Shake, rattle & roll up to movies on your TV, with DStv BoxOffice
Larger than life characters on DStv BoxOffice this September – from Elvis to Nicholas Cage & Zimbabwe’s wine gurus
September’s movies are unchained, off the hook and all shook up! From the latest Elvis movie to fun family animation like Lightyear and Minions: The Rise Of Gru, you can transform your house into the ultimate South African cinema, every night with DStv BoxOffice.
BoxOffice has so many off-the-wall, based-on-real-life (ish) stories to keep you entertained. See Nic Cage playing Nick Cage! See a father catfish his son! See Zimbabwe’s real-life wine tasting team head for victory in France! And see it all on BoxOffice.
To find your crazy stories, just cue up a movie on BoxOffice and stream it directly through the DStv platform, using your DStv Explora or Explora Ultra. Instead of braving the cold, the crowds, the popcorn prices, the parking perils, and the long road home, you could bask in the warm glow of fresh big-screen movies right now, on your own TV.
Read on for this month’s highlights and your quick and easier-than-ever guide making every night Movie Night with DStv BoxOffice… it’s an epic September.
The one to book!
Shake what your mama gave you. Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) tells his story, from his rural, fatherless childhood of poverty and church tent revivals, to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s, and his grimy, drug-addled end. It’s all seen through the eyes of his manipulative and brilliant manager, “Colonel” Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
On BoxOffice from Tuesday, 13 September
Spectacular September BoxOffice movies
I Love My Dad
Have you ever blocked a family member on Facebook and received an immediate Whatsapp from them to complain about it? Hoo boy. After Franklin (James Morosini) blocks his dad Chuck (Patton Oswalt) on social media, Chuck finally steps up to “get to know” the son he has been mostly ignoring his whole life… by catfishing him online. This movie’s writer, star and director James Morosini based this outrageous comedy on his experiences with his own father.
On BoxOffice from Wednesday, 7 September
The documentary follows four Zimbabwean men – Marlvin Gwese, Joseph Tongai Dhafana, Tinashe Nyamudoka, and Pardon Tagazu – who find work in Cape Town as sommeliers (wine servers). They go on to form Zimbabwe’s first-ever team to compete in the 2017 World Blind Tasting Championships in France. Tipped off by world-famous wine journalist Jancis Robinson, Australian Documentary filmmakers Warwick Ross and Rob Coe start their story about a month before the Championships.
On BoxOffice from Friday, 9 September
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage plays actor Nick Cage as one of his many iconic roles. Nick is caught between a super-rich, super-evil superfan Javi (Pedro Pascal), who’s paying him to attend his birthday party in a gig agreed to by Nick’s agent (played by Neil Patrick Harris), and a CIA agent and fellow superfan, Vivian (Tiffany Haddish). It’s the ultimate, unmissable, bizarre spy/buddy action comedy.
On BoxOffice from Friday, 9 September
Minions: The Rise Of Gru
Animation. Awww, it’s little itty bitty 12-year-old Felonious Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), and you won’t even have to suit up to see him… but you could! See how this supervillain wanna-be got hold of his greatest ever weapon on his path to world domination – the Minions. And watch as the Minions band together to learn skills from the world’s great masters so that they can rescue their own master when Gru is kidnapped by Wild Knuckles (voiced by Alan Arkin), the supposedly dead head of league of evil The Vicious Six.
On BoxOffice from Monday, 19 September
This animation is the story of the bold Space Ranger whose adventures in Infinity and Beyond inspired the toy range. Lost in space and time while attempting to return to Earth, Ranger Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) and his crew do battle with the robot army commanded by evil Emperor Zurg (voiced by James Brolin), who’s sent them to snatch Buzz & co’s energy source.
On BoxOffice from Friday, 30 September
Top Gun: Maverick
Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) has spent 30 years living his dream as one of the Navy’s top aviators, pushing the envelope as a test pilot and dodging promotion the way he once dodged missiles. But while he’s training a new batch of TOPGUN graduates, much to the displeasure of the big boss, Vice Admiral Beau “Cyclone” Simpson (Jon Hamm), he’s forced to confront the ghosts from his past. Rejoice, for Val Kilmer returns as Pete’s former nemesis-turned-boss and protector, Iceman.
On BoxOffice from Thursday, 8 September
All these BoxOffice movies and more are now available to rent and stream directly on now.DStv.com!
It’s the simplified and enhanced BoxOffice – online movie rentals for both DStv subscribers and non-DStv customers.
Get the best with BoxOffice
Line up your snacks, and claim your space and silence, because Movie Night is just a few taps away online. With BoxOffice on now.DStv.com, you’ll find more movies, available for longer, and you can punch your ticket and rent a movie with the tap of a button. Then sit back and stream it.
Your BoxOffice movie will be yours to enjoy for 48 hours, so if one of life’s little loadshedding moments happens, you can come right back to it.
You don’t even need to be an active DStv subscriber to enjoy a night at the BoxOffice. Simply register to use BoxOffice online, create your online profile, link up your payment options and you’ll be ready to go.
It does pay to subscribe to DStv, though. Not only do DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact viewers pay less than the usual R40 ticket fee per movie, but, thanks to DStv’s free Rewards Programme (which you can manage using the MyDStv App), you could enjoy cool discounts and free movies via BoxOffice.
There’s already an entire catalogue of recent releases available to stream online, with more titles coming every month.
How to rent a movie on DStv BoxOffice
- Go on your DStv Explora or DStv Explora Ultra (remember, your DStv must be connected to the internet)
- Go to now.DStv.com and select movies from the menu
- From the Movies menu, select BoxOffice
- Find the movie you’d like to rent
- Press OK and select Rent Now
- Accept the Terms & Conditions
- Select DStv Account as the payment option
- Wait a few seconds as your BoxOffice rental is processed
- Enjoy your movie!
Also coming to BoxOffice this September
- Black Site on BoxOffice from Thursday, 1 September
- Curious George 6: Cape Ahoy on BoxOffice from Thursday, 1 September
- First Love on BoxOffice from Thursday, 1 September
- #Unknown on BoxOffice from Friday, 2 September
- Moonbound on BoxOffice from Friday, 2 September
- Good Luck To You, Leo Grande on BoxOffice from Saturday, 3 September
- Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank on BoxOffice from Wednesday, 7 September
- Belfast on BoxOffice from Thursday, 8 September
- Torn Hearts on BoxOffice from Thursday, 8 September
- Bob’s Burgers: The Movie on BoxOffice from Sunday, 9 September
- The Junkyard Dogs on BoxOffice from Tuesday, 13 September
- A Thousand Little Cuts on BoxOffice from Thursday, 15 September
- Unhuman on BoxOffice from Thursday, 15 September
- Mid-Century on BoxOffice from Friday, 16 September
- Operation Mincemeat on BoxOffice from Friday, 16 September
- Hot Seat on BoxOffice from Monday, 19 September
- Escape The Field on BoxOffice from Wednesday, 21 September
- The Survivalist on BoxOffice from Wednesday, 21 September
- Boon on BoxOffice from Monday, 26 September
- Good Neighbor on BoxOffice from Monday, 26 September
- Stowaway on BoxOffice from Friday, 30 September
How to watch DStv online
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