Summer is kind of coming to an end and most of the season’s biggest blockbusters have come and gone. But there are still a few new movies to look forward to this month – not to mention some much-anticipated TV premieres. Here are the biggest movies and shows to watch in August:
Bullet Train (5 August)
Brad Pitt directs this action comedy as a trained hitman tasked with the seemingly simple task of recovering a briefcase on a train departing from Tokyo. Spoiler alert: It’s not that easy! David Leitch directs the end dead pool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw, and the rest of the cast is pretty strong: Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, and Bad Bunny (in his first major film role) play assassins who show up on the train, and Logan Lerman and Michael Shannon also play the main role. Oh, and Sandra Bullock has a role as Pitt’s character mentor, which means we didn’t even have to wait five months for one Lost City Reunion. It’s arguably the last big big-screen ‘event’ movie of the summer, so enjoy that giant IMAX screen while you can – and let’s hope this one turns out better than that last Once Pitt appeared in a David Leich film.
Loot (5 August)
If it bleeds, we can stream it. Surprisingly, for those looking to stay home the weekend of August 5th, a huge new franchise movie is debuting straight to Hulu: the latest predator Movie prey. This one gives the series a unique twist by taking the action back to the 18th century where we follow Native Americans encountering the Predator long before Arnold Schwarzenegger told us come to the choppa. Amber Midthunder leads the film as a Comanche warrior and Dan Trachtenberg directs the follow-up to the excellent 2016 film Twilight Zone-like thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane. prey is too predator‘s latest attempt to reinvent itself after Shane Black’s The robber, which was quite a bust in 2018. Can Trachtenberg breathe new life into the series? And given the initial enthusiasm, which is quite strong, will Disney regret not bringing the film to theaters? Possibly!
body body body (5 August)
Ti West fans X You might want to try a different one New slasher from A24: body body body, which follows a group of Gen Z people who decide that throwing a party at a mansion in the middle of a hurricane is a great idea. There, they play a mafia-style game trying to figure out who the “killer” is – only to find out that there was an actual murder. The cast includes Amandla Stenberg (The hate you give), Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Rachel Sennott (Shiva baby) and Pete Davidson (Saturday night live), who insists in the trailer that he is Not the killer because it would be “so obvious”. We will see! Reviews were mostly positive, with IGN calling it a “comedy thriller for the online generation, with as much suspense as humor”. If A24 wants to fully evolve into the studio that brings us a smart, modern slasher every few months, we wouldn’t be mad.
Emily the Criminal (August 12)
Aubrey Plaza’s PostParks and Recreation With the crime drama, the career takes another dramatic turn Emily the criminal, which received solid reviews at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Plaza, which has amassed impressive non-comedic performances as in black bear and legion, stars as a woman who turns to credit card fraud to deal with her own crippling debt. It’s John Patton Ford’s directorial debut, and Theo Rossi also stars. Critics said it was a solid thriller and particularly strong acting for Plaza, which RogerEbert.com’s Brian Tallerico described as a “force of nature” performance. We’ll be anxious to find out if Emily is ultimately caught by Burt Macklin, FBI.
Orphan: First Kill (August 19)
Orphan: First kill might have the most bizarre movie hook in recent memory: A grown actress reprises a role she played as a child, but in one precursor, meaning she’s supposed to look younger than when she was actually a kid. In the 2009 horror film Orphaneda couple adopts a young girl, Esther, who they believe is a 9-year-old but turns out (spoiler alert!) to be a 33-year-old woman with a disorder that makes her look like a child. first killwhich stars Julia Stiles and goes straight to Paramount+, is a prequel that follows Esther as she portrays a family’s missing daughter – and Isabelle Fuhrman returns to play Esther… despite being a 25-year-old woman now. “Reprising a role that you played as a kid, literally as an adult, has never been played before,” Fuhrman said The Hollywood Reporteradding, “We didn’t use any special effects, we didn’t use any crazy makeup tricks.” Move Ben Platt.
Three Thousand Years of Longing (31 August)
The highly anticipated sequel to director George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road is this fantasy romance that seems like it should be a visual marvel, if nothing else. Based on the short story “The Djinn in the Eye of the Nightingale” Three thousand years of longing stars Idris Elba as the Djinn who grants three wishes to a woman played by Tilda Swinton. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, reviews for the film were more mixed than expected diversityis Peter Debruge dubbing it a “brain-tingling eyesore”. But while some critics felt Miller bit off a bit more than he could chew, others applauded him for the effort and Vanity Fairs Richard Lawson called it “messy in all its ambition but captivating throughout, a serious labor of love”. hey, after that rage streetwe’re for pretty much whatever Miller cooks up next.
