August 01, 2020

Netflix Philippines: What’s New This August 2020

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  • We are down to the second half of 2020 and Netflix Philippines is serving us with an assortment of entertainment as new films and returning series are set to come this month of August. From the classic heartwarming films we love to the action-packed TV series, we are surely bound for an exciting month of lounging on the couch while watching our favorite shows courtesy of Netflix!


    200 Pounds Beauty 

    Based on the Japanese manga “Kanna’s Big Success!”, 200 Pounds Beauty is a 2006 South Korean musical romantic comedy film that focuses on Han-na, an overweight woman with a beautiful voice, who undergoes drastic plastic surgery and emerges a year later as a svelte singer Jenny.

    Release date: August 1
    Running time: 1 hour and 58 minutes
    Cast: Kim Ah-joong, Joo Jin-mo, Kim Yong-geon


    When terrorists attack the tallest building in the world, Will Sawyer—a security consultant, will do anything to save his family from the carnage. A 2018 American action film,  Skyscraper was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

    Release date: August 5
    Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes
    Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han

    Work It 

    A feel-good teen dance comedy about finding your passion, Netflix’s Work It tells a story about a brilliant but clumsy high school senior that vows to get into her late father’s alma mater by transforming herself and a misfit squad into dance champions.

    Release date: August 7
    Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes
    Cast: Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher, Liza Koshy

    Death Note: Light Up The New World

    After Kira’s demise, six Death Notes appear in the world. L’s protege Ryuzaki struggles to track down the killers, who are aided by three Reapers. 

    Death Note: Light Up The New World is a 2016 Japanese film directed by Shinsuke Sato based on the popular manga series of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

    Release date: August 7
    Running time: 2 hours 14 minutes
    Cast: Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu, Masaki Suda

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Looking back at her free-spirited mother’s life and dancing towards her next chapter, Sophie throws open the doors of the new Hotel Bella Donna. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a sequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which is based on the West End and Broadway musical of the same name using the music of ABBA. 

    Release date: August 8
    Running time: 1 hour 53 minutes
    Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth

    Ocean’s 8

    Debbie Ocean gets out of prison bent on stealing a knockout necklace at the Met Gala. She recruits seven other women to pull off the grand heist.

    Ocean’s 8 is both a continuation and a spin-off film from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. The film features an ensemble cast including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina. 

    Release date: August 8
    Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
    Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway

    Project Power 

    Directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, Netflix’s Project Power chronicles an ex-soldier, a teen, and a cop’s quest as they collide in New Orleans to hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.

    Release date: August 14
    Running time: 1 hour and 51 minutes
    Cast: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback

    Addams Family Values

    As the Addams family welcomes Pubert, the new baby boy of the family, they hire a nanny to take care of their newborn after siblings Wednesday and Pugsley’s failed attempt to get rid of the baby. The classic fantasy comedy film is a sequel to the 1991 film The Addams Family.

    Release date: August 16
    Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes
    Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard

    The 2017 action comedy film follows a “boring is best” bodyguard who is tasked to protect a star witness, who happens to be a volatile convicted assassin set to testify against a brutal dictator at the International Criminal Court.

    Release date: August 19
    Running time: 1 hour 53 minutes
    Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

    TV Series

    Lucifer: Season 5 Part 1

    Following Lucifer’s heartbreaking decision to return to hell in the previous season, he makes a tumultuous return to the land of the living in hopes of making things right with Chloe. However, things seem different about the devil which is soon revealed to be an imposter. 

    Release date: August 21
    Episodes: 16
    Cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

    Great Pretender: Season 1

    Directed by Hiro Kaburagi and written by Ryota Kosawa, Great Pretender is al Japanese anime crime comedy television series that revolves around supposedly Japan’s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura as he gets more than he bargained for after he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.

    Release date: August 20
    Episodes: 23
    Cast: Chikai Kobayashi, Junichi Suwabe, Natsumi Fujiwara

    Wizards: Tales of Arcadia

    Merlin’s apprentice joins Arcadia’s heroes on a time-bending adventure in Camelot, where conflict is brewing between the human, troll, and magical worlds. Wizards: Tales of Arcadia is a Netflix original animated limited series created by Guillermo Del Toro.

    Release date: August 7
    Episodes: 10

    The Rain: Season 3

    Following the events in the previous season, The Rain Season 3 is set years after the rain decimated the population of Scandanavia where Simone and Rasmus find themselves at odds about how to save humanity.

    Release date: August 6
    Episodes: 6
    Cast: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnsen, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard

    Which of these films and series are you excited to watch on Netflix this month? Share it with us on the comments below!

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