Aside from all the films and shows premiering on the big screen and on our favorite streaming sites, we also give you a rundown of all the content we are looking forward to seeing on HBO, HBO GO, Cinemax, and Red this month!
Crazy Rich Asians
Premiering on: August 3, 9PM (HBO and HBO GO)
The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.
This romantic comedy features an international cast of stars led by Golden Globe® nominee Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”, “Hustlers”), Gemma Chan (“Humans”, “Mary Queen of Scots”), Lisa Lu (“2012”, “The Joy Luck Club”), Awkwafina (“Ocean’s Eight”, “Neighbours 2”), Ken Jeong (the “Hangover” films), Michelle Yeoh (“Star Trek: Discovery”, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and Henry Golding (“A Simple Favour”).
Premiering on: August 17, 9PM (HBO and HBO GO)
Based on the book by James R. Hansen, this riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon focuses on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. With a visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores triumphs and costs that Armstrong encounters with his family, colleagues, as well as the nation.
This epic drama stars Oscar® nominee Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”, “Half Nelson”), Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy (“The Crown”, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”), and Primetime Emmy® winner Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”, “Bloodline”, “Catch-22”).
Premiering on: August 17, 9PM (HBO and HBO GO)
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent to investigate. Risking not only their lives but their faith and souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
Exploring another dark corner of the “Conjuring” universe, this new horror instalment stars Oscar® nominee Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”, “The Hateful Eight”), Taissa Farmiga (“The Final Girls”, “American Horror Story”), and Bonnie Aarons (“The Conjuring 2”, “The Princess Diaries”).
A Star is Born
Premiering on: August 31 (HBO and HBO GO)
Seasoned musician Jackson discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist, Ally, who has given up on her dream to become a successful singer until she meets Jackson. With the two artistic souls coming together on stage and in life, Jackson and Ally journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.
In this new remake of the iconic love story, four-time Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”, “American Hustle”, “Silver Linings Playbook”) makes his directorial debut and stars alongside Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner, and Primetime Emmy® nominee in music Lady Gaga.
Cucuy: The Boogeyman
Premiering on: August 9, 10PM (Cinemax and HBO GO)
When children start disappearing, a rebellious teen under house arrest starts to suspect that a legendary evil, a boogeyman known as the Cucuy, might be responsible.
This horror thriller stars Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”, “GCB”), Brian Krause (“Sleepwalkers”, “Return to the Blue Lagoon”) and Jearnest Corchado (“The Blacklist”, “The Fosters”).
Premieres on: August 30, 10PM (Cinemax, HBO GO)
Chased by a vengeful criminal and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently-released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
The sci-fi crime thriller stars Myles Truitt (“Dragged Across Concrete”), Jack Reynor (“Sing Street”, “MacBeth”), Golden Globe® and Primetime Emmy® nominee Dennis Quaid (“A Dog’s Purpose”, “The Special Relationship”), Zoe Kravitz (“Big Little Lies”, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), and Golden Globe® winner, Oscar® and Primetime Emmy® nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”, “The Disaster Artist”).
Premieres on: August 9 (RED and HBO GO)
Following his father’s death, a young ramen chef chances upon his late Singaporean mother’s suitcase of memorabilia. Hoping to piece together the story of his life, as well as that of his parents, he leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a journey to Singapore.
This story of love and forgiveness features cast from both Japan and Singapore, with Takumi Saitoh (“Blank 13”, “Shin Godzilla”) leading alongside Seiko Matsuda (“Armageddon”, “Bones”), Mark Lee (“Long Long Time Ago”, “Homerun”) and Jeanette Aw (“Find My Dad”, “The Little Nyonya”).