Keepin' It Reel

By Michael Benninger

Guardians of the Galaxy
"All heroes start somewhere."
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel , Bradley Cooper , Zoe Saldana
In Theatres: August 1
A space-faring smuggler leads a band of intergalactic outlaws who reluctantly team up to conquer evil and crack wise in this fast-paced, comic-book-based blockbuster.

Get On Up
"The funk don't quit."
Biography, Drama, Music
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, David Andrew Nash, Nelsan Ellis
In Theatres: August 1
James Brown goes from jailhouse to the White House in this funktastic flick based on the extraordinary and outlandish life of the Godfather of Soul.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner , Noel Fisher
In Theatres: August 8
The skateboarding heroes in a half-shell are back and (much) bigger than ever in this Michael Bay reboot of the classic, family- friendly franchise from the '90s.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

"Life

'

s greatest journey begins with the first step."

Drama
Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Rohan Chand

In Theatres: August 8

Producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey present this set-in-France foodie film based on the similarly titled book about a rivalry between two restaurants.

Into the Storm
"There is no calm before the storm."
Action, Thriller
Starring: Richard Armitage, Jeremy Sumpter, Sarah Wayne Callies, Nathan Kress
In Theatres: August 8
A deadly tornado tears through a high school on graduation day before strengthening into the mother of all storms in this edge-of-your-seat disaster film.

About Alex
"#Sex #Jealousy #Wine #Regret - After all, what are friends for?"

Drama Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Maggie Grace, Max Minghella, Devon

In Theatres: August 8

Fueled by a failed suicide attempt, friends who had drifted apart reunite for a long weekend of wine and wallowing in this made-for-millennials movie.

The Expendables 3
"New team. New attitude. New mission."
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas

In Theatres: August 15

Last century's biggest action stars are at it again as Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson and other erstwhile role models join a cast of other past-their-prime leading men.

The Giver
"You can make things better."
Drama, Sci-Fi Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

In Theatres: August 15

A young man ventures beyond the bounds of his utopian community and discovers the truths at the of heart of his society's beliefs.

Let's Be Cops
"Fake cops. Real trouble."
Action, Comedy
Starring: Nina Dobrev, Angela Kerecz, Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle

In Theatres: August 15

Two dudes who dress up as cops are shocked by the instant respect they receive. The ruse goes too far when the guys get in over their heads in this unconventional buddy-cop comedy.

Editor's Pick of the Month
Frank
"When you think you

'

ve gone far enough, go farther."

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal , Scoot McNairy

In Theatres: August 15

Just your typical dark comedy about a mysterious musician who refuses to remove his giant fake head and who (due to his facial expressions being obscured) uses words to describe his emotions.

Life After Beth
"Some girls just want to watch the world burn."

Comedy, Fantasy, 

Horror
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler

In Theatres: August 15

Shattered by his girlfriend's sudden death, a young man learns that even undead girls can be kinda hot, even if they have a taste for flesh.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Action, Crime, Thriller
Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke , Rosario Dawson, Eva Green

In Theatres: August 22

The latest installment in this gritty and gruesome neo-noir series features a new set of transgressions by a cast of archetypal characters.

As Above, So Below
"The only way out is down."
Horror, Thriller
Starring: Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Perdita Weeks, Josh Kervarec

In Theatres: August 29

While exploring the catacombs beneath Paris, a team of under- ground adventurers stumbles upon the gates of hell in this fear- inducing, found-footage flick.

 

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