What’s New to NOW TV – The Best Shows and Films for July/August

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With the wonderful, beautiful and generally massive array of shows and movies coming our way nowadays, it’s nigh-on impossible to keep up with what you should be watching. NOW TV is one of the better contributors to that brilliant problem, offering up some of the best TV shows and movies around remarkably quickly – leaving you scrambling more than ever to keep up.

That’s why we wanted to put together a round-up, letting you keep track of the latest and greatest release from NOW TV as soon as they come out. Let vouchercloud guide you through the very best of what’s to come over the next few months, so you can get back to sitting back and enjoying the very best entertainment around.

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Films Coming to Now TV for July/August

With an ever-expanding collection, sometimes it’s hard to keep track. Here’s our highlights of the best films on Now TV, all fresh and new on the Sky Cinema Pass for your perusal.


Moana – July

Why did it take so long for people to realise that an animated film needed Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as a voice actor? Come on Hollywood, this is basically your job. Sort it out.

Moana claims the title of the most underrated animated film of all time. It somehow snuck under most peoples’ radar, with Disney putting together an incredibly (and typically) catchy soundtrack alongside stunning visuals and an intricate and unique storyline. Moana – the daughter of a Polynesian tribe’s chief – is chosen by the ocean itself to bring a relic back to the Demigod Mauiafter her island is struck by a terrible blight/curse.

The South Pacific is a unique destination for a Disney film, but they utterly nailed it culturally. It’s also utterly heart-warming, as if you didn’t expect that.


Doctor Strange – July

Everyone’s quirky British darling Benedict Cumberbatch leads the way in this fantasy tale of a brilliant neurosurgeon who learns the mystical arts after a terrible car crash.

Part of the ever-cinematically-growing Marvel Universe, it received overwhelmingly positive reviews, but has again been a movie to sneak somewhat under the radar.

You can fix that by grabbing some popcorn and escaping for a couple of hours…


Rogue One – August

The ‘oh just another Star Wars movie, oh wait it’s actually really good OH MY GOD’ movie of last year has finally hit our home cinema systems in earnest.

The semi-prequel charts the Rebel Alliance’s miraculously risky attempt to steal the plans for the ‘Death Star’, an all-powerful weapon that could – and you know, does – endanger all the good in the universe.

Unleashing Felicity Jones upon the Hollywood stage – apart from, y’know, the Theory of Everything – and fulfilling the hunger for anything new from rabid Star Wars fans, this one is definitely one to watch if you haven’t caught up on the epic saga – and is one of the best options around when it comes to the new films on NOW TV.


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Shows Coming to NOW TV for July/August

Here’s our pick of the best shows on Now TV, coming soon to your screens via your Entertainment Pass.


Game of Thrones (Season 7) – July

Alright everyone, calm down. Alright, calm down. CALM DOWN, PEOPLE.

But no, seriously? This is going to be amazing, and likely one of the television events of the year (decade, perhaps?)

We’ve followed the fates of many of our most loved (and much hated) characters as they quibble over the rights to the Iron Throne, with death and despair following all.

Intricate and often bewildering storylines, curveballs-a-plenty and, of course, truly visually stunning scenes and scenery combine to make for a show that is quite like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

If you haven’t indulged, now might be the time to catch up on the full series – and enjoy one of the best shows on NOW TV (and, likely, just about anywhere else).


Ballers (Season 3) – July

If there’s a theme for July then it’s the big guy, the one-man-cod-endangering-epidemic that is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Man has sure found a way to diversify.

He leads the way in HBO comedy-drama Ballers, focused on a group of professional (American) football players and their handlers. Mr Rock stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player who, while struggling with the bleak realities of retirement, becomes a financial advisor to help his younger friends still playing in the big leagues.

The whole show is a mixture of injury ailments, mild backstabbing and drunken antics that makes for quite a lighthearted and very watchable mix – though the drama is real when you start to get hooked.

And yes, you don’t have to like American Football.


Westworld Boxset – August

The semi-cult phenomenon that is Westworld returns to NOW TV in August, ahead of its October season 2 premiere.

There’s a reason this show made such a massive rumble among avid TV fans – the incredibly unique premise and twist-and-turn nature of the show drew quite the tension and intensity.

The short version? A technologically advanced immersive theme park plays host to a live-action Wild West recreation, allowing tourists to shoot, sleep with and adventure alongside realistic humanoid robots. You can probably guess some of what happens next – but you definitely can’t guess all of it.

It’s staggeringly wonderful cast makes a big impact too, including old school powerhouses like Anthony Hopkins and the relative-revelation that was Evan Rachel Wood (yes she got a Golden Globe nominated for Mildred Pierce, but blehhhh).

Catch up, if you haven’t.


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The Highlight: Game of Thrones (Season 7)

As I mentioned, TV event of the decade, perhaps.

There’s no way to run through the events of the previous six seasons of Game of Thrones. We’d both be here for hours, my hands would start hurting, your eyes would start bleeding – it’d be a mess.

Let’s briefly recap season 6. Hodor held the door, Ramsay Bolton got a taste of his own medicine (which I guess means his dogs did too), just about everyone that mattered died in a giant firey explosion and, as a result so did Tommen Baratheon as he elegantly swan-dived from the highest of heights.

Margaery Tyrell shone brightly as a character – until she shone brightly as, you know, fire – and Natalie Dormer was well regarded as one of the more beloved actresses on the show. We still have the Stark sisters to enjoy for the rest of the series, with both Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams) practically parading around like they own the place, at this point.

We have a whole lot to look forward to, that’s for sure. How many battle scenes are we predicting? How many different people will be fed to one of Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons? Just how did the white walkers become the least of everyone’s problems, despite the fact they by very right should murder every single other character and render every other battle irrelevant?

I guess we’ll just have to watch and find out, won’t we?

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