New to you September through October
Reality is constantly changing, and most would agree that 2020 is not a typical year. Whether you are stuck in quarantine, navigating a remote education or seeking an escape from the overwhelming pressures of present day circumstances, it is important to give yourself a break. Here is a guide of new upcoming movies and shows that you can watch for a healthy escape.
The Broken Hearts Gallery
In theaters September 11
This new romantic comedy follows the story of a 20-something-year-old art gallery assistant named Lucy Gulliver, who has the tendency of holding onto souvenirs from past relationships. Following her latest breakup, Lucy realizes she shouldn’t hold onto reminders from her exes and transforms a pop-up space for tokens of lost love — coined The Broken Hearts Gallery. The creation of this gallery instigates a movement for romantics seeking a fresh start, and Lucy finds herself learning to move on. Directed by Natalie Krinskey, “The Broken Hearts Gallery” is rated PG-13 and is an inspiring film for all rom-coms lovers.
The Devil All The Time
Watch on Netflix September 16
This dark film starring Tom Holland follows the narrative of a young man who will do whatever he feels must be done in order to protect those he cares about. The ominous story takes place in a post-war, backwoods town infected by deeply corrupted characters in brutal circumstances. “The Devil All The Time” is rated R, directed by Antonio Campos, and also features Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan and Haley Bennett.
Watch on Netflix September 23
Taking place in 1884 England, this film follows the story of Enola Holmes — a free-spirited teenager who awakens on her 16th birthday to discover her mother has disappeared without a trace. Played by Millie Bobby Brown, Enola evades being sent away by her brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock (yes, that one), and runs away to London in search of her mother. By becoming a super-sleuth and outfoxing her famous brother, this adventure leads her to untangle a dangerous mystery about a young runaway Lord and ultimately resolve a conspiracy that threatens the course of history. “Enola Holmes” is a Netflix original that is rated PG-13, directed by Harry Bradbeer, and carries a good-willed message to stay true to yourself.
Watch the series premiere on Prime Video September 25
In today’s society, connecting with other people through the internet has become a normalized form of communication. Especially now that the coronavirus pandemic has shifted people into further virtual forms of interaction, this new series includes similar aspects you may find strangely relatable. After meeting online, a group of young adults discover an underground graphic novel and are targeted by a shady deep state organization. When they realize the novel holds evidence of a real-life threat, they are tasked to save the world. The Amazon Original series follows the bizarre story of deep corruption, a national pandemic and a gathering of strangers who must join forces in order to save humanity from ultimate destruction. “Utopia” is rated TV-MA, created by Gillian Flynn, and carries out the unraveling of a dramatic action-filled mystery you won’t want to miss.
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals
Stream on Disney+ September 25
This movie follows the adventure of a royal and rebellious teenage girl named Sam who is second in line to a throne she has no interest in. Sam is recruited into a secret society of other second-born royals, all who have superhuman abilities due to their genetic placement in their royal birth order. Sam and her fellow royal recruits find themselves learning to navigate their new powers at a top-secret training camp before they are tasked to protect the world. “Secret Society of Second Born Royals” is a family-friendly action-comedy directed by Anna Mastro.
Wonder Woman 1984
In theaters October 2
In this sequel to “Wonder Woman” (2017), Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince finds herself in the 1980s reuniting with her previously lost love interest Steve Trevor and suiting up as Wonder Woman. She learns of the characteristic undoing of her friend Barbara. Now a villainess with superhuman strength and agility, Barbara becomes a friend-turned-feline-foe of Diana, forcing Wonder Woman to face two new threats: businessman Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah. “Wonder Woman 1984” is rated PG-13 and directed by Patty Jenkins. And although there is speculation that its release date may change for a third time, DC Comic fans remain hopeful to view the action-fantasy film this fall.
Emily in Paris
Watch the series premiere on Netflix October 2
This new Netflix original series follows the story of a bold young woman from the midwest named Emily Cooper. She is hired by a foreign marketing firm to provide them with American perspective. Played by Lily Collins, Emily moves to Paris to start this new job and begin living her dream life. However, she discovers she must learn to navigate her new role both in the office and in the social scene of Paris in order to really start living. “Emily in Paris” is a comedy-drama created by Darren Star that showcases the value of personal growth while living out your dreams.
The Bachelorette – Season 16
Watch the season premiere on ABC October 13
This season of “The Bachelorette” is already like none other — and it hasn’t even aired yet! The reality television dating game show is a favorite of many and its absence due to the coronavirus pandemic has left fans eager for any word involving this season’s content. Drama regarding contestant changes, show host swaps and the secrecy surrounding who will be involved this season has sent fans into a frenzy. However, this is great news for all you drama lovers out there; it is likely this will be one of the most confusing, chaotic and entertaining seasons yet.
In theaters October 23
In this animated comedy produced by Sony Pictures, Katie Mitchell is on her way to her first year of film school while she embarks on a road trip alongside the rest of her family. However, the Mitchell family’s plans to bond are disrupted when all technology comes to life and a worldwide tech rebellion ensues. The Mitchells must learn to come together as a family in order to protect each other and save the rest of the earth from the chaotic technological uprising. “Connected” is rated PG, directed by Michael Rianda, and showcases family values in an age of prevalent technological developments.
The Mandalorian – Season 2
Watch the premiere on Disney+ October 30
The Emmy-nominated “Star Wars” spin-off is back! Although Disney has kept a tight lid on the contents of this season, fans have discovered through inside sources and interviews that the stakes are higher and the scope of the plot is widened as the season develops. The notable live-action series follows the galactic adventures of characters known now as the Mandalorian and the Child (also referred to by fans as Baby Yoda). The series’ curious fanbase has quite the scope of theories as to what this season specifically has to offer — but there is only one way to know for certain: stream season two of “The Mandalorian” when it’s released and find out.
Seeing as many movie theaters are still not open in places like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, the release dates of most major productions have been pushed or shifted to a streaming service; a note of where to watch has been included in this list. If you are able to watch movies with an in-theater experience please be safe, use caution and wear a mask.