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The reel deal: August movie releases

New movies being released in August 2017 include Logan Lucky, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and The Dark Tower.

New movies being released in August 2017 include Logan Lucky, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and The Dark Tower.


There are other worlds than these.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Director: Nikolaj Arcel

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor

In theaters: August 4

After a boy with visions of another realm enters the land only he can see, he meets a gun-toting knight sworn to protect a sinister structure that maintains balance between both worlds.

The Dark Tower. (Courtesy photo)


Nothing is harder to track than the truth.

Mystery | Crime
Director: Taylor Sheridan

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal

In theaters: August 4

When a skilled gametracker finds a teenager’s remains on a remote Native American reservation, he teams up with the lone FBI agent investigating the case to hunt down whoever’s responsible for the girl’s death.

Wind River. (Courtesy photo)


A real life story.

Director: Amanda Lipitz

Starring: Tayla Solomon, Paula Dofat, Cori Grainger

In theaters: August 4

Senior-year students at an all-girl high school in Baltimore use step dance to cope with the inner-city’s unrest while also attempting to become the first members of their families to enroll in college.

STEP. (Fox Searchlight Pictures.)


It’s time we knew.

Crime | Drama
Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor

In theaters: August 4

Set during one of Detroit’s darkest hours, this film chronicles the true story of how a police raid in the summer of 1967 led to deaths of three young men and one of the most significant race riots in American history.

Detroit. (Courtesy photo)


You don’t know the real story.

Mystery | Thriller
Director: David Sandberg

Starring: Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman

In theaters: August 11

The second installment of this frightening franchise — set in the same universe as The Conjuring films — focuses on an orphan girl who moves into the home of a dollmaker, his wife and a possessed puppet the couple created to replace their deceased daughter.

Annabelle–Creation. (Courtesy photo)


Get ready. Get set. Get nuts!

Adventure | Comedy
Director: Callan Brunker

Starring: Will Arnett, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl

In theaters: August 11

An adventurous squirrel and his furry friends do whatever it takes to stop the mayor of Oakton from bulldozing their much-loved home to make way for a substandard amusement park.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. (Courtesy photo)


Find beauty in  the struggle.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Starring: Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson

In theaters: August 11

As the daughter of unorthodox parents reaches adulthood, Jeannette Walls — the author whose best selling memoir the move is based on — reflects back on her unconventional childhood and struggles to come to terms with her folks’ wacky worldview.

The Glass Castle. (Courtesy photo)


He will do anything to save him.

Drama | Comedy
Director: Dave McCary

Starring: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill

In theaters: August 11

After his favorite children’s TV show is unceremoniously canceled, a grown man sets off on a mission to film a movie that delivers a satisfying conclusion to the program’s plot.

Brigsby Bear. (Courtesy photo)


Director: Marc Webb

Starring: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges

In theaters: August 11

A recent college graduate winds up falling for his father’s mistress during his attempt to end his dad’s adulterous affair.

The Only Living Boy in New York. (Courtesy photo)


Obsess much?

Drama | Comedy
Director: Matt Spicer

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Aubrey Plaza, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

In theaters: August 11

A troubled young woman who stalks seemingly perfect people she finds on social media moves to California to pursue her latest victim: an Instagram-famous influencer.

Ingrid Goes West. (Courtesy photo)


Crime | Drama
Directors: Joshua Safdie, Ben Safdie

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Safdie

In theaters: August 11

When the younger of two brothers is arrested after attempting to rob a bank, the older sibling tries to save his little bro by navigating through the city’s seedy underbelly.

Good Time. (Courtesy photo)


See how the other half steals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Riley Keough

In theaters: August 18

Two dim-witted brothers from West Virginia attempt to end their family’s string of bad luck by busting an expert robber out of jail to help steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Logan Lucky. (Michael Tacket /Fingerprint Releasing | Bleecker Street)


Everyone’s out to get them…if they don’t kill each other first.

Action | Adventure
Director: Patrick Hughes

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek

In theaters: August 18

The world’s best bodyguard is tasked with protecting the life of the foul-mouthed hitman he despises during a 24-hour trip from England to the Hague’s International Court of Justice.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard. (Lionsgate Entertainment)



Director: Geremy Jasper

Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay

In theaters: August 18

An unorthodox Jersey girl faces an uphill battle as she attempts to break free of her crappy life by becoming the world’s next hip-hop superstar.

Patti Cake$. (Courtesy photo)


Deception can be murder.

Drama | Indie
Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz

In theaters: August 25

The trophy wife of a 17th-century nobleman falls in love with the young artist hired to paint her, then attempts a daring escape before starting over from scratch.

Tulip Fever. (Courtesy photo)

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