Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New in Theaters for August

A lot of movies are premiering in August, but only a few of them interest me. This is why they might be worth watching... or avoiding.

The Dark Tower (August 4, 2017)
Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in a Stephen King adaptation where the man in black battles with the gunslinger in a physical and metaphorical battle between good and evil. What's not to like?

Detroit (August 4, 2017)
A 1967 police raid led to one of the largest riots in history, causing the National Guard and Army to become involved. Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) directs John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America).

The Glass Castle (August 11, 2017)
 With Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, and Woody Harrelson starring and the writer/director of Short Term 12 Destin Cretton writing and directing this I'm expecting a moving drama. Brie Larson also starred in Short Term 12, and it is an excellent movie.


Ingrid Goes West (August 11, 2017)
A movie about social media and a stalker... yeah I'll pass.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (August 18, 2017)
The world's top bodyguard must protect a hitman and make it to trial on time. I'm sure Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson will make this somewhat entertaining, but the premise is an amalgamation of so many other actions movies there's no way this won't seem tired.

Polaroid (August 25, 2017)
Combine The Ring with Final Destination and this would be the result. Those movies were entertaining because they were original. Imitation may be flattering but it doesn't always produce good movies.

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