Best New Movie Bets: Sept 12 | 'The Drop' and more!

Best New Bet: The Drop

There are few movies that have peaked as much personal interest since their inception as “The Drop” and it has accomplished this for good reason. Directed by Michael R. Roskam whose feature film debut “Bullhead” was nominated for the Oscar in 2012 for Best Foreign Language Film (also starring Matthias Schoenaerts), it has a script penned by acclaimed writer Dennis Lehane and it boasts an exceptional ensemble filled to the brim with talent. Sadly, it also marks actor James Gandolfini’s last screen role.

This crime drama’s cryptically foreboding premise centers around Bob (Tom Hardy), a Brooklynite who works at his Cousin Marv’s (Gandolfini) eponymously named bar which serves as a money drop for mobsters. Also in the mix is a pit bull puppy, Bob rescues from the garbage leading to various other complications. A major draw for "The Drop" is Tom Hardy, who has shown a vast skill in equally demonstrating a brooding subtlety (“Warrior”) and boisterous regale (“Bronson”), a talent that’s hard to come by. This quiet crime thriller is a promising venue for his talent to be seen.

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Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson star in “No Good Deed”, a home invasion thriller that’s trailer brought waves of tension and suspense. A sequel to the family hit, “Dolphin Tale 2” reunites most of the original cast (Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd) as they work to find a buddy for Winter the dolphin so she can stay at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

Limited Release

Director Ned Benson’s ambitious passion project “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” is the unique culmination of two separate films told from a “him” and “her” perspective on the same story. Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy star as a married couple ripped apart by tragedy who are trying to figure out if they can put the pieces of their lives back together as a couple. Buzz has been building on this film for some time and with the considerable talent of its leads, there’s no question as to why.

“Game of Thrones” alum Rose Leslie stars in the horror thriller “Honeymoon” about a newlywed couple who embark on their trip only to have strange events plague them after the bride (Leslie) disappears into the woods during a bout of sleepwalking. It’s available on VOD.

Former “Saturday Night Live” stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in “The Skeleton Twins”, a drama about twin siblings whose separate near death experiences on the same day leads them to work on reconciling their fractured relationship. Comedians tend to thrive in dramatic bubbles and after Wiig’s underrated turn in “Girl Most Likely”, every indication is that she is poised to strike again.