The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in September

Summer is officially over (according to The Met Office), the summer blockbusters are starting to fade from memory and we're a little away from the Oscar contenders - September seems to be an interesting month for film releases.

But the quality from previous months' releases doesn't recede, instead, we've got plenty of good films that you can look forward to a cinema visit to see.

Films such as...

The Predator - 13th September

Shane Black, who has written and directed Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Nice Guys and Iron Man 3 as well as writing all of the Lethal Weapon films, has turned his focus to the Predator franchise in a bid to return it to its former glory after a few sequel missteps (and crossovers with the Alien aliens).

With a potential return to the series' roots as we see the Predators - who have upgraded themselves with DNA from other alien species - crash landing back to Earth and the fate of humankind in the hands of a ragtag group of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher.

Black has assembled an impressive cast with Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Keegan-Michael Key and Jacob Tremblay as the human force against the Predators in what, many are expecting, will be the best Predator film since Arnie went into the jungles of Central America.

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A Simple Favour - 21st September

Adapted from Darcey Bell's novel, the comedy-thriller sees the sudden disappearance of a woman named Emily, with her best friend Stephanie springing into gear to uncover the truth and find her missing pal.

Blake Lively plays the disappearing Emily, while Anna Kendrick stars as her investigating best friend, directed by Paul Feig - more famous for comedies like Bridesmaids, Spy and Ghostbusters - who has also written the screenplay.

With previous female mysteries Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train receiving high acclaim with their big screen adaptation, and Paul Feig's abilities, this could be another success for the genre.

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Night School - 28th September

Flush from the unexpected success of 2017's Girls Trip, director Malcolm D. Lee continues with the gross-out comedies reuniting with Girls Trip's Tiffany Haddish and casting comedy icon Kevin Hart as his main star.

Hart plays Teddy, the leader of a group of troublemakers who are forced to attend night school in order to pass their exams to finish high school, while Haddish plays a no-nonsense teacher who doesn't want to put up with Teddy's foolishness.

With Hart, often the comedy standout of films like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Central Intelligence, Get Hard and Ride Along, you know to expect non-stop laughs, and if director Malcolm D. Lee can build on the success of Girls Trip, then we're in for one of the funniest films of the summer.

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The Nun - 7th September

The latest instalment in the terrifying and money-spinning Conjuring franchise is a spin-off that focuses on Valek, the demon nun that terrifies Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring 2.

The plot takes place well before The Conjuring 2 in 1952 Romania, where a Catholic priest is sent to the Vatican to investigate the mysterious suicide of a nun at a monastery.

With the success of The Conjuring and Annabelle films, the franchise is the number one horror series right now, and with the likes of It, Hereditary, A Quiet Place and Get Out all seeing vast success in the horror market, The Nun has plenty of reasons why it will be a big hit at the cinema in September.

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The House With A Clock In Its Walls - 21st September

Director Eli Roth has switched from the bloody, gory horrors that he made his name with, to The House with a Clock in Its Walls - a children's fantasy film based on a popular 1973 novel by author John Bellairs.

In the family film, orphan Lewis Baranvelt moves in with his uncle (Jack Black) who is a warlock and his house has a clock hidden in its walls (hence the title) that has the power to stop the end of the world. Lewis, his uncle and their next door neighbour - a witch played by Cate Blanchett - must defeat an evil sorceress from finding the clock and bringing destruction to the world.

Jack Black saw huge success in the similar Goosebumps adaptation in 2015, and with Roth at the helm, a very capable cast and entertaining story, The House With A Clock In Its Walls could rival the Goosebumps sequel (out in October) for popularity.

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Also out in September:

King of Thieves - 14th September

A star-studded British cast reenact 2015's Hatton Garden heist pulled off by a group of elderly crooks.

Peppermint - 21st September

After the death of her husband and daughter, a woman seeks violent justice against the cartel who destroyed her life.

The Seagull - 7th September

An ageing actress and her lover visit the estate of her brother in the romantic period drama starring Saoirse Ronan.

Mile 22 - 19th September

Explosive action as Mark Wahlberg plays an American intelligence officer who must smuggle a police officer out of the country.

The Little Stranger - 21st September

A doctor is called to a crumbling manner whose inhabitants are being haunted in this mysterious horror.

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