What’s Hot in August – New to the Fetch Movie Store, Disney+, Netflix, Prime Video & More

Andrew Buckle,

Here’s the blockbuster month of movies and television that you have been waiting for. Check out what’s hot this August in the Movie and TV Stores, Fetch channel packs and leading streaming services. All accessible via your Fetch box.

Lightyear

Disney+

Stream from 3 Aug.

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.

The Sandman

Netflix

Stream from 5 Aug.

The long in-development fantasy drama series, based on the comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics, will have an anticipated release on Netflix. The story follows Dream, the personification of dreams, as he sets about reclaiming his lost equipment after spending decades imprisoned by a mortal wizard. Tom Sturridge stars as Dream and he is joined by a stacked cast including Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, Patton Oswalt, Boyd Holbrook, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Stephen Fry.

Thirteen Lives

Prime Video

Stream from 5 Aug.

Inspired by the incredible true story, and directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), this prestige survival drama will premiere on Prime Video. The film chronicles the events of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue that saw a junior football team and their coach trapped in a cave for a period of 18 days. Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen and Joel Edgerton star.

Elvis

Movie Store

Premium buy or rent 8 Aug.

Elvis is Baz Luhrmann’s (Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby) biopic of Elvis Presley (portrayed here by Austin Butler). The film chronicles The King’s life from his childhood through to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s, while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (portrayed by Tom Hanks).

Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve

Knowledge Pack

Watch on BBC Earth from 9 Aug.

Follows some of the most remarkable and remote destinations that British author and television presenter Simon Reeve has visited throughout his career, from arctic glaciers to tropical reefs and from the forests of Borneo to the deserts of central Asia.

Jurassic World: Dominion

Movie Store

Buy 10 Aug. Rent 31 Aug.

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum for the original series of Jurassic Park movies join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard for this epic conclusion to the Jurassic World trilogy.

Westworld Season 4

TV Store

Buy episodes or the season 16 Aug.

The fourth season of the mind-bending science fiction dystopian series further explores the complexities of Westworld. Further exploring the fates of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), Maeve (Thandiwe Newton) and the Man in Black (Ed Harris) among others, this world, which allows every human appetite can be indulged without consequence, faces even greater threats to it’s survival. The series, created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, is based on the 1973 film of the same name.

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law

Disney+

Stream from 18 Aug.

Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. Mark Ruffalo, who reprises his role of Bruce Banner from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, joins Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) in key supporting roles. She Hulk becomes the eighth series to be created in the MCU, which continue to share continuity with the films in the franchise.

Life After Life

Britbox

Stream from 18 Aug.

Life After Life, which will premiere exclusively on BritBox, is an adaptation of the 2013 novel Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. It follows the story of Ursula Todd (played by up-and-coming star Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho), a woman in the first half of the 20th century who experiences an endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Movie Store

Buy 24 Aug. Rent 14 Sep.

In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader — the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell) and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance – Wild Knuckles himself – and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Like the preceding films in the series – one of the highest grossing of all time – this has been a huge box office earner with wide awareness and appeal.

Sherwood

Variety Pack

Watch on BBC First from 24 Aug.

The latest prestige BBC First crime drama stars David Morrissey and Lesley Manville. After two shocking and unexpected murders shatter an already fractured community, one of the largest manhunts in British history occurs. These events also threaten to inflame historic divisions sparked during the Miners’ Strike three decades before.

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