Two of the most anticipated series of the year will arrive this month: The Sandmanon Netflix, and House of the Dragonthe prequel series of game of Thrones, on Sky and Now. Then the series will come Irma Vep (remake-sequel to a 1996 film), a new chapter of Predator set three centuries ago, Ron Howard’s film about rescuing boys trapped in the Thai cave, a film with Sylvester Stallone who plays a superhero who doesn’t want to know anymore, and the Disney + series She-Hulk And Andorwhich expand Marvel and Star Wars narrative universes and galaxies respectively.
August 3: Sky and Now
It is a series written and directed by Olivier Assayas, a remake of his 1996 film. The protagonist Mira, played by Alicia Vikander, is a disappointed actress who arrives in France to star in the remake of a French silent film. During the making of the film, however, it happens that “the character and the performer begin to merge and become confused”.
Wild Trails he wrote that this series “is at the same time a remake, a sequel and a new iteration of the original film, with which the French director reasoned on the state of the art of French cinema, on the relationship between intellectuals and people, on the metamorphosis of formats and spectator experience”. It was appreciated in Cannes, but it requires commitment.
August 5th: Netflix
One of the most anticipated series of the year, halfway between horror and fantasy and based on the comics of Neil Gaiman, who took care of the project directly. “The plot,” explains Netflix, “follows the characters and places that ended up under the influence of Morpheus, the lord of dreams who remedies the cosmic (and human) errors he made during his long existence.” It’s one of those stories that, for years, were thought to be nearly impossible to transport to a small or large screen, and yet they did.
August 5: Prime Video
The film, directed by Ron Howard and starring Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen, about the story of the rescue of the Thai football team trapped in a cave in 2018.
August 5: Apple TV
An animated film produced by Skydance Animation, which deals with a very unfortunate girl, a magic coin and a journey to the “Land of Fortune”.
August 5: Disney +
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, director of 10 Cloverfield Lane, is a horror and action film set in eighteenth-century America. And it’s a new chapter in the “Predator” series.
August 5th: Netflix
A South Korean thriller whose protagonist wakes up, no longer remembers who he is and hears a voice say in a headset: “Your name is Carter, if you want to survive, trust me.” As an incentive to trust, “Carter” soon discovers that he has a bomb in his mouth. In order to get rid of it, he is told to find a little girl who seems to be the only salvation from a pandemic that has devastated the world in two months. “It is shot in a single continuous shooting sequence,” as Netflix is keen to let us know.
Los ladrones: the last great robbery
August 10: Netflix
An Argentine documentary about a big robbery in Buenos Aires in 2006, for those who want to review all the terminology of the case learned with The paper house.
Locke & Key (third season)
August 10: Netflix
Third and final season of the fantasy series in which many keys open many doors that give access to many universes.
A league of their own
August 12: Prime Video
The title is the same as the 1992 film starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna, about the women’s baseball league created in the United States during World War II. But this is a series, set in the same context but with different characters.
Five Days At The Memorial
August 12: Apple TV +
A miniseries that tells how in 2005 a New Orleans hospital had to deal with all the consequences of Hurricane Katrina. It is from a Pulitzer-winning investigation by journalist Sheri Fink.
August 12: Sky and Now
A thriller and action series about a team of agents who “regularly prevent the end of the world by resetting time”.
August 12: Mubi
Adapted from a play, Mubi presents it as an “original, amusing and disturbing reinterpretation of the family drama, a deeply moving and sensitive look at the complexity of family relationships”. It stars, among others, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins and Amy Schumer.
Day Shift – Hunting for Vampires
August 12: Netflix
A film halfway between horror and comedy, in which Jamie Foxx plays a vampire hunter in disguise.
August 17: Disney +
A Marvel series in which Bruce Banner’s cousin (the one who becomes the Hulk) becomes something very similar in turn. Meanwhile, the cousin tries to work in a law firm.
August 19: Apple TV +
A “dark comedy” in ten episodes about four sisters at the center of an insurance investigation following the death of their sister’s husband, since each of them seems to have at least one reason for wanting to kill him.
August 19: Mubi
A “grotesque comedy, which puts the male-dominated society into question”. It begins with Cédric, an engineer who is suspended from work after a sexist act and talks about his relationship with sex and with a babysitter who helps him take care of his son.
House of the Dragon
August 22: Sky and Now
The prequel series of game of Thrones, set a few centuries earlier, during a civil war within the Targaryen family, and with many more dragons than the previous one.
– Read also: The long history of House of the Dragon
If it’s (third season)
August 26: Apple TV +
Third and final season of one of the first Apple series, starring Jason Momoa and set in a world where almost everyone has lost their sight.
August 26: Prime Video
A film, based on a comic, with Sylvester Stallone who plays a superhero who has now retired to private life, and that a boy wants to persuade to return.
August 31: Disney +
A series set in the Star Wars galaxy, with Diego Luna playing Cassia Andor, a character who was seen in the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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