What To Watch In August: Movies, TV & More


Our top picks for movies, TV shows and live performances to catch in August

By Nicole-Marie Ng


1. Suicide Squad (4 Aug)

2. The Shallows (11 Aug)

3. Nerve (11 Aug)

4. Lights Out (18 Aug)

5. Disney’s The BFG (18 Aug)

TV Shows

1. The Paranormal Zone Season 4 (8 Aug)

Join host, Li Kim, as she investigates the most haunted locations in Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan. Catch the season premiere on Monday, 8 August at 10:50pm on Syfy (StarHub Ch 517).

2. The Girl Who Lept Through Time (15 Aug)

Based off the acclaimed novel and animated movie, The Girl Who Lept Through Time is back as a new science fiction and romance television series that follows a young girl who has the ability to time travel. It premieres 15 Aug at 9pm and airs every Monday at 9pm on GEM (Singtel TV Ch 519).

3. The Chronicles of Evil (18 Aug)

Starring Park Seo-Joon, Son Hyun-Joo, Ma Dong-Seok and Daniel Choi, The Chronicles of Evil is part of Thrill’s Asian Fear Fest. The film will air on 18 Aug (Singtel TV Ch 415 & StarHub Ch 618) at 10.40pm.

4. Scarlet Heart (29 Aug)

The South Korean remake of the popular 2011 Chinese TV series 《步步惊心》(Scarlet Heart) is set to be the first-ever drama to broadcast here in Singapore at the same time as Korea. Catch it on ONE (Singtel TV Ch 513 & 604, StarHub TV Ch 124, 820 & 823) every Monday and Tuesday at 9pm from 29 Aug.

5. Celebrity Car Wars (29 Aug)

Ever wanted to see celebrities like Allan Wu, former Miss Malaysia Universe Andrea Fonseka and international model Joey Meade King face off behind the wheel? Now you can as these celebrities compete in different driving challenges to win the inaugural Celebrity Car Wars title. Celebrity Car Wars premieres on Monday, 29 August, at 10pm on History Asia (StarHub Cable TV Channel 401).

Live Performances

1. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty (4-7 Aug)

Award-winning choreographer of Swan Lake, Matthew Bourne is back with yet another contemporary update of a classic, Sleeping Beauty!

Tickets available here.

2. Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016 (11 Aug – 17 Sep)

The Singapore International Festival of Arts is designed to increase dialogue between artists and audiences, providing events that will be free of charge including films, talks, exhibitions and demonstrations from around the world.

Ticketed events are available on sistic.com. More information available here.


3. Weezer Live in Concert (15 Aug)

Legendary alternative rock band Weezer will be performing hits like Buddy Holly and Say It Ain’t So live in concert for one night only.

Tickets available here.

4. Panic! At The Disco Live In Singapore (16 Aug)

Panic! At The Disco is back with their new album, ‘Death Of A Bachelor’, the band’s first #1 album in the United States. Catch them performing new hits like Victorious and other old classics too.

Tickets available here.

5. Annie (24 Aug – 11 Sep)

Sing along to songs like Tomorrow and It’s the Hard Knock Life when Annie bursts into town!
Tickets available here.