The biggest new movies and shows to watch in August

Somehow, summer is already coming to an end, and most of the season’s big blockbusters have come and gone. But there are still some new movies to look forward to this month, not to mention some highly anticipated TV premieres. Here are the best movies and shows to watch in August:

Bullet train (August 5)

Brad Pitt stars in this action-comedy as a trained assassin tasked with the supposedly simple task of retrieving a briefcase on a train leaving Tokyo. Spoiler alert: It’s not that simple! David Leitch directs coming out of Deadpool 2 Y hobbs and 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 movie role) play killers who show up on the train, and Logan Lerman and Michael Shannon also stars. Oh, and Sandra Bullock has a role as a handler for Pitt’s character, which means we didn’t even have to wait five months for one. Lost City meeting. 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 turns out better than the latest time Pitt appeared in a David Leitch film.

Dam (August 5)

If it bleeds, we can pass it on. For those inclined to stay home the weekend of August 5, a big new franchise movie is surprisingly debuting directly on Hulu: the latest Predator movie Prey. This one puts a unique spin on the series by taking the action back to the 1700s, where we follow Native Americans who encounter the Predator long before Arnold Schwarzenegger told us to. get to the chopa. Amber Midthunder leads the film as a Comanche warrior, and Dan Trachtenberg directs in his follow-up to the excellent 2016 film. Twilight Zonethriller-esque 10 Cloverfield Street. Prey It is also PredatorThe last attempt to reinvent itself after Shane Black The predator, which was a flop in 2018. Can Trachtenberg breathe new life into the series? And given that the initial buzz is pretty strong, will Disney regret not bringing the movie to theaters? Possibly!

Bodies Bodies Bodies (August 5)

Ti West fans X may want to see another new slasher from A24: bodies bodies bodies, which follows a group of Gen Z-ers who decide it’s a great idea to have a mansion party in the middle of a hurricane. There, they play a mob-style game of trying to figure out who the “murderer” is, only to find out that there has been an actual murder. The cast includes Amandla Stenberg (The hate you give), Maria Bakalova (Borat post film), Rachel Sennott (Shiva baby), as well as Pete Davidson (saturday night live), who in the trailer insists that he is No the killer because it would be “so obvious”. We’ll see! Reviews have been largely positive, IGN calling it a “comedy thriller for the online generation with as much tension as it does humor.” If A24 wants to completely become 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 career takes another dramatic turn with the crime drama emily the criminal, which earned strong reviews at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Plaza, who has been racking up impressive non-comedy performances as in Black bear Y Legion, plays a woman who turns to credit card fraud to deal with her own crippling debt. It is the directorial debut for John Patton Ford, and Theo Rossi also stars. Critics said it’s a solid thriller and an especially strong acting showcase for Plaza, who, according to Brian Tallerico of, delivers a “force-of-nature performance.” We’ll be on the edge of our seat to find out if Emily is finally caught by Burt Macklin, FBI.

Orphan: First death (August 19)

Orphan: first kill might have the weirdest movie hook in recent memory: An adult actress is reprising a role she played as a child, but in a prequel, meaning that she is meant to appear younger than when she was actually a girl. In the 2009 horror movie. Orphana couple adopts a girl, Esther, who they think is 9 years old but (spoiler alert!) turns out to be a 33-year-old woman with a disorder that makes her look like a child. First murderstarring Julia Stiles and heading straight to Paramount+, is a prequel that follows Esther as she poses as a family’s missing daughter, and Isabelle Fuhrman returns to play Esther… despite now being a 25-year-old woman. “Reprising a role that you literally did as a child as an adult has never been done before,” Fuhrman said. the hollywood reporter, adding that “we don’t use any special effects, we don’t use any crazy makeup tricks.” Move over, Ben Platt.

Three thousand years of longing (August 31)

Director George Miller’s highly anticipated sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road it’s this fantasy romance that feels like it should be a visual marvel at the very least. Based on the tale “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye”, Three thousand years of longing stars Idris Elba as a Djinn who offers three wishes to a woman, played by Tilda Swinton. After its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, reviews of the film were more mixed than expected, with Varietyby Peter Debruge calling it a “brain-tickling monstrosity”. But while some critics felt Miller bit off a bit more than he could chew, others applauded him for the effort and vanity fair Richard Lawson called it “messy in all its ambition but always fascinating, a fervent labor of love”. hello, after fury roadwe’re up for just about anything Miller cooks up next.

