We started the third week of August already -in a summer that is flying by, just like the year-, and with good news, since it is the last day of the heat wave and the temperatures begin to subside a bit. And we also have 7 days ahead of the premieres of new series and movies.
Releases like The director, in which a Sandra Oh fresh out of Killing Eve – and lending her voice to Raya and the Last Dragon– should be in charge of chairing an English department at a major university. And also The losers, a procedural investigative set in 1946 Berlin, in which an American policeman searches for his missing brother while helping a rookie German agent combat the post-war crimes plaguing the city.
HBO does not bring any series of weight, but it does bring a whopping 17 films of different genres. And Movistar + brings us among others Wild, with a frightening and threatening Russell Crowe on the verge of nervous breakdown like half humanity is with the year and a half that we have already of Coronavirus.
And Amazon Prime Video brings the most important premiere of the week with Nine Perfect Strangers, a series that mixes mystery with a choral cast of bluebells with Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale or Melissa McCarthy among others, and that deals with 9 strangers who do not know each other, each with Problems to solve, and they end up in the same place: a luxury resort called Tranquillim House, which will be anything but peaceful.
Besides ofto House of the Snail, pure mystery and Andalusian ‘folk horror’, with a writer who spends the summer in the mountains of Malaga in which he discovers a very disturbing legend. Y Cats, the musical by the Oscar-winning director of The King’s Discourse and Les Miserables that became the biggest cinematic hit of 2019, with devastating reviews that forced something unheard of: a rerun weeks after the premiere of a better quality CGI copy that they did not make more than compounding the disaster.
NETFLIX 16 – 22 agosto
- The Vanquished, Season 1
- The Director, Season 1
- I declare them husband and husband
- The black island
- In the best moment
- Trade journals
- Mad House: The Movie
- Sweet Girl
- Rich Women of Beverly Hills, Season 5
- The Kardashians, season 5
- Memoirs of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes
HBO SPAIN August 16 – 22
- GREASE 2
- FORREST GUMP
- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
- THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE
- CAPITÁN FANTASTIC
- UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
- SPIES FROM HEAVEN
- 25 karat
- SILENCE BROKEN
- PERSECUTION TO THE LIMIT
- THE DARK TOWER
- BORRASCOSO SUMMITS
- A TRAITOR LIKE OURS
- UNIKITTY. Season 2
- THE SHAUN SHEEP. THE MOVIE
- SPIRIT, THE INDOMABLE STEED
MOVISTAR + 16 – 22 August
11:30 p.m. at Movistar Premieres (dial 30). What’s the truth in the hazy and violent memories of the disturbed character played by Tuppence Middleton (‘Mank’, ‘Sense8’)? In this psychological “thriller” set in Clifton Hill, a decrepit Ontario town near Niagara Falls, Middleton plays Abby, a young woman who as a child witnessed what she remembers as the kidnapping of a child with one eye missing. .
22: 00h at Movistar Premieres (dial 30). Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorius are the protagonists of this ‘psychothriller’ of high voltage and excessive violence with spirit of series B. Directed by Derrick Borte (“American Dreamer”, “London Town”), “Wild” follows Tom, a man for whom life has completely lost its meaning. In the throes of mental collapse, he runs into Rachel, a woman who berates him for not starting the car when the light turns green. The chase begins.
Lupin III: The First
22: 00h at Movistar Premieres (dial 30). Nazis willing to restore the Third Reich, a mysterious diary, an infinite energy generator (very dangerous in the wrong hands) and the brilliant white-gloved thief Lupine III come together in this fun ‘anime’ adventure starring the grandson of that famous Arsenio Lupine created by Maurice Leblanc in the early 20th century.
Everything will be alright
22: 00h in Movistar Series 2 (dial 12). Shortly after returning from New York, Nicholas, Mathilda, Genevieve and Alex try to survive the day to day confined to their Los Angeles home by the Covid-19 pandemic. Between routines, phone calls and a lot of time at home, Mathilda wonders if her relationship with Drea is real or not.
Friday 20 at 22:00 at # 0 (dial 7). Every week, two episodes, one case. A group of forensic pathologists will have to face new cases in the twenty-third season of ‘Silent Witness’, the longest running current police thriller. The initial suspicions will have to be corroborated in the laboratory, but nothing is what it seems and this team of forensics will have to do their best to discover what story each corpse tells.
Raising a mass murderer
22: 00h at Movistar Premieres (dial 30). What if one day you get a call saying that your son pulled the trigger? Jeff, Clarence and Sue share the same tragedy: Their children killed and injured some of their classmates and teachers at their school, in one of the deadliest shootings in history. Jeff and Nicholas serve their sentences, Dylan ended up committing suicide. These three parents deal with, with their testimony, issues such as failure, pain, love, bullying and, above all, guilt.
22: 00h at # 0 (dial 7). At just two kilometers long, the Principality of Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. Surrounded by France and on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, it is famous for being a financial, tourist and tax haven center, for its Casino, for its huge yachts and above all, for its royal family. ‘Discovering Monaco’ immerses you in one of the most glamorous and wealthy places in the world, a discreet refuge for some of the most powerful people on the planet.
Big Weekend: el festival de BBC Radio 1
22: 00h at Movistar Fest (dial 23). As every year, the Big Weekend is presented with an overwhelming line-up and on its 16th anniversary the most outstanding artists of the current music scene take to its main stage such as Miley Cyrus, 1975, Billie Eilish, Mumford & Sons, Lewis Capaldi, Ellie Goulding , Foals, Sigrid, Rita Ora, Pale Waves, Charli XCX, Anne-Marie or Zara Larsson. The two episodes of ‘Big Weekend: the BBC Radio 1 festival’ collect the best moments of the last edition that was held in person of one of the most acclaimed musical events of the year.
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO August 16 – 22
- Nine Perfect Strangers
- The snail house
- The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle
DISNEY + 16 – 22 August
- Tyrant , temporadas 1-3
- Star against the forces of evil
- Diary of a Future President, Season 2
- Taken 2
- The minimal island
- I desire you
- Marrowbone’s Secret
MOVIE 16 – 22 ago
The Thin Blue Line
The year’s highest-rated premiere series on Swedish television follows the lives of a group of six policemen in the multicultural city of Malmö. A 10-episode procedural drama that shows how the border between work and private life is blurred for people who risk their physical integrity every time they go out to work.
The king and master of comics Alan Moore, who made the genre evolve with masterpieces such as Watchmen or The Killing Joke, makes his debut as a screenwriter and actor with this film in which magic, film noir and raincoat detectives are not lacking. Pure madness passed by with Moore dressed – or rather, disguised – as a master of ceremonies.