Coming Soon: September 10th, 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of Back Lot 605’s Coming Soon column! The fall movie season kicks off in earnest this weekend, with everything from big studio horror to Broadway stage shows! Here’s what coming soon for the week of September 10th, 2021:

Featured Title: Malignant

Typically, Warner Bros. has reserved the post-Labor-Day weekend for a big blockbuster horror movie… beginning in 2017 with It: Chapter One, followed in 2018 by The Nun, and 2019’s It: Chapter Two. After last year’s COVID-forced break, Warner returns to that pattern this year, with the latest movie by their current king of horror, James Wan! Now, as far as we know, this new movie is not part of the ConjuVerse… and in all honesty, we don’t know much about this movie at all, because the marketing has been very secretive about the details of this flick. (The rumor mill hints that this is Wan’s attempt to bring a giallo movie to American theaters… but we’ll have to wait until the weekend to confirm!) But at a high level, we do know that Annabelle Wallis plays a young woman who starts seeing visions of grisly murders… as they’re happening! (Opens Friday, September 10rd in theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD, the Century East at Dawley Farm, and the West Mall 7 in Sioux Falls.)

Opening in Theaters


Next up is a crime comedy that is apparently being released exclusively in Cinemark theaters this weekend (not unlike the early theatrical window for Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead last May), in advance of its September 30th streaming launch on Paramount+. This follows two moms (Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste) who start a multi-million-dollar coupon-clipping scam… only to be pursued by a grocery store loss prevention officer (Paul Walter Hauser) and a postal inspector (Vince Vaughn). Also starring Joel McHale and Bebe Rexha. (Opens Friday, September 10th in Cinemark theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD in Sioux Falls.)

New to Streaming and VOD


Hey, guess what? It’s time for yet another 2021 action movie about a female assassin! This time, Mary Elizabeth Winstead takes the honors, as a hitwoman who’s hired to take out the head of the yakuza… but before the hit takes place, she’s poisoned, and has less than 24 hours to figure out who did it! In the process, she also develops a bond with the daughter (Miku Martineau) of one of her former targets. Also starring Woody Harrelson and Michiel Huisman; directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), and produced by David Leitch (John Wick). (Premieres Friday, September 10th on Netflix.)

Come from Away

Timed with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Apple debuts this new filmed performance of the 2013 Canadian musical that ultimately made its way to Broadway in 2017 (and was then nominated for 7 Tonys). This is based on the true story of how 7,000 travelers on 38 planes were unexpectedly diverted to the small Newfoundland town of Gander on that fateful day, and how the locals came together to house and feed these folks. (Premieres Friday, September 10th on Apple TV+.)

The Voyeurs

In this new Amazon thriller, a young couple (Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith) move into a new apartment, and find themselves becoming obsessed with their sexy neighbors across the street (Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo)… especially once one of them cheats on the other! (Premieres Friday, September 10th on Amazon Prime Video.)

Martyrs Lane

Finally, we have this week’s Shudder premiere: This British chiller about a 10-year-old girl who lives in a clergy house, and who is visited every night in by a mysterious spirit. Written and directed by Ruth Platt (The Black Forest). (Premieres Thursday, September 9th on Shudder.)

Returning to Theaters


This weekend’s Fathom Events encore screening is a 35th anniversary presentation of Jim Henson’s wonderful 1986 family fantasy, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie! This screening also ties in with the recent 4K Blu-ray re-release… and as part of this Fathom showing, one of the new featurettes from this 4K disc, “The Henson Legacy”, will also be shown, with new interviews from the Henson family and Jennifer Connelly! (Showing Sunday, September 12th, Monday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 15th in theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD and the Century East at Dawley Farm in Sioux Falls.)

Showing at the State!

Harold and Maude

Leading off the weekend at the State is this 1971 cult comedy classic, starring Bud Cort as a death-obsessed young man who begins an unusual friendship – and eventually romance – with Maude (Ruth Gordon), an 80-year-old woman who he meets at random funerals. Directed by Hal Ashby (Shampoo, Being There), and written by Colin Higgins (9 to 5, Foul Play)… with a memorable soundtrack by Cat Stevens! (Showing Thursday, September 9th and Saturday, September 11th at the State Theatre.)


The penultimate entry of the State’s summer music series is Milos Forman’s incredible 1984 drama, which won 8 Oscars including Best Picture! F. Murray Abraham, in his Best Actor Oscar-winning performance, stars as Antonio Salieri, a minor 18th-century composer who finds himself jealous of the young, vulgar, and musically brilliant Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). Also starring Elizabeth Berridge, Christine Ebersole, Simon Callow, and Jeffrey Jones. One special note: This movie is being shown in its 2002 Director’s Cut edition, which runs 180 minutes and is rated R… and not the 160-minute original PG-rated theatrical cut. (Showing Friday, September 10th and Sunday, September 12th at the State Theatre.)

