We are Summer Movies, come to lure you away from your computer… come dance down the theater aisle, dig your fingers into your popcorn and bask in the glow of the big screen. August is still loaded with an action flick or two (Fantastic Four, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Hitman: Agent 47), a strong bouquet of indies (Mistress America, The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Cop Car) and few random selections I’m particularly excited about Straight Outta Compton, Ricki and The Flash (I’m all about Rick Springfield, OK and Meryl Streep). So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie 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.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Synopsis: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
Our Two Cents: I am excited for the return of Illya Kuryakin.
Straight Outta Compton
Stars: O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
Directed By: F. Gray Gray
Synopsis: The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Our Two Cents: This N.W.A. docu-drama looks compelling and I can’t wait to hear the soundtrack.
Stars: Bella Thorne, Nicholas Hoult, Mathew Morrison
Directed By: Juan Jose Campanella
Synopsis: An animated comedy with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart. Jake is a shy, but talented, foosball player. His passion for the game is rivaled only by his love for free-spirited Laura. With her encouragement, he beats the town bully, Ace, in a foosball game. But everything changes when Ace becomes the world’s best soccer player and returns years later to turn their village into a new sports stadium.
Our Two Cents: If you are feeling a bit of World Cup withdrawal this could work for you.
Mistress America (Limited)
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke
Directed By: Noah Baumbach
Synopsis: A lonely college freshman’s life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.
Our Two Cents: I always enjoy Baumbach and Gerwig’s examinations of life.
People, Places, Things (Limited)
Stars: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams
Directed By: James C. Strouse
Synopsis: Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
Our Two Cents: A warm dramedy.
Return to Sender (Limited)
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte
Directed By: Fouad Mikati
Synopsis: A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is.
Our Two Cents: Gone Girl Part II?