We’re starting the week, which means we’re 7 days ahead of new series and movies to watch. But we are also starting a new month, August already, which is bringing some very important firsts. And it is that this week no one is coughing at Disney+ in terms of major releases, although the rest also have some highly anticipated things.
We started very strong with Disney+ and Pixar, as of this week we have Lightyear, the most recent Pixar film that chronicles the origins of the iconic character we fell in love with in Toy Story. Lightyear is a visually realistic take on Buzz Lightyear, telling the character’s origins and how he became the space ranger we met in 1995. Following his policy of bringing his releases 45 days later to his VOD service , if you haven’t seen it yet – because there are still theaters that have it – Lightyear, if you have Disney+ this week, you’ll have it to watch at home and at no extra cost.
Also, the first of Predator: to the press. After a sixth part which tried to put the saga back on track and divided the fans -Shane Black’s Predator (2018)-, Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) seeks to return to the tone of one and two, facing a Predator against a human, but with the component of being a prequel set in the Comanche nation of North American Indians 300 years ago. A tribe is the new target of the predator who comes to Earth to earn his stripes, who will find himself facing a female Comanche warrior who only has a bow, arrows, spears and her skills against the predator.
One of the highlights is the premiere of Sandman, the Netflix adaptation of the homonymous comic book and masterpiece by Neil Gaiman which will hopefully live up to its fantastic source material: when the Sandman, the cosmic being who controls dreams, is captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must travel through different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos that caused his absence.
Continuing in the fantastic but plunging deeper into the terror, we have Alma, series in which the protagonist of the same name wakes up in a hospital without remembering anything after a bus accident where most of her classmates die. His house is full of memories that are not his own and the amnesia and trauma cause him to experience night terrors and visions that he cannot explain.
It is also Carter, a South Korean film that mixes pure action and sci-fi elements in a plot about a forgetful agent who must bring a child to South Korea, whose blood is the vaccine against a virus that infects millions of people. A film whose most attractive element is that its scenes have no cuts, giving the impression that it is filmed in one continuous sequence shot.
For fans of the most classic romantic comedy we have wedding season, in which, under pressure from their parents to find a partner, Asha and Ravi pretend to be dating during wedding season. But their deception turns ugly when they truly fall in love.
Among the documentaries stand out The Great Fudge: Woodstock 1999: The 1969 Woodstock Festival was a celebration of peace and music and an event forever inscribed in 20th century history. But when, at the turn of the millennium, they tried to repeat the same thing in 1999, the new edition was marked by anger, riots and destruction. Because?.
On HBO Max, we have the two seasons of Pennyworth, a series based on the Batman universe that gives all the importance precisely to its greatest secondary character: Alfred Pennyworth, the butler of the Wayne family who helped Bruce in his crusade against crime. The series tells us about the adventures of Alfred, a member of the British special forces, who is recruited to work for Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s father.
Y lto season 3 of Tuca & Bertiean animated production about two female anthropomorphic birds, a totally careless toucan who doesn’t think about her actions and a dreamy and extremely insecure thrush.
Amazon Prime Video brings us 13 lives: Based on real events, the film tells the story of the international effort to rescue a Thai soccer team trapped in Tham Luang cave during an unexpected storm. The most qualified and experienced team of divers in the world, with a unique ability to navigate the cave’s labyrinth of narrow, flooded tunnels, had to face many almost insurmountable difficulties, joining the Thai police and military forces and more than 10,000 volunteers to carry out the harrowing rescue of the twelve athletes and their trainer.
Netflix Series August 2022
Supergiant Robot Brothers
Tamara Falcó: The Marquise
Netflix Movies August 2022
Netflix Documentaries August 2022
The big fondant: Woodstock 1999
HBO Max Series August 2022
Pennyworth, temporadas 1 to 2
Courage, seasons 1-3
Tuca & Bertie, Season 3
Blessed Patience (Breeders), Season 3
Movistar Movies + August 2022
First by M+ (dial 11). Awarded at the Venice Film Festival 2021 by the Special Prize of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), ‘The Refuge’ narrates a relationship of power and submission between a naive peasant and a girl with a strong personality, an initiatory sexual game in which she takes the lead.
