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New Movie Releases in Malaysia: September 2018

There seems to be a lot of horror this month, coupled with a few Malaysian-made shows! What better way to celebrate Malaysia Day on Sept 16 than with locally-made movies.

Alpha

Set 20,000 years ago during the Ice Age, when a hunting expedition goes wrong, a young caveman has to struggle against the harsh conditions when he encounters a lone wolf abandoned by its pack. The pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Release date: 6 Sept
Genre: Adventure/Drama
Stars: Leonor Varela, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Link: imdb.com/title/tt4244998

Kin

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious ancestry as their only protection.

Release date: 6 Sept
Genre: Science Fiction
Stars: Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz
Link: imdb.com/title/tt6017942

Mirai (Japanese)

A young boy encounters a magical garden, which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different ears, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Release date: 6 Sept
Genre:Animation/Adventure/Fantasy
Stars:Haru Kuroki, Moka Kamishiraishi
Link: mbocinemas.com/movie/mirai

Promoted

One, Two Jaga (Malay)

Directed by Nam Ron, the film follows a rookie cop and his superior on the immigration beat and a pair of Indonesian siblings that are trying to find their way home without passports. Things take a turn when the rookie cop finds out that his superior is corrupt.

Release date: 6 Sept
Genre: Crime
Stars: Ario Bayu, Chew Kin Wah, Zahiril Adzim
Link: mbocinemas.com/movie/one-two-jaga

The Nun

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Release date: 6 Sept
Genre: Horror
Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons
Link: thenunmovie.com

Peppermint

Riley North lands in a coma after her family was gunned down in a drive-by. When she wakes up, she learns and trains to become a lethal killing machine to seek revenge on the people who killed her beloved family. On the 10th anniversary of their deaths and nothing to lose, she embarks on a mission to take out everybody who is responsible in the killing including gang members, corrupt cops and lawyers.

Release date: 7 Sept
Genre: Action/Drama
Stars: John Gallagher Jr, Jennifer Garner
Link: imdb.com/title/tt6850820

Johnny English Strikes Again

After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker. Rowan Atkinson reprises his role as MI7 secret agent Johnny English in this third instalment of the “Johnny English” movie series.

Release date: 13 Sept
Genre: Action/Comedy
Stars:Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko
Link: imdb.com/title/tt6921996

Promoted

Papillon

Wrongfully convicted for murder and condemned to life in a South American prison, Henri Charriere, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island.

Release date: 13 Sept
Genre:Drama/Crime
Stars: Rami Malek, Charlie Hunnam
Link: imdb.com/title/tt5093026

Rise: Ini Kalilah (Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil)

Following the lives of six very different Malaysians, coming together for one common love -Malaysia, in various loosely interrelated tales all set during the frantic few days before the nation’s biggest election. Six emotional cornerstones : our future, redemption, hope, standing up for yourself, fighting for what’s right and respect. An eligible yet unregistered student living in London racing against time to deliver postal vote; a businessman imprisoned by the politics of fear; a judgmental reporter with views of the country based what’s been portrayed by the media; a policeman trapped in a dilemma between doing what’s right and doing what’s best for his family; an interracial star-crossed love story between an aimless hawker seller living in Singapore and a polling agent (PACA).

Release date: 13 Sept
Genre: Drama
Stars: Sangeetha Krishnasamy, Remy Ishak, Jack Tan
Link: riseinikalilah.com

The Predator

The Predators have upgraded themselves with DNA from other species, making these hunters stronger and even more lethal. Now only a team made up of former soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can save the world  and prevent the end of the human race.

Release date: 13 Sept
Genre: Action / Thriller
Stars:Thomas Jane, Olivia Munn
Link: imdb.com/title/tt3829266

Destination Wedding

The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

Release date: 20 Sept
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Stars:Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
Link: imdb.com/title/tt6987770

Final Score

Some scores will never be settled. An ex-soldier, Michael Knox, has to use all of his learned military skills to save a crowd of about 35, 000 people at a sporting event that is suddenly seized by a group of heavily armed criminals. One of the people in the stadium is the daughter of his fallen comrade.

