Films Released in August: A FilmAttic Guide

If you can take time out from your busy schedule of rewatching Guardians of the Galaxy three times a week, take a look at what’s coming out in August…

Films Released in August: A FilmAttic Guide
Expendables 3 (2014)

What's August got in store for you lovely cinema goers? Where to begin...
Matt's thoughts on Lucy:

It isn’t often I’d choose an action film as my most anticipated film of the month. What’s different you ask? How about Scarlet Johansson in the kick ass lead role and the chance for Limitless to be made again, but with guns, explosions and, yes Scarlett Johansson in the kick ass lead role (did I mention that already?) The film looks to use the Limitless concept of activating 100% of your brain via a drug and although trailers glimpse a farfetched telekinesis power I have faith this will be a stunning watch. It’s also been written and directed by Luc Besson who brought us Leon, The Fifth Element and the delightful The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Bland Sec, an impressive resume that hopefully stays as consistent in 2014. Go Lucy!
Nick's thoughts on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For:

I have always been a fan of filmmakers doing things for real, like using proper locations or miniatures rather than using CGI. With that being the case it might be a surprise that I can’t wait to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The reason for this about-turn is due to the original’s clever use of CGI and green screen to recreate Frank Miller’s graphic novel visual style. This is one instance where avoiding CGI would have normalised the look of the film, which has happened with so many comic books and graphic novel adaptations. Creating this visual detail along with the classic film noir storyline made the original one of my favourite films of 2005 and I hope the sequel will use these to its advantage again.
Guto's thoughts on Deliver Us From Evil:

This year's had its fair share of big budget popcorn films with some good, Edge of Tomorrow, and some bad, Amazing Spiderman 2. However, the film that’s had me most amped up this month is Deliver Us From Evil, which has more than one reason for me to venture into that dark cinema screen away from the sun (besides my complexion). For one it marks a starring role for Eric Bana who's been way too absent from movie screens of late, playing an NYPD Officer investigating a widespread demonic plague, and with the population of New York turning it could give Regan from The Exorcist a run for her money. It offers a take on the horror genre that doesn’t involve found footage or a set of teen lead characters which is slightly refreshing (even if it does fall back on the ‘based on true events’ cliché during the trailer). There’s also a solid buzz at the moment about its director, Scott Derrickson, whose previous feature ‘Sinister’ has primed him for bigger things; I’m still yet to see it, but you can bet if Deliver Us From Evil does indeed bring the goods he’ll be a director to watch moving forward.

All Films

1st August

A Promise
Step Up: All In
The Nut Job

6th August

The Inbetweeners 2

8th August

Planes: Fire and Rescue
God’s Pocket
Welcome to New York

14th August

The Expendables 3

15th August

Blood Ties
The Congress
The Rover
Hector and the Search for Happiness

20th August

What If

22nd August

Deliver Us from Evil
Into the Storm
The Last Showing

25th August

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

26th August

The Silent Mountain

27th August

Let’s Be Cops

29th August

If I Stay
Million Dollar Arm
Obvious Child
The Grand Seduction
Night Moves

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