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From F9 to The Suicide Squad, What to Watch in August

Quick & Livid 9 (aka F9) and The Suicide Squad are the largest worldwide titles to observe this August — the primary two are coming to (Indian) cinemas, two are already streaming (within the US) and the opposite will probably be. F9 launched July 30 on-demand within the US, nearly three weeks previous to its August 19 India launch date. It was going to launch earlier in India however received delayed by two weeks. The Suicide Squad is hitting India on August 5 consistent with its world launch date, with Warner hoping to keep away from the foremost piracy scenario that Common finds itself in, with F9 being torrented broadly. The Suicide Squad is out August 6 on HBO Max, in spite of everything. Talking of superheroes, Marvel additionally has a brand new (animated) collection in What If…? that begins August 11 on Disney+ Hotstar.

From India, there are a few pop patriotic warfare dramas for the Independence Day weekend. Amazon Prime Video rolls out Kargil Struggle-set Shershaah, led by Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, and produced by Karan Johar, on August 12. Disney+ Hotstar will observe it on August 13 with a story from 1971 Indo-Pakistan Struggle in Bhuj: The Delight of India, starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, and Sonakshi Sinha. Disney+ Hotstar additionally has a interval drama in The Empire, concerning the rise and fall of the Mughal Empire, in August. In case you are on the lookout for extra Indian content material, Mani Ratnam presents a nine-film anthology known as Navarasa, dropping August 6 on Netflix. Revathy, Parvathy, Anjali, Aditi Balan, Vijay Sethupathy, Arvind Swamy, Siddarth, Prakashraj, and Yogi Babu are amongst its large forged.

For these on the lookout for large names, August has Hugh Jackman within the sci-fi movie Memory out there August 20 on HBO Max. It ought to come to Indian cinemas on the identical time too. Emma Stone is Cruella in Cruella, out August 27 on Disney+ Hotstar. Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy lead a packed forged for 9 Excellent Strangers, which begins August 20 on Amazon Prime Video in India. Sandra Oh leads the forged of The Chair — Sport of Thrones creators are concerned — additionally out August 20 however on Netflix. On the identical day on the identical platform, Jason Momoa hunts for the reality and runs from large pharma in Candy Lady. In the meantime, Joseph Gordon-Levitt does all the pieces (appearing, writing, directing and producing) on his new Apple TV+ collection Mr. Corman, premiering August 6.

There’s additionally Brooklyn 9-9 season 8 — the collection’ closing season begins in August and can air on Comedy Central in India. It will take lots longer to achieve streaming platforms. With that, here is our August 2021 information to Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Comedy Central.

The Suicide Squad

When: August 5 (India), August 6 (Streaming)
The place: Cinemas (India), HBO Max (USA)

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is on the helm of this smooth reboot of what was initially a dumpster hearth. There are a few survivors, mainly Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis. There is a splattering of recent faces alongside — a lot of whom will probably be killed off, as Gunn has already teased — in John Cena, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, and a shark voiced by Sylvester Stallone.

Going by the trailers, Gunn appears to be doing what made him well-known at Marvel, besides he is now working within the rival DC camp (earlier than he switches again for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, coming Might 2023). The Suicide Squad is on the market in cinemas a day previous to its one-month streaming run on HBO Max within the US.

Watch the Ultimate Trailer for The Suicide Squad

A number of the new Suicide Squad in The Suicide Squad
Picture Credit score: DC Comics/Warner Bros.

Mr. Corman

When: August 6
The place: Apple TV+

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the star, author, director and producer on this 10-episode dramedy a couple of 30-something failed musician now instructing fifth graders at a San Fernando Valley college in Los Angeles County. To this point, so Soul. There’s even a dreamy sequence within the Mr. Corman trailer for those who’re enthusiastic about stretching that Pixar comparability.

So as to add to Corman’s miseries, his fiancé (Juno Temple) broke up and moved out, whereas his highschool buddy (Arturo Castro) has taken her place at dwelling. Nonetheless, Corman believes he is fortunate whilst the sentiments of hysteria and self-doubt are creeping in. Debra Winger, Logic, Hector Hernandez, Jamie Chung, and Shannon Woodward co-star.

Three Mr. Corman episodes drop on launch date, with the remaining seven airing one per week till September 24.

