravity" sticking closer to the science of space, here comes another entry that tries to challenge the verisimilitude of shooting in space. Directed by Palm d'Or contender James Gray and starring a cast led by Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland, this could be one existential movies that you would want to ground our reality with before going in.

General Release Date: 19 September

The Hunt

Twelve strangers wake up in the middle of a clearing with no memory of how they got there. While trying to find their way out, the begin to realize that they are being hunted as part of a game by the elite. Controversially shelved from release in the United States, we are not entirely sure if that extends to the other territories. While there is still one more in the can for "The Purge" franchise, Blumhouse still seems keen on making movies around class divisions in the fragmented fabric of America today. Directed by Craig Zobel who continues his dystopian streak after "Z for Zacharia", the cast will see some fresh faces except for Hilary Swank.

General Release Date: 27 September

Cinema Online, 01 September 2019