As the distant crashes of CGI’d destruction becomes but an echo, we can finally turn our backs on the long summer of superheroes and consider the altogether different fare available at the moment. Whilst not quite awards season, we can certainly hear the engines starting as a greater proportion of independent and heavier films see release. Here is a slice of what you can see over the next couple of weeks.
One of the more talked about films this month is sure to be Diana that sees Naomi Watts playing, surprise surprise, Princess Diana. Just over 30 seconds in to the trailer, Naomi Watts’ Diana is sighing in the back of a car “I want to help people!” Perhaps it is safe to assume a fairly generous appraisal of the ‘People’s Princess’. Diana will be released on the 20th of September.
Woody Allen has been busy as ever. His latest offering sees a firm return to serious drama, the like of which he has tackled since Interiors in 1978. Blue Jasmine sees Cate Blanchett leading a fantastic ensemble cast, as a multimillionaire who loses everything after her husbands suicide. The film has won near universal critical acclaim and promises to be a must-see for Allen fans or otherwise. From Woody Allen’s home of New York, we can segue neatly into Hannah Arendt, a biopic of the philosopher and political theorist who reported on the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker. These two are released on the 27th.
Yet if all of that sounds a bit too much like hard work, have no fear. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are on hand, as supernatural detectives in RIPD (Rest In Peace Department). American Youtube commenters (who have already seen it stateside), have described RIPD as “Men in Black with dead people instead of Aliens” and “the worst movie of 2013”. The anticipation is almost too much to bear.