To sing! of them
First 2 by M+ (dial 12). Great music, action (including evil gangsters) and comedy in this sequel to the cute and fun animated film “Sing!”. Still with the voices in the original version of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly and Nick Kroll, Bono and Bobby Cannavale join this second film, which gives voice to Mr. Crystal, a dangerous and self-centered gangster.
Movistar+ Documentaries August 2022
great mysteries of science
Does science have all the answers? This BBC documentary series examines some of the biggest mysteries in our universe that scientists have yet to be able to solve. How old is our universe exactly? Why are the two sides of our moon so different? How did a strange iron dagger end up next to Tutankhamun’s body? What’s behind solar storms? Why do we exist? Each episode of this series answers a single question.
First by M+ (dial 11). It marks 60 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe, and yet she remains an enduring icon decades later. Her story has been told countless times, but do we really know the “actress of actresses”? “Discovering Marilyn” finally gives her a voice. The actress herself, through the interviews she conducted and the books and fragments she wrote, will find her voice to reconstruct an image that had always been constructed from the point of view of men.
Glastonbury 2022. Highlights
First by M+ (dial 11). After three long years of hiatus, Glastonbury is finally back. “The festival with capital letters” has finally celebrated its 50th anniversary with an edition that has far exceeded expectations with an unbeatable program that will go down in the annals of history. Paul McCartney (accompanied by Bruce Springsteen and Dave Crohl), Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Kendrick Lamar, Pet Shop Boys, Lorde, Noel Gallagher, Diana Ross, Haim, Robert Plant, Elbow, Wolf Alice, St. Vincent, Mitski, Years & Years, Phoebe Bridgers and a long and endless etcetera.
Agatha Christie’s England
#0 by M+ (dial 7). Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, a small town on the south coast of England, belonging to the county of Devon. Over a career spanning more than half a century, the prolific novelist drew inspiration from the landscapes and character of her home country, many of which appear in her novels. This moving documentary takes viewers on a literary tour of England, focusing on the most interesting places featured in some of his best-known books. Local figures with a personal connection to Agatha speak alongside her family members and biographers to create a picture of the writer’s life.
Who owns Brittany?
First by M+ (dial 11). Four episodes. This documentary series traces the history of modern British cinema in all its glory and the influence it had on the cinema of the following decades. ‘Britania of Cinema’ shows decade after decade, since 1960, how cinema has been a broken mirror to society, reflecting the different stages of revolution from the youth of the 1960s, to the social disillusionment of the 00s, to the the harshness of the 70s, the social division of the 80s or the hope of the 90s.
Amazon Prime Video Series and Movies August 2022
All or nothing: Arsenal
Disney+ Series August 2022
Wu Tang: an American saga, temporada 2
9-1-1, seasons 3 to 4
LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation
Disney+ Movies August 2022
Predator: to the press
The misunderstood club
SERIES Shooting in August 2022
The season’s biggest Scandinavian blockbuster is this three-part miniseries that adapts Vilhelm Moberg’s novel of the same name and tells the odyssey of a Swedish family who emigrated to the United States in the mid-19th century in pursuit of a dream of prosperity.
FILMS Shooting in August 2022
The long-awaited debut of José Corral Llorente, known for his award-winning short films, is a dark comedy with thriller overtones starring Eneko Sagardoy, Natalia de Molina and Juan Grandinetti
Kung Fu Zohra
Mabrouk El Mechri (“JCVD”) has achieved something that seemed impossible: to combine social denunciation of sexist violence and martial arts cinema, with talent, humor and a lot of rhythm.
I want to talk about Duras
Presented in the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Festival, Claire Simon’s latest film recreates the interview between journalist Michèle Manceaux and Yann Andréa, Marguerite Duras’ last partner.