Well folks, the summer months are drawing to a close, and you know what that means: it’s Good Movie Season. To be fair, this summer didn’t turn out to be nearly as dire as we’d predicted, thanks to an atypical influx of quality flicks like Logan Lucky, Atomic Blonde, The Beguiled, Detroit, Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes, Baby Driver, Okja, Good Time, and Wonder Woman; if the traditional math holds true, and the last four months yield far better movies than the previous, we’re in for quite a fall. Here are the ten flicks we’re looking forward to the most.
It (September 8)
Stephen King’s masterpiece of doorstop horror has had quite a bumpy ride to the big-screen, with a long-gestating adaptation directed by Cary Fukunuga cancelled at the eleventh hour; the appointment of successor Andrés Muschietti (who helmed the forgettable Mama) and the first photos from the set didn’t exactly inspire confidence. But then the trailers began to drop, and holy shit – it looks absolutely terrifying, magnificently capturing the childhood nostalgia and straight-up terror of King’s text. And, as with the 1990 TV miniseries, this is the first of a two-part film, so they won’t go nuts smashing those thousand-plus pages into two or so hours.