Sadly we’re bidding goodbye to summer. In the past, it was also a goodbye to Hollywood blockbusters as the movie business almost immediately began to become more serious, releasing their more arsty dramas in a bid for Academy Award consideration. But that’s all changing now thanks to the studios finally realizing that if you release them (and they’re good), people will come. As a result, what you’ll likely find is that post-Labor Day they’re unleashing everything they can to keep us coming back to the movies. And you don’t hear us complaining about it, do you?
Over the next few months there are no less than 25 films that we’ve focused on almost guaranteed to have people more than happy to plop their butts down on leather-clad recliners to enjoy. If you want horror, there’s definitely a wide variety, from a new installment in the Conjuring franchise, the return of serial killer Michael Myers, or a horror theme park going awry in the deadliest of ways. Looking for something lighter? May we suggest new animated adventures featuring Wreck-It Ralph or Spider-Man? Maybe you’d prefer a visit with old friends? We’ve got those, too, ranging from the Predator to Rocky Balboa and Mary Poppins (wow, what a boxing match that would be — she’d beat him to death with her umbrella).
Not enough? Check out the big screen team-up of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, the life story of Queen’s Freddie Mercury, the the superhero adventures of Aquaman (which truly does look pretty epic), or a return visit to the Harry Potter Universe (sort of) in the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts saga (there are five in all planned).
Whatever your tastes, there’s a film for you, so check out the following guide and let yourself escape to the movies. That’s what we’re doing.