Summer movie season is a-swinging and drawing to its tail end already with August fast approaching, here are some movies to look out for. (Release dates are US dates by default)
Fantastic Four – released on the 7th of August
A re-boot of the widely disliked previous Fantastic Four films, this reboot helmed by Josh Trank gives the famous characters a new look and style to them, also giving them a new origin. As we see the story of how a group of friends take on a risky mission to another dimension, inadvertently giving them powers and unintentionally creating a threat to the earth, the film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell.
The Gift – released on the 7th of August
A psychological thriller, written, produced, directed by and also starring Joel Edgerton about married couple – Simon and Robyn, whose lives gets abruptly interrupted by Simons strange high school friend, Gordo, things escalate and Robyn questions how well she really knows her own husband, the film stars Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E – released on the 14th of August
Guy Ritchies latest film is a spy action comedy about West meeting east in the cold war as two highly trained spies, from the CIA and the KBG need to work together to take on a bigger global threat, the film stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Wikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris.
Straight Outta Compton – released on the 14th of August
A biographical drama from F Gary Gray about the history and founding of the widely popular and famous hip hop group the NWA in the 80s, the film stars Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr.
American Ultra – released on the 21st of August
American Ultra is an action comedy film about sleeper agents in America who exist, though completely unaware of their skills and abilities, one of them gets activated and is considered a threat by the US government who feel they need to take him out, though he proves to be quite a handful for them, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman.
Hitman: Agent 47 – released on the 21st of August
The latest Hitman live action film about the titular Hitman, agent 47, based on the games of the same name, agent 47 is an expertly trained assassin who takes on contracts or hits for an organization of high profile targets around the world, the film stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Thomas Kretschmann.
Sinister 2 – released on the 21st of August
Bughul returns in this spooky sequel, following the events of Sinister as a new family moves into a rural house, as Bughul tempts the children into committing heinous acts, a police officer attempts to investigate past murders and put a stop them completely, directed by Ciaron Foy, the film stars Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone.
Z For Zachariah – released on the 28th of August
A sci-fi drama directed by Craig Zobel about a world desolated by a mysterious virus, three individuals try to survive but get intertwined in a potentially dangerous love triangle, starring Chris Prine, Margot Robbie, Chietel Ejiofor.