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10 New Movies And Tv Shows You Need To See This Month: August 2020

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Lovecraft Country - Courtney B. Vance, Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett (Photograph by Elizabeth Morris/HBO)

OMG, can you believe it’s already August! Like how is Summer almost over already? PLUS … movie theaters were supposed to open up last month and um … yeah, they ain’t nowhere close to reopening here in NYC. Good thing I started posting these ‘what to watch this month aka the month of August 2020’ posts right, cause it looks like we’re gonna need another one of these. (And honestly, I’m just gonna keep doing them since they’re fun.)

However, I need everyone to get their lives together because I NEED to go on a movie date like yesterday! Ugh!

I just wanna sit in a theater, eat my popcorn, sip my coke, and enjoy a movie! *cries dramatically* Why does everyone hate me?

Whatever! Here’s what to watch this month – August 2020.

Everything New Worth Watching This Month: August 2020

Note: Movies & TV shows are sorted by release date. Click on the links below to jump to the section you need.

What To Watch On Netflix

What To Watch On Hulu

What To Watch On HBO Max

What To Watch On Netflix In August 2020

The Next Step Season 6  – August 3rd

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After a major shock sends the studio reeling, season six of The Next Step finds the dancers scrambling to get back on the road to competition. For the studio, that means pulling out all the stops: a dance convention, a team-building escape room, and a much-needed in-studio prom.

As A-Troupe gets ready for the dance competition of its life, new faces cause egos to clash, friendships to form, and romances to blossom. But while some of the dancers think it should be all for one and one for all, others declare that when it comes to winning… all bets are off.

Can the dancers put aside their differences to bring home a victory? The competition just got a million times harder.

Click here to watch The Next Step Season 6 on Netflix.

Malibu Rescue The Next Wave  – August 5th

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It’s summer again, and everyone’s favorite Junior Rescuers, The Flounders, are back at Tower 2. With the International Junior Rescue Championships headed to Southern California, the eyes of the entire planet are on Malibu Beach. But when Team USA falls victim to a bout of food poisoning, it’s up to Tyler, Dylan, Eric, Lizzie, and Gina to represent their country in the world’s most extreme lifeguard challenge!

Click here to watch Malibu Rescue The Next Wave on Netflix.

Work It – August 7th

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When Quinn Ackerman’s (Sabrina Carpenter) admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school…now she just needs to learn how to dance.

Click here to watch Work It on Netflix.

Project Power – August 14th

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On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction.

But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk-taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.

Click here to watch Project Power on Netflix.

Teenage Bounty Hunters – August 14th

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Rebelling against their buttoned-up Southern community, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling (Maddie Phillips) and Blair (Anjelica Bette Fellini) Wesley team up with veteran bounty hunter Bowser Jenkins (Kadeem Hardison) for an over-the-top adventure as they dive into the world of bail skipping baddies and suburban secrets while trying to navigate high school drama — love, sex, and study hall.

Teenage Bounty Hunters, a new comedy series, was created by Kathleen Jordan who also wrote and co-executive produced the show. Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, Robert Sudduth, and Blake McCormick executive produced the 10 episode series, with the first episode directed and executive produced by Jesse Peretz.

Click here to watch Teenage Bounty Hunters on Netflix.

Hoops – August 21st

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HOOPS (L to R) Jake Johnson as Coach Ben Hopkins and Ron Funches as Ron in episode 1 of HOOPS. Cr. NETFLIX © 2020

Hoops is an animated comedy sitcom that centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Jake Johnson) who thinks turning around his god awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around.

Click here to watch Hoops on Netflix.

The Sleepover – August 21st

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THE SLEEPOVER: (L to R) CREE CICCHINO as MIM, SADIE STANLEY as CLANCY, LUCAS JAYE as LEWIS, MAXWELL SIMKINS as KEVIN. Cr. CLAIRE FOLGER/NETFLIX © 2020

In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program.

When both their mom and dad (Ken Marino) are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s (Joe Manganiello), the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget. THE SLEEPOVER is directed by Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect 3).

Click here to watch The Sleepover on Netflix.

What To Watch On Hulu In August 2020

Love in the Time of Corona – August 22nd

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA – (Freeform) LESLIE ODOM JR., NICOLETTE ROBINSON

An ensemble of characters shelter in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of whom are wondering if a hookup with a roommate can ever be casual, while another is kicking herself for deciding to isolate with an ex.

This four-part romantic comedy series is a funny and hopeful look at the search for love, sex, and connection during this time of social distancing. Freeform’s highly anticipated limited series “Love in the Time of Corona” will premiere as a special two-night limited event, beginning SATURDAY, AUG. 22, at 8 p.m. EST/PST and continuing SUNDAY, AUG. 23, at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

The Binge – August 28th

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Set in a time where all drugs and alcohol are illegal, the only day anyone can participate in the “fun” is on Binge day.


What To Watch On HBO Max In August 2020

Lovecraft Country – August 16th

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Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1); based on the novel by Matt Ruff.

Click here to watch Lovecraft Country on HBO Max.

So, what will you be watching this month?

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Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.

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