August kicked off in fairly disappointing fashion last weekend and the box office hit a summer low. This weekend, the genre returns to theaters, we get our first animated entry following The Emoji Movie and perhaps an Oscar contender. Movies like Dunkirk, The Dark Tower and others will look to hold their spots atop the box office. The weekend also sees a couple of limited releases coming to theaters as well. Let’s look closer the weekends major releases.
Starring: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Anthony Lapaglia, Miranda Otto
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Rating: R (for horror violence and terror)
Synopsis: “Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker´s possessed creation, Annabelle.” Written by Warner Bros./New Line Cinema.
The Glass Castle
Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Rated: PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking)
Synopsis: Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. Written by Lionsgate.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Starring: Will Arnett, Katherine Hiegl, Jackie Chan, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias
Directed by: Cal Brunker
Rated: PG (for action and some rude humor)
Synopsis: Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. Written by Open Road Films
Good Time (Limited)
The Only Living Boy In New York (Limited)
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