The reel deal: August movie releases


Movies hitting theaters around San Diego this month are Fast and Furious, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Good Boys and Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Action | Adventure
In theaters 8.2

Directed by David Leitch
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba

A brawny American agent and a rugged British operative become smack-talking frenemies while they work together to foil a genetically enhanced anarchist who threatens to unleash a powerful plague upon humanity.

The Kitchen

Action | Crime
In theaters 8.9

Directed by Andrea Berloff
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss

After a group of gangsters winds up in prison, the men’s wives take over their husbands’ operation and encounter an onslaught of opposition in this gritty crime drama that takes place in New York City during the 1970s.

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Drama | Adventure
In theaters 8.9

Directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and John Hawkes

A small-time crook meets a young man with Down syndrome who ran away from home to pursue a career as a professional wrestler, leading the outlaw to become the fun-loving grappler’s friend, coach and traveling companion.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

In theaters 8.9

Directed by André Øvredal
Starring Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza and Gabriel Rush

Set in 1968, a group of teens living in a small town discovers a book of terrifying tales written by a troubled young girl, and they soon begin to notice eerie similarities between the words on the page and the events unfolding in their own lives.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Meet the dog who will show the world how to be human.

Comedy | Drama
In theaters 8.9

Directed by Simon Curtis
Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner

A thoughtful doggo reflects on his life and the lessons he’s learned after being adopted by a successful race car driver who goes on to start a family with the canine by his side.

After the Wedding

Every family has a secret.

In theaters 8.9

Directed by Bart Freundlich
Starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup

When the manager of an Indian orphanage travels to New York to secure funding for her facility, a generous philanthropist invites her to a wedding where the woman encounters a familiar face from her mysterious past.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Disappearances can be deceiving.

Comedy | Mystery
In theaters 8.16

Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig and Billy Crudup

After putting her family first for years, a loving mom mysteriously absconds on an adventure to reignite her lust for life, leaving her husband and daughter to wonder where the hell she went.

Blinded By The Light

For anyone who has ever wanted to dream. You are not alone.

Comedy | Biography
In theaters 8.14

Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Starring Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell and Nell Williams

In 1987 Britain, a Pakistani teenager discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen and becomes so inspired by “The Boss” that he travels to suburban New Jersey to visit his hero’s hometown.

Good Boys

How f’d can one day get?

Adventure | Comedy
In theaters 8.16

Directed by Gene Stupnitsky
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams

Fueled by anxiety about attending their first kissing party, a trio of sweary sixth-graders embarks on an insane mission to recover a drone they lost while spying on the girls next door.

The Informer

Choose your enemies wisely.

Drama | Crime
In theaters 8.16

Directed by Andrea Di Stefano
Starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike and Common

An ex-con recruited by the FBI working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum-security prison.

Angel Has Fallen

Loyalty is under fire.

Thriller | Action
In theaters 8.23

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh
Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Piper Perabo

The third film in the Has Fallen film franchise features a Secret Service agent who’s framed for an assassination attempt on the President, which forces him to outwit his former colleagues in order to clear his own name.

Brittany Runs a Marathon

You can’t rush progress.

Drama | Comedy
In theaters 8.23

Directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo
Starring Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins and Utkarsh Ambudkar

When a party girl’s doctor tasks her with losing 55 pounds, the young woman gives up her unhealthy ways and starts training to run in the New York City Marathon.

Ready or Not

In-laws can be murder.

Horror | Thriller
In theaters 8.23

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
Starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody and Mark O’Brien

A young bride’s wedding night takes an unexpected turn when her eccentric, uber-wealthy in-laws welcome her into the family by insisting she joins them in a deadly, six-hour game of hide-and-seek.