New film and TV releases coming to Netflix in August
Netflix gets a bunch of new content this month including Palme D'Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour and new original series BoJack Horseman - here's what expect.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (18/08/14)
A Dionysian tale of love and sexual discovery, this French film from Abdellatif Kechiche follows a relationship between two female art students over the course of a decade.
A straightforward but wonderfully textured love story, it caused controversy over its sex scenes, which reportedly went beyond the realms of just acting, and the director's alleged mistreatment of the cast and crew.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (08/08/14)
The second instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit adaptation and a definite improvement on the first.
More energetic and with an excellent antagonist in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch's dragon Smaug, though it struggles to match the epicness of the Lord of the Rings series.
The Muppet Movie (02/08/14)
Kermit embarks on a cross-country trip to Hollywood pursue by a restaurateur.
This isn't the quite charming 2011 one starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams (I'd check that out first).
Musical drama centring on the rise of Motown and in particular The Supremes starring Beyonce and Jamie Foxx. Eminently watchable.
BoJack Horseman (23/08/14)
Netflix's latest original could be our next binge watch now most of us have chomped our way through Orange Is The New Black season 2.
BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show ‘Horsin’ Around’ twenty years ago, but nowadays he exists in a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships.
But BoJack (Will Arnett) is ready for his comeback, along with the help of a few friends.
The dark, hilarious animation is Netflix’s latest original series, ‘BoJack Horseman’, and stars some of our favourites Will Arnett (‘The Millers, ‘Arrested Development’), Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie and, of ‘Breaking Bad’ fame, Aaron Paul.
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, with Arnott and Aaron Paul both starring and executive producing.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 (01/08/14)
RuPaul's search for "America's next drag superstar" continues, and not a minute sooner. Prioritise over all other reality shows.
Orphan Black season 1 (01/08/14)
Proved quite a talking point in the US. Find out what all the fuss is about.
The Killing season 4 (01/08/14)
As Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) and Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) struggle to manage the fallout from their rash actions at the end of last season, they are assigned a new case -- a picture perfect family is murdered, survived only by the son, Kyle Stansbury (Tyler Ross), who was shot in the head during the massacre.
Joan Allen guest stars this season as Colonel Margaret Rayne, the headmaster of the all-boys military academy where Kyle attends. The new season also stars Gregg Henry, Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden.
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Bates Motel season 1 (14/08/14)
Norman Bates is the latest classic horror figure to get a TV reboot (following Hannibal) and it’s a pretty solid effort, with Up In The Air's Vera Farmiga earning an Emmy nomination for her role of Norma Bates.
Lost Girl season 4 (16/08/14)
A Canadian supernatural drama following the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo. Your guess is as good as mine.