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If you haven’t watch these films & series yet, you can check them out on TV this August

by Grace Sundram

There’s nothing like a reality series to whet your appetite, whether it’s the lighter side of celebrity cooking in Selena + Chef or the deliciously naughty shenanigans as three women look for love among 24 men in Fboy Island.

However, real-life is just as riveting, as we get an intimate look at Barack Obama’s political journey in Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, the spread of COVID-19 among the passengers and crew of The Last Cruise, and the legacy of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes, on HBO GO whereas you can catch Liam Neeson and his real-life son Micheál Richardson on Made In Italy as well as Tyler Posey on Alone.

Fboy Island

Three episodes premiere Sunday, August 1. A new episode premieres same time as the U.S. every Thursday from August 5.

Three women move to a tropical island where they’re joined by 24 men – an equal mix of 12 self-proclaimed ‘NiceGuys’ looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed ‘FBoys’. The women will navigate the dating pool together with the hope of finding a lasting love connection, with a hefty cash prize to boot. This social experiment offers a provisional answer to the age-old question: Can FBoys truly reform or do Nice Guys always finish last?

 Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

Premieres over three consecutive days from Wednesday, August 4

Learn more about the life of Barack Obama in this three-part documentary and follow the trail of his political career, from a young Illinois State Senator to the 44th President of the United States, through archival interviews and speeches. With insights from a who’s who of political experts such as Jelani Cobb, David Remnick, Cornel West, Sherrilyn Ifill, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, see how race and politics intertwined to make history as Americans elected the first black president of the United States.

Selena + Chef Seasons 1 & 2

All episodes premiere Thursday, August 12

Even celebrities get bored during quarantine and Selena Gomez is no different. But despite her many talents and spending more time in the kitchen than ever, it remains to be seen if cooking’s one of them. Each episode of this casual cook-along is hilariously relatable and informative, featuring a different master chef as they guide her through different skills and cuisines – all via video chat. Join Selena to experience the fun and embrace both the struggle and the joy of learning to cook.

 Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes

Premieres Sunday, August 1

There is so much more to boxing legend Muhammad Ali than his famous words, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” In this HBO documentary film, viewers get to see more of Ali, in and out of the ring, through his many appearances on the Emmy-winning The Dick Cavett Show between 1968 and 1979. Each interview gives insight into his legacy through candid conversations with the host about racial, religious and political injustice.

The Last Cruise

Premieres Sunday, August 1

 A fantasy cruise of Asia soon descends into a nightmare as the novel coronavirus – soon to be known as COVID-19 – spreads unchecked among the passengers and crew of the Diamond Princess. This revealing documentary shows more than how the virus spread from a single passenger, it also highlights the class divide that developed onboard the luxury cruise liner, illuminated by first-person accounts and personal footage.

 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Seasons 1 to 5

Streaming from Sunday, August 1

When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. Across five exciting seasons, a diverse group of individuals are united by the enigmatic time-traveller Rip Hunter to battle a threat to the entire planet and all of time itself. Where else can you find an entire pantheon of both heroes and villains, ranging from The Flash and Arrow to John Constantine and White Canary, and so many more? DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is an epic series set within an interconnected universe, with time travel, seamless visual effects, and a cast of infectiously entertaining characters. Stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano, and Tala Ashe.

 Superman & Lois Season 1

Streaming from Friday, August 27

Clark Kent aka Superman and Lois Lane have faced down megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters and alien invaders over the years. Now, they come face-to-face with their greatest challenge ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents. In addition to the daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether their sons Jonathan and Jordan could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers. Stars Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsas and Alex Garfin.


Premieres Saturday, August 14 at 10pm 

What happens when a couple of cons have a child? They teach her to follow in their footsteps, of course! In this wildly original comedy, Theresa and Robert spend 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio, to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. However, when they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, their luck runs out and their entire world is turned upside down. Stars Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Gina Rodriguez.


Premieres Saturday, August 21 at 9pm 

A small Wisconsin town gets a taste of political ambition when Gary Zimmer, a Democrat political consultant from the big leagues, lends his expertise to a retired Marine colonel in his bid to become Mayor. Stars Steve Carell, Chris Cooper and Rose Byrne.

All these films will be airing on HBO GO & HBO (Astro Ch 411).

The Rental

Premieres Monday, 2 August at 9pm 

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 unexpected interference keep the tension taut from start to finish.

Made In Italy

Premieres Saturday, 7 August at 9pm 

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.


Premieres Saturday, 14 August at 9pm 

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

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


Premieres Saturday, 21 August at 9pm

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 

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 

Adapted from the 1983 film of the same name, this is one for music 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.


Premieres Thursday, 30 August at 9pm 

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.

Monster Trucks

Premieres Friday, August 27 at 8pm 

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 that feeds on oil, with a taste for speed!

All these films will be airing on FOX Family Movies (Astro CH 414, Unifi TV CH 403).


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