September ends with three new movies in wide release as well as a fourth expanding after platforming last weekend, but the box office should well and fully belong to the animated sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
, which is released at a time that's normally slower for family films but one where Sony Pictures Animation has found success in the past. It's going to make a second attempt this month to beat the September opening record currently held by SPA's 2012 release Hotel Transylvania
, but may fall just slightly short. For older moviegoers without kids who have no interest in animation, we get the latest movie from Ron Howard set in the world of Formula 1 racing, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, which was all the talk at this year's Sundance, and an urban rom-com starring Paula Patton that hopes to find an audience of women looking for a little romance in a market notably devoid of it.
This week's CHOSEN TWO are the unique IMAX 3D concert experience that is Metallica through the Never
and Greg Camalier's music doc Muscle Shoals
(Magnolia), but we'll start with the bittersweet announcement I teased last week (which you can read after the jump…)