The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in August

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in August

Strangely, August doesn't see that many blockbuster releases, but that means that we're in for some exciting, nail-biting and potentially the best films of the year being released this month.

So here is just a snippet of the top films that we think you shouldn't miss in August:

Atomic Blonde - 11th August

Adapted from the 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, Charlize Theron plays an undercover MI6 agent sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Having already wowed critics and audiences earlier this year at South by Southwest, Theron's performance was praised, as was its brutally realistic action scenes.

With striking similarities drawn to John Wick, we could be in for another breakout hit to rival the success of Keanu Reeves' dog-loving hitman. [watch the trailer]

 

The Dark Tower - 18th August

The adaptation/follow-on of Stephen King's dark fantasy western novel has taken over a decade to get to cinemas, with Danish director Nikolaj Arcel having taken over from J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard, casting Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey as the film's main leads.

Elba plays 'The Gunslinger', Roland Deschain, who roams an Old West style protecting The Dark Tower from The Man in Black, Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey) from toppling the tower, which holds the entire universe together.

Dubbed a "science fantasy western action horror", this visually-stimulating feast could be the biggest and most imaginative movies of the year. [watch the trailer]

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The Hitman's Bodyguard - 18th August

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds team up, playing rivals who are forced to work together in the tried-and-tested comedy staple.

Jackson plays one of the world's most notorious hitmen, who has to testify at the International Court of Justice, and Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard hired to guard him, despite the pair being mortal enemies.

Ryan Reynolds can seemingly do nothing wrong after his incredible Deadpool performance, and with Samuel L. Jackson throwing in a few of his favourite curse words, expect this to be filled with crude and violently funny moments. [watch the trailer]

Detroit - 25th August 

The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow returns to the director's chair for her first feature length movie since 2012 with the true story of a multi-day, racially charged riot - one of America's biggest social uprisings.

With a star-studded cast including John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski and Will Poulter, the story focuses on the Algiers Motel, which sees the death of three black men and the beatings of nine other people during the riots.

With the directing skill of Bigelow and the impressive cast, this is lining up to be an awards favourite with the performances, script and direction having already received glowing feedback from critics. [watch the trailer]

Logan Lucky - 25th August

Channing Tatum and Star Wars' Adam Driver lead a stunning cast in the comedy directed by Ocean's 11 director Steven Soderberg about a heist at a motor speedway event in North Carolina.

Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes and Sebastian Stan are just a few names that make up the cast of colourful characters as three Logan siblings attempt to reverse their family curse with the elaborate robbery.

Having mostly gone under the radar so far, Logan Lucky has been on the end of glowing feedback, and it could well be the best film of the summer.  [watch the trailer]

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Also out in August

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - 4th August

Luc Besson (The Fifth Element and Lucy) brings us the grand and effects-filled epic space story adapted from the hugely-successful French comic. [watch the trailer]

American Made - 25th August

Tom Cruise plays a pilot recruited by the CIA to counter the threat by Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel - expect stunts and high-flying action aplenty. [watch the trailer]

Rough Night - 25th August

Scarlett Johansson and her bachelorette party accidentally kill a male stripper - cue slapstick fun. [watch the trailer]

A Ghost Story - 18th August

Romantic fantasy drama starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, as a recently-deceased white-sheeted ghost tries to reconnect with his grieving widow. [watch the trailer]

Annabelle: Creation - 11th August

That possessed doll returns with the origins story of how Annabelle killed her creator and several orphan girls. [watch the trailer]

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