New movies coming to theaters in September

Patrick Wiggins

Feature Editor

September has arrived, and with it comes a new batch of movies. With the summer months behind us, don't expect any major blockbusters, but there are a few hidden gems on the way. 

Sept. 4 brings with it "The Transporter Refueled," the fourth movie in the series and the first to be released since "Transporter 3" was released in 2008. While the main character is the same, the actor portraying him is different. There is no more Jason Statham ("Furious 7"). Instead, we get relative newcomer, Ed Skrein ("Game of Thrones").

While changing actors is rarely a good thing, it's difficult to say whether Skrein will be able to hold his own with such a limited body of work. 

Later in the month, "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" is being released on Sept. 18. Back are Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario as Thomas and Teresa respectfully. Having escaped the Maze in the first movie of the series, the characters now find themselves facing a new set of challenges. And like the tagline of the movie says, the Maze was just the beginning. 

If you're not interested in seeing "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," you may choose to see "Everest" instead. Also being released on Sept. 18, "Everest" stars Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nightcrawler"), Elizabeth Debicki ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E.") and Robin Wright ("House of Cards"). It's the story of a group of climbers as they journey to the top of the mountain that shares its name with the movie, only to be caught in a storm on the way down. 

On Sept. 25, "Mississippi Grind" hits theaters. Starring Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline") and Ryan Reynolds ("Safe House"), it tells the story of Gerry and Curtis as they travel down the Mississippi River, attempting to change their luck by gambling at every stop they can find.