Coming Soon: September 17th, 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of Back Lot 605’s Coming Soon column! This week brings us all sorts of Movies for Guys Who Like Movies… as well as everything from a musical to a kids’ horror flick! Here’s what coming soon for the week of September 17th, 2021:

Featured Title: Cry Macho

Not even the pandemic could keep 91-year-old Clint Eastwood from making movies at his typical near-annual pace… and not only did he direct this movie late last year during the height of COVID, but he stars in it as well! He plays a washed-up rodeo star who’s recruited by his ex-boss (Dwight Yoakam) to retrieve his teenage son (Eduardo Minett) from Mexico. Also, the kid ha a pet rooster… allowing Clint to get away with the line of dialogue that ends the trailer below! (Opens Friday, September 17th in theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD, the Century East at Dawley Farm, and the West Mall 7 in Sioux Falls.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVc8SI5CAKw

Opening in Theaters

Copshop

Back in March, Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo teamed up for the over-the-top time-loop action flick Boss Level on Hulu… and now, they’re reteaming for this big-screen action endeavor! Grillo plays a con artist who intentionally gets himself locked up in a Nevada small-town jail to avoid a hitman (Gerard Butler). But Butler schemes to have himself locked up in the cell right next to his prey… only for both of them to avoid the carnage of a rival hitman (Toby Huss) who stops by! (Toby Huss) (Opens Friday, September 17th in theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD, the Century East at Dawley Farm, and the West Mall 7 in Sioux Falls.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgdLO-U2mDQ

New to Streaming and VOD

Nightbooks

Netflix gets ready for spooky season by premiering this new kids’ horror flick from director David Yarovesky, who last gave us the kid-centered (but definitely not kid-friendly!) Brightburn back in 2019. Winslow Fegley plays a young boy who is trapped in a NYC apartment by a witch (Krysten Ritter), and must tell a scary story each night to survive… while scheming with a young servant girl (Lidya Jewett) to escape! (Premieres Wednesday, September 15th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQO16k5Vdow

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Nicolas Cage’s latest gonzo genre flick, from director Sion Soto, is arriving on VOD… and per the movie’s advertising campaign, Cage is pull-quoted as saying that this is “the wildest movie I’ve ever made”! Cage plays a bank robber who’s recruited by “The Governor” (Bill Moseley) to find and bring back his adopted granddaughter (Sofia Boutella). Here’s the catch: If he doesn’t do so within 5 days, the explosive-filled leather suit he’s wearing will detonate! (Premieres Friday, September 17th on digital VOD services.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I6p1yxZ_LE

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The first of Amazon’s new movies this week is this feature film adaptation of the hit stage musical, about an English teen (Max Harwood) who dreams of becoming a drag queen! This was originally slated to be released in theaters by Disney/Fox late last year, before they sold the movie to Amazon Prime. Also starring Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, and Ralph Ineson. (Premieres Friday, September 17th on Amazon Prime Video.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXhpTZeG4eg

The Mad Women’s Ball

Also debuting on Amazon is the latest film directed by actress Mélanie Laurent (who also co-stars). This is a 19th-century period piece following Eugénie (Lou de Laâge), a young woman who discovers she can hear the dead. (Premieres Friday, September 17th on Amazon Prime Video.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-69FfY7z8

Best Sellers

I’m featuring this random VOD title this week, solely because it contains what may be the unlikeliest screen pairing of the year! Michael Caine plays a legendary, now-washed-up author who’s contractually required to turn in a new book to his publisher. As it turns out, this scheme is the work of a enterprising book editor (Aubrey Plaza), who hopes that Caine’s book will save her family’s publishing house… and the two end up going on a book tour to publicize the book. Also starring Scott Speedman and Cary Elwes (Premieres Friday, September 17th on digital VOD services.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ixGoK_MgY

Returning to Theaters

Promare

The final installment in GKIDS’ Summer Anime Film Series unspools this weekend: this 2019 mecha anime, showing in its dubbed version on the 16th, and in its subtitled version on the 19th. (Showing Thursday, September 16th and Sunday, September 19th in theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD in Sioux Falls.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ry0T0vO4d0

Citizen Kane

This weekend’s Fathom Events encore screening is an 80th anniversary presentation of Orson Welles’ 1941 breakout film, considered one of the greatest of all time! This release is also timed to coincide with the upcoming 4K UHD and Blu-ray physical releases of Citizen Kane from the Criterion Collection, which is debuting on November 23rd! (Showing Sunday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 22nd in theaters nationwide, including the Century Stadium 14 & XD and the Century East at Dawley Farm in Sioux Falls.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP6oYa_icqU

Showing at the State!

