New movies and TV in August 2022

New movies and TV in August 2022

New movies and TV in August 2022

Yellowstone, Secret Headquarters and Jackass Forever are among the films and TV shows heading to Paramount + UK in August.  (Basic)

Yellowstone, Secret Headquarters And Donkey forever are among the films and TV shows headed to Paramount + UK in August. (Basic)

Donkey forever it was probably this year’s surprise package from a cinematic point of view. Those of us with fond memories of the TV show and the other three films made by the reckless troupe of childish pranksters expected something funny, but few expected such a joyful celebration of stupidity. The film is now expected to arrive on Paramount + UK, allowing all of us to relive the chaos once again.

Elsewhere, the colossus it is Yellowstone returns to the screens with more from Kevin Costner and the rest of the Dutton clan. There is also a new superhero movie Secret Headquartersin which Owen Wilson plays a powerful crime fighter, and a return for the Rugrat.

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Here’s everything we know is coming to Paramount + UK in August …

New movies coming to Paramount + UK in August

Apex (August 5)

Bruce Willis fights for his life against the people who hunt him in the thriller Apex.  (Basic)

Bruce Willis fights for his life against the people who hunt him in the thriller Apex. (Basic)

Bruce Willis recently announced his retirement from acting, but there are still some of his projects making their way around the world. His regular assistant director Edward John Drake is at the helm of Apex, which takes place in the near future and stars Willis as an offended former cop serving an unfair life sentence. He is given a chance for freedom if he manages to survive a dangerous game in which he acts as prey for a group of wealthy hunters who try to kill him for sport.

Secret Headquarters (August 13)

Owen Wilson takes on a superhero role in the family action film Secret Headquarters.  (Basic)

Owen Wilson takes on a superhero role in a family action movie Secret Headquarters. (Basic)

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman gave the superhero formula an energetic twist a few years ago when they directed Power of the project for Netflix. They have now joined forces with MCU and The Mandalorian pupil Christopher Yost to create this story of a group of children who learn that one of their fathers, played by Owen Wilson, is a superhero when they stumble upon his secret headquarters under their home. The cast also includes Michael Peña.

Donkey forever (August 16)

The boys are back in town and age hasn’t softened their willingness to stake their bodies and their senses of pride in the name of entertainment. Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the team continue to push the boundaries of taste, while supposedly writing risk assessments as long as their arms, with the help of several new team members. That’s 90 minutes of people throwing up and falling, sure, but there’s something pleasantly lighthearted about the carnage.

New TV shows coming to Paramount + UK in August

Town in the hills S3 (weekly from 1st August)

Jackie Rohr, played by Kevin Bacon with a nice mustache, has now left the FBI and is doing a lucrative security job. The show continues to explore Boston’s darkness and corruption, with Bacon’s former agent still in the orbit of Aldis Hodge’s assistant district attorney.

La Brea (August 1)

David Appelbaum’s ambitious science fiction series begins with a massive natural disaster in which a sinkhole opens in Los Angeles, resulting in a massive death toll and the destruction of the city. The series then follows the aftermath of this event, with Los Angeles residents fighting for survival and the rest of the world trying to figure out how it all happened.

Rugrat (August 1)

The Rugrats are back in a new animated CG version of the children's TV classic.  (Basic)

The Rugrat are back in a new animated CG version of the children’s TV classic. (Basic)

Almost 20 years after the original series of the animated series Rugrat Coming to an end, Paramount + has relaunched the series in animated form in CGI. The original group of children is present and correct, with the surviving voice actors getting behind the microphone again. There are a handful of character and setting changes but, for the most part, this is the series most of us have grown up loving, with a brighter layer of paint.

Are you the right one? UK (August 8)

Streaming services absolutely love dating-based reality shows. Now, Paramount + UK is unveiling a British version of the MTV show Are you the right one?, which follows the usual formula of singles who have the task of living together in a house. The twist this time around is that one of their fellow competitors is their scientifically chosen perfect match. They just have to find the right person.

Box (11 August)

This three-part true crime documentary follows detective Chris Loudon as he follows the information and leads revealed from an unopened box of evidence from decades ago, illuminating one of America’s worst serial killers in the process.

Yellowstone S4 E1-5 (August 17th)

The fourth series of the hugely popular series Yellowstone sees Kevin Costner return as ranch owner and family patriarch John Dutton. Written by SicarioTaylor Sheridan, the series continues to explore the conflicts between the Dutton clan and their neighbors: a rapidly expanding city, a Native American reservation and a national park.

The disappearance of Gaby Petito (August 18)

Internet investigations have proved a compelling focal point for documentary series over the years, including Netflix’s horrifying effort. Don’t fuck with cats. This three-part series explores the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 22-year-old vlogger Gabby Petito, which brought hundreds of internet detectives to action.

Sky Med (23 August)

SkyMed tells the story of emergency service operators who fly ambulances.  (Basic)

Sky Med tells the story of emergency services operators who fly ambulances. (Basic)

First-person dramas are big business in the television world, even in the long-term and increasingly wide-ranging 9-1-1 franchising. Sky Med take that kind of action to the skies, following people committed to saving lives as part of the air ambulance crews serving some of Canada’s most remote areas.

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