– Captain Phillips is the latest “Based on a True Story”, so again take that with a grain of salt, but at least this one appears like it could be. It’s is based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates. The film is based on the biography that he wrote. At least we know that he survives in the end.
– Stars Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, and Barkhad Abdi. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Rated PG-13.
– A rouge satellite destroys many of the space stations and vehicles in orbit around the Earth, and it’s up to two astronauts to try to figure out a way back to earth without dying. Features Sandra Bullock mostly alone.
– Stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Rated PG-13.
– This has been one of the movies that we’ve been looking forward to ever since we heard the sequel been announced. The sequel pretty much invalidates the end credits of the first movie. After the town of Swallow Falls is swallowed up by food, Flint Lockwood joins in an effort to clean up the island. When they return they discover that the food making machine is still operational and has now created sentient food beasts. They must find a way to turn off the machine before the monsters invade the rest of the planet.
– Stars Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, Will Forte, and Kristen Schaal. Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Rated PG.
– A little girl and her best friend are kidnapped, and the only lead to their whereabouts is an old RV and it’s owner. But when the law seems to fail the father of the little girl, he decides to take matters into his own hands.
– Stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Rated R.
– This is a sequel to the 2011 film but basically is similar to The Conjuring as it features the same actors, and even the same movie house. Josh (the father) has had something replace his spirit in his body and his family tries to figure out how to get him back by figuring out the past of the person inside him.
– Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, and Barbara Hershey. Directed by James Wan. Rated PG-13.
– A sequel to the 2000 and 2004 movies, Riddick is left for dead on a nearly lifeless planet and has to fight against the natural predators of the planet, while bounty hunters from across the galaxy descend on the planet trying to take him out. This sounds like it’s closer to the first Riddick movie then the second in the series.
– Stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, and Jordi Mollà. Directed by David Twohy. Rated R.
– This is not a remake to a 1970s movie as apparently some had thought, but a new original story. A man has his wife kidnapped and must follow the orders of a mysterious man that’s spying on him in order to get his wife back. While most of the things that he’s supposed to do are serious crimes, he’s joined by a young girl who tried to hijack his car. He was supposed to kill her but of course she proves valuable and has computer skills.
– Star Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, and Rebecca Budig. Directed by Courtney Solomon. Rated PG-13.
Note: One of the releases this week come out on Wednesday but the other two are on Friday.
– This movie is the first based on a series of books. This movie centers around Clary Fray as she finds out that she is a shadowhunter, and is able to fight evil monsters and see things others can’t see. She must team up with other shadowhunters in order to find the Mortal Cup and save her mom (who is a former shadowhunter) before it is too late. This looks like it’s really trying to become a new Twilight, though I’ve heard that the series is much better written.
– Stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Directed by Harald Zwart. Rated PG-13.
Note: This movie comes out on August 21, 2013, a Wednesday.
– This a sequel to the 2010 movie, about “Real Life” super heroes based on the comic book. I didn’t really like the first one though it did have some moments thanks to Hit Girl and Nicolas Cage. This time things are amped up even more as the would be villain from the first one comes back with a vengeance and makes things even worse for all the heroes.
– Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chlöe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. Rated R.
This is the weirdest week in a while. First two come out on Wednesday, August 7th, and the other two come out on Friday, August 9th. I have no reason why as it’s not even a holiday.
– The franchise gets a great shot in the arm as from all looks of it, they try to fix what they broke in the first movie. This time Percy must search to find the Golden Fleece in order to protect Camp Half-Blood. Percy has some help from his new half brother and others to help him on his quest and finds out his true destiny. This one was made on a smaller budget, but you’d never notice.
– Stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Leven Rambin, Jake Abel, Stanley Tucci, and Nathan Fillion. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. Rated PG.