HBO Now Highlights For September (Including The Debut Of ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ And ‘The Revenant’)

08.23.16 2 years ago


September is nearly here, and with that comes a whole host of new content from HBO Now, available for your enjoyment and perusal. Many of last fall’s theatrical releases are coming to the safety of your living room via the streaming service, including The Revenant, Sisters, Steve Jobs, and The Forest. Classic movies like The Great Muppet Caper, Ghost World, and Rushmore are also hitting HBO Now, ready to make new generations of fans. On top of all these great movies, two of HBO’s comedies, Ballers and Vice Principals, close out their respective seasons and the long-awaited debut of The Larry Sanders Show is finally here.

The Revenant, 2015 (9/17)

If you haven’t yet seen the movie that finally helped Leonardo DiCaprio snag his Oscar, you should definitely check out this brutal yet beautiful film. As DiCaprio’s Hugh Glass survives a scalping, a bear attack, and the wretched frontier elements as he hunts down Tom Hardy’s Fitzgerald. With Alejandro Iñárritu’s visual flair, The Revenant is proof that man can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds when they’re seeking revenge (and awards glory).

Sisters, 2015 (9/10)

Comedic powerhouses Amy Poehler and Tina Fey reunite onscreen for the first time since Baby Mama in Sisters, directed by Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore. Poehler’s Type A and Fey’s wild child reunite at their parents’ home, and in an attempt to shake up both of their stagnant lives, throw one last rager before the house is sold. Things, of course, get out of hand, making it a night to remember for all involved. While the film may not reach the heights of 30 Rock or Parks and Recreation, Poehler and Fey’s easy chemistry makes this a must-see.

Ballers Season 2 Finale (9/25)

Picking up where Entourage left off while replacing Hollywood with the NFL, Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers kept up the momentum from season one, proving that there isn’t a project that Johnson can’t make better. As the second season comes to a close, the question remains: can you maintain this kind of lifestyle without crumbling under pressure?

The Larry Sanders Show (9/23)

As we’ve written about before, Garry Shandling’s greatest legacy may be the careers that he helped launch and inspire, but The Larry Sanders Show is a close second. Roundly revered as one of the smartest comedies in television history and a fantastic dissection of neurosis and Hollywood, The Larry Sanders Show has been one of the most notable omissions from HBO’s streaming options. Thankfully, before Shandling’s untimely death, he worked with HBO to secure a deal that will allow The Larry Sanders Show to continue influencing comedy fans who can now easily discover it and take in its brilliance.

Here’s the list of titles coming this September:

New Original Programming:
High Maintenance (original 19 webisodes) (9/1)
Dane Cook’s Tourgasm, 2006 (9/1)
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, 2008 (9/1)
HBO First Look: Deepwater Horizon (9/2)
Stand up to Cancer (9/10)*
Habla y Vota (9/16)
High Maintenance — New Season (9/16)
Vice Principals — Season 1 Finale (9/18)
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attack (9/19)
Ballers — Season 2 Finale (9/25)
Sr. Avila — Season 3 Finale (9/25)**
HBO First Look: The Birth of a Nation (9/26)
Vice News Tonight (9/26)

*Available to stream one day after live broadcast
**Available to stream one day before linear premiere

Theatrical Premieres:
The Forest, 2016 (9/1)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, 2015 (9/3)
Sisters, 2015 (9/10)
The Revenant, 2015 (9/17)
Steve Jobs, 2015 (9/24)
Child 44, 2015 (9/12)

Cafe para llevar (aka Coffee to Go), 2014 (9/1)
Codigo paa (aka Peace Code), 2014 (9/2)
East Side Sushi, 2014 (9/16)
Por amor en el caserio (aka For Love in el Caserio), 2014 (9/23)

Starting September 1:
10, 1979
300, 2006
Arthur, 1981
Arthur 2: on the Rocks, 1988
Children of Men, 2006
Coyote Ugly, 2000
Definitely, Maybe, 2008
Doctor Dolittle, 1967
Ghost World, 2001
Gotcha!, 1985
I Love You, Man, 2009
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, 2007
Michael Clayton, 2007
Rushmore, 1998
Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye, 1985
The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1990
The Great Muppet Caper, 1981
The Princess Diaries, 2001
This Boy’s Life, 1993

Starting September 2:
The English Patient, 1996

Ending 9/23:
Alvin and the Chipmunks, 2007

Ending September 30:
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, 2004
Antwone Fisher, 2002
Breach, 2007
Cry-Baby, 1990
Furious 7, 2015
Kung Pow: Enter the First, 2002
Magic Mike, 2012
Magic Mike XXL, 2015
Ouija, 2014
Raising Arizona, 1987
Remember the Titans, 2000
Road House, 1989
San Andreas, 2015
Shrek, 2001
Slither, 2006
Super Troopers, 2001
The Birdcage, 1996
The Book of Life, 2014
The Invasion, 2007
The Maze Runner, 2014
We Are Marshall, 2006

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