The Land Before Time

Attention, kids of the 1980s… Littlefoot, Ducky, Petrie, Cera and Spike are making their way to the State! Don Bluth’s 1988 prehistoric animated movie, which kicked off a massive direct-to-video franchise with THIRTEEN sequels, is being shown in a 4K presentation… so grab your Pizza Hut puppets and come on down! (Showing Friday, September 10th and Saturday, September 11th at the State Theatre.)

The World’s End

To loosely tie in with this weekend’s Germanfest activities in downtown Sioux Falls, the State is bringing in one of the best beer-themed comedies in recent memory: 2013’s Edgar Wright action-comedy starring Simon Pegg as an arrested-development ne’er-do-well who ropes in his four old childhood friends (Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan) to complete a 12-pub bar crawl in their hometown… only to find that everybody in town has been replaced with androids by an alien invasion! Also starring Rosamund Pike and Pierce Brosnan. (Showing Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th at the State Theatre.)

David Byrne’s American Utopia

Finally, the State is one of many theaters nationwide which will be hosting the one-night-only theatrical screening of last year’s Spike Lee-directed concert film of David Byrne’s recent Broadway show! For those of you who loved seeing Stop Making Sense at the State back in July, this is the perfect follow-up! This theatrical presentation will also feature a special introduction by Byrne, as well as a post-film conversation between Byrne and Lee. Don’t miss this! (Showing one night only, Wednesday, September 15th, at the State Theatre.)

New This Week to Blu-ray and 4K

  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
  • The Thing (1982) (new to 4K Blu-ray!)
  • Vertigo (1958) (now available individually on 4K Blu-ray!)
  • Rear Window (1954) (now available individually on 4K Blu-ray!)
  • Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection (a 4K box set containing 1979’s The Motion Picture, 1982’s The Wrath of Khan, 1984’s The Search for Spock, and 1986’s The Voyage Home)

Older Movies New to Streaming


  • No additional movies on Netflix this week. Sorry!


  • The Killing of Two Lovers (2020) (premieres Friday, September 10th)
  • Transporter 3 (2008) (premieres Friday, September 10th)
  • High Ground (2021) (premieres Saturday, September 11th)
  • Colette (2018) (premieres Monday, September 13th)
  • Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) (premieres Wednesday, September 15th)
  • Love, Simon (2018) (premieres Wednesday, September 15th)
  • The Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) (premieres Wednesday, September 15th)

Amazon Prime:

  • Desperado (1995) (premieres Sunday, September 12th)


  • Ms. 45 (1981) (premieres Monday, September 13th)
  • #LIKE (2019) (premieres Monday, September 13th)
  • Woe (2020) (premieres Tuesday, September 14th)
  • The Columnist (2019) (premieres Tuesday, September 14th)
  • Kriya (2020) (premieres Tuesday, September 14th)
  • The House of the Devil (2009) (premieres Tuesday, September 14th)


  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (premieres Friday, September 10th)

HBO Max:

  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (premieres Thursday, September 9th)
  • Mortal Kombat (2021) (premieres Thursday, September 9th)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) (premieres Wednesday, September 15th)

Peacock (all movies premiering Wednesday, September 15th, except where noted):

  • Focus (2015) (premieres Friday, September 10th)
  • Turbo (2013) (premieres Sunday, September 12th)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
  • Dr. Cyclops (1940)
  • Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
  • The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
  • The Healer (2016)
  • The Invisible Man (1933)
  • The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
  • The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)
  • The Invisible Woman (1940)
  • It Came From Outer Space (1953)
  • Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
  • Men in Black (1997)
  • Men in Black II (2002)
  • The Mummy (1932)
  • The Mummy’s Curse (1944)
  • The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
  • The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
  • The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
  • Night Monster (1942)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1943)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
  • Son of Dracula (1943)
  • Son of Frankenstein (1939)
  • Werewolf of London (1935)


  • Transporter 3 (2008) (premieres Friday, September 10th)

The Criterion Channel:

  • Thursday, September 9th: Exclusive Streaming Premiere: maɬni—towards the ocean, towards the shore (2020)
  • Friday, September 10th: Double Feature: Saints Alive!: Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017), Joan of Arc (2019)
  • Saturday, September 11th: Saturday Matinee: Abel’s Island (1988) and The Story of the Dancing Frog (1989)
  • Monday, September 13th: True Stories: Freedom Fields (2018), The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
  • Tuesday, September 14th: Short + Feature: Summer Wonderlands: A Day with the Boys (1969), George Washington (2000)
  • Wednesday, September 15th: Women Filmmakers: Old Enough (1984)

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Derrick Veurink has been consuming anything and everything movie-related since he was 5, and is an encyclopedic fount of random movie information. He is an avid physical media supporter, and sees nearly every major theatrical release. (Yes, even "Playmobil: The Movie".)
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