Monthly Media Roundup: August 2021

We hope that everyone is doing well and enjoyed the last month of summer break! We’ve gathered a good amount of media that came out in August, so keep reading to find out what they are, enjoy!

*Disclaimer: Some language and content may not be suitable for all audiences*

Movies and Tv Shows

The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave. Watch The Suicide Squad in theaters or on HBO Max. 

When a bank teller discovers he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story. In a world where there’s no limits, he’s determined to save the day his way before it’s too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him. Watch Free Guy in theaters today.

An influencer who specializes in makeovers bets that she can transform an unpopular classmate into a prom king. Watch Addison Rae make her acting debut in He’s All That on Netflix today.

The Nine-Nine are back for one last ride! Jake, Amy, Rosa, and many more return for the last season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Catch Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Thursdays on NBC at 7 pm, or streaming on Hulu the next day.

Reimagining noteworthy events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and creating a multiverse of infinite possibilities. What if Peggy Carter took the Super Solider Serum, or what if T’Challa was taken by the ravagers instead of Peter Quill? All of these questions and more! Ponder the question What If on Disney Plus today!

Trailers

We got some cool new trailers this month! Here’s just a few of the highlights!

Marvel and Sony’s – Spider-Man No Way Home. December 17, 2021

The long awaited trailer for Spider-Man No Way Home has finally been released! For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Catch our favorite web-swinger in theaters December 17.

Afterlife of the Party – streaming September 2

Social butterfly Cassie experiences the biggest party foul of all… dying during her birthday week. To her surprise, she’s gifted a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth by reconnecting with loved ones, and most importantly, prove that she’s worthy enough to get into the big VIP room in the sky. Afterlife of the Party streams on September 2 only on Netflix.

Marvel’s Eternals. In Theaters November 5

Academy Award Winning Director Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) makes her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with Eternals. The Eternals, an immortal alien race, emerge from hiding after thousands of years to protect Earth from their evil counterparts, the Deviants. Starring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and many more! Watch Eternals in theaters, November 5.

Music

31 songs for 31 days of August.
The hit songs of the summer.

Good News of the Month:

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Father and son take bike ride of a lifetime to Statue of Liberty

Shepherd Colver had a summer vacation he’ll never forget. Shepherd, 9, always dreamed of seeing the Statue of Liberty in person, and instead of driving or flying to New York from their home in Washington state, Shepherd and his dad, James, decided to travel cross country by bike. They first tried making the 3,300 mile trek in 2019, but stopped when Shepherd started getting bad headaches; he was later diagnosed with diabetes. The duo hit the road again this summer, and it was smooth sailing. After 18 weeks of pedaling, Shepherd and James coasted into New York City earlier this month, celebrating their arrival with a sparkling cider toast. The long journey was “definitely worth it,” Shepherd told the CBS Evening News, adding that the Statue of Liberty is “pretty cool.” James found their adventure to be a “wonderful bonding experience. I feel like I invested my time as his dad really well here.”

CBS Evening News

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Texas boy on a ‘race to kindness’ is getting books to kids across the state

Orion Jean says he’s part of the race to kindness — and this is a marathon, not a sprint. Jean, 10, lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Last year, he participated in a student kindness contest, where he pitched a campaign of compassion. He won, and used his $500 prize to buy toys for a children’s hospital in Dallas. After that, he partnered with a relief group to organize food drives, and helped distribute 100,000 meals. An avid reader, Jean has moved on to his next effort: collecting books to give to children who might not have any at home. So far, he has 120,000 books, and would like to have 500,000 to pass out by the end of August. Jean told CBS News he’s learned that doing good and giving back is “not a one-time thing, it’s not a three-time thing. It’s something that can hopefully be continued on for years and years to come.”

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