Thursday, 1 September 2016

September 2016 - Gene Wilder Tribute, Sausage Party, Kubo and the Two Strings, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Magnificent Seven, and Ben-Hur

Hi Everyone,

Here's a trailers playlist for the major movies opening in the UK in September 2016:-

As I sit down to write this page (29th August 2016) sad news is coming in that veteran comedy actor Gene Wilder has died – aged 83. Apparently, he had suffered from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease for some time, but had withheld the information - as he didn't want to upset the public; especially young fans of the iconic character Willie Wonka (whom he had played on screen in 1971). 

For those unfamiliar with his work as a comic actor (also writer and director) Wilder's most celebrated roles include major parts in the films of Mel Brooks: The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Blazing Saddles. Other films he wrote and directed himself – such as The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother. Wilder also starred alongside comedian Richard Prior in four movies – commencing with Silver Streak in 1976. Despite poor reviews, I enjoyed the cheesy, madcap Haunted Honeymoon in which Wilder was accompanied by his then wife Gilda Radner. Although my favourite of Wilder's films is The Producers, I fondly remember watching Young Frankenstein on TV with my family many years ago; laughing our heads off and splitting our sides with laughter! Happy memories.

 The big comedy opening this month is of course Sausage Party. It has the interesting premise of “food” characters finding out they are due to be cooked and eaten. But, with a 15 rating in the UK, this might be a cartoon – but it's not one for younger children. The young ones will be happy to note, however, that the Laika studios animated film Kubo and the Two Strings also comes out this month. There is also a live action film - based on the book by Ransom Riggs – called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Other highlights of the month include two remakes: Ben-Hur and The Magnificent Seven.

Sausage Party © 2016 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kubo and the Two Strings © 2016 Laika Inc/Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children © 2016 - 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Ben-Hur © 2016 Paramount Pictures and MGM Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Magnificent Seven © 2016 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Here's a comprehensive run down of the September 2016 new releases:-

The major films are Anthropoid, Ben-Hur, Blair Witch, Bridget Jones's Baby, Brotherhood, Café Society, Captain Fantastic, Deepwater Horizon, Don't Breathe, Free State of Jones, Hell or High Water, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Kubo and the Two Strings, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Morgan, Sausage Party, Swiss Army Man, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (The Touring Years), The Girl with All the Gifts, The Infiltrator, and The Magnificent Seven.

Limited or “key cities” releases include Akira (aka Naam Hai Akira), Aloys, Baar Baar Dekho, Baden Baden, Banjo, Call of Heroes, Courted, Dare to be Wild, El Sur (The South), Gangsters Gamblers Geezers, Janaan, Jim: The James Foley Story, Kickboxer: Vengeance, M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, One More Time with Feeling, Oozhan, Pink, Sour Grapes, Southside with You, Tharlo, The Brother, The Blue Room, The Clan, The Fencer, The First Monday in May, The Land of the Enlightened, The Lovers and the Despot, The Neighbour, The Young Offenders, Theo and Hugo (aka Paris 05:59), and Under the Shadow.

Other limited releases which have been given their own little spot in the magazine are Anarchy: The McLaren Westwood Gang, Chick Lit, De Palma, Equity, Imperium, Little Men, Set the Thames on Fire, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Things to Come, and Two Women.

In addition to the above are a few more limited release films (mentioned on page two of the newsletter) and two classics being given a re-release: The Man Who Fell to Earth and the 1988 manga movie Akira.

Also not included in the magazine are this month's “Event Cinema” special screenings and the like. This is what's happening in September 2016:-

  • 9th September 2016 – Turandot on Sydney Harbour – Opera Australia 2016
  • 16th September 2016 – The Threepenny Opera – NT Opera Live 2016
  • 23rd September 2016 – Cymberline – RSC Live 2016
  • 23rd September 2016 – Michael Bublé – Tour Stop 148
  • 23rd September 2016 – Norma – Royal Opera, London 2016/17
  • 23rd September 2016 – The Rolling Stones: The Havana Moon, Concert
  • 30th September 2016 – Sleeping Beauty – Australian Ballet 2016, The Fairytale Series

Here is the link to my latest newsletter (which is a download of 30MB):-

With so many films being released this month (and movies such as War Dogs still on release from last month) there are so many choices of things to see at the cinema. It's great! So please go along and (hopefully) have a great time. Happy viewing!

Here are trailers for most of the above-mentioned films:-


Anarchy: The McLaren Westwood Gangsters


Baar Baar Dekho

Baden Baden



Blair Witch

Bridget Jones's Baby


Café Society

Call of Heroes

Captain Fantastic

Chick Lit


Dare to Be Wild

De Palma

Deepwater Horizon

Don't Breathe

El Sur (The South)


Free State of Jones

Gangsters Gamblers Geezers

Hell or High Water

Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Jim: The James Foley Story

Kickboxer: Vengeance

Kubo and the Two Strings


Little Men

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Naam Hai Akira (aka Akira)

One More Time With Feeling



Sausage Party

Set the Thames on Fire

Sour Grapes

Southside with You

Swiss Army Man


The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

The Blue Room

The Clan

The Fencer

The First Monday in May

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Infiltrator

The Land of the Enlightened

The Lovers and the Despot

The Magnificent Seven

The Neighbour

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

Theo and Hugo (aka Paris 05:59)

The Young Offenders

Things to Come

Two Women

Under the Shadow

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