We love a good film. A dark movie theater, a plush seat, some buttered popcorn and total silence. So, our official film goer and Oscar watcher Lance Avery Morgan is especially looking forward to the slate of films to debut in September. Lots of action, cool sets and an escapist plot. Pass the butter topping, please.
UNLOCKED. In an espionage thriller from Michael Apted, Noomi Rapace plays a C.I.A. agent who is on the run and working to stop a terrorist attack in London. Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas, Toni Collette and John Malkovich are also in the film, but who knows whose side they’re on? Courtesy: Di Bonaventura Pictures.
THE SILENT MAN. The true story of W. Mark Felts who was Deep Throat in the Watergate cover-up investigation (that’s celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, by the way). This thriller has an all-star cast including Liam Neeson, Diane Lane and Tony Goldwyn. Courtesy: Sony Pictures Classics.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES. The electrifying 1973 tennis match between the world’s number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ/serial hustler Bobby Riggs comes to life again in all its 70s harvest gold and avocado green glory. Starring Steve Carrell and Emma Stone. Courtesy: Fox Searchlight Pictures.
BRAD’S STATUS. Brad, who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure. Starring Ben Stiller and Luke Wilson. Courtesy: Amazon.
RENEGADES. A team of Navy SEALs on assignment in war-torn Europe discover a treasure of gold at the bottom of a lake – rumored to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In an effort to help the locals, they go rogue and engineer a heist to retrieve the gold and return it to its rightful owners. Bad asses Stapleton Sullivan (300: Rise Of An Empire) and J.K.Simmons star. Courtesy: STX Entertainment.
AMERICAN MADE. Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America. Seal finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the U.S. Stars Tom Cruise and Austinite Jesse Plemmons. Courtesy: Imagine Entertainment.