We’ve only spent a single week of August, and if you haven’t already picked up in this month’s movie releases, there’s a couple you might have missed on and plenty more to watch. Here’s a list of the films of August releases.
We know you’re sick and tired of seeing everything about this squad. But can you really blame all the film enthusiasts? Released a few days ago, this was the most anticipated summer movie of 2016. The film stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Cara Delevigne and more.
Hands of Stone
The last major film to be released in August is Hands of Stone. It’s a bit too soon, but there could be plenty of Oscar buzz around this film. Here the audience will follow the story of legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran from his debut at 16 years old to his 1980 victory over Sugar Ray Leonard and his eventual retirement at 50. Edgar Ramirez, Ana de Armas and Robert De Niro star in this action-packed biopic.
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo, voiced by Game of Thrones actor Art Parkinson (Bran Stark), is a humble storyteller who accidentally summons a spirit from his past. As he runs from the revenge-seeking spirit, Kubo crosses paths with dozens of characters voiced by Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara and more. This animated feature will surely be a hit for all ages.
Before you make your judgements, this reboot of the 1959 original stars Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur. A promising actor? Sure. However, this won’t guarantee a blockbuster hit. Although a new take of an original is intriguing prospect. Look at it this way, if you don’t like this version, the original will always be there for you to watch. Ben-Hur is about a prince wrongly accused of treason by his brother, a high-ranking officer of the Roman army. When he returns home after years at sea, the scorend prince seeks his revenge guided by a sheik played by Morgan Freeman.
Southside With You
Here’s an interesting outing. Southside With You recounts the story of how President Barack Obama wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama. Taking place in South Side of Chicago, in the summer of 1989, the film is produced by musician John Legend.
Here’s a meaty film that both Jonah Hill and Miles Teller have sunk their teeth into, even though it’s a laugh out loud comedy. Set in Miami Beach during the Iraq War, the two leads somehow land a $300 million contract with the US government to arm the Afghan Army, which tosses them into business with some very unlikely partners. The film is directed by Todd Phillips, who also directed The Hangover.