Every month I pick four films due for release at the cinema which I think will be worthy of your time. Most months I have no problem picking four, when there is a really good month I stretch it to five and no more. This month however, I have come across somewhat of a hurdle in my attempts to get the list down to four, mostly because there are actually ten films I would like to see this month.
As no one has the time to go and see ten movies at the cinema in one month, I have bravely managed to get my list down to the power four. So, for your reading pleasure, here are my picks for August:
The Conjuring, August 2nd
Directed by James Wan, The Conjuring revolves around “Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.” Wan, I feel, is one of the best horror directors around at the moment and his latest effort could be his best yet. The Conjuring has already laid its claim to the US box office and is sure to do the same when it is released in the UK this Friday.
Kick-Ass 2, August 14th
The first Kick-Ass movie was a balls to the wall (sorry) comic book movie with a bad attitude and a foul mouth, and I loved it! Yes, it’s going to be violent, funny and extremely OTT. In the sequel, Kick-Ass returns with his own Avengers style group to take down Red Mist and his own band of cronies. Mayhem will surely ensue!
Elysium, August 21st
Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9 stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. Damon stars as “A factory worker who takes on a mission to hijack his way onto a man-made space habitat.” This film looks simply stunning, I’ve been looking forward to it for some time now, and the Cineworld exclusive trailer has whetted the appetite even further.
Pain & Gain, August 30th
I know Michael Bay isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, even I have a love/hate relationship with him, but I can’t deny that his latest effort looks like loads of fun. Pain & Gain stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson & Marky Mark Wahlberg as bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme which, of course, goes terribly wrong.
P.S. As there were quite a few good-looking movies out this month, many of which I won’t see as I’m on holiday, I thought I would include some honorable mentions.
Red 2, Only God Forgives, 2 Guns, We’re The Millers, Jurassic Park 3D, You’re Next.