5 Movies You Can't Miss This August
The summer movies season is almost coming to an end but the month of August has what looks like to be a few gems you won't want to miss. With that in mind here's 5 movies we can't wait to see.
5. The Wife
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Directed By: Björn Runge
Written By: Jane Anderson
Notable Castmembers: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Harry Lloyd
The Wife is a drama revolving around the married life of two fascinating characters. While Glen Close portrays Joan, an elegant and diplomatic wife, Jonathan Pryce takes on the role of her vain prolific writer husband, Joe. The viewers watch as the added pressure of Joe being selected as a Nobel Prize recipient brings compromises and betrayals from the past to the surface allong with simmering stress and frustration. The film looks to be a tense character drama focusing on a wife who is painted as a victim and yet seems to hold power over her situation. This is corroborated when she calls herself a "kingmaker" in the trailer leaving viewers to wonder if she may be the one in control after all.
The fact that it has Glenn Close is likely going to be a draw for audiences, especially since critics have already begun praising her for her portrayal. Jon Frosh of the Hollywood Reporter writes: "Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close commands the center of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from."
The film was opened to critical audiences in 2017, but now in 2018 the rest of us will finally get to see what all the buzz is about
4. The Happytime Murders
Genre: Comedy, Action & Adventure
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Directed By: Brian Henson
Written By: Todd Berger, Dee Austin Robertson
Notable Castmembers: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale
In a world where humans and puppets coexist a mysterious killer seems to be murdering former members of a popular puppet show for children. A human and a puppet must team up despite their differences and delve into the seedy underbelly of L.A. to solve these crimes.
With Mellissa McCarthy playing the lead role in this comedic romp, it's sure to get raunchy. However, I wouldn't worry about the heart of the puppet artform being lost. The director, Brian Henson, worked on many classic muppet movies like The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppets From Space, The Great Muppet Caper, and many more. If anyone can pull off the melding of an R rated comedy and a light-hearted muppet movie it's him.
3. Church and State
Release Date: August 10, 2018
Directed By: Holly Tuckett
After gay marriage was legalized on the federal level in 2013 many states who had yet to do it on their own began looking to recognize it themselves. However, in Utah, a state where the Mormon church permeates not only most aspects of public life but legislature as well, gay rights activists faced a steep uphill battle. The documentary promises to not only follow activists on both sides of the issue - but examine how closely religion can become entwined with government.
Genre: Comedy, Biography, Crime
Release Date: August 10, 2018
Directed By: Spike Lee
Written By: Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel
Notable Castmembers: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Alec Baldwin, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Topher Grace
Based on an amazing true story this movie follows Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American police officer from Colorado, as he infiltrates his local KKK chapter. Along the way, he has help from his Jewish co-worker, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), and the two form an unusual friendship in the face of a incredebly risky situation.
1. Mission Impossible Fallout
Genre: Action & Adventure, Thriller
Release Date: July 27, 2018
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie
Written By: Christopher McQuarrie, Bruce Geller
Notable Castmembers: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley, Alec Baldwin
While technically this movie came out at the tail end of July, it's only a few days away from August so we're gonna count it. This eagerly awaited addition to the Mission Impossible saga follows Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) as he goes up against new and old foes to stop plutonium from falling into the wrong hands. The action and chase sequences look as thrilling as ever, especially when you consider the fact that Cruise does all his own stunts. This is the blockbuster event of the summer, make sure not to miss it!
What movies are you looking forward to this month? Have you seen any of these movies? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!