The Reel World

By Michael Benninger

A Walk in the Woods
When you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.
Drama | Comedy
Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson

In Theatres: September 2

An expatriate author commemorates his return to the U.S. with a 2,200-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail, and the only one who’ll join him is a bygone buddy who turns out to be tagging along for a reason far different from the one he represents.

The Transporter Refueled
Action | Adventure
Starring: Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright

In Theatres: September 4

In this sexy reboot of the 2000s franchise, a dangerous squad of femme fatales kidnaps a mercenary’s father, forcing the fearless and fast-driving son to help them take down a ring of wretched rogues from the Russian Federation.

The Visit
Don’t ever leave your room after 9:30 p.m.
Thriller | Horror
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeJonge

In Theatres: September 11

When a single mom unloads her son and daughter at their grandparents’ farm for a week, the kids soon find out that their forebears are pretty f***ed up - and that the depraved oldsters are not only oddballs, but also charting the children’s demise.

Black Mass
The unholy alliance between the FBI and Whitey Bulger , one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history.
Crime | Drama
Starring: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson

In Theatres: September 18

In this fact-based film, a brutal Bostonian gangster become the Irish mob’s godfather before teaming with the FBI to eradicate the Italian mafia encroaching on his territory.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The Maze was just the beginning.
Sci-Fi | Thriller
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie- Sangster

In Theatres: September 18

Based on the second book of the Maze Runner Trilogy, this film features a group of millennials who confront a wasteland of the worst kind while investigating the corporation that’s tormenting them.

Faith. Redemption. Survival.
Crime | Drama
Starring: David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Michael K. Williams

In Theatres: September 18

Inspired by actual events, this uplifting drama tells the tale of an alleged murderer who takes a drug-addled, down-on-herluck mother captive, ultimately releasing the woman after she uses a pastor’s book to persuade him to turn his life around.

Never let go.
Thriller | Drama
Starring: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes

In Theatres: September 18

Thrill-seekers embark on a trek to the tip of Mt. Everest, where a horrendous tempest threatens their lives.

Please don’t feed the children.
Horror | Comedy
Starring: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Leigh Whannell

In Theatres: September 18

An ensemble of elementary school educators struggle to stay alive after tainted chicken nuggets transform their students into savages.

Pawn Sacrifice
On the board he fought the Cold War. In his mind he fought his madness.
Drama | Biography
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard

In Theatres: September 18

A Brooklyn-born chess prodigy faces off with his Soviet counterpart in the midst of the Cold War while also battling a debilitating mental illness that commonly accompanies genius.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (3D)
Drac’s pack is back.
Animation | Comedy
Starring: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg

In Theatres: September 25

Soon after Dracula starts welcoming humans into his hotel, his conservative dad, Vlad, drops by and becomes enraged by the abandonment of his traditional vampiric values.

The Intern
Experience never gets old.
Thriller | Drama
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Nat Wolff

In Theatres: September 25

Tired of retirement, a senior citizen takes an internship in the fashion industry and becomes BFFs with the woman he works for.