September 2016 Primer: The Sports, Movies, Streaming Options And More Headed Your Way This Month

Above: 'Atlanta', the NHL preseason, Angel Olsen, and 'The Magnificent Seven' are all headed your way this month
Above: 'Atlanta', the NHL preseason, Angel Olsen, and 'The Magnificent Seven' are all headed your way this month

September is upon us, and that means the summer heat is waning. The season’s nearing to a close, and sweaters are now being reintroduced to our wardrobe. It can be a scary time for us all, especially for those who were just committing to their beach bod. It’s easy to miss the boardshorts, margaritas, and trips to the beach, but what’s important to remember, is that September consistently delivers amazing entertainment options.

Rather than dwell on the past, let’s take a peek at what’s to come. Plenty of new shows, movies, music, and sports, are coming your way. We’ve done the hard work for you, and have highlighted the best of the bunch. Here are the entertainment options you need to get into this September.

Atlanta (September 6)
We’ve already argued why Donald Glover’s new show, Atlanta, will be must-see TV. The dramedy is getting promising reviews, and it looks to be one of the year’s best offerings. If you’re a fan of hip-hop, and can admire gorgeous cinematography, Atlanta will definitely be up your alley. Give it a shot when it premieres on FX, Tuesday, September 6th.

The Magnificent Seven (September 23)
Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic western will be, if nothing else, a fun little romp. The action flick costars Jurassic World lead, Chris Pratt, and cool-as-hell icon, Denzel Washington. Judging by the trailer, witty barbs will be traded, and plenty of guns will be blazing. If you’re lucky enough to live in Toronto, Canada, you can catch the film’s exclusive TIFF premiere on the 8th of September.

Also In Theatres (Various Dates)
The surprise sequel, Blair Witch, will scare its way into theatres this month. September’s biggest Oscar bait will be the biopic, Snowden, which lands on the silver screen, Friday, September 16th. Andy Samberg’s animated vehicle, Storks, gets a wide release the following weekend, and looks to be fun for the whole family. If you haven’t checked out the trailer, you can stream it here.

Netflix (Various Dates)
The raunchy comedy, Neighbors, Nolan classic, Inception, and DiCaprio’s Academy Award-winning epic The Revenant, all get Netflix releases this September. The late Anton Yelchin stars in the underground hit, Green Room, which also streams at the beginning of the month. It’s a good few weeks for Netflix users, as a bunch of stellar TV shows land on the service as well. Keep an eye open for Weeds, Narcos, and From Dusk Till Dawn.

In Your Ears (Various Dates)
Indie darling, Angel Olsen, debuts her latest LP, My Woman, on September 2nd. UK juggernauts, Bastille, rap visionary M.I.A., and American pop outfit, Grouplove, are all slated for a release this month. Perhaps September’s most anticipated album, comes from Justin Vernon. His Bon Iver project, will drop their long-awaited album, 22, A Million, at the end of the month. Vernon recently played the album live in its entirety, at this year’s Eaux Claires festival. You can get a gist of the project from bootleg recordings, but the CD quality version will be worth the wait.

NHL Preseason Hockey (Various Dates)
It’s your first chance to get a look at the biggest stars in NHL hockey. If you’re a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you’ll have your eyes glued to new superstar, Auston Matthews. Meanwhile, Habs loyalists will be biting their nails when Shea Weber hits the ice in preseason action. Don’t tell hockey fans that these exhibition games don’t matter. The intensity might not be at the same level, but these “friendly” games create momentum for the season openers.

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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