August Movie Releases
AUGUST 4 SUICIDE SQUAD (3D)
When a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, are provided with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and sent off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer. They will soon realise that they weren’t picked to succeed, but chosen for their culpability when they inevitably fail. Stars: Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, Will Smith Director: David Ayer Publicity
4 ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
Directed by: Mandie Fletcher Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the river Thames at an uber fashionable launch party, Eddy and Patsy become entangled in a media storm surrounding the supermodel’s untimely demise and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
Director & writer: Taryn Brumfitt Cast (themselves): Mia Freedman, Ricki Lake, Amanda de Cadenet, Turia Pitt, Stefania Ferrario Genre: Documentary Country of Origin: Australia At home in Adelaide, Australia, Taryn Brumfitt is a wife and mother of three. But internationally, she is a highly recognised body image activist whose powerful message has reached over 100 million people worldwide via traditional and social media. After receiving more than 7000 emails and messages from people all over the world, Taryn realised that there was a global body-hating epidemic and felt compelled to find answers. EMBRACE is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.
11 BAD MOMS
An over-worked, over committed and exhausted woman with a seemingly perfect life is at the breaking point and about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed mums and all go on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities, going on a wild un-mum like binge of freedom, fun and self-indulgence - putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect mums. Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Legendary Pictures’ SPECTRAL, a 3D action thriller that tracks an elite Special Ops team on a mission to take down an aggressive phantom threat that cannot be explained. SPECTRAL will be directed by Nic Mathieu and star James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3; World War Z), Emily Mortimer (Hugo, Shutter Island), Max Martini (Pacific Rim, Captain Phillips) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, I Robot). Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce the film from writers Ian Fried, George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum) and John Gatins (Real Steel) that is executive produced by Jillian Share and Guy Riedel. Stars: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini, Bruce Greenwood Directed by: Nic Mathieu Produced by: Thomas Tull & Jon Jashni
18 WAR DOGS
Based on a true story War Dogs follows two friends in their early 20s living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300-million-dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Stars: Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper, Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Dan Bilzerian Director: Todd Phillips
18 KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS ANIMATION
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen - a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny. The all-star cast also includes George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron
18 PROJECT XX
In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War. Stars: Sarah Gadon, Logan Lerman, Ben Rosenfield Director: James Schamus
25 DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD
Director: Ricky Gervais Featuring: Ricky Gervais Directed, written by and starring Ricky Gervais, DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent, former star of hit series The Office. Brent is now a rep selling cleaning products up and down the country. The thing is, he has never really given up on his dream of becoming a rock star. In this documentary, we follow him on the road trying to get a record deal – his one last shot at fame. He puts a band together (a group of mercenary session musicians taking his money with absolutely no love for him or his dream) and ropes poor Dom (a rapper who he was meant to be managing) into coming on tour. Let-down after let-down, faux pas after faux pas, Brent never gives up his dream… just his hard earned money and a cashed-in pension to fund the whole folly. With original music by the man himself, DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD is exciting, funny, excruciating and just a little sad.
25 THE FOUNDER
The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food at their San Bernardino hamburger stand and the crowds of patrons it attracted, Kroc immediately saw franchise potential and maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. And thus McDonald’s was born. Stars: Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton, Patrick Wilson Director: John Lee Hancock
25 MECHANIC: RESURRECTION
Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most challenging enemy kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents. Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones Director: Dennis Gansel