Best Movies of August 2019: hmv.com previews the top 10...
hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in August...
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
(In Cinemas August 14th)
One of the 2019's most-anticipated movies arrives next month in the shape of Quentin Tarantino's new epic Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which merges a fictional storyline with the real-life horrors of Charles Manson.
Manson, a cult leader, order four of his followers to attack the inhabitants of a house in Los Angeles he believed owned by a record producer who rejected him. The attack left actress Sharon Tate dead along with four others.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt lead a stellar cast for Tarantino's new film, which also includes roles for Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Tim Roth, Damian Lewis, Kurt Russell and James Marsden, among many, many others.
Set in Los Angeles in 1969, the film follows DiCaprio's Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double, Pitt's Cliff Booth. The pair are struggling to keep afloat in Hollywood and forge their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.
Robbie's Sharon Tate then moves in next door, sending everything into chaos...
Tarantino directs and has provided the script. This new movie will be distributed by Sony Pictures after the demise of The Weinstein Company, Tarantino's first movie to do so.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw
(In Cinemas August 1st)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham come together to lead this all-action Fast and Furious spin-off.
The film follows Johnson's Luke Hobbs, the Diplomatic Security Service agent who has been a part of the franchise since 2011's Fast Five, and Statham's Deckard Shaw, the former villain who became a key part of the team in Fast 8.
Idris Elba plays the movie’s' villain, who is named Brixton, an international terrorist and criminal mastermind.
In the action thriller, we find ourselves two years after the events of Fast 8 and watch on as Hobbs and Shaw are forced to team up after Brixton emerges with a plan to cause mass destruction.
Vanessa Kirby and Eddie Marsan also take key roles in the movie, while Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is behind the camera, working from a script from Chris Morgan, writer on six of the Fast and Furious movies.
Angel Has Fallen
(In Cinemas August 21st)
First, we watched as Olympus fell, then we went back to see London fall, now, we're back again, for Angel Has Fallen.
Gerard Butler returns to star alongside Morgan Freeman, with Danny Huston, Michael Landes, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte, Piper Perabo and Jada Pinkett Smith also in the cast.
This time, Butler's Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself framed for an assassination attempt on the President.
Pursued by his own agency and the FBI, Banning faces a race to clear his name and uncover the real terrorist threat which has set its sights on Air Force One...
Snitch director Ric Roman Waugh is in charge of the film.
(In Cinemas August 23rd)
Kaya Scodelario faces down a huge alligator in this bloody new adventure.
Scodelario stars as Haley Keller, a young woman who returns to collect her Father when it is announced that a Category 5 hurricane is on the way.
When she returns to the house, she struggles to find her Father, only to discover him injured in their basement as alligators begin to take advantage of the flood and feast on new prey...
Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson and Anson Boon co-star, working for Horns director Alexandre Aja. Horror icon Sam Raimi acts as producer.
(In Cinemas August 30th)
Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen come together for this brutal new drama.
Kinnaman plays Pete Koslow, a reformed criminal and former special operations soldier, who finds himself working undercover for FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob's drug trade in New York.
But, after a drug deal goes wrong, Koslow must return to the one place he's fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison. Once inside, he faces a choice, complete a final job for the FBI and win his freedom, or stay there forever.
Common and Blade Runner 2049's Ana De Amas co-star, working for Escobar: Paradise Lost director Andrea Di Stefano. The film is an adaptation of Swedish crime novel Three Seconds.
The Art Of Racing In The Rain
(In Cinemas August 9th)
You'd have presumed that Kevin Costner had seen it all in his acting career, but he breaks new ground next month. He voices a dog. A dog named Enzo who narrates this film.
We watch as Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny. He takes us through his ups, his downs and his adventures with his owners.
The film stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Gary Cole.
Simon Curtis, director of Goodbye Christopher Robin, is in charge, working from a script from Mark Bomback, who adapts Gary Stein's bestselling novel of the same name.
(In Cinemas August 9th)
Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Lambert and Meghan Trainor are among the voice cast for this new animated adventure.
Based around the hugely successful range of toys, the story follows Marla, a young girl who is forced to abandon her carefully structured life to embark on an epic journey to find her younger brother Charlie who has disappeared into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil...
Split's Anya Taylor-Joy and Lights Out's Gabriel Bateman take both live-action and animated roles, while Radcliffe, Trainor, Lambert and Jim Gaffigan are on voice duty.
Lino DiSalvo, head of animation on Frozen, directs this movie.
(In Cinemas August 16th)
Seth Rogen has overseen this brash and raucous new comedy, which stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery and Will Forte
Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are on writing and directing duty, while Rogen acts as producer.
The film follows Tremblay's Max, who has just been invited to his first kissing party and is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. E
Eager for some guidance, Max and his best friends, Thor and Lucas, decide to use Max's dad's drone to spy on a teenage couple who are making out.
But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Now they have to replace it...
(In Cinemas August 2nd)
Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat come together for this touching coming-of-age drama.
The pair play Laura and Tyler, a hard-partying, hard-drinking pair living in Dublin.
The movie tracks their friendship as they get older and changes in lifestyle begin to put a strain on what they have built.
Animals is an adaptation of Emma-Jane Unsworth's 2014 novel of the same name, with Australian director Sarah Hyde taking charge.
Blinded By The Light
(In Cinemas August 9th)
Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha takes us back to 1987 for this new coming of age drama.
Inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of songs by Bruce Springsteen, the film follows Javed, a British teenager Pakistani descent growing up in Luton.
Faced with societal and economic turmoil in his daily life, Javed finds sanctuary and a whole new life in the songs of Springsteen.
Viveik Kalra plays Javed, with Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams and Dean-Charles Chapman in supporting roles.