August 2021 continues it’s strong summer run of film and TV excellence, debuting some of the most anticipated titles of the year. Last week, Bitter Rain, Free Guy, and Netflix’s Kissing Booth 3 all made their debuts, and now more elite titles are set to join the packed schedule.
Continue scrolling to see what’s new in film and TV this weekend.
1. Reminisce (Theatres and HBO Max)
Synopsis: Hugh Jackman returns to the big screens in this American crime thriller about a drug dealer Nick Bannister (Jackman) in dystopian earth who falls in love with a mysterious woman who’s got a questionable past. Things quickly unfold as he tries to uncover the truth behind his love interest.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, et al.
2. The Protégé (Theatres)
Synopsis: Rescued as a child by the legendary hitman Moody (Samuel L Jackson), Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. However, when Moody is brutally killed, she vows revenge for the man who taught her everything she knows.
Cast: Maggie Q, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Keaton, et al.
3. Anette (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Described by many as a darker version of La La Land (2016), Anette follows Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humour who falls in love with Ann, a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. With the birth of their first child, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down.
Cast: Leos Carax, Adam Driver, Marion Cotilard, et al.
4. Sweet Girl (Netflix)
Synopsis: A man vows to bring justice to those responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left – his daughter.
Cast: Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Adria Arjona, et al.
5. Nine Perfect Strangers (Series) (Hulu and Prime Video)
Synopsis: Nine stressed city dwellers visit a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. The resort’s director is a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, et al.
6. The Chair (Series) (Netflix)
Synopsis: At a major university, the first woman of colour to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.
Cast: Sandra Oh, Bob Balaban, Everly Carganilla, et al.
Surely you must be excited for one of these titles that’s releasing this weekend. Which one is it?