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August at the movies

Here’s a new look at movies due to hit the cinema screens this August. Check out cinema listings near you to see availability of movies and booking.

August 7

Fantastic Four – 100 mins / 12A
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

The Gift – 100 mins / 15
A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

Max – 111 mins / 12A
A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience.

August 14

Pixels – 100 mins / PG
When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Absolutely Anything – 86 mins / 12A
A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

The Man From UNCLE – 116 mins / 12A
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Trainwreck – 122 mins / 12A
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

August 21

Paper Towns – 116 mins / 12A
A young man and his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door.

The Bad Education Movie – TBC mins / 15
Mr Wickers and his class go on one final school trip after they finish their GCSEs.

Good People – 88 mins / 15
Discovering a cache of cash in their dead tenant’s apt, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary-the thief who stole it.

Vacation – 99 mins / 15
Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

August 28

Hitman: Agent 47 – 108 mins / 15
An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

45 Years – 95 mins / 15
There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Straight Outta Compton – TBC mins / 12A
The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

We Are Your Friends – TBC mins / 12
An aspiring DJ looks to make it in the electronic music scene.

Words by:

Jennifer Sikala

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