With the beginning of September, platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ have announced a fair share of exciting releases with something new for everyone. Take a look at some of the popular releases to look forward to for September.
Another attempt to unravel the life of superstar Marilyn Monroe, Andrew Dominik’s Blonde is based on the Joyce Carol Oates book of the same name. Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas takes on the iconic character of Monroe. While the movie is slated to release towards the end of the month, Blonde has already garnered a favourable audience, with Armas and the fact that the movie looks more at the “parasitic celebrity” world around Monroe than Monroe herself. Earlier this week, the movie made headlines for its NC-17 rating, making it the only film this year to get that rating and the first Netflix film with the NC-17 rating.
Release date: September 28, Netflix
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, Do Revenge is a Hitchcockian dark comedy directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Stranger Things‘ Maya Hawke along with Riverdale‘s Camila Mendes who form an unlikely alliance. Mendes takes on the role of popular high school teen Drea, who finds her reputation ruined after her sex tape gets leaked to the entire school. Contrasting her personality, Eleanor played by Hawke is an awkward transfer student worried about attending classes with her old bully. Repressed by their respective bullies, the duo form an unlikely alliance to take on each other’s tormentors.
Release date: September 16, Netflix
A Hollywood remake of the 2014 Austrian film, Goodnight Mommy is a psychological thriller directed by Matt Sobel. The movie follows the story of twin brothers Lucas and Elias who come to visit their mother in her country house. Upon reaching, the boys are greeted by a woman whose face is completely bandaged but explains it to be the result of a cosmetic surgery. The twins initially believe and go along with the woman. However, they soon begin to question her identity after she lays out a strange set of rules, including forbidding them from entering her bedroom or the barn and destroying a picture they drew for her. The boys are faced with a difficult situation as one of them says, “I don’t think that’s our mother”.
Release date: September 16, Amazon Prime