August is opening with some brilliant theatrical debuts. However, the standout for most people would be DC Comics action superhero thriller Suicide Squad 2 based on a group of mindless DC superheroes. Suicide Squad 2, Crazy Grannies starring Ngozi Nwosu, and Shaffy Bello all make our special watchlist for the opening weekend of August 2021.
Keep scrolling to see a comprehensive list of what you can watch this weekend and where you can watch them.
1. Suicide Squad (Theatres HBO Max)
Synopsis: The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission for project Starfish.
Starring: Idris Elba, Viola Davis, John Cena, et al.
2. Vivo (Animation) (Netflix)
Synopsis: An animated musical adventure that follows VIVO, a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,”), who must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres.
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Brian Tyree Henry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, et al.
3. Crazy Grannies (Theatres)
Synopsis: Three good old friends take a girls trip to bond, refresh, and reconnect after one of them encounters a health scare. They go off to a resort, much to the relief of their children, whom they currently live with and often meddle in their marital affairs.
Starring: Ngozi Nwosu, Princess, Shaffy Bello, and many others.
4. Hit and Run (Series) (Netflix)
Synopsis: A happily married man’s life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv.
5. Val (Documentary Series) (Amazon Prime)
Synopsis: For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most misunderstood actors, has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.
Which one are you seeing first?