SEPTEMBER movies

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THE LAST EXORCISM So much for a slow news day when flim-flam preacher arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer. The Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy. Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood-drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus’ own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell – and themselves – before it is too late. Starring: Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell Rated PG13 www. TheLastExorcism.com

TAKERS A notorious group of criminals continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective who is hell-bent on solving the case. Starring: Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy. Rated PG-13. www.WhoAretheTakers.com

SEPTEMBER 1
THE AMERICAN As an assassin, Jack is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside where he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, he takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, accepts the friendship of local priest, and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara. Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger, but by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. Starring: George Clooney, Irina Björklund, Lars Hjelm. Rated R. www.TheAmericantheMovie.com

SEPTEMBER 3
GOING THE DISTANCE Erin’s wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. With the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance. Starring: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Jim Gaffigan, Kelli Garner, Rob Riggle, Christina Applegate. Rated R. www.Going-the-Distance.com

MACHETE Based on the “fake” trailer in Robert Rodriguez’s 2007 Grindhouse, Danny Trejo and Jeff Fahey reprise their original roles. Machete (Trejo), a renegade former Mexican Federale roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal), takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (Robert De Niro), a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Cheech Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lindsay Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All the while Machete is being tracked by Sartana (Jessica Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger. Rated R. www.VivaMachete.com

SEPTEMBER 10
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D In a world ravaged by a virus that turns its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. This is the fourth installment of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise based on the wildly popular video game series, and will this time be presented in 3-D. Rated R. www.ResidentEvil-movie.com

SEPTEMBER 17
ALPHA & OMEGA 3D What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Featuring voices of: Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover, Larry Miller, Eric Price, Vicki Lewis, Chris Carmack, Kevin Sussman, Brian Donovan, Christina Ricci. Rated PG. www.AlphaandOmega3D.com

DEVIL This supernatural thriller from M. Night Shyamalan is about a group of people trapped in an elevator, and one of them is the devil. Starring: Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend, Logan Marshall-Green, Bojana Novakovic, Jenny O’Hara, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Vargas. Rated PG-13. www.TheNightChronicles.com/Devil

EASY A After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in “The Scarlet Letter,” which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Starring: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm MacDowell, Aly Michalka, Stanley Tucci. Rated PG-13. www.LetsNotandSayWeDid.com

THE TOWN Doug MacRay is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage– bank manager, Claire Keesey. Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug, not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path. Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper. Rated R. www.TheTownmovie.com

SEPTEMBER 24
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWL OF GA’HOOLE Based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences, causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Rated PG. www.LegendoftheGuardians.com

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob. But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the ex-financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have had unexpected consequences. Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Frank Langella, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, Charlie Sheen. Rated PG-13. www.WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps.com

YOU AGAIN Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother’s (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni’s not-so-jet-setting mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy that proves that not all rivalries are forever. Rated PG. www.youagain-themovie.com.

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