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hmv.com previews... 10 of August’s Best Movies
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hmv.com previews... 10 of August’s Best Movies

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinemas screens in August...

 

Suicide Squad

(In Cinemas on August 5th)

One of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters finally arrives this month. The Suicide Squad are a gang of villains and criminals, who are put together and forced by the US government into service as a disposable black ops team. They are led by a government operative Dr Amanda Waller.

In the new movie, written and directed by Fury’s David Ayer, Will Smith leads the way as Deadshot, with Jared Leto playing The Joker and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. It also features The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney as Boomerang, with Viola Davis playing Waller. There will also be a small appearance from Ben Affleck’s Batman.

 

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

(In Cinemas on August 10th)

Zac Efron and Modern Family star Andy Devine star in this bawdy romantic comedy as two brothers who put out an advert to find dates for their sister’s wedding and end up with way more than they bargained for when they meet Anna Kendrick’s Alice and Aubrey Plaza’s Tatiana.

 

 

The Shallows

(In Cinemas on August 12th)

It’s Blake Lively versus a giant shark in this lean thriller about a surfer who gets stranded 200 yards from shore and must use her wits and determination to survive a great white shark attack.

 

Wiener-Dog

(In Cinemas on August 12th)

Todd Solondz directs Greta Gerwig, Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy and Danny DeVito in this eccentric comedy which follows four stories, all collected with a very cute wiener dog.

 

David Brent: Life On The Road

(In Cinemas on August 19th)

Set 15 years after the events of The Office, this time Ricky Gervais takes David Brent out on a self-funded tour with his band Foregone Conclusion Starring alongside Gervais are comedian Ben Bailey Smith, former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, Shetland's Nina Sosanya and multi-million selling singer Peter Andre.

 

War Dogs

(In Cinemas on August 26th)

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill star as David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, two young men who somehow secure a $300 million government contract to supply weapons for US allies in Afghanistan and find themselves in way over their heads...

 

Swallows And Amazons

(In Cinemas on August 19th)

Arthur Ransome’s 1930 classic gets a new big-screen makeover with a cast that boasts Andrew Scott, Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald, Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield.

The story follows four children in the middle of a tedious summer holiday in the Lake District, who are cheered by considerably when they are finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone...

 

 

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

(In Cinemas on August 26th)

Comedy trio The Lonely Island, best known for their musical comedy skits like ‘D**k In A Box’ and ‘I Just Had Sex’, head for the big screen with this new movie. The film is a mockumentary, strongly inspired by Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and stars Andy Samberg as Conner4Real, a popstar with a serious ego problem...

 

The Childhood Of A Leader

(In Cinemas on August 19th)

Robert Pattinson leads this historical drama, which is loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre's short story of the same name. It tells the story of Charles, a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles, a time in history which stirs something very dark indeed in his son. Liam Cunningham and Stacy Martin also star.

 

Bad Moms

(In Cinemas on August 26th)

Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Jada Pinkett Smith star in this comedy from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the creators of The Hangover franchise and writer/directors of 21 And Over.

The movie follows Kunis's Amy Mitchell, a mother struggling with an overwhelming workload. After Amy is finally pushed too far, she decides to team up with two other misfit moms and ditch her conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom and fun.

 

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