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Anchoring the State’s lineup this weekend is Disney’s 2003 blockbuster that kicked off a durable 5-film franchise, catapulted Johnny Depp to the top of the A-list, and garnered him a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his scene-stealing role as Captain Jack Sparrow! Also starring Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush; directed by Gore Verbinski (The Ring, Rango). (Showing Thursday, September 16th, Saturday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th at the State Theatre.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naQr0uTrH_s

The Last Waltz

The State’s summer music series comes to an end this weekend, with Martin Scorsese’s 1978 concert film chronicling the final concert by The Band, held in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day 1976. Special guests include Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young and more! (Showing Friday, September 17th and Sunday, September 19th at the State Theatre.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvDx5mCzkYg

Tremors

Late Night at the State returns this Friday, with 1990’s fun throwback creature feature comedy about a remote Nevada town that’s invaded by giant underground monsters! In honor of this Late Night showing, the next Patreon episode of the Back Lot 605 podcast will be a discussion of this movie… so get ready by heading out to the State and joining the fun! Starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Reba McEntire, and Michael Gross; directed by Ron Underwood (City Slickers). (Showing one night only, Friday, September 17th at the State Theatre.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liJfZvXdiTE

The Lost Boys

Finally, that sound you’ve been hearing our week is our own Sam “The Damned” Lenz squealing in delight… because one of his all-time favorites, the 1987 vampire horror-comedy, is returning to the State! Jason Patric and Corey Haim play two brothers who move with their mom to the town of Santa Clara, California… where they find that the town is filled with vampires! (And this movie will also be featured on the same Patreon episode as Tremors… so we’re definitely giving the State some love behind the paywall this week!) Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann, Jami Gertz, and Corey Feldman & Jamison Newlander as “The Frog Brothers”. Directed by Joel Schumacher (Flatliners, Falling Down, Batman Forever), and executive-produced by the late Richard Donner. (Showing Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th at the State Theatre.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Iqy6m7U7c

Nosebleeds Film Festival!

The Nosebleeds Film Festival is back once again, for its latest monthly offering of local, national, and international short films! This month’s installment will be held Friday, September 17th at 6PM at the east side Last Stop CD Shop here in Sioux Falls. Admission is free, and there is a free-will donation as well. To stay up-to-date on Nosebleeds’ events, follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

New This Week to Blu-ray and 4K

  • Black Widow (2021)
  • The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)
  • Zola (2021)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (new to 4K Blu-ray!)

Older Movies New to Streaming

Netflix:

  • Jaws (1975) (premieres Thursday, September 16th)
  • Jaws 2 (1978) (premieres Thursday, September 16th)
  • Jaws 3 (1983) (premieres Thursday, September 16th)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987) (premieres Thursday, September 16th)
  • Dark Skies (2013) (premieres Sunday, September 19th)
  • Grown Ups (2010) (premieres Monday, September 20th)

Hulu:

  • On Chesil Beach (2018) (premieres Thursday, September 16th)
  • Riders of Justice (2021) (premieres Thursday, September 16th)
  • Stalker (2021) (premieres Thursday, September 16th)
  • Grown Ups (2010) (premieres Monday, September 20th)

Amazon Prime:

  • American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally (2021) (premieres Friday, September 17th)

Shudder:

  • The Devil’s Rain (1975) (premieres Monday, September 20th)
  • 13 Cameras (2015) (premieres Tuesday, September 21st)
  • Stitches (2012) (premieres Tuesday, September 21st)

Disney+:

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) (premieres Friday, September 17th)

HBO Max:

  • No additional movies on HBO Max this week. Sorry!

Peacock:

  • No additional movies on Peacock this week. Sorry!

Paramount+:

  • No additional movies on Paramount+ this week. Sorry!

The Criterion Channel:

  • Thursday, September 16th: Exclusive Streaming Premiere: Center Stage (1991)
  • Friday, September 17th: Double Feature: Boardwalks of Life: The Entertainer (1960), Wish You Were Here (1987)
  • Saturday, September 18th: Saturday Matinee: The Rocket (2013)
  • Monday, September 20th: True Stories: Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (1924)
  • Monday, September 20th: Twenty-First Century Cinema: Crimson Gold (2003)
  • Tuesday, September 21st: Short-FIlm Programs: What is a Woman?(2020)
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: Women Filmmakers: Criterion Collection Edition #1074: Working Girls (1986)

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About the Author
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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