Top 20 September Movies & TV
Here's your guide to the very best viewing entertainment this month has to offer – at the cinema, on DVD, and streaming on LOVEFiLM Instant, these are our Top 20 September Movies & TV shows...
Dredd (in cinemas 7 Sept)Directed by: Pete Travis
Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
With reboots all the rage, it's taken a surprising 17 years to makeover Stallone's version of this 2000 AD comic-book character - Urban is the one-man judge, jury and executioner, teaming with a trainee to take down a drug gang.
The Sweeney (in cinemas 12 Sept)Directed by: Nick Love
Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell
Winstone steps into John Thaw's arse-kicking shoes as Flying Squad detective Jack Regan, with Ben Drew (aka. Plan B) in the Dennis Waterman role of partner George Carter, as the 70s telly cop actioner is brought bang up to date.
Now Is Good (in cinemas 19 Sept)Directed by: Ol Parker
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Rose Leslie, Kaya Scodelario
A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (in cinemas 21 Sept)Directed by: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng
Starring: Diana Vreeland
An intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th Century, Diana Vreeland, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever.
The Campaign (in cinemas 28 Sept)Directed by: Jay Roach
Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis
Vying for influence in North Carolina, two CEOs see a chance to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Centre.
Looper (in cinemas 28 Sept)Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.
Nostalgia for the Light (on DVD 10 Sept)Directed by: Patricio Guzmán
Starring: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez
In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos searching for the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime.
Avengers Assemble (on DVD 17 Sept)Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together the cream of Marvel's superheroes (Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow and War Machine) to take on Loki in a spectacular showdown.
The Dictator (on DVD 24 Sept)Directed by: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly
Three years separated Borat and Brüno, and after the same gap, Baron Cohen’s latest comedy personification arrives: General Aladeen, dictator of a fictional Middle Eastern country, in a satire that departs from the full mockumentary format.
Desperate Housewives - Season 8 (on DVD 24 Sept)Created by: Marc Cherry
Starring: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross
Eighth and final season of the tangled lives & loves along Wisteria Lane, but if you feel bereft after renting this, fear not: you can always start again from the beginning and stream Seasons 1-7, right here on LOVEFiLM.
The Hangover (Instant from 1 Sept)Directed by: Todd Phillips
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha
Bradley Cooper’s currently soaring star owes a great deal to this debauched comedy – a Las Vegas stag night leaves three friends trying desperately to piece together hazy events, and find the groom. And avoid the tiger. And Mike Tyson.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Instant from 1 Sept)Directed by: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe
Seeking vengeance on the giant shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Bill Murray rallies a crew that includes estranged wife Anjelica Huston, journalist Cate Blanchett, and Owen Wilson, who may or may not be his son.
Salt (Instant from 13 Sept)Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Big on pace and peril, short on logic or common sense, this action thriller sees CIA agent Jolie accused of being a Russian spy, prompting her to go on the run, in various disguises, and shoot lots of baddies.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Instant from 28 Sept)Directed by: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
A major plank in Downey Jr's renaissance, this also marked the return of Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black, here making his directorial debut with a noirish but knowing and pop-culturey murder mystery.