From the Start-Up local adaptation starring Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo to Julia Barretto’s return to the big screen, here are the new movies and shows of September 2022 to have on your radar.
It’s September, which means the start of the ber months. And right on the clock, Jose Mari Chan and Mariah Carey have begun to awake from their hibernation. But aside from the fact that September is the unofficial start of the Christmas season in the Philippines, it also means a brand new month filled with new movies and shows headed our way. Looking at the screening docket, the next 30 days look to give viewers a whole host of content from a variety of genres to make for quite an exciting month. Here are the upcoming new movies and shows of the month that might just become your next watch party.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER
First, we returned to Westeros with House of the Dragon. And now, prepare to return once more to Middle-earth with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit, the show will follow how Sauron, the second Dark Lord, rose to power following the defeat of Melkor, the first Dark Lord. Join a new set of heroes as they come together in this mystical world to face a new evil threatening Middle-earth. Aside from the fact that we’re getting a show set in the Lord of the Rings world, which is the first of five seasons, it also is Amazon’s most expensive series to date so expect them to go all out here. The series premieres on September 2 on Amazon Prime Video.
RUNNING MAN PH
For Pinoy Running Man fans, this adaption has been a long time coming, two years in fact. But now, Running Man PH is finally set to air. Featuring a celebrity cast of Glaiza De Castro, Ruru Madrid, Mikael Daez, Kokoy De Santos, Buboy Villar, Lexi Gonzales, and Angel Guardian, the show follows these stars as they compete in fun challenges and other crazy activities. Making the show as authentic as possible, the whole cast even flew to South Korea to film for the series. We’re definitely curious to see how they adapt the show’s formula of fun hosts, special guest stars, and unique and exciting challenges. The show is set to premiere on September 3 on GMA.
Yup, Louisa May Alcott’s seminal novel is getting a K-drama adaptation. But forgoing the book’s setting though, this series takes place in modern times and follows three sisters, played by Kim Go-eun, Nam Ji- hyun, Park Ji-hu, who end up running afoul of the law after messing with one of the most influential families in South Korea. Based on what we’ve seen, the series seems to be going for a more crime-drama-thriller approach, which is actually quite interesting given the source material. Little Women streams on Netflix this September 3.
ONCE UPON A SMALL TOWN
A new K-drama starring Red Velvet’s Joy? Yes, please. This upcoming series centers on a veterinarian who moves from the big city to the countryside. There, he meets a policewoman, played by Joy, who tells him that she isn’t interested in a relationship. But as you can guess, that isn’t how things play out. We’re very much here for the fun and wholesome vibes the show is giving especially now that Extraordinary Attorney Woo is finally done. The series arrives on Netflix this September 5.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME – MORE FUN STUFF VERSION
Get tickets NOW for #SpiderManNoWayHome, returning to movie theaters with more fun stuff September 2! ? Experience it one more time on the big screen!
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You want more No Way Home? You got it. A lot already happened in the original No Way Home and we are about to get even more content with the release of the More Fun Stuff edition this September. What exactly is that stuff has yet to be revealed but we are getting 11 minutes of additional footage. Who knows, we may even see more of Ned’s Filipino lola. The film swings onto local cinemas on September 7.
Some executive in Hollywood must have used a random celebrity generator, got these two names, and decided to put them in a movie. And you know what, we aren’t mad. Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke come together for the first time in a movie that’s giving Heathers set in the 21st century. A former school queen bee and an awkward transfer student put their differences aside to join forces and get revenge on their school bullies. Know exactly what that revenge is when this fun thriller lands on Netflix on September 16.
After nearly a year since its initial announcement, Inigo Pascual is set to make his Hollywood debut with Monarch, a musical multi-generational drama from Fox. The series will revolve around a fictional first family of country music, The Romans. Led by their matriarch, Dottie Cantrell (Susan Sarandon), the story will follow the family’s legacy and the nitty-gritty of their lives. In Monarch, Inigo Pascual will play Ace Grayson, the “talented and sensitive 18-year-old who was adopted from an orphanage” and taken in by the Romans.
“He’s a phenomenal singer with real swagger on stage and dreams of being a country star. But in spite of being part of a golden family, his path to success has some challenges,” is how the character is described according to Deadline. Albie Roman, Anna Friel, Trace Adkins, and Beth Ditto are also set to appear in the series. The show premiers this September 11 on Hulu.
For all the flaws Cyberpunk 2077 has, it got its world building, atmosphere, and characters right. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners then looks to channel that same energy into anime form. From acclaimed animation house Studio Trigger comes this series set in Night City and follows the many colorful characters the city has to offer. In particular, our main protagonist will be a street kid trying to survive Night City by becoming an Edgerunner, a mercenary outlaw. Get your monthly dose of anime when Cyberpunk: Edgerunners arrives on Netflix on September 13.
Julia Barretto is finally back on the silver screen and it’s her most mature role to date. From director JP Laxamana comes this sexy drama about finding love in unexpected places. Julia plays Candy, a sex worker. She meets up with her latest client Toto (Carlo Aquino) who’s looking to get some action in his life. The two though begin to develop feelings for each other which understandably leads to some complicated situation. If the teaser photos are anything to go bye, we can expect Expensive Candy to not hold back on the steaminess. We’re also hopeful that Julia and Carlo’s acting prowess shine in this project. The film screens in local cinemas beginning September 14.
