While we wait for the Oscar contenders, September does offer a few good options. If you love Denzel Washington or Kristen Wiig, we have a couple of great movies for you.
1) The Skeleton Twins
Estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) unexpectedly reunite and must deal with past wounds and secrets. As the twins reconnect, they realize they may be able to help each other deal with their train-wreck lives. This comedy currently has a score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Skeleton Twins clones itself in limited release on Sept. 12.
2) Archeology of a Woman
Margaret (the sublime Sally Kirkland), a troubled former journalist and writer, battles dementia. Her daughter Kate (Victoria Clark), an up-and-coming chef, decides to put her career plans on hold to take care of her mother. Soon, a man from Margaret’s past, Sergeant Calder (James Murtaugh), re-enters Margaret’s life, revealing her part in a 30-year-old crime that has been kept secret until now. Kirkland’s performance alone is enough reason to go see this movie.
Archeology of a Woman reveals its history on Sept. 12
3) The Maze Runner
Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner, Thomas (Teen Wolf‘s Dylan O’Brien) and a group of other boys are mysteriously trapped in a frightening and dangerous maze from which they must escape.
The Maze Runner puzzles audiences starting Sept. 19.
This is the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who abandons her life to hike alone through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. With her dog and four unpredictable camels, she tries to decipher the meaning of life and love.
Tracks hits the ground on Sept. 19.
5) The Equalizer
Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a former black ops commando who comes out of retirement when a teen girl named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz) is tormented by brutal Russian gangsters.
The Equalizer finds its balance on Sept. 26.