It's another interesting weekend at the multiplex again. This time we have a movie where a man known for his action film status takes on a more serious role that could end up garnering him Oscar buzz. At the same time, a renowned director takes us back to the heyday of Formula One racing in a biopic about two of the biggest racers in that sport during that era.
Here are the movies opening September 20, 2013:
Prisoners - Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal. Jackman plays a character that is nothing like his more infamous Wolverine from earlier this summer. In this film he plays a man named Keller Dover whose six-year-old daughter goes missing one day. Dano plays a creepy and suspicious man who has a camper near where the girls were last seen and Jackman's character is convinced he is the one that took his daughter along with the neighbor's daughter. However, when the police are forced to let the creepy man go, he makes a decision to take the law into his own hands and kidnaps the man. The film raises doubt throughout as to whether or not the man he is convinced is the kidnapper is really the man. And the further he goes to try and get an admission from the man he suspects took his child, the more he risks losing his soul. A new take on the vigilante movie and one that is garnering huge buzz and praise from critics. Rated R.
Rush - Chris Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Buhl. In the 1970s Formula One racing was a huge and glamorous sport, particularly in Europe. During that time, there were two men who dominated the sport. James Hunt and Niki Lauda were the faces of the sport, and were intense rivals on the racetrack but friends off the track. The sport was gaining popularity across the globe and these two racers were pushing the limits of speed and risk-taking. Then Lauda ended up in a horrific crash that left him permanently scarred and burned. This movie, directed by Ron Howard, takes us into the personal lives of these two legends and explores how their fast lives affected them on and off the racetrack. Rated R.