Another weekend that is an interesting mix, with only two major Hollywood films opening up in theaters. However, the one film is a weird kind of Mafia comedy/crime film that was produced by Martin Scorsese. The other film is the likely winner for the weekend and is a sequel to a horror film that was released a couple of years ago to huge box office success. Basically, this is another of those weird dead zones for movies as we wait for Halloween to get closer. Once that happens, the holiday season gets its kind of official kick-off at least as far as movies are concerned and the fall and holiday films will start rolling out. Of course, when that happens, many of the movies are the ones that the studios hope will get noticed come awards season after the first of the year.
These are the movies hitting theaters September 13, 2013:
The Family - Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones. De Niro plays a former mob boss who decides to turn against the “family.” In return he and his actual family are entered into a witness protection program and relocated for their own safety. Despite repeated pleas and all attempts by the FBI agent in charge of the case, the family have a really tough time adapting to their new life and cannot seem to stay out of trouble. As the mob tracks them down, the family, including the kids, fall back upon their violent ways to try and resolve the issue, bringing havoc and chaos everywhere they go. A very dark comedy from director Luc Besson. Rated R.
Insidious: Chapter 2 - Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey. In 2011 the movie Insidious opened in theaters. It told the story of a family where the young son fell into a sudden comatose state as his soul became trapped in another dimension. While trapped there, his body became a vessel for various spirits, many of them not on the side of good. The boy’s father traveled into that dimension to rescue his son, but now, in the sequel, it turns out that something very evil has traveled back with the father to wreak more havoc on the family. Once again the family is beset by paranormal events and the father begins to act very strange. Rated PG-13.