Top picks: Films out in the cinema this August
From laugh-out-loud comedy to action packed adventure…
This month, we’re trading our al fresco adventures for indoor activities that mean never seeing more than five seconds of sun.
And if you’re looking to trade in your Netflix series binge-watching for a bigger screen, we’ve rounded up all the big releases in cinemas across the city this month.
Here are our top picks of films in cinemas in Dubai this August.
The Spy Who Dumped Me
BFF’s Audrey and Morgan (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) are ordinary 30-somethings, until they end up getting caught up in the international spy game after discovering Audrey’s ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) is a CIA agent. On the run from deadly assassins, the duo hot-foot it to Europe, hatching a plan to save the world while they’re at it.
The Incredibles 2
Despite the fact that it’s been a decade since the release of the first film, the Parr family are picking up where the debut installment left off. Taking on the Underminder and the Screen Slaver – a new techno-savvy evil, it’s an action-packed adventure that even sees baby Jack-Jack, and his new found super-powers chipping in.
This heist film proves that any job Danny Ocean and his crime crew can pull off, his ex-con sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) can do with a lot less manpower. Leading a group of seven other talented women, Debbie sets her sights on New York’s illustrious Met Gala and a diamond necklace worth $150 million.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, lead character Scott Lang (Adam Judd) is stuck balancing his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant Man under house arrest. When he’s presented with a new mission, Lang teams up with the new Wasp (Evangeline Lily), to track down the evil Ghost.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
The long-awaited sequel to Mamma Mia, the hugely successful musical comedy based on anthology of Abba music, is released this month. Amanda Seyfriend reprises her role as Sophie, who’s own pregnancy leads her to trace the steps of her mothers journey to motherhood, with a surprise or two along the way.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
For those that aren’t familiar with the Teen Titans Go! franchise, it’s an animated celebration of all things DC Comics with a funny dose of reality show realness. The film’s meta-plot focuses on the Super-Kids, led by Robin (Scott Menville), who try to convince a Hollywood director that they too deserve their own superhero movie. Oh, and they take the mickey out of Green Lantern a lot. Sorry, Ryan Reynolds.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Whether you’ve seen every Mission: Impossible film or this latest installment is your first viewing, Mission: Impossible – Fallout will leave your mind blown. From super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) fighting his nemesis August Walker (Hengry Cavill) while barrelling out of a plane at 30,000 feet, to careening on a motorcycle through narrow Parisian streets without a helmet, you have to constantly remind yourself that this franchise’s USP is that the actors perform their own stunts.
From August 3: Christopher Robin
In 19991’s Hook, an adult Peter Pan flew back to Neverland – so why can’t a grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) return to Hundred Acre Wood? Winnie The Pooh (Jim Cummings) reappears in his best friend Christopher’s adult life to ask him for help to find his woodland pals. But this wouldn’t be a Disney movie without a heroic act from Pooh, and once the gang are back together, Pooh and his crew travel to London to save Christopher from his domineering boss.
From August 9: The Meg
If Jason Statham battling a 70-ton shark is what you’re looking for this summer, look no further. This fun action-adventure plays out like Jaws on steroids or all six Sharkanado films whipped up in a blender. But unlike these last two shark series, the scariest fact about the megalodon (which the film is based on), is that the best really was that big.
From August 16: BlacKkKlansman
Based on a true story, Blackkklansman follows Ron Stallworth (John David Washington – Denzel Washington’s son), an African American detective in Colorado, who masterminds the infiltration of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a Jewish colleague (Adam Driver). It remixes light-hearted satire with a powerful message.
From August 23: Mile 22
An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Whalberg) tries to secretly move a mysterious informant (Iko Uwais) with sensitive information out of a foreign country, in exchange for him to reveal the location of some missing radioactive isotopes.
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