Movies Not to Miss: September 2020
Writer: Florey DM
Looks like BTS is loving "Mulan" too, are you looking forward to these movies?
As cinemas across the globe gradually reopen, film studios and distributors are gaining more confidence in releasing their latest movies on the big screen, be it local or international titles.
Steel Rain 2: Summit
Among the movies lined up for this September are long-awaited ones that have been delayed multiple times due to the pandemic, such as "Mulan", as well as fresh offerings including K-pop group BTS' "Break the Silence: The Movie".
Listed below are the movies releasing in local cinemas this September. (Take note that while these dates remain valid at the time of writing, the current uncertainty surrounding movie releases means that some of the movies below could be rescheduled).
This Korean action movie directed by Yang Woo-Seok serves as a follow-up to 2017's "Steel Rain". Jung Woo-sung and Kwak Do-Won, who starred in the first movie, returns in the sequel but neither reprise their previous roles, both playing new characters instead. Jung stars as President Han Kyeong-jae, who must prevent war from erupting among the US, North Korea, Japan, and China.
General Release Date: 3 September
It's been a roller coaster ride when it comes to "Mulan's" release. There was even a moment when this live-action adaptation was completely pulled off the release schedule. Luckily, Disney decided to release it after all – on Disney+ or in cinemas where the streaming service isn't available. Niki Caro directs a cast made up of Crystal Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee and more.
Break The Silence: The Movie
General Release Date: 4 September
While BTS fans (known as ARMY) won't be able to see the group live in concert this year, they can at least take solace in the fact that they will soon see the seven members on the big screen! The fourth BTS concert film "Break The Silence: The Movie" follows the idol group on their "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" world tour that was held from May to October 2019.
The Secret Garden
General Release Date: 10 September
A British fantasy drama film adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel of the same name. It is the fourth feature film adaptation of the popular novel that follows young orphan Mary Lennox who discovers a magical garden at her uncle's estate. Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst and Amir Wilson star in this version helmed by Marc Munden.
General Release Date: 11 September
Janelle Monáe stars in this horror thriller by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, both of whom wrote and directed the movie together. The singer stars as Veronica Henley, a successful author who realises she is trapped in a nightmarish reality and must find a way to escape before it's too late.
Cinema Online, 31 August 2020
General Release Date: 28 September