From The Suicide Squad to The Kissing Booth 3, Don’t Breathe 2, and more, here are the new movies and TV shows of August 2021 that should be on your radar.
Another month is upon us which means another month for new movies and TV shows. August is shaping up to be a promising month for content with its mix of anticipated blockbusters, must-see TV, and small movies with big potential. Here are the new movies and TV shows of August 2021 that you shouldn’t miss.
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Cooking With Paris
Paris Hilton is back with a brand new reality TV show and this one looks to be as fun as the iconic A Simple Life. Cooking With Paris is a “cooking” show based on the viral cooking video Paris did last year where she made Lasagna. Paris isn’t a great cook, and she isn’t hiding that in this show. But that doesn’t stop her from trying. And she isn’t alone as she’s joined by special guests including Kim Kardashian West, Demi Lovato, and Saweetie. Cooking With Paris arrives on Netflix on August 4.
The Suicide Squad
The Suicide Squad is back, and they look better than ever before. Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, and a collection of nutty and obscure villains join Task Force X where they are sent to the enemy-infested island of Corto Maltese on a mission that most likely will kill some of them. James Gunn is directing this reboot of Suicide Squad and unlike the divisive 2016 movie, he seems to have captured the zany and wacky vibe that the group is sometimes known for. Early reviews have been promising so we’re hoping that The Suicide Squad brings the group the glory they deserve. The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6.
This animated movie follows Vivo (voiced by Lin-Manuel Miranda), a rainforest honey bear bird, and his owner Andres. The two have a common love for music and entertain crows with their singing. One day, tragedy strikes and Andres is unable to give his former partner’s concert. It’s then up to Vivo and a teen girl named Gabi to deliver Andres’s love letter to his former partner, Marta. Vivo is available to stream on Netflix starting August 6.
This will be Marvel’s first-ever animated TV series and is based on the What If…? comic series. The show, like the comics, will revolve around different events in the Marvel universe and shows them through alternate takes or outcomes. The 10 episode series will delve into different what-if scenarios from Peggy Carter being Captain America to T’Challa (voiced by Chadwick Boseman) being Star-Lord instead of Peter Quill and even the Marvel superheroes being turned into zombies. Jeffrey Wright will voice the role of the Watcher, a powerful figure in the Marvel universe who will serve as a “host” of sorts for the viewer as they are taken to different what-if situations. The first episode premieres on Disney+ on August 11, 2021.
The Kissing Booth 3
The finale of Netflix’s popular teen romantic comedy is almost here. The Kissing Booth 3 follows Elle as she struggles whether to go to Berkley with her Leo or to Harvard with her boyfriend, Noah. Add to that a new love interest in Taylor Zakhar Perez’s Marco and the movie being set during the summer could make for an entertaining movie. The film hits the streaming service on August 11.
Ryan Reynolds has a new movie coming and it looks to be his most inventive yet. Ryan plays Guy, a bank teller who doesn’t realize that he is a non-playable character in an open-world video game. One day, when he learns of his true existence, he decides to take matters into his own hands and be his own hero. This, of course, does not sit well with Antoine (Taika Waititi), the game’s creator who decides to end Guy’s existence, permanently. A charismatic lead in Ryan Reynolds, a plot that is appealing to both gamers and non-gamers, and an over-the-top performance from Taika Waititi have us excited for this one. Free Guy is in theaters on August 13.
Don’t Breathe 2
The first Don’t Breathe scared audiences around the world with its crisp quality and heart-pounding tension. The sequel looks to be giving all of that and more. Don’t Breathe 2 is set years after the events of the first movie where Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) is living peacefully until one day, he is attacked and something special to him is taken away. He must now find those who wronged him and seek revenge. Don’t Breathe 2 seems to be portraying Norman as the good guy now, but given the twist and turns of the first movie, don’t assume things are set in stone. What we do know is that this is going to be a promising horror movie. The film hits theaters on August 13.
CODA stands for Child of Deaf Adults and this movie follows, Ruby, the only hearing member of her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is in jeopardy, Ruby has to choose whether to support her family or pursue her dream of music. When CODA first premiered during Sundance 2021, the movie was met with universal critical acclaim and was lauded for its feel-good family drama and representation (every deaf character in the movie is played by a deaf actor). The movie was so good that Apple spent a record $25 million to buy it. The movie hits theaters and Apple TV+ on August 13.
Reminiscence stars Hugh Jackman as Nick Bannister, a scientist who discovers the technology to relive your past memories. When a woman who looks like his lost lover, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), mysteriously shows up, Nick decides to use the technology to search for his long-lost love. It’s been a while since Hugh Jackman fronted a big-budget sci-fi movie, but we know he can do. What has gotten us even more excited is the fact that Reminiscence is directed and written by Lisa Joy, who created and wrote Westworld. The show has an amazing mix of science fiction with high drama, and we can’t wait to see what she brought to this movie. Catch Reminiscence in theaters and HBO Max on August 20.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
While fans have to wait until December to watch season 2 of The Witcher, they do have the animated movie to look forward to this August. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf follows Vesemir (voiced by Theo James), a Witcher who mentored Geralt during his training days. The movie will explore Vesemir’s backstory as a young Witcher as he deals with a dangerous new power threatening the world. The feature is being co-produced by Netflix Animation and Studio Mir, the team who worked on shows like Netflix’s Dota Dragon’s Blood and Legend of Korra. The anime film premiers on Netflix on August 23, 2021.
The classic horror movie returns ready to scare a new generation of viewers. This “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 film sees Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his partner Brianna (Teyonah Parris) move into a gentrified neighborhood of Chicago. A chance encounter with an old-timer unexpectedly leads to Anthony opening a door to a dark past and unleashes Candyman into the world once more. We have faith that director Nia DaCosta and co-writer Jordan Peele have what it takes to give justice to the original while also bringing the franchise to the modern world. Candyman hits theaters on August 27.
He’s All That
Classic 90s teen movie She’s All That gets a gender-swapped twist in He’s All That. This time, the remake sees a teenage girl (played by Addison Rae) give the ultimate makeover to a shy boy in high school. While official plot details and a trailer haven’t been released yet, we are curious to see how this remake manages to capture the energy and spirit of She’s All That. The movie will be available to stream on Netflix starting August 27.
If you’re in the mood for some feel-good content this August, keep an eye out for this K-Drama. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha follows Yoon Hye-jin as she opens up a dental clinic in the seaside village of Gongjin. She’s beautiful and smart, but also a clumsy. While being strict and a perfectionist, she’s got a warm heart deep inside. Hong Du-sik is technically unemployed but takes on odd jobs and helps everyone in the village. From delivering food to working at a convenience store, he’s a master of all trades. Smart and caring, he’s the hero of the village you can count on whenever you need assistance. The pair soon meet and they feel attracted to each other despite being complete opposites. The show hits Netflix on August 28.
Marie Kondo is back, and this time she is taking her self-help tips outside the home. In Sparking Joy, Marie Kondo goes outside the home and helps people with her tidying teachings to improve their businesses and communities. We can’t wait to see how Marie brings joy into people’s businesses.
While these shows aren’t technically new, they are premiering new seasons that you shouldn’t miss. Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 (August 12), Titans Season 3 (August 12), The Walking Dead Season 11 (August 22), American Horror Story Season 10 (August 25), See Season 2 (August 27).
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