By Ashley Wheeler, Shady Spring High School, Shady Spring, West Virginia
Nothing can be better on a Friday night than the sound of popping popcorn, eating your favorite candy, spending time with friends, and curling up to watch a movie. So what can we look forward to in the month of September? Let’s take a peek at movies coming to DVD, movies in theatres now, and what movies we can look forward to in the next few weeks.
The wait is finally over! Your favorite movies are finally coming to DVD! Some movies we can look forward to seeing on the shelves in the next few days are Safe (September 4), Snow White and the Huntsman (September 11), What to Expect When You’re Expecting (September 18), The Cabin in the Woods (September 18), and the highly anticipated The Avengers (September 25).
While all of these movies are popular with Shady Spring High School students, The Avengers is by far the most talked about. The Avengers is a fictional action movie about five super heroes (The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Iron Man) teaming up with one another to defeat the unexpected enemy Loki. When I asked freshman Lindsey Wheeler what she thought of the movie, she said “I thought it was very good and I loved all of the action scenes! It really made the movie pop and the characters acting skills shine through! Honestly, it was just an all-around great movie. The actors were pretty great themselves, especially Hawkeye,” she laughed. So obviously this movie is definitely one to watch for!
As for what’s playing right now in your local theater. The top ten movies playing right now from ascending order of popularity are as followed, Hit and Run, Hope Springs, Premium Rush, 2016’s Obama’s America, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Dark Knight Rises, The Campaign, Paranorman, and The Bourne Legacy. And topping off the charts at number one is The Expendables 2.
Even though The Campaign did not reach number one, it was the number one choice when students yearned for a good laugh and a great time. The Campaign is a hilariously crude movie about the battle for the congressman title between Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). The battle rages on throughout the entire movie and is filled with humor, crudeness, and inappropriate content. Even with the almost constant cursing and crude comments, it still managed to have enough balance to make the movie hilarious. Senior Josh Wilburn saw the movie recently. When asked whether or not he was surprised the movie made the top ten in the box office, he said “I’m not surprised at all because I thought it was hilarious. It was pretty inappropriate, but it was a good movie.” So if you’re having a bad day and just want to laugh your head off, this is definitely the movie for you.
So with all of these movies coming to DVD and with all the movies in theaters, what is there to look forward to when they are all said and done? A lot! In the month of September we can look forward to the movie releases in theaters such as 10 Years (September 14), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (September 21), House at the End of the Street (September 21), End of Watch (September 21), and Bringing up Bobby (September 28). The movie that has everyone on the edge of their seats, literally, is The House at the End of the Street. This horror film, starring Jennifer Lawrence (also known for her starring role in The Hunger Games), is a tale of a divorced mother and her daughter moving to a small town yearning for a fresh start at life. However, when Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) begins a relationship with a boy with a dark past, they are plunged into a deep, dark mystery that has haunted the town for years.
Among many others, senior Ashley Busby is eager to see this thriller despite her usual dislike for horror movies. When I asked her how she thought Jennifer Lawrence would handle this new and terrifying role she had nothing negative to say. “I think that Jennifer Lawrence will handle this role very well because her acting is at a very professional level for her age” She said. The movie is set to release September 11, and it is sure to be well worth the wait!
So there you go! You now know what you can look forward to seeing out on DVD, in theaters, and in the near future! What movies are you most looking forward to seeing in the month of September? Are you more of a comedy lover or are you more of the thrill seeker? No matter what your interest and taste, there is a movie for everyone to enjoy. So the next time you’re sitting in your room with nothing to do, grab a few friends, get some popcorn, and go to your local theater to see the latest box office hits!
the original article from tiger times/hsj.org, written by Ashley Wheeler