When: August 6
The place: Netflix

Mani Ratnam spearheads this anthology of 9 Tamil-language quick movies that finds 9 administrators tackling 9 rasas, Tamil for feelings: anger (Arvind Swami), compassion (Bejoy Nambiar), braveness (Sarjun), disgust (Vasanth S Sai), concern (Rathindran R Prasad), laughter (Priyadarshan), love (Gautham Vasudev Menon), peace (Karthik Subbaraj), and marvel (Karthick Naren). Everybody labored pro-bono on Navarasa to lift funds for these affected by COVID-19 within the Tamil cinema trade.

Revathy, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Anjali, Aditi Balan, Remya Nambeesan, Poorna, Prayaga Martin, Rythvika Suriya, Vijay Sethupathy, Arvind Swamy, Siddarth, Prakashraj, Yogi Babu, Prasanna, Atharva, Bobby Simha, Gautham Menon, Ashok Selvan, Nedumudi Venu, Delhi Ganesh, and Kishore are a part of a 40-strong forged. All 9 movies will probably be out there without delay on launch date.

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Marvel’s What If…?

When: August 11
The place: Disney+ Hotstar

Marvel Studios’ first anthology animated collection is all about asking large what-if questions: What if Peggy Carter took the Tremendous Soldier serum? What if T’Challa ended up as Star-Lord? What if Killmonger got here to Tony Stark’s rescue in Afghanistan? As you’ll be able to inform, What If…? is all about exploring the multiverse of potentialities — is that this why it is approaching the heels of Loki? — triggered by a giant choice.

As you’ll be able to inform, none of those hypothetical occasions may have any impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nonetheless, a lot of the forged is concerned, together with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Hayley Atwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Natalie Portman, Michael Douglas, Karen Gillan, Jeff Goldblum, Michael B. Jordan, and the late Chadwick Boseman.

What If…? season 1 has 10 episodes in complete. One new episode each Wednesday till October 13.

Watch the Trailer for Marvel’s What If…?

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Haley Atwell as Captain Carter in What If…?
Picture Credit score: Disney/Marvel Studios


When: August 12
The place: Amazon Prime Video

Say whats up to India’s The Lion King. No, that does not imply what you suppose it does. It is the direct translation of the warfare movie’s title, an acknowledgement of how Indian Military Captain Vikram Batra was referred to by the enemy, Pakistan, through the 1999 Kargil Struggle. Batra was posthumously awarded India’s highest navy honour, the Param Vir Chakra, for his actions.

Siddharth Malhotra performs Batra on this biopic directed by Vishnuvardhan (Arrambam) who makes his Hindi-language debut, and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Shershaah is the second consecutive biopic on a Kargil warfare vet for Dharma, following final yr’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Lady that was offered to Netflix. Hopefully, it too will not give into jingoism.

Kiara Advani, Shiv Pandit, Niktin Dheer, Himmanshoo A. Malhotra, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Raj Arjun, Ankita Goraya, Rakesh Dubey, Pranay Singh Pachauri, Pawan Chopra, Mir Sarwar, and Shataf Figar are additionally a part of the Shershaah forged.

Bhuj: The Delight of India

When: August 13
The place: Disney+ Hotstar

Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, and Sharad Kelkar lead the forged of this Gujarat-based warfare drama that chronicles the efforts of an IAF Squadron Chief (Devgn) and 300 native ladies (Sinha amongst them) who helped rebuild the carpet-bombed Bhuj airbase through the 1971 Indo-Pakistan Struggle. Ammy Virk, Pranitha Subhash, and Ihana Dhillon are additionally a part of the forged.

Cleaning soap opera veteran Abhishek Dudhaiya makes his feature-length directorial debut on Bhuj: The Delight of India, working off a screenplay he co-wrote with Raman Kumar, Ritesh Shah, and Pooja Bhavoria. That tv legacy is seen within the Bhuj trailer, although to be honest, most Bollywood warfare dramas are this mixture of cringe dialogues and …dance sequences.

Brooklyn 9-9

When: August TBA
The place: Comedy Central

10-8. No that is not a cop code — it is the variety of episodes (10) within the eighth and closing season of this beloved sitcom. That is a diminished run for what was a 22-episode collection, having progressively declined in episode rely throughout its NBC years. The community can be switching up its launch schedule: there will probably be two back-to-back episodes each week, for 5 weeks.

Brooklyn 9-9 season 8 has additionally been reworked in elements, following the George Floyd protests in opposition to racism and police brutality, with Terry Crews revealing that they scrapped 4 accomplished episodes altogether. The forged continues to be the identical although, with Crews alongside Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, and Andre Braugher.


