Halloween isn’t until next month, but the horrors start early at Camana Bay Cinema with the opening of “The Nun” on Sept. 7. Directed by Screamfest and iHorror award-winning director Corin Hardy, the gothic horror film is a spin-off of the well-known movie, “The Conjuring 2.” After a young nun takes her life at an Abbey in Romania, the Vatican sends a novitiate and a priest to investigate and they do battle with a demonic nun.
One week later, on Sept. 14, “The Predator” opens. This fourth instalment of this science-fiction action horror series about an alien race that hunts humans for sport depicts the predators as having evolved to become deadlier than ever. A small band of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher are all that stand in the way of the extinction of the human race.
OTHER NEW RELEASES
“White Boy Rick” opens on Sept. 14. It tells the true story of a blue-collar family, a father and White Boy Rick, his son. Set in the 1980s, at the height of the crack epidemic and War on Drugs, the film stars Richie Merritt, Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley and Bruce Dern.
Also opening on Sept. 14 is “A Simple Favor” directed by Paul Feig. Based on a mystery novel, a mommy vlogger tries to uncover the reason for her new friend’s sudden disappearance. Some of the themes in the film include betrayal, love, death and loyalty. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively play main characters.
“Life Itself,” a light-hearted drama that takes viewers through the stages of a relationship starting in college, will open Sept. 28.
FOR THE KIDS
The Saturday morning Kids Club films this month start with“Pinocchio” (1940), the famous Walt Disney story about Geppetto and his wooden marionette, on Sept. 8.
On Sept. 15, an animated Princess Giselle’s dreams of living happily ever after are interrupted when she is transported to real-life Manhattan by an evil Queen in “Enchanted.” The film, which earned critical praise, stars Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey.
Also showing for the kids during the month are “Bee Movie” on Sept. 22 and “Antz” on Sept. 29.
CLASSICS AT THE CINEMA
Tom Hanks plays a boy who grows up overnight in the charming 1988 Penny Marshall classic, “Big,” on Sept. 11. “Big” was the first film directed by a woman to gross over $100 million.
Make sure to pack extra tissues on Sept. 18 for the dramatic 1991 film, “My Girl.”
On Sept. 25, famed director Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic, “A Clockwork Orange” airs. The film, which starts Malcolm McDowell, tells the speculative fiction tale of a future England where gangs of thugs commit horrific crimes. When the leader of the gang is caught and sent to prison, he agrees to undertake an experimental psychological conditioning technique that has unexpected consequences. Because of the violence and sexual content in the film, National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures rated the film “C” (or “Condemned”) when it was originally released in 1971.
Classics at the Cinema features are shown in the VIP auditorium. Tickets cost $20 and include a small popcorn.