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Movies to watch this Spring: September-October 2012

Danielle Frazzetto

Wed Sep 12 2012


FROM a big screen adaptation of literary classic Wuthering Heights to yet another Paranormal Activity sequel, there are a tonne of movies getting us excited here at Meld. Danielle Frazzetto gives you the line-up. 

What can you expect at the cinemas in the next two months? Lots of dramas, comedies, animation, horror and even documentaries.

But let’s start with some blockbuster must-sees:

The Watch, Comedy/ Sci-Fi, September 13

Comedy The Watch follows a group of suburban dads, played by some great cinema funny men, who band together to form a neighbourhood watch group to get out of their day-to-day family routines. But the group soon discover they are fighting a bigger battle than expected, defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy, September 13

The journey continues for Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman in Madagascar 3. Fighting to get home, the group travel through Europe and find the perfect cover: a travelling circus, which they reinvent in their own style. Paramount Pictures has also released a few promotional games based on the film; so why not try your luck with Banana Blaster  or use the Wig Out App to see what you would look like if your rocked a rainbow wig.

Bait 3DAction/ Thriller, September 20

In Bait 3D, a tsunami swallows a beach community, ruining what could otherwise have been a perfect beach day. The wave traps a group of survivors in a flooded underground supermarket, where they soon discover drowning isn’t the only thing they should be afraid of. Yes, there are sharks.

Taken 2, Action/ Drama, October 4

Like its prequel, Taken 2′s main protagonist is retired CIA operative Bryan Mills. But this time he’s in Istanbul, attempting to rescue his wife who’s been taken hostage by a man trying to avenge the fate of his son (a kidnapper himself) who Mills had killed in the first movie.

Mental, Comedy/ Drama, October 4

This movie follows the transformation of a family’s life after they take on a charismatic, crazy hothead nanny played by Toni Colette. Mental was the closing film at Melbourne’s International Film Festival so it must be good.

Wuthering Heights, Drama/Romance, October 11,  

Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights tells the tale of a poor boy from unknown origins who is rescued from poverty by the Earnshaw family, where he develops a relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

Paranormal Activity 4, Horror, October 18

Bringing a fourth instalment of fear is Paramount Pictures popular horror franchise Paranormal Activity. Tapping into audience excitement about the film, fans are being encouraged to bring the movie to their city first by voting through a new “Want It” application on this Facebook page.

Argo, Drama/Thriller, October 25

Directed by Ben Affleck, this thriller follows a CIA specialist who devises a risky plan to free six Americans who are hiding out in Iran during the peak of the revolution.

Now to some international delights not to be missed including:

Your Sister’s Sister, Comedy/Drama, September 6

Iris invites her best friend Jack to stay at her family’s island getaway after the death of his brother. At the cabin, Jack has a drunken encounter with Iris’ sister Hannah, kicking off a revealing stretch of days full of complications and surprises.

Searching for Sugar Man, Documentary/Bio, October 4

In a film about hope, inspiration and most of all music, two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez – who disappeared into obscurity amid rumours of a gruesome onstage suicide.

Arbitage, Drama/ Thriller, English, October 18

Troubled hedge fund magnate Robert Miller (played by the great Richard Gere) is desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire before his history of fraud is revealed. But along the way, he makes an error forcing him to turn to an unlikely person for help. We also see how Miller struggles to balance  his loyalty to his wife and daughter whilst having an affair.