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.
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Ken Marino, Zach Galifianakis
Directed By: Jared Hess
Synopsis: A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.
Our Two Cents: Director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre) can get me to watch On Demand.
Directed By: Max Landis
Synopsis: A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle.
Our Two Cents: I’m all in to spy comedies!
Directed By: Aleksander Bach
Synopsis: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Our Two Cents: Elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception, I could get into that.
Directed By: Ciaran Foy
Synopsis: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death.
Our Two Cents: Hopefully will follow in the steps of its 2012 predecessor.
Directed By: Paul Weitz
Synopsis: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her future.
Our Two Cents: So many people are looking for ward to Lily Tomlin’s return to the big screen, I hope they are not disappointed.
She’s Funny That Way (Limited)
Directed By: Peter Bogdanovich
Synopsis: A screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production.
Our Two Cents: Looks like a throwback screwball rom-com.