Movies: August 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, right? Odd that we’d choose to do one for August when there’s very little coming out. But we’ll pad it out with some stuff you should definitely see this month anyway.

The Dark Tower – Adapted from the Stephen King novel, this gritty fantasy flick will star Idris Elba as the Gunslinger with Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. The trailer came about a month ago and should keep you entertained for a bit. Probably worth going to see just for Idris, to be honest.

Annabelle: Creation – Ech. Need I say more? It’s the horror story about the doll that was possessed by some crazy lady or some b**p. If you like horror then why not. Or don’t, because who wants to pay £20 to see the same movie again. I’m good, honestly.

Those are really the only films worth mentioning, so here are some from July that could still be worth a watch.

Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan returns for his first historic film, showing the events of the civilians who assembled boats to rescue soldiers from the beaches after they were essentially abandoned. It has been praised by critics and has already made $100m at the box office. Not too bad. If war recreation is your thing, have a look. It stars Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, and Cillian Murphy.

War for the Planet of the Apes – That’s a long title. Yes, the final installment of the Apes series has gotten some fairly decent reviews, calling it the strongest in the series. The final battle for supremacy, as Caesar tries to keep his people (or apes) alive.

Baby Driver – Written and directed by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Paul), this film has been described as awe-inspiring and funny. It revolves around Baby, a getaway driver who uses music to keep the beat while driving. He wants to break away from the criminal life though, and hilarity ensues.

So yeah, decent few weeks of movies right there.

Stay for more movies next month.


If I remember.