As we smoothly progress through the summer season, we nearly reach the ending point. But it looks like there's a lot to talk about this August & I do believe that there are some noteworthy releases in this particular year. So let's stop waffling & dive right in.
I just want to say one thing: "why?" I'm on board with the idea of a movie mocking the never ending superhero sub-genre, but why does Teen Titans Go have to headline it. It's one of the most annoying TV shows to ever hit Cartoon Network & it's main characters are a bunch of insufferable clods with the mental behaviour of the Paul brothers. So it's no surprise that I'll be skipping this one because my hatred for these characters won't save this one.
Well, this actually looks decent. I don't know if it's got themes involving stage parents, but it looks like a cute story about a father & daughter bonding over their musical passion. All it has to do is not disappoint.
I have not seen the first Unfriended movie. To tell you the truth, I think social media horror is a stupid concept for a movie & while I'll give this film credit for capturing the authenticity of video-chat streams, I don't think I will be seeing it on the big screen. Maybe I'll consider it when it's on TV.
The film industry has to do something extraordinary in order to make a new killer shark movie. I'm not sure if making the shark the size of Mrs O'Leary from Percy Jackson is the wisest choice, but I'll buy it for now. Unfortunately, this film looks like it'll be one of the most disposable & forgettable blockbusters of the summer. So I guess I'll be skipping this one.
Well, this looks like a serviceable action romp. I don't exactly know if it will equal good cinema, but there's a possible chance that this film could live up to its thrills. However, this hasn't become a priority for me, so it might take a while for me to give this film a watch.
If Ready Player One wasn't enough for your YA fix, here's another book adaptation to keep the tiring sub-genre alive. From looking at the trailer, this looks like the safest & cliché you can expect from Young Adult films, so I'm not exactly excited to see this flick. But maybe it will win some people over because it does look epic enough in that sense.
At least the dogs don't speak this time. Joking aside, this looks like some standard light-hearted fluff that might win over some people. However, I don't think it will be garbage. If anything, I just think it will be overly cheesy.
To tell you the truth, I have not seen the first Equalizer film, so I shouldn't be the one to judge this sequel. Because of this, the film looks like a generic action romp in my eyes. But maybe that's just Sony's crappy marketing & there's a chance that the film is actually pretty good.
Well, it looks like Disney are still milking childhood nostalgia even if there are no remakes this year. While I previously brushed this film off the minute it was announced, I can happily say that I'm gladly looking forward to this movie. It looks like it will capture the charming tone that Pooh has been known for & Jim Cummings reprising the role is perfect. All it has to do now is to not disappoint.
Well, this looks outlandish & unique. The premise of different factions does sound interesting & the filmmakers look like they're delivering one hell of a spectacle. All that's left is for this film to not disappoint.
I have not seen any of the God's Not Dead movies because Christanity propaganda doesn't speak to me & this film looks like it's fuelled by propaganda. If it wasn't preachy with its Christianity, it might win over a large audience, but I don't see that happening with this one. If you love the other films, I'm not stopping you from giving this a chance, but don't expect me to watch it.
At first glance, you think this is a Bond spoof, but then you realise that it's not. The idea of a woman getting mixed up in crazy shit because she found out her ex-husband is a secret agent does sound like a fun idea, but I'm just expecting a loud, annoying comedy that won't give audiences a chance to breathe. Who knows, maybe this will actually be decent......but I won't hold my breath.
Ever since this debuted at a film festival, it has become a media darling. From watching the trailer, I think I can see the potential. The idea of a black man going undercover in the KKK sounds interesting, but I do hope that it's comedy routes are well balanced with the serious subject matter. At the moment, you could say I'm cautiously optimistic.
A movie about a song.....now I've seen everything. Joking aside, this looks like one of the most cheesiest biopics to ever happen. I can tell that it's practically begging for audiences to shed some tears, but at the same time, I'm routing for them to do so. Fans of the original song could get a kick out of this, so I do hope they won't be disappointed.
Ok, Slender Man is the perfect choice for a video-game to turn into a movie. His suspenseful presence could create some genuine goosebumps for Cinematic audiences. Unfortunately, the trailers have given me mixed reactions. The first trailer offered something trippy & outside the norm (making me excited), but the second trailer makes the film look like every other generic horror movie with cheap jump scares. I honestly don't know how the actual film is going to turn out, so maybe I'll skip this one just to be safe.
