Top Movie Releases in August!
Well people summer is winding down and as a result so is your Summer Movie Season. With only a handful of movies left to impress you or worthy of your hard earned money. Here are a few suggestions on what this TvN3rD thinks you should check out.
AUGUST 2009 Movie Releases:
August 7th- G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra- Starring Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller and Dennis Quaid
This is the second movie this summer based on a cartoon, although producers for the movie claim it is based on a comic book series released in the early 80’s. The movie is about a team of very skilled soldiers/operatives who are recruited by the government to try to stop and destroy an evil organization called Cobra from trying to take over the world. The movie is sure to be filled with lots of action and comic relief (provided by Wayans). I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I will be rushing to a theater to see this movie. But I predict I will cave and go. After all, I saw the cartoon as a kid and I did have an action figure or two. Plus I don’t know about you but I kind of want to see that fight between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
August 14th- The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard- Starring Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, Ed Helms and James Brolin
This movie looks funny just off of the preview and commercials. It’s from the people who brought us Talladega Nights and it’s directed by the co-creator of The Dave Chapelle Show. It has a lot of familiar faces as well. The movie is about a used car dealership going out of business, so they hire Don Ready (Piven) and his band of merry men to come in and help the dealership liquidate the Goods. Will Don’s unorthodox approach and outlandish sales pitches help drive you to a theater to see comedy? I think it will, and if it helps to know or motivate you to go, there’s a cameo by Talladega star Will Ferrell.
August 14th- District 9- Starring Sharlto Copley, William Allen Young
The movie was shot in a documentary style format, somewhat similar to Cloverfield just not filmed by any one character. It’s a sci-fi/action movie that is supposed to take place in the 1980’s in Johannesburg, South Africa. Aliens have just landed which is seemingly fine, but when they start committing crimes that’s when the South African government takes action and confines them to an isolated area. Mayhem and chaos ensue. With Peter Jackson involved in the production of the film, I’m sure many people will go check this movie out. I might just do them same.
August 21st – Inglorious Basterds- Starring Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, B.J. Novak, Diane Kruger and Cloris Leachman
This movie takes place in Nazi occupied France. A special unit of soldiers, under the command of Lt. Aldo Raine (Pitt), plan to infiltrate and kill as many of the Third Reich Nazi soldiers as they can. Along with the help of the beautiful movie star/secret spy Bridget von Hammersmark (Kruger) they do succeed. Directed by Quentin Tarantino so you know it won’t be short of violence or gore. I’m running to the theater for those two reasons alone. See you there.
August 28th – Final Destination: Death Trip 3D- Starring Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Nick Zano, Krista Allen and Andy Fiscella
As with all the Final Destination movies, someone gets a vision of a horrible accident/crash and convinces 5 to 6 other people to leave/ evacuate the vicinity. The vision comes true and then by way of “Death’s Design” the 5 to 6 others start dying in the same order they would have died had there been no vision and evacuation. This time it’s going to happen in 3D! (Yesssssss!!!) Although just about all of us know more or less what to expect from this movie, we will undoubtedly go see it. (I’m curious to see if you can really die at a car wash. How about you?) And let’s face it; almost everything is better in 3D. I’m DEFINITELY going to see this.
August 28th – Halloween 2- Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane and Malcolm McDowell
Rob Zombie continues on his take of the classic Halloween franchise. Michael Meyers is back in this sequel to Zombie’s 2007 remake of the original Halloween film. He’s heading back to Haddonfield, where he has a little unfinished business and is looking forward to a family reunion of sorts. I did enjoy Zombie’s 2007 remake and as a fan of the horror franchise itself, I will certainly be headed to theaters to check this movie out. What can I say; I like movies with murderous psychopaths.