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.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend (IMAX Only)
Stars: Ethan Hawk, Emma Watson, Aaron Ashmore
Directed By: Alejandro Amenábar
Synopsis: A father is accused of a crime he has no memory of committing.
Our Two Cents: Director Alejandro Amenábar (Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos), Permanent Midnight and Vanilla Sky) has my curiosity peaked.
We Are Your Friends
Stars: Zac Efron, Jon Bernthal, Emily Ratajkowski
Directed By: Max Joseph
Synopsis: An aspiring DJ looks to make it in the electronic music scene.
Our Two Cents: Tripy twenty-something coming of age drama.
War Room (Limited)
Stars: Priscilla Evans Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie
Directed By: Alex Kendrick
Synopsis: Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.
Our Two Cents: Looks like a powerful drama just in time to guide us into the fall season.
Z for Zachariah (Limited)
Stars: Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Directed By: Craig Zobel
Synopsis: In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.
Our Two Cents: Hmm…really pretty people in a sci-fi morality tale?