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The reel deal: August movie releases

Matthew McConaughey;Idris Elba
The Dark Tower. (Courtesy photo)
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New movies being released in August 2017 include Logan Lucky, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature and The Dark Tower.

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.

WIND RIVER

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.

STEP

A real life story.

Documentary
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.

DETROIT

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.

ANNABELLE: CREATION

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.

THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE

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 GLASS CASTLE

Find beauty in  the struggle.

Drama
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.

BRIGSBY BEAR

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.

THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK

Drama
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.

INGRID GOES WEST

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.

GOOD TIME

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.

LOGAN LUCKY

See how the other half steals.

Comedy
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.

HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

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.

PATTI CAKE$

Drama

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.

TULIP FEVER

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.


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