New releases for your streaming pleasure: Aug 9-15
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New releases for your streaming pleasure: Aug 9-15

19 new titles from Apple TV+, Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Go and Animal Planet

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New releases for your streaming pleasure: Aug 9-15

Looking for a title to binge-watch this weekend? Here's our pick!

APPLE TV+

Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie

Premieres on Aug 18

This Peanuts special follows Marcie, an introvert who loves her solitude but also enjoys helping her friends. 


NETFLIX

Painkiller

Premieres on Aug 10

The causes and consequences of America's opioid epidemic unfold in this drama following its perpetrators, victims and an investigator seeking the truth.

A Quiet Place Part II

Premieres on Aug 11

Forced to leave their home, the Abbotts must venture out into a world of deadly creatures drawn to sound — and other threats they never expected.

Vesper

Premieres on Aug 11

After the collapse of Earth's ecosystem, 13-year-old Vesper must use her wits and bio-hacking skills to fight against tyranny for an uncertain future.

Heart Of Stone

Premieres on Aug 11

An intelligence operative for a shadowy global peacekeeping agency races to stop a hacker from stealing its most valuable — and dangerous — weapon.

Home For Rent

Premieres on Aug 10

When her good tenants go bad, a landlord finds herself terrorized by a cult that seemingly has her husband enthralled — and her daughter in its sights.

Behind Your Touch

Premieres on Aug 12

A psychic vet and a detective join forces to crack small-town cases — but their skills are tested when they unravel a chilling serial killer mystery

The Monkey King

Premieres on Aug 18

An action-packed family comedy that follows a rebellious and charismatic monkey and his magical fighting Stick on an epic quest for victory over 100 demons, an eccentric Dragon King, and Monkey’s greatest foe of all — his own ego! Along the way, a young village girl challenges his self-centred attitude and shows him that even the smallest pebble can have a big effect on the world.

Mask Girl

Premieres on Aug 18

An office worker who is insecure about her looks becomes a masked internet personality by night — until a chain of ill-fated events overtakes her life.


PRIME VIDEO

The Killing Vote 

Premieres on Aug 10

Do these criminals deserve the death penalty? The decision is in the public’s hands with the nationwide death penalty vote. The Killing Vote is based on a popular webtoon, which explores the meaning of justice and features a nationwide death penalty vote against vicious criminals. The story highlights a mysterious figure who carries out the death penalty according to the results of the vote, and the police who are pursuing them. 

Red, White & Royal Blue 

Premieres on Aug 11

The relationship between Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the president of the United States, and Britain’s Prince Henry. They have a lot in common: stunning good looks, undeniable charisma, international popularity… and a total disdain for each other. Separated by an ocean, their long-running feud hasn’t really been an issue, until a disastrous — and very public — altercation at a royal event becomes tabloid fodder, driving a potential wedge in the US/British relations at the worst possible time. Going into damage-control mode, their families and handlers force the two rivals into a staged “truce". But as Alex and Henry’s icy relationship unexpectedly begins to thaw into a tentative friendship, the friction that existed between them sparks something deeper than they ever expected.

Women Talking 

Premieres on Aug 15

A group of women in an isolated religious colony figure out how they might move forward to build a better world for themselves and their children. Stay and fight or leave. They will not do nothing. Starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -Orchestra Concert-Mugen Train Arc 

Premieres on Aug 15

Featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Demon Slayer concert is the second in the series following a similar event held previously. Fans will be able to enjoy music from the "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train" movie along with animated clips at the showings.

Demon Slayer Party 

Premieres on Aug 15

This event will feature the six members of the cast donning their costumes and taking the stage for two hours to perform an exciting new live reading! “The Special Live Reading, Memoirs Under the Moonlight”, will take place the night before episode 26, the anime’s season finale. Having finished their restorative training, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke relax at the Butterfly Mansion and reflect on their past battles. Along with the live reading, the animation studio ufotable will also be showing a brand-new short animation made exclusively for this event, “School Life! AKumetsu Academy Story". Recorded live, it will be a comical three-episode arc showing what Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba would be if it were a school story.

Till 

Premieres on Aug 15

The true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

Harlan Coben’s Shelter 

Premieres on Aug 18

The story of Mickey Bolitar after the sudden death of his father, which leads him to start a new life in Kasselton, New Jersey. Mickey quickly finds himself tangled in the mysterious disappearance of a new student at his school, Ashley Kent, which leads to uncovering unimaginable secrets within their quiet suburban community. With the help of his friends, the inventive Spoon, and secretive Ema, Mickey pulls back the sleepy facade of Kasselton to reveal a dark underground that may hold the answers to decades of disappearances, deaths and legends and perhaps even Mickey’s own complex family history.


HBO AND HBO GO

MarkKim + Chef 

Premieres on Aug 18

Soon-to-be-married Thai TV superstars Mark “Prin” Suparat and Kimberley “Anne” Woltemas embark on an adventure as they take on yet another commitment, learning to cook tasty meals for each other under the tutelage of some of Thailand’s top celebrity chefs. The series showcases the couple's culinary escapades over 10 episodes featuring guest appearances by their family and friends including, Margie (Rasri “Balenciaga” Chirathivat) and Pat (Napapa Tantrakul). Viewers get to witness the transformation of Mark and Kim's culinary skills as they learn to prepare and cook a variety of recipes, which include Royal Thai cuisine with Chef Pom (M.L. Kwantip Devakula), fine dining with Chef Ian (Pongtawat Chalermkittichai), and sweet treats with Chef Penny (Pennee Jirayuwatana). Mark and Kim’s introduction to gourmet cooking will also feature other prominent chefs, including, Chef Black (Phanuphon Bulsuwan), who will guide them through Thai and German fusion cuisine, Chef Randy (Chaichat Noprapa), who will assist them in preparing a Japanese "Homakase" meal, Chef Nooror Somany Steppe, owner of the renowned restaurant Blue Elephant, Chef Tam (Chudaree Debhakam), who helps Kim with her struggle with making pasta from scratch, Chef Pam (Pichaya Soontornyanakij), who guides Mark in filleting a whole salmon, Chef Pom (Thanarak Chuto), who inspires the couple with his 40 years of experience in Chinese cuisine, and in the finale, Chef Willment, the executive director of the World Association of Chefs' Societies in Asia.

Halloween Ends 

Premieres on Aug 12

The Halloween franchise reaches its epic conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against Michael Myers. Only one of them will survive. Stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, Kyle Richards and James Jude Courtney.


ANIMAL PLANET

Big Cats Uncovered

Premieres on Aug 10-31

Claws and fangs are bared in this celebration of nature’s great felines.

● Wild Cats

● White Lions: Born Wild

● Cheetah, A Hunter Turned Prey

● Tigress Blood

● Jawai: India's Leopard Hills

● Just Animals - Episode 10: Just Big Cats

● The Leopardess

● Big Cat Tales


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