What's on NOW TV Sky Cinema | August 2020

Check out the best of what's available on NOW TV Sky Cinema this month.

Joker

Todd Philips’s new origin story for the iconic Batman villain is a gritty, incredibly compelling psychological thriller. It reimagines him as troubled comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) who’s sent spiralling into violence and madness after he’s abandoned by a broken society.

Clearly influenced by Martin Scorsese classics like Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, this Gotham City is very reminiscent of the grim, graffiti-covered New York of the 1970s, Phoenix gives a truly phenomenal performance which deservedly earned him Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards.

Ready or Not

Ready or Not is wild, very funny slasher film which follows newlywed Grace (Margot Robbie lookalike Samara Weaving) as she attempts to stay alive during a deadly game of hide and seek with her new husband Alex’s (Mark O’ Brien) insane, Satan worshipping family.

There’s plenty of enjoyably gruesome gore and Weaving makes for a fantastic final girl, likeable, tough and really, really angry. Like last year’s equally bonkers satire The Hunt, Ready or Not also has some surprisingly smart points to make about wealth and class.

Blue Story

Rapman’s brilliant Blue Story has a lot in common with a Greek tragedy. The accomplished director also serves as the film’s chorus, offering poetic rapped interludes which drive the story forward, and there’s a chilling feeling that our teenage leads are doomed from the start.

Set in South London, best friends Timmy (Stephen Odubola) and Marco (Michael Ward) slowly find themselves being drawn into a deadly gang war. It’s dark, gritty and fantastically powerful with electrifying performances from the two leads.

The Assistant

He’s never mentioned by name, but Kitty Green’s smart, subtle drama is clearly inspired by Harvey Weinstein. Seen through the eyes of lowly assistant Jane (Ozark’s Julia Garner) it explores what it’s like to work in such a toxic work environment and how someone like him is able to keep his employees under such tight control

It’s definitely a slow burn type of film but Green is able to use that to her advantage to make it feel chillingly realistic. Rather than completely spelling it out for the audience, she focuses on one small incident, like glances, strange comments and a nasty phone call, after another to create an uneasy sense of tension.

Jumanji: The Next Level

The 2017 remake of the Robin Williams 90s hit was to everyone’s surprise one of that year’s most enjoyable summer blockbusters. Its sequel, again starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black, offers plenty more of the same humour and family-friendly action.

The excellent chemistry between the cast, particularly Johnson and Hart, is a huge part of why the film works as well as it does. Rapper/comedian Awkwafina also shines as the new avatar, a skilled theif/pickpocket named Ming Fleetfoot. 

What is NOW TV?

NOW TV is a streaming service offered by Sky that allows you to watch content on-demand and contract-free. NOW TV offers a number of different ‘Passes' that allow you to watch different content. The Sky Cinema pass gives you access to movies that are shown on all Sky Cinema channels.

How much is the Sky Cinema Pass?

The Sky Cinema Pass is £9.99 per month. Users can cancel this at any time and re-subscribe whenever they want. 

How do I get it?

Simply go to NOW TV, sign up for the Sky Cinema Pass and you'll be granted access to all the movies that Sky Cinema currently offers both live and on-demand. 

What's available on Sky Cinema Pass?

Sky Cinema Pass allows you to watch all the movies available on Sky Cinema, both on-demand and live. You'll be able to tune into all Sky Cinema channels as they are broadcast, including Action, Disney, Comedy, Family, Thriller and Sci-Fi. You can also enjoy temporary channels whilst they are available. No matter what's broadcast on Sky Cinema, you'll be able to watch it on NOW TV.

What can I watch NOW TV on?

NOW TV supports a large number of devices for you to watch content on. Users can register up to 4 devices at once so you have plenty of options when watching. This includes desktop and laptop computers, Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and streaming devices like the Roku stick. 

How often do new films appear?

Users can enjoy a new premiere every single day, meaning there's always something new to watch.

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