It’s a new month and we know you probably are planning to go out soon.
Hollop, we just found five movies you really need to watch in the month of August.
You just can’t miss the opportunity to be up to date, we don’t want you to be oblivious when your friends are talking. We want you to also talk some. Check out our top five movies of the month.
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Aug 9)
The Scary Stories books, written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell, collect unconnected short stories of the horror variety steeped in folklore and urban legend. Guillermo del Toro is such a big fan of the popular page-turning book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark that he actually owns several of the original illustrations, so naturally, his fingerprints are all over August’s cinematic adaptation
2. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Aug 9)
Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer gets the live-action treatment in August with Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Night) in the title role. Paramount no doubt hopes to follow in the footsteps of the recent live-action adaptation of beloved children’s animation like Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. Given the selection of director James Dobin (The Muppets), who helped create Flight of the Conchords and the characters of Ali G and Borat, there could be enough sly humour to keep adults interested as well.
3. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Aug 14)
A huge nestful of comedic talent swoops in for the second instalment of the Angry Birds series, based on the popular video game. The computer-animated kid-friendly farce features the voices of Jason Sudeikis (Booksmart), Danny McBride (This is the End), Bill Hader (HBO’s Barry), Peter Dinklage (Avengers: Infinity War, Game of Thrones), Josh Gad (Frozen), Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), and Tiffany Haddish, among others. The Angry Birds Movie made over $350 million worldwide in 2016.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 marks the feature directorial debut of Thurop Van Orman, who has written for TV shows like Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls.
4. Angel Has Fallen (Aug 23)
First Olympus, then London and now Angel. The third entry in the action franchise sees Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) framed for an assassination attempt on the President, played by Morgan Freeman, whose character was Speaker of the House in 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and Vice President in 2016’s London Has Fallen.
Butler is now a producer as well. Director Ric Roman Waugh has worked with A-list talent like Dwayne Johnson (2013’s Snitch) and Val Kilmer (2008’s Felon). He was a stunt performer in the 1980s and 1990s, working alongside action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, and the late Brandon Lee.
5. My Spy (Aug 23)
Dave Bautista will be all over the multiplex considering the return (spoiler) of Drax the Destroyer in Avengers: Endgame, which is still in theatres, and this month’s R-rated action-comedy flick Stuber, which pairs the athlete turned actor with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick). My Spy is another action-comedy but with a more kid-friendly bent. The PG-13 My Spy sees Bautista’s CIA agent tasked surveilling the family of a troublesome 9-year-old girl, played by newcomer Chloe Coleman. My Spy was directed by Peter Segal, who helmed the comedy classic Tommy Boy (1995) with the late Chris Farley and David Spade, as well as Adam Sandler’s Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), and a remake of The Longest Yard (2005), among other films.