With blockbuster season officially over, we’re in the somewhat lean months of September and October now in terms of movies, while we wait for the holiday season.
However, that does not mean that there is nothing to see. For one thing, you can still catch the 2022 Japanese Film Festival, where fans of Japanese cinema can watch more than 10 Japanese films that will be screened throughout the month. There will be a selection of 12 films at select Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) outlets in Klang Valley (GSC Mid Valley, Nu Sentral and 1Utama) from September 8-14; Penang (GSC Gurney Plaza) from September 15 to 18; Johor Baru (GSC Paradigm Mall JB) from September 22 to 25; Kuching (GSC CityONE Megamall and The Spring Mall) and Kota Kinabalu (GSC Suria Sabah) from October 6-9.
Speaking of festivals, the 2022 Czech Film Festival will also return after two years and will be held at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur from September 23-25. The screening is free – you can visit the GSC Cinema website www.gsc.com.my or mobile app beginning September 16 for tickets (available on a first-come, first-served basis).
There are also movies from all over the world to watch, from Japan to India, and some notable local movies too. So get ready folks, because this month, great, can’t-miss movies are about to hit theaters near you.
Abang Long Fadil 3 (September 8)
Cast: Zizan Razak, Johan Raja Lawak, Elizabeth Tan, Maya Karin, AC Mizal, Ozlynn Waty, Kazar Saisi
Director: Syafiq Yousof
Synopsis: Fadil is back in action as a spy agent working for the National Secret Service (NSS) with a new mission to take down Chow Han’s evil conspiracy while being hunted by King Cobra, who is out for revenge.
Why you should watch it: A treat for fans of the original. kl gangster the movie and the previous one Abang Long Fadil film series The action-comedy movie is back with more hilarious fights between the comic duo Jozan (a combination of their names, Zizan and Johan), and plenty of action-packed sequences. Expect car chases, more action, and scenes that might just tickle your funny bone.
Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva (September 9)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna Akkineni
Director: Ayan Mukerji
Synopsis: The film revolves around Shiva, a DJ who gains power and a strange connection to the element of fire and embarks on an unexpected journey against the queen of dark forces, Junoon, who threatens the safety and existence of humanity.
Why you should watch it: It is said to have taken approximately five years to film and is considered one of the most expensive Indian films in history. Brahmastra is one of the most anticipated Indian movies of the year. The star-studded film is the first part of a planned trilogy that is part of its own cinematic universe called the Astraverse. Ever since the trailers were released, fans have been dying to see the stunning visuals and animations with a fantasy take.
Confidential Assignment 2: International (September 15)
Cast: Hyun Bin, Yoo Hae-Jin, Im Yoon-Ah, Daniel Henney, Jin Seon-Kyu
Director: Lee Suk Hoon
Synopsis: Serving as a sequel to the 2017 film, confidential assignmentNorth Korean detective, Im Cheol-Ryeong, is sent to South Korea on a new mission to catch the leader of a North Korean criminal organization, Jang Myung-Joon, again with the help of Kang Jin-Tae, a South Korean detective, and a new in addition to the team, the FBI agent, Jack.
Why you should watch it: With big names like Hyun Bin, Yoo Hae-Jin, and Daniel Henney in the same movie, the movie is too good to miss. As entertaining and funny as the first movie was, the trailer for this one looks just as promising.
Not (September 15)
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea
Director: Jordan Peele
Synopsis: Two brothers fighting horses in California discover a strange, unidentified flying object in the skies.
Why you should watch it: It’s a Jordan Peele movie, what do you want us to say? He is the brains behind the critically acclaimed films, Salt Y U.S, so you know what you’re going to get into and for sure, you know it’s going to be a good watch. We believe that it will be more yes than no.
Crayon Shinchan The Movie: The Legend of Ninja Mononoke Tornado (September 22)
Cast: Yumiko Kobayashi, Miki Narahashi, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Satomi Koorogi, Mari Mashiba, Tamao Hayashi
Director: Masakazu Hashimoto
Synopsis: One day, a woman named Choyome Hesogakure claims that she is Shinnosuke’s real mother and takes him to a Ninja Village. There, Shinnosuke has to unravel the mystery of his birth and protect the future of the earth and the ‘tomorrow’ of his family.
Why you should watch it: Remember and experience your childhood all over again as the classic anime is back with another Shinchan movie, featuring the funny and lovable five year old. I repeat it is another, NEW! SHIN CHAN!! MOVIE!!!
One Piece Film: Red (September 22, 2022)
Cast: Mayumi Tanaka, Shuichi Ikeda, Kaori Nazuka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi
Director: Goro Taniguchi
Synopsis: The world’s most loved singer, Uta, known for hiding her identity, will now reveal herself to the world, for the first time, in a live concert. What is her connection to Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates?
Why you should watch it: This year marks the 25th anniversary of Eiichiro oda’s One pieceone of the best manga series out there, and this fan favorite is a must-watch for all anime lovers as the manga nears its final arc.
Where the Crabs Sing (September 29)
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Jayson Warner Smith
Director: Olivia Newman
Synopsis: An abandoned girl, Kya, grows up alone in the swamps of North Carolina and later develops a relationship with two boys from the new town of Barkley Cove. But when one of them is found dead, he becomes the prime suspect and is tried for murder.
Why you should watch it: What is a lobster? Well, damn if we do (it’s some kind of crab, apparently). But this is based on a bestselling novel, and Daisy Edgar-Jones has won plaudits for her portrayal of Kya. Besides, sometimes we just love a good whodunit.