New movies and shows to add to your September watchlist

Schenelle Dsouza 

With the beginning of September, platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ have announced a fair share of exciting releases with something new for everyone. Take a look at some of the popular releases to look forward to for September.
Movies
Blonde
Blonde 
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Another attempt to unravel the life of superstar Marilyn Monroe, Andrew Dominik’s Blonde is based on the Joyce Carol Oates book of the same name. Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas takes on the iconic character of Monroe. While the movie is slated to release towards the end of the month, Blonde has already garnered a favourable audience, with Armas and the fact that the movie looks more at the “parasitic celebrity” world around Monroe than Monroe herself. Earlier this week, the movie made headlines for its NC-17 rating, making it the only film this year to get that rating and the first Netflix film with the NC-17 rating.
Release date: September 28, Netflix 
Do Revenge
Do Revenge
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Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a TrainDo Revenge is a Hitchcockian dark comedy directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Stranger Things‘ Maya Hawke along with Riverdale‘s Camila Mendes who form an unlikely alliance. Mendes takes on the role of popular high school teen Drea, who finds her reputation ruined after her sex tape gets leaked to the entire school. Contrasting her personality, Eleanor played by Hawke is an awkward transfer student worried about attending classes with her old bully. Repressed by their respective bullies, the duo form an unlikely alliance to take on each other’s tormentors.
Release date: September 16, Netflix 
Goodnight Mommy
Goodnight Mommy
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A Hollywood remake of the 2014 Austrian film, Goodnight Mommy is a psychological thriller directed by Matt Sobel. The movie follows the story of twin brothers Lucas and Elias who come to visit their mother in her country house. Upon reaching, the boys are greeted by a woman whose face is completely bandaged but explains it to be the result of a cosmetic surgery. The twins initially believe and go along with the woman. However, they soon begin to question her identity after she lays out a strange set of rules, including forbidding them from entering her bedroom or the barn and destroying a picture they drew for her. The boys are faced with a difficult situation as one of them says, “I don’t think that’s our mother”.
Release date: September 16, Amazon Prime 
Hocus Pocus 2
Hocus Pocus 2
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It goes without saying that Hocus Pocus is a must-watch for Halloween! While the movie was initially declared a flop when it first released, Hocus Pocus garnered a audience over the years, and has since become a cult classic for Halloween movie marathons. The first part of the movie focused on the Sanderson sisters, three witches who are accidentally resurrected after a young boy named Max lights a cursed candle. Hocus Pocus 2 takes place 29 years after the first movie, where the witches are resurrected once again, this time by a group of three high school friends, Becca, Cassie and Izzy, who accidentally summon the Sanderson sisters during a fun witchy ritual on Becca’s 16th birthday. The trio must work together to figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from turning immortal and wreaking havoc on the world.
Release date: September 30 September, Disney+ 
Shows
Cars on the Road
Cars on the Road
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Lightning McQueen and Mater fans look out for the all-new Cars spin-off, Cars on the Road. Directed by Steve Purcell, Bobby Podesta, and Brian Fee, Cars on the Road is a nine-episode series surrounding Lighting McQueen and his best friend Mater who head out on a cross-country trip east from Radiator Springs to meet up with Mater’s sister. Giving out absolutely no spoilers, the makers promised an adventure-filled series with sheer randomness, unexpected plotlines and lots of fun.
Release date: September 8, Disney+ 
The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives’ Season 2
The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives’
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The Indian variant of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives centres four celebrity wives, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Pandey, Seema Khan, and Neelam Kothari. Produced by Dharma Productions, season one was commended with laughs and mockery despite the fact that it was a guilty binge for many. And catering to the latter audience, the show was renewed for another season which is expected to be just as glamorous, dramatic, juicy and cringy as the first season. While we don’t know much about the plot of the docu-series, there’s one exciting aspect to look forward to. It has been reported, that the last episode of the show will feature a very special appearance by Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan accompanied by his wife, Gauri Khan.
Release date: September 2, Netflix  
The Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power
The Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power
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The Lord of the Rings marks its return with the new The Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power. Based on RR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and its appendices, the new web show revolves around the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-Earth’s history. The timeline, however, differs, taking place thousands of years before the events of LOTR took place. The story focuses on Galadriel, the uber elf warrior hunting for the evil sorcerer Sauron who led the orc armies and blood lust of Mordor to destroy the lands of the living. Even as she insists, elf rulers go against her and declare the end of the war. The simple life of the hobbits and the conflicted universe of humans living under elfin rule emerge to show a disunited world. But as great evil hints at a destructive return, those living must unite to fight.
Release date: September 2, Amazon Prime
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