The Sandman (August 5)

Moving to television, Neil Gaiman’s popular DC comic is finally getting a long-awaited adaptation courtesy of Netflix. The Sandman follows an immortal being who is also the king of dreams, and is known as, well, Dream. “When Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will forever change both the dream world and the waking world,” Netflix’s plot synopsis explains. Gwendoline Christie plays Lucifer in her most important of Thrones television role, and the cast also includes Christie’s thrones co-star Charles Dance and former doctor who partner Jenna Coleman. Netflix seems to have high hopes for the show as one of its next big franchises, reportedly spending around $15 million per episode, on par with the final season of Netflix. game of Thrones. Let’s cross our fingers so that the final result does not put subscribers to sleep.

A League of Their Own (August 12)

there are still Don’t cry in baseball. Tom Hanks’ classic sports movie your own league, which follows the creation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, gets the TV treatment with this Amazon twist. The adaptation “evokes” the original while “expanding the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball, both inside and outside the AAGPBL,” says Prime Video. wide cityby Abbi Jacobson the good placeby D’Arcy Carden, and Parks and RecreationThe Nick Offerman star alongside Chanté Adams and Kelly McCormack. Jacobson also co-created the series with Will Graham (the producer and writer, not the guy who hunts down serial killers). Can Amazon live up to the 1992 classic, or will this be another renaissance that breaks out?

Tales of the Walking Dead (August 14)

The Walking Dead is in its final season now, but the Living Dead The universe keeps coming back to life. This is the third spin-off of the franchise after fear of the walking dead Y The Walking Dead: The World Beyond, but it could have the juiciest hook of all. It is an anthology series consisting of six episodes, each of which follows a different standalone story of the zombie apocalypse, providing more small bits of this 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 Cryptkeeper to present every episode.

She-Hulk: Lawyer (August 18)

You may or may not like it when she’s angry. Marvel’s latest Disney+ series stars Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner who gains her Hulk abilities. Mark Ruffalo returns as Bruce, and Jameela Jamil makes her MCU debut as the villainous Titania. Because Jessica is tasked with working with a division dedicated to superhero-related cases, we can also expect plenty of fan favorites to make an appearance, including Tim Roth as Abomination, Benedict Wong as Wong, and even Charlie Cox as Daredevil. Marvel describes the show as its first half-hour comedy, and She-Hulk’s tendency to constantly break the fourth wall has been inherited from the comics, with the marketing mocking many. Fleabag-style, meta monologues to the camera. TBD on whether he will have his own hot priest.

House of the Dragon (August 21)

It is Succession with many more dragons (and incest) in game of Thrones‘ the first spin-off in history. Set 200 years before the events of the original series, house of the dragon follows the Targaryens during the height of their power in Westeros before the “Dance of the Dragons”, an epic civil war fought for the throne. King Viserys (Paddy Considine) rules at the moment, and is tasked with officially appointing an heir, who should theoretically be Matt Smith’s Daemon Targaryen. But the king also has a firstborn daughter, Rhaenyra Targaryen, who would do stand before Daemon in the line of succession if he were male. Cue the Taylor Swift! The trailers promise a return to the kind of political machinations they made game of Thrones so compelling, but that’s not to say there won’t be a lot of very expensive battle sequences. thronesThe last season may have been a bit of a disappointment, but after some awesome trailers, we’re officially ready to get hurt again!

The Patient (August 30)

Steve Carell takes on another aggressively serious role with The patienta new FX drama from the producers of The Americans. Carell plays a therapist held captive by a serial killer played by Domhnall Gleeson, who wants help curing him of his compulsion to murder. “With time running out, Alan fights desperately to stop Sam before Alan becomes an accessory to Sam’s murders or, worse, becomes a target himself,” reads FX’s description. It’s Carell’s last non-fun role since he left. the morning show, and the marketing promises a juicy duel between him and Gleeson. Get ready for the amazing ending that reveals that the show takes place in The office universe and Gleeson has been playing Scranton Strangler the whole time.

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