It has been a cold and wet week coming into August here in Melbourne. It is still socially acceptable to pass up on after work drinks in favour of your Oodie, a giant bowl of popcorn, a tipple and a new movie.
July 2022 was a mammoth month at the box office, coming off the back of that is a slew of new titles now available on digital ready to rent or buy. Skip the plethora of streaming platforms and endless scrolling, and continue to build your home movie collection.
Recapping July, the Top 10 movies purchased are:
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore
- Downton Abbey: A New Era
- The Northman
- Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
- The Bad Guys
- Sing 2
- The Lost City
- The Drover’s Wife: The Legend Of Molly Johnson
For August 2022, sharing the backstory behind the villain-but-not-really protagonist Gru is Minions: The Rise Of Gru. Set in the rambunctious 70’s, Gru and his minion squad are on the run from the Vicious 6 after an interview with Wild Knuckles goes south. Time to brush up on your Minionese (aka banana language).
The latest iteration in the legendary dinosaur saga, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World: Dominion sees some familiar faces return to help fight off dinosaurs that now live and hunt alongside humankind. Alan (Sam Neill), Ellie (Laura Dern), and Dr Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are on a mission that will determine whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet riddled with fearsome creatures – namely, the infamous T-Rex.
A spin off of the Toy Story film series, and the fifth instalment in the overall franchise, Lightyear tells the story of young astronaut Buzz Lightyear. After being marooned on a hostile planet with his commander, our buddy Buzz tries to find a way back home while the universe’s safety hangs in balance. The 90’s space ranger we love, like we’ve never seen him before.
Buying and renting new movie releases has never been easier. With no subscription required, all new release titles are available via an a la carte style service that skips the ads too. The answer to “what are we watching tonight?” just became far more exciting.
Throughout July we saw Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore, Downton Abbey: A New Era, and The Northman top the charts as the most purchased movies in Australia, proving the continued appetite for the freshest blockbusters straight after their cinema release. The full top 10 titles listed below.
Available across a variety of digital platforms including the Apple TV app, Google TV, Fetch, Foxtel Store, iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Telstra TV Box Office, YouTube and Microsoft Store, these top tier titles are dropping all throughout the month of August.
Here’s the selection of titles available to rent or buy, starting this week:
- Mothering Sunday – August 3
- The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent – August 3
- The Good Neighbour – August 3
- Hostile Territory – August 3
- Unplugging – August 3
- Jurassic World: Dominion – August 10
- The Princess – August 11
- Lightyear – August 17
- Minions: The Rise Of Gru – August 24
- The Reef Stalked – August 24
- Lee Kernaghan: Boy From The Bush – August 31
- The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain – August 31
- Falling For Figaro – August 31
Hop on over to your favourite digital platform.