August Movies


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G-FORCE
Armed with the latest in high-tech spy equipment, a covert team of highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin, the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster, an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez, a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert Mooch, and a star-nosed mole Speckles, the computer and information specialist. Starring the voices of: Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Kelli Garner, Zach Galifianakis and Loudon Wainwright III. Rated PG

ORPHAN
The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. Almost as soon as they welcome young Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with their new daughter. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet facade, but her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late…for everyone. Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder and Jimmy Bennett. Rated R

THE UGLY TRUTH
Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She’s in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, John Michael Higgins, Nick Searcy, with Kevin Connolly and Cheryl Hines. Rated R

FUNNY PEOPLE
George (Adam Sandler) is a very successful stand up comedian who learns that he has an untreatable blood disorder and is given less than a year to live. Ira (Seth Rogen) is a struggling up-and-coming comedian who works at a deli and has yet to figure out his onstage persona. One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira. George hires Ira to be his semi-personal assistant as well as his friend. Rated R

AUGUST 7

G.I. JOE
Great ready for a top volume thrill ride born from the Hasbro toy series. From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos. Here we go again: one more childhood treasure toy Mom tossed made into a mega movie. Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Byung Hun Lee, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Said Taghmaoui, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid.

JULIE & JULIA
With the Academy Award buzz going Meryl Streep stars as Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron’s adaptation of two’s bestselling memoirs. Based on two true stories that intertwine the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends–until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Meryl Streep’s performance as delightfully quirky Julia Child follows her evolution to become one of the world’s most talented, and entertaining chefs. The equally quirky Julie has decided to write a blog recreating the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s legendary cookbook, Mastering The Art Of French Cooking in exactly one year. Also starring: Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Jane Lynch. Rated PG13

AUGUST 14

BANDSLAM
When gifted singer-songwriter Charlotte Banks (Michalka) asks new kid in town Will Burton (Connell) to manage her fledgling rock band, she appears to have just one goal in mind: go head-to-head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend, Ben (Porter), at the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands called Bandslam. Against all odds, their band develops a sound all its own with a real shot at success in the contest. Meanwhile, romance brews between Will and Sam (Hudgens), who plays a mean guitar and can sing. When disaster strikes, it’s time for the band to make a choice: Do they admit defeat, or face the music and stand up for what they believe in? Starring: Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical 1 & 2,” High School Musical 3: Senior Year) and Aly Michalka (“Phil of the Future,” pop music duo Aly & AJ) join Gaelan Connell (Chocolat), Scott Porter (Speed Racer) and Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”). Rated PG

DISTRICT 9
Genre master, Academy Award winner (Lord Of The Rings) Peter Jackson produces this science-fiction action film. In District 9, South Africa has become a haven for refugees–from outer space. 23 years earlier Earth was visited by an alien spacecraft whose occupants claim to be friendly and are confined in a nation-sized internment stockade. Starring Jason Cope.

THE GOODS: LIVE HARD SELL HARD
Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional wrestler? Entorage’s Jeremy Piven stars as the car hustler who’s always working a new angle. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew descend on the town of Temecula like a pack of coyotes on a basket full of burgers. Selling, drinking, selling and going to strip clubs is their stock and trade. And they do it well. What Don doesn’t expect is to fall in love and find his soul – or does this slick talking silver-tongued devil even have one? Starring: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn and Tony Hale. Rated R

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE
Based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler–cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard and Ron Livingston. Rated PG13

AUGUST 21

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as “the basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own. Also starring: Eli Roth, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbenderr, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger, Melanie Laurent, B.J. Novak and Samm Levine. Directed by Quentin Tarantino this one is award caliber drama with an incredible cast.

SHORTS
Eleven-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone else’s parents work for Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget that’s sweeping the nation. But during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone who finds it, falls from the sky. As the Rainbow Rock ricochets around the town–from kid to kid and parent to parent–wishes-come-true quickly turn the neighborhood upside down in a wild rampage of everything from tiny aliens to giant boogers. This fantasy adventure is told through a series of shorts that each brings to life the sometimes wonderful, often terrible, and totally out-of-control wishes that become far more than Toe and his neighbors ever imagined. Starring: Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader, Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Leo Howard, Devon Gearhart, Rebel Rodriguez, Jake Short and Jolie Vanier. Rated PG

POST GRAD
Ryden Malby had a plan. Do well in high school, thereby receiving a great college scholarship. Now that she’s finally graduated, it’s time for her to find a gorgeous loft apartment and land her dream job at the city’s best publishing house. But when Jessica Bard, Ryden’s college nemesis steals her perfect job, Ryden is forced to move back to her childhood home. Stuck with her eccentric family – a stubborn do-it-yourself dad an overly thrifty mom (Lynch), a politically incorrect grandma, a very odd little brother and a growing stack of rejected job applications, Ryden starts to feel like she’s going nowhere. The only upside is spending time with her best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford) – and running into her hot next-door neighbor, David. But if Ryden’s going to survive life as a post grad, it may be time to come up with a new plan. Starring: Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro, Jane Lynch, Fred Armisen, Bobby Coleman, Andrew Daly, Kirk Fox, Catherine Reitman, Craig Robinson with Carol Burnett and Michael Keaton.

AUGUST 28

FINAL DESTINATION
On what should have been a fun-filled day at the stockcar races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave– escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one–in increasingly gruesome ways–Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. The film marks the latest in the highly popular “Final Destination” series, and its first 3D installment, giving horror fans an especially visceral thrill ride. Starring: Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Krista Allen, Mykelti Williamson, Haley Webb, Nick Zano, Andrew Fiscella and Richard T. Jones. Rated R

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