The last summer box office month hopes for a lasting impression as movie goers peruse through Nazi necrosis, alien refugee camps, fantasies and yet another Hasbro action-toy film adaptation.
NOTE: All dates subject to change. Be sure to check each film’s ratings and content at Kids in Mind.
A Perfect Getaway - Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn star with Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez as vacationing couples who get more than they bargained for in this action thriller. Written and directed by David Twohy.
Beeswax - This family drama/comedy, written and directed by Andrew Bujalski, features intimate filmmaking technique with a plot centering on identical twin sisters (New York; releasing in Los Angeles on August 21).
Bliss - Also known as Mutluluk, this dramatic thriller features the beautiful Özgü Namal who stars as Meryrem in this adaptation of Zülfü Livaneli's novel. Director Abdullah Oguz helms this life-changing experience set in Turkey as Meryrem experiences a new life, with two other travelers, prompted by her circumstantial change due to a social code (limited release).
Cold Souls - Sophie Barthes writes and directs this comedy/drama about some very unique activities regarding people’s souls. Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, David Strathairn, and Lauren Ambrose star (limited release).
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Hasbro’s military heroes and villains come to life in this live action adventure directed by Stephen Sommers. Nice to see the mass destruction (landmarks optional)/babes in tight fitting outfits/non-stop action formula has not changed much in ten years.
I Sell the Dead - Glenn McQuaid directs and writes this comedy/horror that centers on grave robbers Willie Grimes, played by Larry Fessenden, and Arthur Blake, played by Dominic Monaghan. Ron Perlman also stars as Father Duffy who gets a firsthand account of these exploits (limited release).
Julie & Julia - Amy Adams and Meryl Streep star as Julie Powell and Julia Child in this culinary comedy/drama where Julie spends a year making Julia’s recipes. Stanley Tucci co-stars and Nora Ephron directs.
Paper Heart - Nicholas Jasenovec directs and co-writes this comedic documentary starring Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi, a young woman searching for true love across the United States (New York and Los Angeles; expanding August 14).
Bandslam - Todd Graff directs and co-writes this family musical that stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alyson Michalka, Gaelan Connell, and Lisa Kudrow.