The last month of summer is approaching, yes I know, it went by very fast but hopefully that does not deter you from going to the movies. I know it doesn’t for me. 🙂 Looking at the month as the whole, I find it interesting that some suspense thriller/horror movies are premiering this month as oppose to around Halloween. The movies that fall into this genre include “The Perfect Getaway”, “Halloween II”, and “The Final Destination”. Also a few tween movies seemed to have been thrown in the mix for this month including “Bandslam” with Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical)”, and “Post Grad” with Alexis Bledel (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”).
In my opinion the potential movie blockbusters for the month of August are “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “District 9” which is produced by Academy Award winning Director Peter Jackson. Seems like the trend for the next year or two will be the return of the 80’s. There are a lot of 80’s movies that are getting remade (i.e. “Footloose” (2010), “Tron Legacy”) as well as 80’s cartoon characters and toys (i.e. “Voltron” (2011), “The Smurfs” (2010)) that are making it to the big screen. Who doesn’t love the 80’s? Although there comes a point where it is over kill. Where has all of the original material gone?
My spotlight picks for the month go to “Julie & Julia” and “The Paper Heart”. “Julie & Julia” stars Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Academy Award nominee Amy Adams plays Julie, a woman who decides to cook a recipe a day from Julia Child’s cookbooks for a whole year and write a blog about it. The movie is based on two true stories. “The Paper Heart” stars Michael Cera (“Juno”) and Charlyne Yi (“Knocked Up”) and the premise is Yi making a documentary (within a film) about what exactly “love” is. A possible sleeper hit may be “The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard” which stars Jeremy Piven.
Those are my August movie highlights. Click to continue reading about the other movies coming out next month, and don’t forget to check back for my Fall Movie Season Highlights.
**Note: Dates are Subject to Change**
- A Perfect Getaway
- Beeswax (NY; LA release: Aug. 21)
- Bliss (NY)
- Cold Souls (NY, LA)
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- I Sell the Dead (limited)
- Julie & Julia
- Paper Heart (NY, LA; expands: Aug. 14)
- District 9
- Earth Days (NY; LA release: Aug. 21)
- The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.
- Grace (NY, LA)
- It Might Get Loud (NY, LA)
- Pool Boys (limited)
- Spread (limited)
- The Time Traveler’s Wife
- Taxidermia (limited)
- The Baader Meinhof Complex
- Five Minutes of Heaven (limited)
- Inglourious Basterds
- The Marc Pease Experience (limited)
- My One and Only (NY, LA; expands: 9/4)
- Post Grad
- World’s Greatest Dad (limited)