Cinephiles will be kept busy this August with the bevy of movies scheduled for release this month!
Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star as a hopeless mother and daughter who embark on a wild trip to Ecuador after the former was dumped. And seeing as they end up getting kidnapped and stranded in the middle of goodness knows where, it’s safe to say this vacation is one where everything that could go wrong, did.
Catch a glimpse of ’70s Singapore through local pop singer and composer Dick Lee’s biopic, Wonder Boy. Starring Benjamin Kheng (The Sam Willows) as a young Dick and Julie Tan as his mysterious love interest, Wonder Boy is a coming-of-age film that’ll show not only Dick’s budding singer-songwriter career but also monumental events that happened during his teenaged years.
Based on the best-selling anime of the same name, Gintama is a live-action period comedy which follows a young samurai (Shun Oguri), after feudal Japan is taken over by aliens.
Earth’s about to be taken over… by cats! A film perfect for cat lovers, Meow is a feline-centric flick about aliens (hailing from Planet Meow, we kid you not) who are residing on Earth disguised as super adorable and intelligent cats. Then, Xi Xili – an oversized cat-like alien – arrives, determined to take over the human race to ensure the survival of his world. Obviously, his plans go horribly awry after an unsuspecting family adopts him as a pet.
The Dark Tower
With his hometown falling apart, Roland Deschain embarks on a dangerous quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ in the End-World, hoping that by reaching the point between time and space will he be able to save all existence from extinction. But before he can make his way to the tower, he has to come face-to-face with vicious monsters as well as a menacing sorcerer named Walter Padick, who will stop at nothing to make sure that the tower gets destroyed.
The Emoji Movie
Delve into the secret life of emojis as you enter the city of Textopolis, home to all your favourite emojis. Here, each emoji only has a single facial expression, except for Gene, who’s bursting with multiple expressions due to a missing filter. In a desperate bid to become “normal” like the others, Gene sets off in hopes of finding the Code that can fix him. But when a greater danger presents itself, will Gene and his friends be able to save their world before it’s deleted forever?
Horror film fans will absolutely love Annabelle: Creation, the prequel to 2014’s Annabelle. 12 years after losing his young daughter in a tragic accident, a doll maker and his wife open up their home to a nun and several children after their orphanage was shuttered. Unbeknownst to them, their new house guests soon become the target of the doll maker’s evil creation, Annabelle.
A famous surgeon witnesses his daughter’s death in a tragic accident and is mysteriously forced to repeat that day endlessly, where he tries desperately to thwart fate and save his daughter’s life. A thickly layered film nestled within A simple plot nestled within a thickly layered chain of events, A Day is a thought-provoking film that’ll keep you at the edge of your seat.
A Family Man
A successful headhunter whose thriving career requires constant attention is given a rude awakening when his eldest son is diagnosed with cancer. Forced to reevaluate his priorities between his dreams of owning a company and being with his family, Dane Jensen’s (Gerard Butler) realisation and scramble to make up for lost time is an often-neglected reminder of what’s truly valuable in life: family.
What happens when four lifelong friends take an overdue trip to a totally lit music festival in New Orleans? Chaos, partying and all round hilarity of course! Starring Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, this feel-good comedy will have you roaring in laughter all while reveling through the ladies’ madcap adventures.
The Sleep Curse
In an ironic twist of events, a neuroscientist researching ways to limit human’s need for sleep is approached for help by an old flame whose family is cursed with insomnia – her grandfather and father were driven to madness after long bouts of sleep depravation. Through a series of gory experiments and paranormal-tinged events, the true origins of the curse is revealed, to horrific results.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
A follow up to Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, former vice-president Al Gore’s comeback to the big screen shows his fight against climate change as he travels around the world to educate future generations and influence international climate policies. Touted as a “gorgeous cinematic excursion that started as a profound slide show lecture”, An Inconvenient Sequel will showcase this environmental powerhouse’s on-camera and behind the scene moments as he endlessly pursues the hope that mankind can overcome the perils of climate change.
The Battleship Island
Set in 1944, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, 400 Korean civilians were lured by the promise of high wages to work on the ‘Battleship Island’, but were instead conscripted into horrific slave labour. As the war nears its end, their captors decide to blow up the island (and everyone on it) to cover up their abusive treatment on the Korean laborers, who as a result plan a mass prison break to escape their doomed fate.
47 Meters Down
After a messy breakup, Lisa invites her free-spirited sister Kate along for her Mexican vacation to help her break out of the “boring” mould her ex-boyfriend labelled her with. While hesitant at first, the sisters soon find themselves inside a shark cage surrounded by beautiful ocean life. But when the cage’s winch snaps, the girls are plummeted down to the seabed. And with a rapidly decreasing oxygen supply, they must figure out a way to outsmart the toothy predators before it’s too late.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Opposites clash with hilarious results when protection agent Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) gets tasked with safeguarding his mortal enemy – notorious hitman, Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). With only 24 hours to get to the International Court of Justice, they’ll have to first overcome a ruthless dictator who’s out for blood. And while the two actors may have set their respective Deadpool and Nick Fury suits aside, we’re certain this adventure’s still gonna be an explosive one.
Attempting to find out the reason behind his parents’ mysterious disappearance, Audi and his friends head to an abandoned hospital and realises the horrific truth: there has been a zombie plague outbreak. Trapped within the zombie horde, the teenaged boys must fight the insurmountable odds and battle their way out.
Science fiction meets video game fantasy in Kill Switch. Set in the not so distant future, humanity has discovered a way to tap onto unlimited quantum energy. Through their experiments, a mirror universe called ‘The Echo’ is revealed, and strange, destructive anomalies start occurring. Physicist and former NASA pilot, Will Porter is sent into The Echo with the Redivider, a device that is believed to be able to balance the power transfer between the two universes. But, Will soon learns that the Redivider is actually a kill switch used to destroy The Echo and all its inhabitants, to save humanity in the ‘real world’.
A movie that has been referred to as “the redneck version of Ocean’s Eleven”, Logan Lucky follows two brothers – a down and out mechanical operator (Channing Tatum) and his Iraqi vet brother (Adam Driver) – who attempt an elaborate heist in the middle of a huge NASCAR race.
A heated game of cat and mouse ensues between infamous thief Cheung Tan and French detective Pierre, as Cheung and his gang attempts to pull off a huge jewel heist. Starring Andy Lau, Tony Yang, Shu Qi and Jean Reno, expect nothing but action-packed scenes from start to finish.
The Tag Along 2
The sequel to 2012’s popular horror film, The Tag Along, the supernatural tale of urban legend “The Little Girl In Red” is told through the stories of three women – a social worker, an unstable mother and a pregnant lady – who are inexplicably embroiled in a terrifying series of events.
Despite it being an arrangement that saved her from poverty, Sophia Sandvoort was an unwilling participant in her marriage to the rich and powerful merchant, Cornelis Sandvoort. When she meets a struggling young painter from whom her husband commissions a portrait painting, she begins a passionate romance with him. Set within the Tulip Mania period in the Dutch Golden Age, the forbidden lovers will have to risk everything they have in the high-stakes tulip bulb market, or have their freedom ripped from them.
Which movies will you be catching this August? Let us know in the comment section!