Those of us who enjoy spending time in front of screen consuming films and television series probably had a very enjoyable month, given the number of trailers that were released. Many came during either San Diego’s Comic-Con or Disney’s D23 Expo, but some were just released without the hype and fanfare of a big convention.
What this month has demonstrated, if nothing else, is that Netflix really aren’t messing around anymore, with some fantastic scheduling that give light to some significant issues.
The latest in the unstoppable Marvel cinematic universe, Thor Ragnarok reunites the norse God with rage-machine Hulk in their fight to stop the end of everything.
To The Bone
Ellen is a young woman with anorexia nervosa who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff, Stronger is based on the true story of the Boston marathon bombings, and Jeff’s emotional and physical rehabilitation after losing his legs.
Based on Ben Edlund’s much-loved and exceptionally out there comic-book character, The Tick is an Amazon Prime Video series starring Peter Serafinowicz.
Stranger Things Season 2
Netflix hit Stranger Things is back for its second series, and the citizens of Hawkins are still recovering after the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Although Will was rescued, it doesn’t seem like the Upside Down is finished with him yet.
Star Trek: Discovery
Something is found lurking at the edge of Federation space, and Starfleet will never be the same. Explore an all-new era of Star Trek weekly on Netflix starting 25 Sept.
The Dark Tower
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together
Westworld Season 2
From Executive Producers, J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Westworld returns in 2018.
Ready Player One
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
Blade Runner 2049
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist depicts the meeting and early friendship of the actor Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, the actor, writer and director behind the 2003 cult film The Room, a film often hailed as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, the troubled making of it and their respective careers after the surprising success of the film.
After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?
Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it. The Netflix original series launches globally on August 18, 2017.
Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam’s mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.