X is one of the year’s best horror films. And this September, we’re getting a prequel to the bloody slasher. Mia Goth returns to play the titular Pearl, the old lady and one of the main villains in X. This origin film follows her during her youth and uncovers how Pearl ended up becoming the demented psychopath she grew up to be. With Ti West set to return as the director, we’re hoping for another bloody good time. Pearl arrives in cinemas on September 16.
ONE PIECE FILM: RED
A new One Piece movie is upon us. Serving as the 15 entry in the series, this film centers on the land of Elegia, which is known as the “Island of Music.” There, Uta, a superstar diva known throughout the world, is set to hold her very first live concert. Characters from across the One Piece universe come to see the concert. But things take a turn when it is revealed that Uta is Shanks’ daughter. Find out how this story unfolds when One Piece Film: Red hits local cinemas on September 28.
THE QUINTESSENTIAL QUINTUPLETS THE MOVIE
The story of Fuutaro Uesugi and the five Nakano sisters are heading for the big-screen in this movie continuation of the hit anime series. This go-around, Fuutaro must finally choose which of the Nakano sisters, who all have feelings for him, he wants to be with at the school’s Cultural Festival. See which girl he chooses when the film screens in local cinemas beginning September 21.
A new Star Wars series is premiering this September, which should be good news to most Star Wars fans. But if franchise fatigue has hit you, know that Andor looks to be the most unique Star Wars centered series to date. The show is a prequel set five years before Rogue One and follows Cassian Andor on his journey to becoming the eventual Rebel hero. Andor is described as a thriller and stands out from the others because it follows side characters throughout the galaxy as the Rebel Alliance begins to form against the Empire.
The series gives time to follow and highlight the regular people and how they deal with the increasing oppression of the Empire. As much as we love our Skywalkers and Mandalorians, it’s about time we get some new perspective in the Star Wars franchise. Also, it already looks gorgeous thanks to the fact that they shot in real locations and sets. The first three episodes of Andor premiere on Disney+ on September 21.
AVATAR IN IMAX 3D
The long, long, long awaited sequel to Avatar, The Way of Water, is finally coming this December. And to make the months long wait a bit shorter, they will be releasing a new edition of Avatar in cinemas. This new edition will be released in IMAX cinemas and has been remastered to fit the format in 3D with a 4K HDR resolution. Given how Avatar’s visuals are some of the best in modern cinema, you may not want to miss this. Also, this will also serve as a great way to rewatch the original or see it for the first time if you haven’t before the sequel comes. Avatar in IMAX shows in local IMAX screens in September 21 for a limited run.
Let’s first get this out of the way by saying that Blonde is not meant to be an accurate biopic. Instead, Ana de Armas’ highly publicized take on Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe is based on a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, which gives a fictionalized spin on the star’s life. It’s basically an over-the-top and artistic take on Marilyn Monroe, which definitely has piqued our interest. You can stream Blonde on Netflix beginning September 28.
DON’T WORRY DARLING
The behind-the-scenes drama for Don’t Worry Darling is arguably as big as the movie itself, if not bigger. But any publicity is good publicity, right? Olivia Wilde’s next feature directorial film follows Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles), a young couple from the 1950s who move into a utopian experimental community. When their seemingly perfect and glamorous life begins to show cracks though, Alice realizes that there are some dark secrets behind the community, and her husband. Drama aside, the film genuinely looks interesting with its twisty plot and talent behind it and we’re hoping that it’s actually good. You can see what all the drama about Don’t Worry Darling is about when it arrives on local cinemas on September 28.
Bea Alonzo and Aldean Richards are set to star in their very first project together. And it’s going to be none other than the local adaptation of the hit K-drama, Start-Up. The original show stars Nam Joo Hyuk, Suzy Bae, Kim Seon Ho, and Kang Hanna, and is set in the world of tech start-ups. The slice-of-life drama follows Seo Dalmi as she navigates her way through the world of business, tech, and everything in between. In the remake, the general plot will stay the same with added touches to fir the new setting.
Bea will play Dani Sison while Alden is set to take on the role of Tristan “Good Boy” Hernandez. The country is no stranger to adapting K-drams to local series and some of them have been quite good so we’re hoping Start-Up is one of those good ones. The series premieres this September 26 on GMA-7.
After 8 years, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim are finally back on the big screen as a couple. And for their return, the two stars are hoping to set hearts fluttering and hearting with Always. The Philippine adaptation of the 2011 South Korean blockbuster film of the same name, the film follows a former boxer (Lim) and a telemarketer (Chiu) who form a romantic relationship. But things take a turn when she goes blind and undergoes surgery to fix it but the guy ends up ghosting her. Now, the two try to rebuild their relationship as they try to see if it’s worth rekindling. The movie hit theaters on September 28.
These aren’t new shows. But they are airing new seasons that you definitely want to catch. Cobra Kai Season 5 (September 9), The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 (September 14), Atlanta Season 4 (September 15), Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 (September 16), Abbot Elementary Season 2 (September 21), Ramy Season 3 (September 30).
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