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HBO Now Highlights For August (Including ‘Scarface’ And ‘The Night Of’ Finale)

Summer is still in full swing, meaning that you’re hit by a wall of heat every time you attempt to exit your home. Sure, you could push through and go outside, but why do that when you have air conditioning and the possibility of an Al Pacino marathon? With the addition of Scarface, Carlito’s Way, and The Scent of a Woman, HBO Now is your go-to spot for some classic Pacino magic.

HBO Now is also bringing out some Oscar nominees from last year with Brooklyn and The Danish Girl. And when it comes to original content, August brings the thrilling conclusion to the crime series everyone is talking about, The Night Of, the premiere of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the LA Rams, and the cerebral Hitchcock/Truffaut. 

Here’s what you should be watching on HBO Now this August:

Scarface, 1983 (8/1)

The tale of Tony Montana is considered by many to be one of the greatest (if not the greatest) gangster films of all time. Starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer, Scarface is a profane and intense tale of a Cuban drug lord and cemented Brian De Palma’s place as a legendary filmmaker. If you haven’t seen it yet, now is the time to say hello to… you probably know the line, at least. Just watch it.

Brooklyn, 2015 (8/13)

A lovely and quiet film that was a regular on the awards circuit in 2015, Brooklyn is one of those movies that sticks with you long after you watch it. Saoirse Ronan is luminous as the immigrant Eilis Lacey, a woman who is torn between her new life in America and the familiarity of life back home in Ireland. If this one somehow slipped past your radar last fall, do yourself a favor and spend an evening watching the feel-good (in the best way possible) movie of last year.

The Night Of (Limited Series Finale) (8/28)

The Night Of is the spiritual successor to the first season of True Detective, a slow burning and cinematic crime drama. Featuring a strong performance by John Turturro (in a role that was originally intended for the late James Gandolfini), viewers have been glued to their screens through every twist and turn in this murder mystery. Catch up on every episode on HBO Now before the sure-to-be explosive finale on August 28.


Here’s the list of titles coming this August.

New Original Programming:

Meet the Donors (8/1)
Dios, Inc. — Season 1 Finale (8/5)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (8/8)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the LA Rams (8/10)*
El Negocio — Season 3 Premiere (8/12)
The Night Of (Limited Series Finale) (8/28)

*Episodes of Hard Knocks will be added to HBO NOW the morning after their linear debuts

Theatrical Premieres:
Youth, 2015 (8/1)
The Peanuts Movie, 2015 (8/6)
Brooklyn, 2015 (8/13)
Point Break, 2015 (8/20)
In the Heart of the Sea, 2015 (8/27)
Seventh Son, 2014 (8/25)
The Danish Girl, 2015 (8/26)

Estrenos:
Aurora, 2015 (8/1)
Detras de la verdad (aka Behind the Truth), 2014 (8/5)
Felices 140 (aka Happy 140), 2015 (8/12)

Starting August 1:
The Aviator, 2004
Brown Sugar, 2002
The Bucket List, 2007
Capote, 2005
Carlito’s Way, 1993
Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power, 2005
Charlie Wilson’s War, 2007
The Chase, 1994
Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
Hollywoodland, 2006
Hotel for Dogs, 2009
Life or Something Like It, 2002
No Reservations, 2007
One Hour Photo, 2002
Say Anything…, 1989
Scarface, 1983
Scent of a Woman, 1992
Simon Birch, 1998
Summer Catch, 2001
The Theory of Everything, 2014

Last Chance to Catch:
Annabelle, 2014 (Ends 8/15)

Ending August 31:
Alpha Dog, 2006
Barbershop, 2002
Barbershop 2: Back in Business, 2004
Beauty Shop, 2005
Far from the Madding Crowd, 2015
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, 1998
Inspector Gadget, 1999
I Origins, 2014
I Think I Love My Wife, 2007
Love & Basketball, 2000
Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015
Saving Silverman, 2001
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2015
Shrek the Third, 2007
Snatch, 2000
Spaceballs, 1987
Tropic Thunder, 2008
True Story, 2015
Unfriended, 2014
The Uninvited, 2009
A Walk Among the Tombstones, 2015

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