September film picks: Bridget Jones' Baby, Blair Witch (The Woods), Imperium, Sausage Party, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Each month we give you a lowdown of the top five films we're talking about. From comedy to drama, action and thriller, we'll do our best to bring you a round up of the most popular movies whether it's in cinema, for release on DVD or available on digital download.

September films (in no particular order)

Bridget Jones' Baby (TBC)

Starring?

Well, Renee Zellweger, obviously. Our beloved Bridge is joined by old favourites Colin Firth and new-to-the-Bridget-franchise actors like Emma Thompson and Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy).

What is it about?

Bridget Jones films are usually about a woman who's basically just like us. She's an unbrushed mess with a big gob and a close relationship with a wine bottle, but that's why we love her. This time though, Bridget really seems to have got her s**t together - which is odd, but we are happy for her!

Now over 40, she may be single (which we really don't see as a negative!) but she is smashing it in her career as a top news producer. Then it all seems to slot into place when she meets a very fashionable American called Jack. But when she later finds out she's preggers, she can't be sure he's the father. Cue one thousand laughs (often at poor Bridge's expense) while we follow her journey into motherhood.

Why should you watch it?

Granted, Bridget Jones might not be the most relevant or accurate portrayal of women now in 2016. But she still has a special place in many of our hearts. We grew up with her, we related to her and we loved her dearly through thick and thin. So it would only be right to see her story through to the end.

Release date?

In cinemas September 16.



Blair Witch (The Woods) (TBC)

Starring?

James Allen McCune (Shameless) is joined by Brandon Scott (Wreck-it Ralph), Corbin Reid (Disney Star Darlings) and Callie Hernandez (of upcoming La La Land).

What is it about?

It's been 20 years since James's (James Allen McCune) sister and her two friends vanished into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland while researching the legend of the Blair Witch, leaving a trail of theories and suspicions in their wake.

With his pals, James ventures into the same woods, each with a camera to uncover the mysteries surrounding their disappearance.

At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods. Erm, alarm bells anyone?! But as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realise the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

Why should you watch it?

So most of us would have been pre-teens when the first film came out in 1999, and I can't speak for all of us, but it terrified the bejesus out of me. It was the kind of movie you'd rent from the VHS shop and watch at a sleepover with your pals, right? You'd try and act cool and non-fussed but inside you were dying a thousand deaths of fear.

It would only be right to watch the latest one and see if it takes you back to those glorious days where you didn't have a care in the world.

Release date?

In cinemas September 16.



Imperium (TBC)

Starring?

Daniel Radcliffe, oh yeah! (Still weird to watch him in anything other than HP - soz!) Also starring are Toni Collette (Miss You Already), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises), Tracy Letts (The Big Short, Homeland), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises) and Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault In Our Stars).

What is it about?

Inspired by real events and the experiences of ex-FBI agent Michael German, the film follows Nate Foster (Radcliffe), an idealistic young FBI agent who is selected to go undercover amongst a group of white supremacists suspected of initiating a terrorist plot. Immersed in a deeply unsettling, hate-filled world, Nate must fight to maintain control of his own beliefs and principles whilst working to identify the threat and keeping his true identity and motives a secret.

Why should you watch it?

Michael German has co-written the screenplay and advised on all matters FBI, so it's going to be as close to real life as a film can be. Also, apparently Daniel Radcliffe's performance is incredible!

Release date?

In cinemas September 23.



Sausage Party (15)

Starring?

Basically all the Hollywood funnies: Seth Rogen (Bad Neigbours), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Edward Norton (Fight Club).

What is it about?

Sausage Party is an animated film like no other, for it is the first fully CGI R-rated movie. It's animation for adults... adults who love toilet humour. It follows the journey of sausage Frank as he tries to discover the truth about his existence. And it's caused quite a stir as even the trailer heavily features swearing and sexual innuendo.

Why should you watch it?

It's probably going to be one of those films that is incredibly offensive and controversial (one reviewer explained it features drug taking, oral sex and even a potential rape scene...). Go watch it so when everyone's arguing about it in the pub, you can stick your two pence in.

Release date?

In cinemas September 2.

Please note: This trailer contains bad language and scenes of a sexual nature.



Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (TBC)

Starring?

Eva Green (Casino Royal), Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), Ella Purnell (Kick Ass 2) , Allison Janney (The Girl on the Train), Terence Stamp (Wanted), Rupert Everett (The Musketeers). PLUS Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

What is it about?

Based on the novel by American author Ransom Riggs, Tim Burton lets us watch as Jake (Asa Butterfield) discovers alternate realities and times. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realises that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Why should you watch it?

It's been directed by master of the dark arts, Tim Burton, so is guaranteed to be charming and oddball in equal measure. The vibe I get from the trailer is that it'll be like an X-men for children and adults alike.

Release date?

In cinemas September 30.


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