The reel deal: September movie releases


Movies hitting theaters around San Diego this month are ‘It: Chapter Two,’ ‘Hustlers’ and ‘Downton Abbey.’

It: Chapter Two

You’ll float again.

Horror | Thriller
In theaters 9.5

Directed by Andy Muschietti
Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader

Nearly three decades after their initial encounter with a murderous clown, a group of childhood friends reunite in their old neighborhood to confront the nightmarish monster they vowed to defeat.

The Goldfinch

The story of a stolen life.

In theaters 9.13

Directed by John Crowley
Starring Ansel Elgort, Finn Wolfhard and Sarah Paulson

After witnessing his mother’s death during a terrorist attack in a popular art museum, an adolescent boy steals a painting of an enchained avian and uses it as a means to cope with his tragic loss.


Comedy | Drama
In theaters 9.13

Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Stiles

Bitter strippers join forces to swindle finance bros out of beaucoup bucks in this flick based on actual events that unfolded in the wake of the 2008 recession.

Downton Abbey

We’ve been expecting you.

In theaters 9.20

Directed by Michael Engler
Starring Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville

The U.K.’s king and queen pay a visit to a royal estate in the English countryside in this feature-length film that picks up a few years after the plot of the acclaimed PBS series concluded.

Rambo: Last Blood

They drew first blood. He will draw last.

Action | Adventure
In theaters 9.20

Directed by Adrian Grunberg
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega and Yvette Monreal

A septuagenarian army veteran puts his lethal skills to the test one final time after his friend’s daughter is kidnapped and held hostage by a merciless Mexican cartel.

Ad Astra

The answers we seek are just outside our reach.

Adventure | Mystery
In theaters 9.20

Directed by James Gray
Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Ruth Negga

Sent on a mission to discover what truly happened to his long-gone father, an astronaut journeys to the far reaches of the solar system while uncovering answers to some of mankind’s most enigmatic mysteries.


Find your way home.

Adventure | Comedy
In theaters 9.27

Directed by Jill Culton
Starring Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor and Sarah Paulson

After a young violinist discovers a magical yeti hiding on the roof of her Shanghai home, she takes it upon herself to reunite the mythical creature with his long-lost family living atop Mount Everest.