Even in the normal August doldrums, there’d at least be one or two major theatrical releases hitting your local cinema to get excited over but that’s not the case in 2022. Many of the major blockbuster-style films we’d typically see are hitting streaming television instead. To wit: this week alone features a high-profile series adaptation of A League of Their Own, the beloved Penny Marshall baseball film over on Prime Video. Disney+’s latest animation short collection takes a decidedly Marvel spin with the debut of I Am Groot.
All that alone would probably be enough to get you through the weekend, but there’s still more: Jamie Foxx’s Netflix original movie Day Shift sees the actor as a work-class man taking down vampires for cash in an action comedy that looks to be a good time. AllBlk is launching Send Help, a dark comedy from some of the minds behind Insecure about a first-generation Haitian man struggling to make it in Hollywood after a family tragedy.