Opening This Weekend: August 8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

It appears that August has arrived with every last minute summer movie release including the kitchen sink! But viewer beware, just because Meryl Streep (The Giver) is in it doesn’t mean it’s a good film. August has a bad reputation for being the dumping ground for movies that just don’t fit anywhere (“summer blockbuster release, award season release? I just don’t know. Hey! Let release it in August!”). This makes me wonder, why is Guardians of the Galaxy being released in August?  The word around town is that this could be the best Marvel picture of them all. Is August becoming the new December?  

So, whether you choose to checkout that indie you’ve heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.


—Myrna E. Duarte
August 8
The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey, stars Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory a nasty French chef who’s Michelin-starred French restaurant is given a challenge when a passionate Indian family (Indian actors Om Puri and Manish Dayal star as father and son) opens their own restaurant right across the street. This does look like a family charmer. The Hundred-Foot Journey is directed by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, The Shipping News, An Unfinished Life, The Hoax, Dean John, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Hypnotist, Safe Haven), from a screenplay written by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Amazing Grace, Eastern Promises, Hummingbird, Closed Circuit, Locke). 
Into the Storm

Into the Storm is directed by Steven Quale and written by John Swetnam (Step Up: All In). In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Nathan Kress, Arlen Escarpeta and more star in the film.

Step Up: All In

Step Up: All In is directed by Trish Sie (who directed the treadmill music video from the band OK Go) and written by John Swetnam. In the next latest entry in the Step Up franchise, all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder (William Fichtner) and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Clash of the Titans) and written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol).

Deepsea Challenge 3D (Limited)

Deepsea Challenge 3D is directed by John Bruno, Ray Quint and Andrew Wight, with the later co-writing the documentary with John Garvin. The film follows the dramatic story of James Cameron’s odyssey as he undertakes an expedition to the deepest part of the ocean. Much like his endeavors on film, this was a breakthrough event as Cameron became the first person to travel solo to this part of the planet with a little help from National Geographic, Rolex and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This is a journey of historic proportion and risk. The film will mesmerize viewers of all ages with the thrill of true discovery and the allure of the unknown, of new life forms, and of vistas never before captured on camera — all right here on good old planet Earth.


   
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