With the end of the summer coming down the stretch, it’s time to make time to watch those movies that you didn’t get to see because you were too busy going on vacation in June and July. This month doesn’t really a lot of ‘big blockbuster’ movies, but it does have a few movies that should be worth the watch this month.
Make sure you make time to see them because you are going to regret not spending some time at the theater once fall hits.
August 2nd – Two Guns
Starring: Denzel Washington (Flight), Mark Wahlberg (Broken City), James Marsden (Bachelorette), Bill Paxton (Haywire)
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.
We get two big action stars coming together to make a high action movie. The trailer shows that it’s going to have more then just gun shooting and explosions, it’s going to have a little comedy but the comedy didn’t attract enough attention to make a good box office. It might be worth the watch once, but I don’t think it would warrant more then that.
August 2nd – Spectacular Now
Starring: Miles Teller (21 and Over), Shailene Woodley (The Descendents), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Greenberg), Brie Larson (21 Jump Street)
A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.”
While the story line has been done before, it does look interesting to watch. It’s the first movie that both Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are the stars of and it will be the true test of their acting abilities, especially since they both have a busy 2014 ahead of them. This movie looks like it’s going to be a tear-jerker so I would bring tissues with you when you go to the movies.
August 7th – Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Starring: Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Alexandra Daddario (Hall Pass), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games), Jake Abel (The Host)
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
The first movie didn’t do as well at the box office as expected, but this movie just might make up for it. Logan Lerman has been getting some attention since his role in Perks of Being a Wallflower and the fact that Leven Rambin is in the movie might get fans from the Hunger Games to pay attention to this movie. But as it is with every adaptation, it’s all about it’s loyalty.
August 9th- Elysium
Starring: Matt Damon (Promised Land), Jodie Foster (The Beaver), Sharlto Copley (The A-Team), William Fitchner (The Lone Ranger)
Set in 2159 where there are only two kind of people: the extremely wealthy and everyone else. Of course, the wealthy is only a select few, so the world is overpopulated. Max (Damon) gets selected to try and keep the people of Elysium (the wealthy) from getting taken over the lower population.
It’s nice to see Matt Damon return to the action sequences that we have been missing since he stopped doing the Bourne Trilogy. He looks total bad-ass in the trialer and I think just his prescence alone is enough to see the movie. The only problem is, is the story line sounds very complicated and it might drag out the movie.
August 9th – Disney’s Planes
Starring: Dane Cook (Detention), Brad Garrett (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (TV’s ‘Veep’)
Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
When Cars came out, it was something different and it showed that Disney is always the one that starts trends. The bad news about that is that now Disney is going to kill the idea to the ground. They should have left Cars alone and it would have been perfect, but only did they make a sequel that bomb, but they tried again by using planes instead of cars. It’ doesn’t look half as entertaining as Cars and I wouldn’t expect it to have a good time at the box office.
August 9th – We’re the Millers
Starring: Jason Sudekis (Horrible Bosses), Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses), Ed Helms (The Hangover 3), Emma Roberts (New Year’s Eve), Will Poulter (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader)
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
In Jason Sudekis’s first post-SNL role, it doesn’t look like it will disappoint. He will team up with Horrible Bosses’s costar Jennifer Aniston and lead this movie in what will surely be one of the best movies of the summer. The trailer is hilarious and I am very excited to see this movie.
August 16th – Paranoia
Starring: Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Harrison Ford (42), Gary Oldman (Lawless), Amber Heard (The Rum Diary)
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss’s old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
In this thriller, we got some big names with Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford so you know that the drama is going to be there. The only question is going to be how the story unfolds. It seems pretty predictable on the surface, but if there is some twists and turns then it might be a ogod movie.
August 16th – Kick Ass 2
Starring: Aaron Johnson (Savages), Chloe Moretz (Movie 43), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Movie 43)
The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
This movie surprised everyone by how well the fans latched on to it. And why not? It’s about ordinary people trying to be super-heroes. Something we’ve all thought about. What makes this movie exceptional is the fact that it’s got a lot of comedy and action, with just a smidge of drama. Perfect kind of movie.
August 16th – Jobs
Starring: Ashton Kutcher (TV’s ‘Three and ½ Men’), Josh Gad (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard (Super 8)
The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
This movie is based on Steve Jobs and how he changed the world with his co-finding Apple. This movie is trying to do what the Social Network did but I don’t think it will be as good. The Social Network had a lot more drama behind the scenes while this one seems pretty boring. I think fans of Steve Jobs will go see it, but I don’t expect much.
August 23rd – The Mortal Instruments
Starring: Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror), Jamie Campbell-Bower, Johnathan Rhys-Meyers (TV’s ‘Tudors’), Jemima West, Kevin Zegers (Frozen)
In what surely will become the new series to watch. There are going to be a lot of movies series to watch now as Hunger Games still as three more movies and there will probably be 4 movies for Divergent. This one is a 6-book series with the final book coming out next Spring. This series will be do or do with the first movie. It all depends on how accurate it is to the book.
August 30th – The Getaway
Starring: Ethan Hawke (The Purge), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers), Jon Voight (TV’s Ray Donovan)
This looks to be a thriller that looks like it has a lot of different twists and turns. It’s intresitng to see Selena Gomez continuing showing what she can do and Ethan Hawke looks solid as ever. This might be a good movie to see for a date night or if you are in the mood for a fast, thrilling, popcorn-eating movie.