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George Clooney stars in September movie preview

September movies like George Clooney’s The American officially begin the push for Oscar gold! Hollywood traditionally leaves its most Oscar-worthy contenders (ie the really good movies) until September or after in order to stay fresh on Academy Award voters’ minds.

September 2010 in movies is no different as the new slate of films is sure to get noticed. Highly anticipated films will hit the big screen such as Ben Affleck’s The Town, Keira Knightley and Michelle Williams’ highly buzzed about Never Let Me Go and our favorite of the fall thus far, Easy A, starring Emma Stone in a star-making role.

September 1

The American
Starring: George Clooney

George Clooney stars in The American

What it’s about: George Clooney plays an assassin stuck in Italy working one last job. The suspense thriller has been called a hit man movie in the European vein. The all European cast and locale could give this flick a different feel than most American thrillers audiences have seen of late. That would be a good thing.

September 3

Going the Distance
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis

Justin Long and Drew Barrymore

What it’s about: Drew and Justin are Erin and Garrett, star-crossed lovebirds who fall in love and then promptly have to make it work when Drew’s Erin has to go home to San Francisco. Justin stays in New York City and hilarity ensues.

Going the Distance trailer

Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Don Johnson, Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo
What it’s about: From the mind of director Robert Rodriguez, Machete is what you would expect it to be, but much more because of its outstanding originality. Machete is Danny Trejo and his title character has been framed for the assassination of a political figure. The one thing those who wish to frame Machete don’t know is he used to be a highly decorated member of the Federales and their fate is suddenly not looking so bright.

Jessica Alba in Robert Rodriguez's Machete

September 10

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Boris Kodjoe
What it’s about: Does it really matter? Seriously, we’re kidding, this franchise prints money like the Fed. Alice (Milla Jovovich) is still traversing a globe turned to barren waste by a virus. The illness turns its victims into the undead, walking around wreaking havoc. Milla’s Alice is still searching the planet for survivors in an effort to save humanity. The action comes to Los Angeles in the film series’ first foray into 3D. The visuals promise to be uncanny as the saga of Alice continues to enthrall fans.

Ali Larter in Resident Evil

I’m Still Here
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix
What it’s about: A documentary that follows Joaquin Phoenix as he quits acting and sets off on making himself a full-time rapper. Honestly, the film looks deeply personal.

I’m Still Here trailer

The Romantics
Starring: Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, Malin Akerman

Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes

What it’s about: The Romantics is based on the novel by Galt Niederhoffer and it’s one of those night films. You know what we mean, the film takes place during one particular evening that will leave all those attending a wedding looking at the world slightly differently. Friends can quickly become enemies and love triangles can flourish, but one thing remains as the film illustrates, one must occasionally give up oneself to The Romantics’ side of life.

The Romantics trailer


Up next, how’s this for a pair of actresses combining forces: Keira Knightley and Michelle Williams!

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