When: August 13
The place: Apple TV+

Apple paid a festival-record $25 million (about Rs. 185 crores) for this Sundance-winning remake of the 2014 French comedy-drama La Famille Bélier. It is a couple of 17-year-old lady (Emilia Jones) who’s the one listening to member in her deaf fishing household. Therefore, the title: CODA, Youngster of Deaf Adults. Caught between serving to her household enterprise below risk and her love of singing, she should determine what to do.

Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, Amy Forsyth, Kevin Chapman, and Marlee Matlin co-star. CODA director Sian Heder (Tallulah) was additionally honoured for her work at Sundance.

The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It

When: August 13
The place: Cinemas

James Wan’s Conjuring franchise continues to be impressed by real-life circumstances as Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson’s paranormal investigators tackle their first homicide case, the 1981 trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson (performed right here by Ruairi O’Connor) during which she claimed demonic possession as a defence. Primarily, that the Satan made me do it. Oh look, that is additionally the title. What a coincidence.

Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) is the director, working off a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman). The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It launched in June on HBO Max and in US theatres, and belatedly makes its method to India as cinemas reopen following the second wave of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

Fashionable Love

When: August 13
The place: Amazon Prime Video

Package Harington, Anna Paquin, Tobias Menzies, Garrett Hedlund, Dominique Fishback, Lucy Boynton, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell, Minnie Driver, Nikki M. James, Aparna Nancherla, Sophie Okonedo, Ben Rappaport, Jack Reynor, Lulu Wilson, Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Miranda Richardson are a part of the huge forged for the second season of this rom-com anthology created by John Carney (Sing Road).

Quick & Livid 9

When: August 19 (India), TBA (On-demand)
The place: Cinemas (India), Video-on-demand (USA)

It is time for household — almost three months late. Having grossed over $600 million (about Rs. 4,462 crores) since its Might debut internationally, the ninth chapter of The Quick Saga lastly rolls into Indian cinemas. However for those who’re nervous about being in an enclosed area with strangers, Quick & Livid 9 has already arrived on-demand within the US. For some, it is a safer albeit costly various, and for others (who dwell the place cinemas have not reopened) the one method to watch it proper now.

Plot is just not a factor anybody cares about with a Quick & Livid title, so I am going to simply go away you with the names of these whose faces you will note: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron. Quick 5 director Justin Lin is again behind the digicam.

Watch the Ultimate Trailer for Quick & Livid 9

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John Cena as Jakob Toretto in F9
Picture Credit score: Common Footage

9 Excellent Strangers

When: August 18 (USA), August 20 (India)
The place: Hulu (USA), Amazon Prime Video (India)

Massive Little Lies creator David E. Kelley is again at it, adapting one other Liane Moriarty novel. He is joined by Nicole Kidman who right here performs a mysterious Russian host of a well being and wellness resort in Australia. She’s fielding the titular 9 strangers, performed by Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving, Michael Shannon, Regina Corridor, and Bobby Cannavale amongst others.

They’ve gathered for a 10-day retreat that seems to be much more, as they uncover secrets and techniques about one another and the host (Kidman). Jonathan Levine (50/50) directs all eight episodes that can stream weekly Wednesdays on Hulu, and Friday on Prime Video. Three episodes upon premiere, with the 5 remaining airing one each week till September 22.

The Chair

When: August 20
The place: Netflix

Sandra Oh is the primary lady chair of the English division at a fictional American college on this six-episode half-hour dramedy that additionally marks the primary Netflix unique involving Sport of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (as a part of their enormous $200-million deal, about Rs. 1,487 crores in the present day). The Chair trailer means that Oh’s newly-installed head has to cope with the messes of those that got here earlier than her, a few of which really feel #MeToo-tinged.

Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, David Morse, Nana Mensah, and Everly Carganilla are additionally a part of The Chair forged. Amanda Peet and Annie Julia-Wyman created the collection, with Peet additionally serving as showrunner. Oh, Benioff and Weiss are government producers. All episodes without delay on launch date.


When: August 20
The place: HBO Max

In near-future local weather change-ravaged Miami, Hugh Jackman performs a warfare veteran who gives his shoppers the selection to relive any reminiscence they need. His life is upended after he discovers by another person’s reminiscences that the mysterious lady (Rebecca Ferguson) he is been sleeping with may be concerned in a collection of violent crimes. After which she goes lacking, forcing him to go on the lookout for her.

Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel Wu, Mojean Aria, Brett Cullen, Natalie Martinez, Angela Sarafyan, and Nico Parker additionally star. Westworld co-creator Lisa Pleasure makes her feature-length directorial debut. The Memory trailer has been in comparison with the works of Christopher Nolan, which suggests at this level that love for this sort of storytelling runs within the household. Pleasure is Nolan’s sis-in-law.

