Skip to main content

September 2013

Books on Screen

September 2013

If the shock of returning back to school is taking the most out of you, then a trip to the theater may be just what you need to recharge --- especially if it's to see a movie adaptation of a great book! This month, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 returns us to the world of wacky inventions with food. And don't forget that you can still catch a showing of Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and more!

And if you were looking to relax at home instead of venturing out, Iron Man 3 is now out on DVD, as well.

In Theaters:

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal
Directors: Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: September 27th (wide)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation's mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention --- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals --- 'foodimals!' Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world --- again!

(Still) In Theaters:

The Spectacular Now
Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley
Director: James Ponsoldt
Distributor: A24
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: August 2nd (wide)
Based On: THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Amy has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together.


Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Nathan Fillion
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Distributor: Fox 2000 Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: August 7th (wide)
Based On: THE SEA OF MONSTERS: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book Two by Rick Riordan

In this retelling of Rick Riordans book, THE SEA OF MONSTERS, Percy Jackson, accompanied by his friends Annabeth Chase, Clarisse La Rue and Tyson, his half brother, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood.


Kick-Ass 2
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jim Carrey
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Distributor: Universal Studios
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: August 16th (wide)
Based On: KICK-ASS 2 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West
Director: Harald Zwart
Distributor: Unique Features
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Release Date: August 21st (wide)
Based On: CITY OF BONES: The Mortal Instruments, Book One by Cassandra Clare

When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.


Iron Man 3
Cast: Robert Downey Jr,, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley
Director: Shane Black
Distributor: Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: September 24th
Based On: IRON MAN: EXTREMIS by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov

Marvel's Iron Man 3 pits brash but brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?