Find out how you can be entertained this September.
THE BOURNE LEGACY
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton
Director: Tony Gilroy
Genre: Action thriller
The much-anticipated fourth instalment of the Bourne series sadly sees the departure of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), but introduces a number of new characters. This time, secret agent Aaron Cross’s (Renner) life is at stake as a result of the events that took place in the preceding film, The Bourne Ultimatum.
HIT AND RUN
Starring: Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and Bradley Cooper
Directors: David Palmer, Dax Shepard
Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson (Shepard) is in the witness protection programme. When his girlfriend (Bell) lands her dream job, he risks his safety to drive her to LA. They are soon in trouble when the FBI and Charlie’s former gang starts chasing after them.
NIGHT FALLS ON THE CITY
By: Sarah Gainham (Abacus)
Julia Homburg is a gorgeous actress who lives with her politician husband, Franz Wedeker, in sophisticated 1930s Vienna. But when the Nazis invade in 1938, everything changes and Julia and her husband have to fight for their survival.
TAKING IT EASY
By: Andy Fenner (Sunbird)
Local food blogger and critic Andy Fenner rounds up 20 chefs whose individual styles and philosophies he admires, and shares a few of their easy yet impressive recipes. The book is presented in an inno-vative manner and enriched by Andy’s special brand of wit – you’ll find yourself reading and cooking from cover to cover.
Starring: John Cusack, Alice Eve and Luke Evans
Director: James McTeigue
Genre: Mystery thriller
Set in 1849. Mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack) must hunt down a serial killer whose murders are similar to those found in his gruesome stories. When he joins forces with a young detective (Evans) to stop the madman from turning more tales into bloody reality, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.
PICK N PAY TASTE OF JOBURG
Date: 27-30 September
Back for a second year, Joburgers can treat their taste buds to the best of the city’s culinary world. Sample treats from first-class eateries and niche food labels, while sipping on award-winning wines. There are also culinary challenges, live demos and tutorials by some of Joburg’s leading chefs to help avid foodies recreate the taste at home.www.tasteofjoburg.com
NANDO’S CAPE TOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL
Date: 3-9 September
Laughter is the best medicine, so get your yearly comedic injection at the Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival. There are more than six different programmes stretched over an entire week. Featuring some of the best jokers from SA and around the world, there’s bound to be something that tickles your funny bone.www.comedyfestival.co.za
THE BEST OF KYLIE MINOGUE – KYLIE MINOGUE
A whole 25 years after her ‘Locomotion’ debut in 1987, the pint-sized Aussie singer is still selling out arenas and releasing platinum records. This greatest hits album proves why. Listen out for golden oldies including ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ and ‘Tears on my Pillow’, as well as more recent chart toppers such as ‘All the Lovers.’
NO LIMITS – LLOYD CELE
This Idols SA season six runner-up aims to please: his second album, No Limits, released only 12 months after his debut, includes something for everyone – from R&B ballads to electronic dance and Afro-pop, as well as fine collaborations with SA’s hottest talents such as AKA and DJ Euphonik. If this album is any indication of where Lloyd’s career is heading, we see no limit to his success.