Memory will probably be out there on HBO Max for the primary month similtaneously it is in cinemas. Not confirmed for Indian cinemas but, however anticipated given Warner Bros. is rolling out three movies within the three weeks prior.

Watch the Ultimate Trailer for Memory

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Hugh Jackman in Memory
Picture Credit score: Ben Rothstein/Warner Bros.

Candy Lady

When: August 20
The place: Netflix

After a pharma large pulls a live-saving drug off the cabinets simply earlier than his spouse (Adria Arjona) dies of most cancers, Aquaman star Jason Momoa publicly vows to convey justice to these accountable. Apparently, large pharma would not fiddle. They ship males with weapons after the widower (Momoa) and his daughter (Isabela Merced) who’re pressured to go on the run.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, and Amy Brenneman additionally star. Brian Andrew Mendoza is the director on Candy Lady, working off a screenplay by Philip Eisner, Gregg Hurwitz, and Will Staples.

Reality Be Advised

When: August 20
The place: Apple TV+

Kate Hudson is the large new face for the second season of what seems like an anthology collection now, as true crime podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) units her sight on a brand new case: that of media mogul and her childhood buddy Micah Keith (Kate Hudson). Poppy claims she desires to assist Micah, by pushing for justice on a public discussion board (her podcast). However at what value — each private {and professional} — will that come for Micah? Merle Dandridge can be new to Reality Be Advised season 2 forged.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

When: August 23
The place: Netflix

Earlier than Henry Cavill returns as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher season 2 in December, Netflix is increasing the Continent with this anime prequel spin-off film that follows his mentor Vesemir (voiced by Theo James right here, and to be performed by Kim Bodnia in The Witcher season 2) throughout his glory days. We even have Lara Pulver as Tetra, Graham McTavish as Deglan, and Mary McDonnell as Woman Zerbst.

The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrisch is the producer on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. Kwang Il Han directs off a screenplay written by Beau DeMayo.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

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Theo James as Vesemir in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
Picture Credit score: Netflix


When: August 27
The place: Disney+ Hotstar

Emma Stone steps into Disney’s origin story of the dalmatian fur-loving Cruella de Vil as a grifter and an aspiring designer named Estella — this live-action reboot loves making stitches of its personal — who takes intention at her boss and London’s prestigious vogue home chief Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson). Aiding her in her exploits are thieving brothers Jasper (Joel Fry) and Horace Badun (Paul Walter Hauser).

Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mark Robust, and John McCrea additionally star. Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) directs Cruella. Dana Fox and Tony McNamara present the screenplay. Cruella launched in late Might on Disney+ Premier Entry, and now that it is exiting the premium tier, it is out there on Disney+ Hotstar. Because of COVID-19, Cruella is skipping theatres completely, simply as with Black Widow.

Watch the Ultimate Trailer for Disney’s Cruella

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Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Cruella
Picture Credit score: Laurie Sparham/Disney


When: August 27
The place: Apple TV+

The second title for Momoa in August is the second season of this post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama the place humanity can’t see. Guardians of the Galaxy and Military of the Useless star Dave Bautista is new to See season 2 as Momoa’s on-screen nemesis brother, alongside Joe Flanigan, Eden Epstein, Tom Mison, Hoon Lee, Olivia Cheng, David Hewlett and Tamara Tunie. Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, and Alfre Woodard are a part of the returning forged reverse Momoa.

One new episode every week till October 15. Already renewed for a 3rd season that’s at the moment filming in Toronto, Canada.

The Empire

When: August TBA
The place: Disney+ Hotstar

HBO may be making Sport of Thrones prequels that can come to Disney+ Hotstar, however in the meantime, the community is displaying comparable (local-level) ambitions of its personal. Batla Home director Nikkhil Advani is behind this epic endeavor that goals to chronicle the rise and the autumn of the Mughal Empire — it spanned two centuries and stretched from Afghanistan to the Deccan plateau — from Babur to Aurangzeb.

Kunal Kapoor is ready as a younger Babur who turned his eyes in direction of India after going through repeated defeats in what’s modern-day Uzbekistan. That brings him in conflict with the Sultan of Delhi Ibrahim Lodi (Dino Morea) and thereafter the Mewar kingdom led by Rana Sanga (Srijan Srivastava). Drashti Dhami performs Babur’s elder sister Khanzada Begum, and Shabana Azmi is Babur’s grandmother Esan Daulat.

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