Friday, September 4, 2009

Cool movies to see in September

Extract (September 4): The title refers to a flavor extract company run by Jason Bateman's character. Written and directed by Mike Judge, with an excellent ensemble cast including Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, and J.K. Simmons.

Coco Before Chanel (September 18) tells the story of the designer Chanel's life before she found success. In French; starring Audrey Tatou.
***Oops! Turns out this movie won't be released until October 9!

The Informant! (September 18): Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) is collecting evidence for the FBI at the company where he works. He says he calls himself Secret Agent 0014 "because I'm twice as smart as 007." The trailer for this movie is laugh-out-loud funny. Director Steven Soderbergh once again teams with actor Matt Damon. I can't think of anything in recent memory that Damon has been bad in... to borrow from Food Network cook Guy Fieri, Matt Damon is "money."

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (September 25): Written and directed by John Krasinski, this movie is based on the David Foster Wallace novel of the same name.

Bright Star (September 25) brings to life the romance of poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his "bright star" Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Have you seen the trailer? Paul Schneider speaks in a Scottish brogue!

Fame (September 25): This is a new version of the 1980 film of the same name. I am such a sucker for dance movies. As far as I'm concerned it's just icing on the cake if a dance movie has a decent plot because I watch for the choreography. If you are a fan of TV's So You Think You Can Dance, you will recognize season 4 contestant Kherington Payne as one of the students at the New York City High School of Performing Arts.

The Invention of Lying (September 25): The world of this movie is one where no one is able to lie. Mark (Ricky Gervais) suddenly discovers he does have the ability to lie, which he uses to his advantage. Also starring Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, and Tina Fey.