The Sandman (5 August)
Neil Gaiman’s popular DC comic going to TV finally gets a long-awaited adaptation courtesy of Netflix. The Sandman follows an immortal being who is also the king of dreams, and he is known as, well, Dream. “When Dream is unexpectedly captured and held captive for a century, his absence triggers a series of events that will forever change both the dreaming and waking worlds,” explains the Netflix synopsis. Gwendoline Christie plays Lucifer in her biggest postgame of Thrones TV role, and the cast also includes Christie’s thrones co-star Charles Dance and former Doctor Who Companion Jenna Coleman. Netflix appears to have high hopes for the show as one of its next big franchises, and is reportedly spending around $15 million per episode — on par with last season of game of Thrones. Fingers crossed that the end result doesn’t put subscribers to sleep.
A League of Their Own (12 August)
There is still No crying in baseball. The classic sports film by Tom Hanks A league of its own, which follows the founding of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, gets the TV treatment with this spin from Amazon. The adaptation “evokes” the original and “broadens the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball both inside and outside of the AAGPBL,” says Prime Video. broad cityis Abby Jacobson, The good place‘s D’Arcy Carden and Parks and RecreationNick Offerman stars alongside Chanté Adams and Kelly McCormack. Jacobson also co-developed the series with Will Graham (the producer and writer, not the guy who hunts serial killers). Can Amazon live up to the 1992 classic, or will this be another revival that rips through?
Tales of the Walking Dead (14 August)
the Walking Dead is now in its final season, but the Living Dead The universe just keeps coming to life. This is the third fork in the franchise since then Fear the walking death and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, but it might have the juiciest hook of them all. It’s an anthology series consisting of six episodes, each following a different standalone story from the zombie apocalypse and offering more bite-sized pieces from that world. The cast includes Terry Crews, Jillian Bell, Anthony Edwards, Parker Posey and Jessie T. Usher – and it’s not too late for AMC to resolve the rights issues that would allow the Cryptkeeper to air every episode.
She-Hulk: Attorney (18 August)
You may or may not like her when she’s angry. In Marvel’s latest Disney+ series, Tatiana Maslany plays Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and Bruce Banner’s cousin who gains his Hulk abilities. Mark Ruffalo returns as Bruce, and Jameela Jamil makes her MCU debut as villain Titania. With Jessica tasked with working with a department that deals with superhero cases, we can also expect to see plenty of fan favorites making an appearance, including Tim Roth as Abomination, Benedict Wong as Wong, and even Charlie Cox as Daredevil. Marvel describes the show as their first half-hour comedy, and She-Hulk’s tendency to constantly break the fourth wall has been carried over into the comics, with marketing teasing a lot of it fleabagstyle, meta monologues into the camera. TBD whether it will have its own hot priest.
House of the Dragon (21 August)
It is successor with a lot more dragons (and incest) in it game of Thrones‘ very first spin-off. Set 200 years before the events of the original series, house of the dragon follows the Targaryens at the height of their power in Westeros through to ‘Dance of the Dragons’, an epic civil war fought over the throne. King Viserys (Paddy Considine) is reigning at this point, and he’s tasked with officially naming an heir who, in theory, should be Matt Smith’s daemon Targaryen. But the king also has a firstborn child, Rhaenyra Targaryen, who want ahead of Daemon in the line of succession if she were a man. Cue Taylor Swift! The trailers promise a return to the political machinations made early on game of Thrones so compelling, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of very expensive fight sequences. thrones‘ Last season might have been a little disappointing, but after some amazing trailers, we’re officially ready to hurt ourselves again!
The Patient (August 30)
Steve Carell takes on another aggressively serious role The patienta new fx drama from the producers of The American. Carell plays a therapist held captive by a serial killer, played by Domhnall Gleeson, who needs help to heal his murderous urge. “With time running out, Alan is desperate to stop Sam before Alan becomes complicit in Sam’s murders or worse – becomes a target himself,” reads the FX description. It’s Carell’s latest non-funny role since leaving The morning show, and the marketing promises a juicy two-handed match between him and Gleeson. Get ready for the breathtaking finale where the show takes place The office Universum and Gleeson has been playing the Scranton Strangler all along.