Well hello again everyone. Gildshire Magazines is back on schedule with our bi-weekly look at the new releases banging into a theater near you, beginning with September 9. This is the beginning of a difficult weekend in the hearts and minds of every American aged about 20 and up. Memories of 9/11 appear in our mind’s eye with regularity. We will never see the world quite the same way as we did before the attacks of that day. We can only offer our prayers that such a thing is never again visited on our shores. Or any other shores for that matter.
The last month has been epic, and the GGTTM schedule fell off a week. We can’t say exactly why we’ve been so busy except for the words “Spielberg,” “2018,” and “six figure contract.” Did you know we are that kind of star powerful? We’re ready for our close-up.
Rotten Tomatoes has three movies this week with aggregated ratings. There is a movie being released titled, appropriately enough, “9-11.” We were hoping for an R/T score before our press deadline. Alas, it was not to be. However, we have a thought about the movie anyway. For some people, the memories are too raw and emotional. They should avoid the film. Other folks, prone to an objective examination of history and the “why” and “how” would be well-served to see a movie such as this one. There is plenty of star power driving it. Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon, and Whoopie Goldberg headline. Only you know you and those who live in your home. Now on to this week’s other shows.
It: Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language. For the last 40 years, the name Stephen King has been the be all and end all when it comes to thought-provoking suspense and peril. Those of us who feared the high school prom because of “Carrie” wait for what is next. Those of us who watched breathlessly as the author visited his own nightmare in “Misery” wait anxiously for the next one. “It” isn’t the next one, but it is a remake of a great one. It’s kids in danger and an evil clown, both high on Gildshire’s nightmare list. Combine this movie with a September 9 release date and the chills just keep on coming. “It” stars Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Sophie Lillis. Rotten Tomatoes 80, Gildshire 4.0
Home Again: Rated PG-13 for some thematic and sexual material. Who would you rather have in charge of your romantic comedy, or your romance in general, than Reese Witherspoon?
The ever-young and beautiful Witherspoon has been softening hearts and scoring box office bonanzas since her 1991 debut in “Wildflowers.” In “Home Again” she is a recent divorcee’ in a new town with new (and young) possibilities. It’s light fare, but the trailer alone made us smile at least twice, and…Reese Witherspoon! “Home Again” also stars Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, and Pico Alexander. Rotten Tomatoes 44, Gildshire 4.0
Anti Matter: Not Rated. This art-house only release has been the science fiction buzz-movie of the last six months. Uncork’d Entertainment’s release will surely draw major crowds to the indie theater in your neighborhood. Think of it as sci-fi noir. Yaiza Figueroa plays Ana. She finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened. Gildshire is a sucker for art-house fare, as well as deeply interested in the future. Color us intrigued, and color this the Gildshire Magazines Movie of the Fortnight Award winner. “Anti Matter” also stars Phillipa Carson, Tom Barber-Duffy, and Noah Maxwell Clarke. Rotten Tomatoes 100, Gildshire 4.6.
That’s all for this week. Keep your loved ones close and we will all get through another Sept. 11 together. Why not get away from reality and see a couple of movies this weekend? That’s our recommendation. Of course, it is always our recommendation, because we love the movies like no other. September 9 would be a good night to start.
We’ll see you in line at the box office inside the nearest Regal Cinema. No fair pretending to be younger than 12 or older than 55.