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The August Watchlist: 13 movie premieres to check out

Get your popcorn ready, because we have a slate of entertaining movies to delight both adults and kids this August! From adrenaline-pumping thrillers to laugh-out-loud comedies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Check out the highlights below:

For the adults

The Rental

Premieres Monday, 2 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

Two couples rent a seaside house for what should be a celebratory weekend getaway, but things start to go wrong when they suspect they are being watched in the home. Infidelity, confrontation and an unexpected interference keep tension taut from start to finish.

Made In Italy

Premieres Saturday, 7 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

Liam Neeson stars opposite real-life son Micheál Richardson in this comedy-drama film about a Bohemian artist who travels from London to Italy with his estranged son to sell the house he inherited from his late wife. 

2067

Premieres Saturday, 14 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

By 2067, Earth has been ravaged by climate change and what remains of humanity is forced to live on artificial oxygen. An underground tunnel worker is suddenly sent to the future with a mission to save the human race, which is on the brink of extinction.

Black Water: Abyss

Premieres Monday, 16 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

Deep in the forests of Australia, a group of friends explore a remote cave system when a tropical storm hits. As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, a large and bloodthirsty crocodile stalks and attacks them one by one. 

Stowaway

Premieres Saturday, 21 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

A sci-fi survival story set in the stars, Stowaway follows a three-person crew on a thrilling mission to Mars when the unexpected arrival of a fourth person upends their journey and jeopardizes the lives of those on board.

Blithe Spirit 

Premieres Monday, 23 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

Viewers can expect love and comedy of supernatural proportions in Blithe Spirit when socialite and novelist Charles Condomine holds a seance to overcome writer’s block, and instead summons the spirit of his deceased first wife – leading to a rather complicated love triangle with his current wife.

Valley Girl

Premieres Saturday, 28 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

Adapted from the 1983 film of the same name, this is one for the musical enthusiasts. Valley Girl is set to a new wave 80s soundtrack that will get you grooving, and follows a pair of young lovers who defy the odds to stay together.

Alone 

Premieres Thursday, 30 August at 9pm on FOX Movies (Astro CH 413, Unifi TV CH 401)

Starring Teen Wolf-favourite, Tyler Posey, this Zombie horror film features a young man on a journey to rescue his female neighbour, in the midst of a global pandemic that has turned the population into undead bloodthirsty monsters known as Screamers. 

For the kids

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Premieres Sunday, August 1 at 10.30am on FOX Family Movies (Astro CH 414, Unifi TV CH 403)

Spirit, a young mustang, sets out across the majestic wilderness to regain his freedom and save his homeland. Along the way, he forms a friendship with a young human, outwits a squadron of soldiers, and finds true love with a mare. 

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Premieres Monday, August 2 at 6.30pm on FOX Family Movies (Astro CH 414, Unifi TV CH 403)

Set off on a high-seas adventure with legendary sailor Sinbad, his loyal pooch Spike and the daring Princess Marina. The trio must face off against the trickster Goddess of Chaos and her mischievous monsters in order to recover The Book of Peace and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

Kung Fu Panda

Premieres Friday, August 6 at 8pm on FOX Family Movies (Astro CH 414, Unifi TV CH 403)

When Po the Panda, an enthusiastic but clumsy kung fu fanatic, gets selected as the Dragon Warrior he must team up with the Furious Five in the battle against the savage Tai Lung. Can Po fulfil the Dragon Warrior prophecy and save China?

Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure

Premieres Friday, August 13 at 8pm on FOX Family Movies (Astro CH 414, Unifi TV CH 403)

When a mysterious and dangerous whirlpool appears in the tropics of the Atlantic Ocean, a pair of four-legged astronauts Belka and Strelka are sent to investigate. With help from their good friends, the canine duo must once again complete a daring mission to save the planet.

Monster Trucks

Premieres Friday, August 27 at 8pm on FOX Family Movies (Astro CH 414, Unifi TV CH 403)

High school senior Tripp works at a small town junkyard and builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. However, after an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site, Tripp discovers and befriends a strange creature which feeds on oil, with a taste for speed!