I am Groot! Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Baby Groot are back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a journey to the center of the universe that adds Mantis to the team and features guest stars Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone. It leads off the new films coming to cable and streaming video-on-demand in August, along with Ridley Scott’s much darker galactic odyssey Alien: Covenant and Guy Ritchie’s medieval myth-meets-monster monster epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword with Charlie Hunnam as the man who would be King Arthur.
Also coming in August are the comedies Snatched with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn and Baywatch, a spoof of the old TV series, with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, and the senior citizen heist comedy Going in Style with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. On a somewhat smaller scale is the oddball monster movie Colossal with Anne Hathaway, and for the younger crowd comes Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
Arriving from the arthouse and independent circuit are the Gothic romance My Cousin Rachel with Rachel Weisz, the romantic comedy The Lovers with Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, and the historical dramas Cezanne et Moi from France and Afterimage from Poland.
Video-on-Demand, what used to be known pay-per-view, is essentially a streaming rental service and has become one of the most popular home viewing choices for new movies. It is available through most digital cable and satellite systems. Most titles are also available through web-based VOD services like iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Fandango, and Google Play.
Here are the notable arrivals coming to VOD in August
Going in Style
I Am Battle Comic
One Week and a Day
The Ottoman Lieutenant
Brave New Jersey
Fun Mom Dinner
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Cezanne et Moi
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain
Open Water 3: Cage Dive
The Case for Christ
How to be a Latin Lover
Dave Made A Maze
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Disneynature: Born In China
My Cousin Rachel
Dates are subject to change without notice.