The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022, House of the Dragon, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Orphan: First Kill, Three Thousand Years of Longing, Samaritan, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, I Am Groot, Day Shift , Beast, A League of Their Own.

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022
The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

1 House of the Dragon

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

“House of the Dragon” | Series Premieres on Sunday, Aug. 21 on HBO Max

Plot: Set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” this prequel series tells the story of House Targaryen, when the family was in full power in Westeros.

Our Take: If you’ve spent the last two years retconning the final season of “Game of Thrones,” maybe this prequel series — which beat out four other projects in development in the frenzy to expand the “GoT” universe — will right any wrongs. We’re ready to go back to the time when the Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, King Viserys I Targaryen (Patty Considine), sees his House split in two over succession, leading to a civil war. We love the cast, which includes Olivia Cooke, Sonoya Mizuno, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, and a handful more people who are about to become way more famous. — Arno

House of the Dragon | August 21, 2022 (United States)

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2 She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” | Series Premieres on Thursday, Aug. 18 on Disney Plus

Plot: Jennifer Walters navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered Hulk.

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022, House of the Dragon, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Orphan: First Kill, Three Thousand Years of Longing, Samaritan, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, I Am Groot, Day Shift , Beast, A League of Their Own
The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022, House of the Dragon, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Orphan: First Kill, Three Thousand Years of Longing, Samaritan, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, I Am Groot, Day Shift , Beast, A League of Their Own

Our Take: Emmy Award-winner Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) joins the MCU as Bruce Banner’s cousin, Jennifer Walters — a mean, green, law-practicing machine, who flexes her muscles in and out of the courtroom with help from lots of CGI. The ten-episode comedic series brings back Mark Ruffalo as Banner and Tim Roth as Abomination (who first appeared in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk), but we’re especially looking forward to seeing Jameela Jamil step into the shoes of She-Hulk’s rival, Titania, who we finally got the tiniest glimpse of in the new Comic-Con trailer. — Hannah

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law | August 18, 2022 (United States)

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3 Orphan: First Kill

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

Orphan: First Kill | Premieres on Friday, Aug. 19 in Theaters and on Paramount Plus

Plot: After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

Our Take: Isabelle Fuhrman reprises her role as Esther, a homicidal young lady with a secret, in Orphan: First Kill. This prequel sees the maniacal villain posing as a missing child before systematically taking down anyone who begins to suspect her true identity. Among her adversaries are Hiro Kanagawa as the detective who reunites Ester with her “family” and Julia Stiles as the mother of the missing girl. Director William Brent Bell seems well suited to helm this release, as his previous work on films like The Boy make him something of an expert in the “unassuming baddies” sub genre. — Adrienne

4 Three Thousand Years of Longing

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

Three Thousand Years of Longing | Premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in Theaters

Plot: On a trip to Istanbul, a lonely scholar (Tilda Swinton) discovers a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom in this fantasy film from director George Miller.

Our Take: This new film from legendary director George Miller puts a fun twist on the old adage “Be careful what you wish for.” Tilda Swinton plays Alithea, a scholar who accidentally uncovers a Djinn (Idris Elba) in a bottle after returning from a trip to Istanbul. Rather than jumping at the chance to claim her three wishes, Alithea is more skeptical than awestruck. After all, history is full of stories about the dangers of wish fulfillment … We’re interested to see Miller’s distinct directorial style applied to a sweeping romantic fantasy. If the 6-minute standing ovation at Cannes is any indication, we’re going to be hooked. — Adrienne

Three Thousand Years of Longing | August 31, 2022 (United States) onlystar 5.9

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5 Samaritan

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

Samaritan | Premieres on Friday, Aug. 26 on Prime Video

Plot: Twenty years ago in Granite City, a super-powered vigilante known as Samaritan (Sylvester Stallone) was reported dead after a battle with his rival, Nemesis (Pilou Asbæk). In the present day, with crime on the rise, a teenager who suspects that his reclusive neighbor is the legend hiding in plain sight coaxes Samaritan out of hiding to save his city from ruin.

Our Take: Are you ready for the next Sylvester Stallone renaissance? Because this action movie from Overlord director Julius Avery has been quietly building anticipation since footage from the movie surfaced back in 2021. Stallone is also getting early attention for the mobster series “Tulsa King” from creator Taylor Sheridan, which is due this November on Paramount Plus. — Arno

Samaritan | August 26, 2022 (United States)

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6 Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero | Premieres on Thursday, Aug. 18 in Theaters

Plot: The Red Ribbon Army from Goku’s past has returned with two new androids to challenge him and his friends.

Our Take: If you haven’t been counting down the days till the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, then there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of it. If you’re in the latter bucket, the “Dragon Ball” franchise is one of Japan’s biggest IP exports, and Super Hero marks the 21st feature film in the franchise. While that may seem overwhelming to newbies, the latest film throws back to the early anime days and is accessible to those with little or no experience with the franchise. — James

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero | August 18, 2022 (United States) onlystar 7

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7 I Am Groot

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

“I Am Groot” | Series Premieres on Wednesday, Aug 10 on Disney Plus

Plot: Baby Groot takes center stage in his very own collection of shorts, exploring his glory days growing up—and getting into trouble—among the stars.

Our Take: When Groot sacrificed himself at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, our heartbreak was quelled by the introduction of Baby Groot – an adorable seedling who also returned for Vol. 2. We’ll have to wait to see what unfolds in Vol. 3, but Disney has lots of Guardians goodness in the works, from a “Holiday Special” to this Groot-centric series of animated shorts. We’re looking forward to watching our favorite little tree grow up on streaming with a string of new characters, and we hope that the humor and solid music carries over from the films. — Adrienne

I Am Groot | August 10, 2022 (United States)
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8 Day Shift

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

Day Shift | Premieres on Friday, Aug. 12 on Netflix

Plot: A hardworking dad (Jamie Foxx) out to provide for his daughter uses a boring pool-cleaning job as a front for his real gig: hunting and killing vampires.

Our Take: Sign us up for a decidedly gruesome action-comedy featuring a vampire-hunting Jamie Foxx, accompanied by sidekick Dave Franco. The operation comes complete with a union of “day shift” workers, which has the likes of Snoop Dogg on the payroll, and we’re looking forward to the combination of horror and humor. — Hannah

Day Shift | August 12, 2022 (United States)

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9 Beast

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022

Beast | Premieres on Friday, Aug. 19 in Theaters

Plot: A father (Idris Elba) and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savanna has but one apex predator.

Our Take: Is it Jaws on land? Cujo in Africa? Or is it The Lion King from Hell? There’s a certain type of person who’s always down for a “when animals attack” movie, and I’m one of those people. Beast feels like a perfect opportunity to have popcorn for dinner once more this summer. — James

Beast | August 19, 2022 (United States) onlystar 6.1

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10 A League of Their Own

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies and Series Coming in 12 August 2022
“A League of Their Own” | Series Premieres on Friday, Aug. 12 on Prime Video

Plot: A comedy series set in 1943 that follows Carson Shaw as she travels to Chicago to try out for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Our Take: A League of Their Own evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball. The show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the league and outside of it.

A League of Their Own | August 12, 2022 (United States)

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