What the hell did I just watch? Upon first glance, this looks like it has nice cinematography & some stellar production design. But since this about a man befriending a wild wolf, I hope that it's more action-driven because a relationship without dialogue would be beautiful to witness. So I guess you could say this is a wait & see.
Huh, didn't we already have the Internet horror movie? Oh...we've got another one. Ok. Anyway, despite the fact that the same gimmick as Unfriended is present, I'm actually optimistic about this one. Maybe it's because the plot of a worried father looking for her daughter looks like a real problem that some people can find relatable. All that's left is for this film to not disappoint.
Well...........this looks like...........something. Granted, I have no idea if this film is going to be brilliant or not & I am getting generic vibes, but I'm so excited to see another villainous performance from David Tennant, since he's usually so good at it.
Well, I can see why they're making a big deal out of Johnny Knoxville's Jackass lineage because this looks nuts. Granted, I don't know if this film will be good, but if you love seeing people bruise themselves & put themselves in dangerous situations, I guess I can recommend it. Just don't know if it'll be my cup of tea.
Oh look, another festival contender & I gotta say, this looks charming. It almost looks like a tribute to old black-&-white cinema & despite the fact that I have no idea if there's zero dialogue, I'm actually excited for this. All that's left is for this to not disappoint.
We all know that the idea of being marooned on an island is nothing new thanks to films like Cast Away & The Red Turtle, but this Chinese production looks like a genuinely funny flick. It seems to rely on a package of charming actors bringing a witty script to life & it looks like it's succeeding in all fronts. If international releases were so easy to track down, I might see this in a heartbeat.
Ok, maybe Teen Titans Go To The Movies won't be the worst animated film of August. This looks like the type of garbage that would be straight-to-DVD. The jokes are crap, the animation is unimpressive & the story leaves nothing to be desired. So yeah, this will definitely be a skip.
Well, who's up for a heist? If you are, are you willing to see one in comedy form? If you are, I'm not stopping you. However, I don't know if this film looks good or looks bad. I guess it will have to be a wait-&-see because I can't make up my mind.
Oh dear. I feel so ashamed for having to start the Netflix lineup with an annoying comedy about tennagers mucking about. Granted, it might pick up when things go badly wrong, but I will not be in any hurry to watch this anytime.
Now here is a film in which I have no idea how to feel. Normally, I'm supportive of international releases just to spread publicity, but I don't know if this one will be good. All I hope for is that it has characters worth routing for because of it doesn't, we might have one hot mess on our hands.
Don't worry folks, this isn't a ripoff of the $100,000,000 man. Joking aside, this action film looks like the type of fluff that doesn't interest me
Ok. I think there might be a chance that something charming will come to Netflix this month. Granted, it has to overcome some predictable obstacles first, but I am hoping that it turns out decent enough to win some people over.
Since I'm a big fan of E4's hit sitcom The Inbetweeners, I can gladly say that this film looks awesome. The tone looks charming, I got a lot of belly-laughs from the trailers & it looks like it could be the best feel-good comedy of the entire year. All that's left is to hope that it gets a wide release in England.
Let me get this out of the way first. I will admit that this film is clearly trying way too hard to get that sweet sweet R rating & having puppets commit the crude gags I normally hate is definitely a gimmick that might get old. But I'm actually optimistic about the end result. Maybe it's because of the puppets that I actually got a few chuckles out of the infamous Red Band trailer & it's nice to see Brian Henson (the son of the late great Jim Henson) back in the director's chair. All that's left for this film is to not disappoint.
Normally, I'm not a big fan of ensemble movies, but narrowing it down to three stories is an automatic win for me. As expected with most animated films from Japan, this looks like it will be one beautiful experience that would be highly deserving of award nominations. Granted, I hope using Your Name to boost the hype isn't too dangerous of a tactic, but that's not gonna stop me from getting excited for this film's inevitable release.
Oh fuck yes, the awesomeness continues. Since I'm a blind MCU fan, I was always going to be excited for this Ant Man sequel & I can tell it's going to be epic. The creativity of the first film is still intact & if you've seen Avengers: Infinity War months earlier, you're pretty much going to need the light-hearted fun right about now.
so that's all I have to say about the releases of August 2018. It is quite a bunch & it is debatable if all of them are worth seeing, but I am glad that there is enough for a list of most anticipated releases, which happen to be:
Ant-Man & The Wasp
Flavours Of Youth
The Happytime Murders
Anyway, join me next time when we will witness Mark Whalberg in action, an evil nun, an unusual house, adults doing an GED exam & the return of the galaxy's most lethal hunter.