Best New TV Shows & Movies This Weekend (August 5)

This weekend, Netflix is ​​adding a docuseries about a music festival, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and a TV series based on a comic book.

this weekend, Netflix will add a documentary about a disastrous music festival, a movie based on a beloved franchise, and the live-action adaptation of a popular comic book. With the world still adapting to a new normal during the coronavirus pandemic and cinemas all over the world open again and working as usual, streaming services haven’t lost force and they continue to be a main source of entertainment for many. Netflix continues to shake off recent controversy around a massive loss of subscribers and the content of some of its comedy specials, but its release plans haven’t changed, and it keeps adding new licensed and original content every week.


Last weekend, Netflix welcomed the comedy drama August: Osage Countythe documentary Shania Twain: Not Just A Girland the horror movie The Wretchedalong with the documentary series The Most Hated Man On The Internetthe survival drama limited series Keep Breathingthe romance movie Purple Heartsand the rom-com TV series uncoupled. As it does on the first days of every month, this weekend Netflix will bring a bunch of licensed content, most notably the drama movie 8 Milethe rom-coms Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bridget Jones’ Babythe supernatural horror movie ConstantineStanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shutthe comedies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Miss CongenialitySam Raimi’s Spider Man trilogy, the sports comedy Space Jam (1996), and Sam Mendes’ skyfall.

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As for original content, the streaming giant will add a documentary about Woodstock ’99, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and the live-action adaptation of a popular comic book by Neil Gaiman. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this weekend – August 5.

Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99

Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 Netflix

The latest addition to Netflix‘s catalog of documentaries is Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99. This three-episode docuseries takes a look at the 1999 Woodstock festival, which was supposed to be a millennium-defining celebration of peace, love, and great music, but instead, the festival turned into a trainwreck of fires, riots, and destruction. Through rare insider footage and eyewitness interviews with a long list of festival staffers, performers, and attendees, Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 goes behind the scenes to reveal the egos, greed, and music that fueled three days of utter chaos.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is a continuation of the Nickelodeon animated series of the same name. In this new adventure, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello are put to the test when a mysterious stranger named Casey Jones arrives from the future to warn them of an impending invasion of the most dangerous alien force in the galaxy: the Krang. Will the mutant brothers rise up to become the heroes they are destined to be or will their teenage foibles get the better of them?

The Sandman

Tom Sturridge in The Sandman

The Sandman is a fantasy drama TV series based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book of the same name. set in 1916, The Sandman follows Morpheus/Dream (Tom Sturridge), the king of dreams, ruler of the Dreaming, and one of the seven Endless as he’s captured in an occult ritual. After being held captive for 106 years, Morpheus escapes and sets out to restore order to his kingdom. Also starring in The Sandman Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Boyd Holbrook as Corinthian, Charles Dance as Sir Roderick Burgess, Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Asim Chaudhry as Abel, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, and Donna Preston as Despair.

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