10 great new additions to Amazon Prime Video in August
Including two of the most anticipated new series of 2021.
Prime Video has revealed its line-up of new additions for August, and among them are some great new (and old) movies and shows for you to check out over the next 31 days or so!
Arriving less than two months before the more expensive Armageddon, people sometimes overlook this moodier, (slightly) more realistic telling of how humanity might react to the news that a big asteroid is about to plough into our planet. President Morgan Freeman has plans to save a small percentage in caves, while Robert Duvall and a group of astronauts attempt to destroy the big rock before it gets too close.
Deep Impact will be available to watch from Sunday, 1 August.
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A new ten-part psychological thriller series from the minds behind The Sinner and Grey's Anatomy, we are told the story over the course of three summers during the 90s, all from different character's point's of view, and all focused on the sudden disappearance of a local, popular teenage girl.
Cruel Summer debuts on Friday, 6 August.
The Ocean's Trilogy
We're cheating a little bit here by including all three of the Ocean's movies as one entry, but this is about robbers in Vegas, so we reckon a little bit of cheating is allowed. The all-star, all-gorgeous cast headed by Clooney and Pitt reached the pinnacle of coolness immediately with Ocean's Eleven, while Twelve and Thirteen added more and more star power the the already overflowing-with-stars line-up.
All three Ocean's movies will be available from Friday, 6 August.
Clip via Warner Bros.
The Rock and Kevin Hart have helped bring the world of Jumanji to modern audiences, but the 1995 original tale still stands tale as the best in the series to date. Robin Williams is the man who has been trapped within the board game for decades, only for new kids to start playing and unleash jungle-themed hell upon their own home.
Jumanji will be available to watch from Monday, 9 August.
Clip via Sony
Modern Love Season 2
Featuring a very impressive cast - including (deep breath) Lucy Boynton, Tom Burke, Zoë Chao, Minnie Driver, Kit Harington, Garrett Hedlund, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Paquin, and Lulu Wilson - this is another anthology set of stories looking at love, sex, romance, sexuality, and all of the grey areas in between. Some of it was filmed in Ireland, don'tcha know?!
All eight episodes of the second season of Modern Love arrive on Friday, 13 August.
Frank Grillo stars in this violent version of Groundhog Day, playing an ex-Special Forces officer who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again, being killed again and again by a group of deadly assassins. Co-starring Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts, and directed by Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Smokin' Aces), this is an extremely OTT sci-fi actioner, i.e. a perfect Friday night movie.
Boss Level arrives on Friday, 13 August.
Clip via Hulu
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2
From the mind that helped bring Rick & Morty and Solar Opposites to life, we return to the life of the least important crew members on board the USS Cerritos, the least important ship among all of Star Fleet. The lowly staff attempt to do their jobs and maintain a decent social life, all while trying to endure the bonkers sci-fi adventures that the ship's captain and other more important crew members drop them all into.
The first weekly episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 will arrive on Friday, 13 August.
Nine Perfect Strangers
Another deep breath is needed here: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Tiffany Boone, Regina Hall, Bobby Cannavale and Samara Weaving. That is the MASSIVELY impressive cast involved in the new show from the folks behind The Undoing and Big Little Lies. Set at a wellness resort run by Kidman's creepily calm character, the visitors here are looking to improve their lives a little bit, but have no idea what is about to hit them all...
The first three episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers will arrive on Friday, 20 August, and will then stream weekly.
Kevin Can F**k Himself
One of the most talked about shows when it aired in the States earlier this year, it focuses on Allison (Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy) who has lived a life as a perfect sitcom wife, who one day snaps from the daydream and realises her reality: that she wants to murder her toxic husband.
All eight episodes of Kevin Can F**k Himself will be available from Friday, 27 August.
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