WEEK-BY-WEEK MOVIE PICKS FOR AUGUST 2016
Suicide Squad (August 5)
The latest DC Entertainment universe motion picture takes a look at its supervillains. I'm curious about Jared Leto's portrayal of the Joker, but it looks like Will Smith will be in the spotlight as Deadshot.
Pete's Dragon (August 12)
Remember that old Disney cartoon about a boy's friendship with a dragon? Here's the live-action version.
Ben Hur (August 19)
Was there really a need to remake the 1959 classic? Director Timur Bekmambetov gives it a shot, whether you wanted it or not.
Mechanic: Resurrection (August 26)
Jason Statham returns as an assassin trying to save his loved one from kidnappers. His co-stars are Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba, and Michelle Yeoh.
OTHER KEY MOVIES IN AUGUST 2016
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
Is this really a feature-length movie or just a video game? Who knows? The voice talent includes Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, and Sean Bean.
Kubo and the Two Strings
In this animated film featuring the voices of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Rooney Mara, and Matthew McConaughey, a young boy must locate a magical suit of armor.
Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, and Jonah Hill lend their voices to this cartoon about a sausage trying to find the truth of his existence.
THE REST OF THE MOVIES IN AUGUST 2016
Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy star in this film about a plot to assassinate a Nazi general, based on a true story.
Mel Gibson returns to the big screen as an ex-con trying to protect his daughter from drug dealers.
Joshua Marston directs this thriller starring Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, and Danny Glover.
Things go wrong when a group of friends try to rob the house of a wealthy blind man.
Edge of Winter
Two brothers are stranded by a brutal storm with their father, whom they barely know.
Five Nights in Maine
After the tragic death of his wife, a young man, played by David Oyelowo, travels to a rural town to connect with his estranged mother-in-law, played by Dianne Wiest.
Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep stars as an heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera star, despite having a terrible singing voice. Hugh Grant co-stars.
A gay fashion stylist works with a renowned foreign actor.
A man obsessed with the paranormal forms a group to investigate the supernatural.
Hands of Stone
Robert De Niro stars in a movie about boxing legend Roberto Duran and his trainer.
Hell or High Water
A divorced dad and his ex-con brother try to save their family's farm.
A man returns home after learning that his mother is sick and needs surgery. The cast of this comedy/drama includes Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley, and others.
In Order of Disappearance
When the son of a snowplower in Norway is mistakenly murdered, a war erupts between a vegan gangster and a Serbian mob boss.
Two best friends watch their parents fight over a dress shop lease.
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
This documentary examines Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet.
Wasn't this movie supposed to have been released already? A woman deals with the loss of her mother.
Morris from America
A 13-year-old boy from the United States deals with living in Germany.
A businessman, played by Kevin Spacey, becomes trapped in the body of his family's cat. The fantasy comedy is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and also stars Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken.
The People vs. Fritz Bauer
This German film tells the story of a man who brought a Nazi war criminal to justice.
Southside with You
Here's a dramatization of Barack Obama's first date with Michelle.
Two men win a multi-million dollar contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. The cast includes Miles Teller, Bradley Cooper, and Jonah Hill.