Release date: 20 Sept
Genre: Action
Stars: Dave Bautista, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, Robert Jones, Mark Lane
Link: imdb.com/title/tt5254610

How To Train Our Dragon (Chinese)

Li Kuanglong and his self-ruling party member Wang Yunyi bet that they would struggle to avoid being a bachelor for life. In the grouping of art classes, Xu Xin Meng gradually became acquainted with it, but Si Jin Li Jinling, who was hidden in the darkness, gave his best efforts to stop his younger brother. His younger brother used wisdom to resist and he made many absurd laughs. This is an ordinary high school teenager who struggles to make friends, but is subject to five obsessive love stories.

Release date: 20 Sept
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Stars: Kent Tsai, Jeannie Hsieh, Eugenie Liu, Vera Zhang, Clover Kao
Link: tgv.com.my/movies/how-to-train-our-dragon

Langsuir (Malay)

Six friends, Azlan, Udin, Zaman, Kamal, Alias & Eron is an adventure seeker. They crossed the line when they set up a camp at prohibited Langsuir Island. Suri, a Langsuir fall in love with Azlan after a meeting. However, their relationship disapprove by over jealous Zaman and with Kamal help, they planned to stick a sharp nail to Suri’s head to make her turn to a beautiful woman. The plan succeeded but it sparks the inevitable rage by Suri’s sister – Dewi. Dewi set up a revenge and terrorize the camping ground. Suri now must choose between her love for Azlan of the safety of him and his friends…

Release date: 20 Sept
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Stars: Syafiq Kyle, Hannah Delisha, Naza Manas
Link: mbocinemas.com/movie/langsuir

Searching

After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

Release date: 20 Sept
Genre: Thriller
Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La
Link: imdb.com/title/tt7668870

Mara

Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.

Release date: 20 Sept
Genre: Horror
Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Javier Botet, Mitch Eakins
Link: tgv.com.my/movies/mara

Hell Fest

A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorising a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. College student Natalie is visiting her childhood best friend Brooke and her roommate Taylor. If it was any other time of the year, these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, bit it is Halloween, which means that like everyone else, they will be bound for Hell Fast – a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. Every year, thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares.

Release date: 27 Sept
Genre: Horror
Stars: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, Tony Todd
Link: tgv.com.my/movies/hell-fest

Tangisan Akinabalu (Malay)

Based on the true event of the earthquake that hit Mount Kinabalu in 2015, Tangisan Akinabalu depict the perseverance & dedication of a group of mountain guides couping with the disaster on site.

Release date: 27 Sept
Genre: Drama
Stars: Yuri Mejal,Saiful Zero,Datuk Yusuf Haslam
Link: mbocinemas.com/movie/tangisan-akinabalu

Smallfoot

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.

Release date: 27 Sept
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy
Stars: James Corden, Danny De Vito, Channing Tatum
Link: imdb.com/title/tt6182908

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

10-year-old Lewis Barnavelt is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle, Jonathan Barnavelt, after the loss of his parents. Lewis discovers his uncle is a warlock and follows him into the world of sorcery and magic. Meanwhile, evil wizard Isaac Izard aims to bring the Apocalypse upon the world by creating a magical clock filled with black magic. Before his passing, he manages to hide it inside the walls of the house Jonathan currently lives in. Now Lewis and his uncle must find the clock and stop the end of the world.

Release date: 27 Sept
Genre: Fantasy / Horror / Mystery
Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Owen Vaccaro, Colleen Camp
Link: housewithaclock.com

Gehenna: Where Death Lives

While looking for locations for their company’s newest resort in Saipan, a group stumbles upon what they think is the perfect spot. On the property, they find a hidden Japanese bunker from World War II. They come face to face with the inhabitants of the bunker when they decide to explore it and soon learn that the place holds deadly secrets.

Release date: 27 Sept
Genre: Thriller / Horror / Mystery
Stars: Doug Jones, Lance Henriksen, Patrick Gorman
Link: imdb.com/title/tt4499228

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