These are my picks (complete with the reason for my choice) for the movies coming to
theaters in August, but feel free to check out all of August's releases by visiting the
week of August 3
Synopsis: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his
childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Director: Marc Forster
Why? Me and Winnie The Pooh go way back
Synopsis: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled
in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend
who dumped her was actually a spy.
Director: Susanna Fogel
Why? Mila Kunis + Kate McKinnon should be fun.
week of August 10
Synopsis: Slender Man tells the story of a tall, thin, horrifying figure with
unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible
for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens.
Director: Sylvain White
Why? Oooooh… new horror movie and isn't a sequel or prequel.
Synopsis: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado,
successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of
the local chapter.
Director: Spike Lee
Why? Because fuck the klan.
week of August 17
Synopsis: An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical
command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive
information out of the country.
Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey, John Malkovich
Why? I'm not overly impressed with this week's options, but check out the
cast on this one!
week of August 24
Synopsis: When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begins to get
murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet
takes on the case.
Director: Brian Henson
Why? This could be the funniest movie you see all year.
Synopsis: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks
into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La
Why? So much of our lives are documented online, so it makes sense for
it to be the setting of a missing child story.
Synopsis: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members
who died in a traffic accident.
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Why? You had me at Keanu Reeves.
week of August 31
Synopsis: Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly
soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced
to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
Directors: Jonathan Baker | Josh Baker
Stars: James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid
Why? I kinda dig the look and feel of this movie. It reminds me of Attack
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