What's on NOW TV Sky Cinema | August 2019

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

NOW TV's Sky Cinema Pass allows you to watch every film featured on Sky Cinema completely on-demand and contract-free. Sky Cinema features a new premier every single day, meaning that there's always something to enjoy. NOW TV also allows you to watch Sky Cinema channels live, so you can tune in even if you can't decide what to watch right now. With such a huge library of hit movies available, it can be tough to decide what to check out first. Here's our pick of the best of what's available this month.


This fishy entry in the DC Extended Universe was a surprise monster hit, grossing well over a billion dollars at the box office. Starring Jason Momoa as the titular superhero, Aquaman sees him finally don the gold and green suit and accept his destiny as the one to unite Atlantis and defeat the evil Black Manta.

Aquaman is another decent entry in the DC film universe, matching Wonder Woman as an example of what it can do right with a frankly niche character. With plenty of action and impressive under-water CGI effects, the film is a feast for the eyes even if its plot doesn’t sweep you away. 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

For more superhero frolics this August, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse more than delivers. Featuring a stunning animation style, the film is a true treat for both kids and adults alike, with colours that pop out of the screen and an interesting framerate style, giving it a jerky and stylish look. 

Into the Spider-verse sees Miles Morales thrust into the worlds of different Spider-Men, who have to work together to stop gangster Kingpin whilst Miles is just discovering his powers. Spider-verse offers one of the most unique and dynamic takes on the character in a long while and will prove to be a delight for die-hard Spider-fans. 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The latest in the Harry Potter prequel series finally hits NOW TV. The Crimes of Grindelwald continues the story of Newt Scamander as he’s tasked by Dumbledore to find the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) with the help of some of his old friends.

The Crimes of Grindelwald takes the characters audiences loved from the first film and expands the universe around them, offering a thrilling prequel for Harry Potter fans, which promises to get even bigger with the next entries. Depp is effective as the villain and Jude Law is strangely interesting as a young Dumbledore.

Bad Times at the El Royale

This neon-tinged thriller from Drew Goddard features a packed cast, including Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm a chilling turn from Chris Hemsworth, who plays a Manson-esque cult leader. Bad Times at the El Royale is an old-school neo-noir that feels like it was lifted straight from the ‘90s, and consequently made next to no money at the box office.

Whilst the film is worth watching for Hemsworth’s performance alone, it’s also a quietly effective and gripping potboiler, taking some turns you absolutely won’t see coming. Whilst the film might be a bit too long, it’s still a welcome antidote if you’re not interested in superheroes or big franchises.

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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