My Sky + … Movies in August

"Although a little sluggishly paced, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe makes a decent attempt to show why Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, was never comfortable in her own skin," said the New York Post of the miniseries that screens next month on Sky Movies Premiere.

“Although a little sluggishly paced, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe makes a decent attempt to show why Monroe was never comfortable in her own skin,” said the New York Post of the miniseries that screens next month on Sky Movies Premiere.

Sky Movies Extras’ coming attractions in August include the two-part miniseries, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, which The Guardian dubbed more bombshell than bomb.

“It’s an awful idea to make another movie about the life of the most celebrated starlet of all time, but somehow Lifetime manages to pull it off.

“There aren’t that many secrets left in Monroe’s life, especially for those who have seen any of the dozens of other biopics about her but this one at least is fairly interesting …

“The period recreation here, if not faithful, is at least glossy and lush enough to do justice to Monroe’s image. The dialogue is a bit stilted, but the action moves briskly.”

But The Hollywood Reporter said “the greatest of (non-natural) blondes deserves much better than this” while Variety argued: “What sets this latest rehash of the star’s existence apart, marginally, is a knockout performance by Kelli Garner and, to a lesser degree, Susan Sarandon’s turn as her mentally disturbed mother, the relationship through which everything else about the girl born Norma Jean is filtered.

“Mostly, it’s a dutiful but nothing-new account of the ultimate anti-feminist icon — a sex symbol heavily defined by romances with famous men.”

Otherwise, the pick of the channel premieres in HD include A Walk Among the Tombstones, Boyhood, The Truman Show, The Candidate, Don’t Look NowThree Days of the Condor and The Shawshank Redemption.

Premiering in order of their appearance are:


  • The Equalizer
  • Adventures of a Pizza Guy
  • Dracula Untold
  • The Judge
  • Annabelle
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • The Giver
  • Ouija


  • Ride
  • A Dark Reflection
  • Mutual Friends
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe 
  • Red Wing
  • Reclaim
  • Before I Go to Sleep
  • Alex of Venice
  • Love Punch
  • The Immigrant
  • Boyhood


  • The Truman Show
  • Sherlock Holmes


  • The Rookie
  • Cold Sweat
  • Bad Boys
  • The Candidate
  • Murder in the First
  • Don’t Look Now
  • The Bodyguard
  • Three Days of the Condor
  • The Deadly Trackers
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Three Musketeers 


  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Face/Off
  • Lords Of London
  • Fire Down Below
  • Extreme Measures
  • Shaolin Martial Arts
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
  • Collateral Damage
  • Top Dog
  • Most Wanted
  • On Deadly Ground
  • Super Inframan
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter
  • The Accidental Spy
  • Dangerous Mind of a Hooligan
  • Dark Angel
  • Ballistic: Ecks v Sever
  • Assassins
  • The Spiritual Boxer
  • Jonah Hex
  • Eraser
  • Assassin
  • Live Wire
  • 7-Man Army
  • Beowulf
  • Romeo Must Die
  • Hooligan Wars.
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One Response to “My Sky + … Movies in August”

  1. YAY, I was hoping we would get see The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe in New Zealand :)

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