Top Films for August


August is here which means more movies for your cinema-going selves! There are plenty to choose from this month but I’ve whittled it down to the ones I’m most excited about.

Suicide Squad 

When this was first announced, I grumbled because I’m not keen on DC movie adaptations but the trailers have completely won me over – it looks like so. much. fun. and so different from the previous dark and gloomy DC movies. Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and co star as the group of supervillains who are put together to tackle a big bad. SO PSYCHED. Released 5th August

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Again, this looked awful and a pitiful excuse for a rom com but I’ve seen it and it’s bloody hilarious. My review will be coming next week but I can safely say it is a riot and much, much funnier than I expected. You think Zac Efron and Adam DeVine will be the leads and Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza will be the underwritten girls – but you’d be wrong. Released: 10th August




Nerve is about an online game in which players are given dares, decided by the ‘watchers’, which they must complete to earn money and the value increases as the dares get more life-threatening. This starts off as a light and enjoyable teen drama but becomes much darker and exciting. Starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Released: 12th August

Pete’s Dragon

This looks adorable and what’s not to love about a children’s drama featuring a dragon?! I haven’t seen the original 1977 film but I’m still keen to check this out. Bryce Dallas Howard plays a forest ranger who discovers an orphaned boy who has been living in the woods for six years with his dragon Elliott. She helps the boy discover his true identity and stops Elliott from being captured. Heartwarming stuff. Released: 12th August



The Shallows 

I love me a shark attack movie. While this isn’t up to Jaws standards (that was never going to happen, let’s be honest), it is an enjoyable ride and as jumpy and gruesome as you would expect. The plot is pretty simple – Blake Lively plays a surf enthusiast who rides the waves at a secluded beach in Mexico until she becomes prey to a giant white shark. Released: 12th August

War Dogs 

It seems weird that this war story is both a comedy and drama but I’m willing to give it a go because I like Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, who play real-life men David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a multi-million pound contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. I’m intrigued. Released: 26th August

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