Cinema Releases: August 2015

 Posted by on July 19, 2015  Release Dates
Jul 192015

Released 6th August:



Fantastic Four (TBC) Running time: TBC

Director: Josh Trank,  Writers: Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater, Josh Trank, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.



Released 7th August:



The Gift (TBC) Running time: TBC

Director: Joel Edgerton,  Writer: Joel Edgerton

Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged, chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it… or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: How well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?



Released 12th August:



Pixels (12A) Running time: 105 minutes

Director: Chris Columbus,  Writers: Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling, Patrick Jean

Cast:Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Ashley Benson, Brian Cox 

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.




Released 14th August:



Absolutely Anything (12A)  Running time: 85 minutes

Director: Terry Jones,  Writers: Gavin Scott, Terry Jones

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Simon Pegg, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, Michael Palin, Terry Jones

Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle), watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by Robin Williams) to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed….should he choose the girl….or the dog….?




The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (12A)  Running time: 116 minutes

Director: Guy Ritchie,  Writers: Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Sam Rolfe

Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.




Released 21st August:



Escobar: Paradise Lost (15) Running time: 120 minutes

Director: Andrea Di Stefano,  Writers: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet

Nicko and his brother take off from Canada in search of an easier life on the beaches of Colombia. Nicko meets a girl in the local village and they quickly fall in love, only for Nicko to later find out that Maria’s uncle is the drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar. His life takes a dramatic turn after meeting El Patron, and Nick is forced into impossible situations to try and keep his family safe, but does Pablo have other ideas?




Sinister 2 (TBC) Running time: TBC

Director: Ciaran Foy,  Writers: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill

Cast:Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Robert and Dartanian Sloan, James Ransone

In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of Wayward Pines) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death. James Ransone, who portrayed the concerned sheriff’s deputy in Sinister, will be reprising his character in Sinister 2.




Released 27th August:



Hitman: Agent 47 (TBC) Running time: 108 minutes

Director: Aleksander Bach,  Writers: Skip Woods, Michael Finch

Cast: Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Hannah Ware, Emilion Rivera

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centres on an elite assassin (Rupert Friend) who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence.

His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.




Released 28th August:



American Ultra (TBC) Running time: TBC

Director: Nima Nourizadeh,  Writer: Max Landis

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo

American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike [Eisenberg], a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe [Stewart], is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.




Deathgasm (TBC) Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Jason Lei Howden,  Writer: Jason Lei Howden

Cast:Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Stephen Ure. 

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold.




Straight Outta Compton (TBC) Running time: TBC

Director: F. Gary Gray,  Writers: Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Svidge, Alan Wenkus

Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown Jr, Aldis Hodge

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.




Trainwreck (TBC) Running time: 125 minutes

Director: Judd Apatow,  Writer: Amy Schumer

Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo – enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment – but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.


Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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