The best movies joining NOW TV this August
Last week we gave you the lowdown on the best programming coming to Netflix UK this August. Now it’s time for all you NOW TV subscribers to get your lineup of the best films joining the Sky Cinema service in the month ahead. From childhood fantasies to adult adventures, there’s a whole lot of fun for all the family on NOW TV this August.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E
Based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, this spy-fi action comedy from Guy Richie sees a CIA agent and a KGB agent forced to work together to stop a nuclear plot during the height of the Cold War. Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant.
The Good Dinosaur
A violent rainstorm washes plucky young dinosaur Arlo miles down a surging river and far from home. Bruised and battered, he’s scared and alone until he meets Spot – a Neanderthal nipper who offers to help him get back to his family. However, their journey is fraught with danger.
12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland for the first time in this lavish prequel to the J. M. Barrie children’s classic. Joined by friends James Hook and Tiger Lily, Peter must become the hero he’s destined to be, by defeating the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. With Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Cara Delevigne and Levi Miller.
Intense drama tracing the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote. Directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, Village at the End of the World) and written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), Suffragette is made by British women, about British women, and stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep. Read our full review here.
In this multi-Oscar nominated sci-fi epic from Alien director Ridley Scott, an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars by his mission crew must endure a four-year wait until another mission can be sent to rescue him. Stranded in a habitat only intended to last one month, he desperately attempts to build a sustainable living environment on a planet where nothing grows. Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Stan and Donald Glover.
Alleged child-killer and fashion queen Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to her dirt-poor 1950s Australian wheat-belt home from the fashion salons of Paris to clear her name and reconnect with her batty mother (Judy Davis). However, the small-minded townsfolk – with the exception of Hugh Weaving’s cross-dressing cop and Liam Hemsworth’s decent-minded handyman – want to see her suffer for her crime.
After the disintegration of society, a lone man makes his home in a cabin in the woods relying on subsistence farming to avoid starvation. After eking out a living for seven years, a woman and a teenage girl arrive at his settlement; an unwelcome development that disturbs his equilibrium. Starring Martin McCann, Mia Goth and Olwen Fouere.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Set thirty years after Return of the Jedi, the cosmic saga continues with the return of Star Wars stalwarts Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO alongside new stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. After defeating the Galactic Empire, old rebels join forces with new allies to face a fresh threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his army of stormtroopers.
Hotel Transylvania 2
The spooktacular sequel to Adam Sandler’s highest grossing film sees over-protective dad and hotel owner Count Dracula mortified that his vampiric daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) has married human dweeb Johnny (Andy Samberg). Worse yet, their baby boy Dennis shows no sign of sprouting pointy gnashers, leading the count to enrol his ghoulish buddies Frankenstein (Kevin James), Wolfman (Steve Buscemi), the Mummy (Keegan-Michael Key) and the Invisible Man (David Spade) to persuade Dennis embrace his inner bloodsucker.