Summer Movie Preview: August 2018

August 3

Christopher Robin

Obviously happening because Paddington was a sleeper hit, and Tigger is horrifying. Old toy AND no teeth? Rocket-grade nightmare fuel.

The Darkest Minds

A BLATANT X-Men knock-off. How is Marvel not suing?

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Not quite as good as Spy or as fizzy as Ocean’s 8, but a decent buddy comedy featuring the passable Mila Kunis and the spectacular Kate McKinnon.

August 10

BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee’s latest joint is an adaptation of Ron Stallworth’s bonkers memoir about joining the KKK as a black police officer in the 1970s. Cannot WAIT for this one.

Dog Days

With the exception of Beethoven, movies about dogs are bad which is weird because dogs are great.

The Meg

AKA Mega Jaws.

Slender Man

Based on the recently created urban legend about a be-suited faceless monster, this probably seemed like a good idea until a couple of kids actually tried to murder a classmate “for Slender Man”.

August 17

Alpha

They should do one of these for cats that is just ancient Egyptians worshipping cats and not domesticating them which is why they are such assholes today.

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan’s popular novel becomes a movie, the first Asian-fronted film since Joy Luck Club 25 years ago (EMBARRASSING FOR EVERYONE ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH GREEN LIGHT POWER). Equal parts rom-com and family drama, this is the rich people soap opera we need in our lives.

Mile 22

Sadly, is another generic Marky Mark action flick, not a sequel to 8 Mile.

August 24

A.X.L.

This is the THIRD dog movie this month and I will not stand for this BLATANT anti-cat propagandizing.

The Happytime Murders

Transparent Meet the Feebles knock-off but that’s okay as 1) I love Meet the Feebles and 2) this looks good.

Searching

Limited

John Cho fronts a thriller framed through the lens of a laptop. We’re going to see more and more of this device, and Searching is, apparently, setting a really high bar for this style of movie.

August 31

Destination Wedding

Limited

Fun Fact: Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder have worked together every decade for the last 30 years.

Kin

Looks forgettable, but always here for Zoe Kravitz.

Searching

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