What's on NOW TV Sky Cinema | August 2018

By Nathaniel Dalby - Thu 9th Aug 2018 Features

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

Kelly Marie Tran as Rose in The Last Jedi.

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.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (August 17th)

Last year’s biggest and most controversial film, The Last Jedi is the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga and attempts to weave a new mythology within the legendary sci-fi series. The Last Jedi sees Rey face her destiny as a Jedi Knight by seeking out Luke Skywalker and slowly learning what it means to be a Jedi. Carrie Fisher also returns as Leia, with Fin and Po working alongside her to fight back against the First Order.

The Last Jedi is a sumptuous sci-fi spectacle that’s worth watching for the visuals alone. Whilst occasionally narratively clumsy, The Last Jedi is still a treat for sci-fi and Star Wars fans alike, with Mark Hamill turning in a career-best performance as a newly cynical Luke Skywalker. Watch from August 17th.

Justice League (Now)

DC’s latest slice of superhero action features iconic characters together on the big screen for the first time. Justice League sees Batman rally the troops and bring together Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to face supernatural warlord Steppenwolf whilst trying to resurrect Superman in the process.

Justice League was roundly panned but there’s some fun here for superhero and comic fans, with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman once again being a highlight. Ezra Miller’s Flash also adds some energy to a film bogged down by generic CGI. If nothing else, Justice League is worth watching just to see the iconic superhero team brought to life.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (August 10th)

The sequel to the surprise smash-hit sees spy Eggsy team up with the American version of the Kingsman - the Statesmen - to foil a plot by crime queen Julianne Moore. Kingsman: The Golden Circle has both Mark Strong and Colin Firth returning to the proceedings, despite the latter’s death in the first film.

The Golden Circle takes everything people loved about the original Kingsman and ramps it up to 11, featuring more cartoonish violence and crude humour mixed in with an action-packed thrill ride. Fans of the first film will not want to miss this when it hits NOW TV Sky Cinema on August 10th.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (August 24th)

It’s been over 20 years since the original Jumanji dazzled audiences in the ‘90s and the franchise is back to impress all over again. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle swaps Robin Williams for The Rock and the board game for a video game which sucks four unsuspecting teens inside its dangerous jungle world. 

Welcome to the Jungle was surprisingly a massive hit in cinemas and is still a fun-filled adventure at home. Dwayne Johnson is in typically charismatic form as the hilariously named Dr Smoulder Gravestone and Karen Gillan gets to prove her action chops as Ruby Roundhouse. Kevin Hart and Jack Black provide some great comic relief and round off a cast that you won’t be able to take your eyes off. 

The cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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.