August is yet another strong month for the movie industry as there is nine releases announced as of now and they are well-spread out over all five weeks of August. Clever strategy by the studio heads for not fighting against each other.
August 3, 1st Week of August
Coming up today are Charlie’s Angels 2 and Society of Thieves. As a direct sequel of “The Black Rose”, Charlie’s Angels 2 continues the story as the team is seeking a new angel to replace the one lost in “The Black Rose”. At the same time, the old threat continues to try to shut down the angel project. Can the Angels prevail again? We will see in a few days.
Challenging the Angels will be Society of Thieves, a story of two gangs – Axe Gang and Crocodile Gang – fighting for supremacy in post gold rush Sacramento. Crocodile Gang triggers the war with an assassination on Axe Gang and the Axe Gang wants revenge. Sounds more gangsters than thieves from the synopsis but you never know until you have seen the film.
August 10, 2nd Week of August
More than ten years ago, we have Being John Malkovich; in the 21st century, we have Being Stan Martin. Being Stan Martin is a rom-com that focus more on the male side as it is focused on Stan Martin(Jesse Eisenberg), a dork, and his journey to find his one true love. Some keywords will be dating sites, DJ and best friend.
Imagine a month without a Baseball Mogul release…I can’t. Drugged 2 will continue the story of the few drug takers and this time it will be Billy(Pedro), the side character of the first film. Just like the first one, the film will go through the story of Billy and see how the drugs affect him and his little sister.
August 17, 3rd Week of August
All Fall Down is already covered in last month’s article so no further info is needed.
South Dakota marks the return of Flip Brothers Studio into the scene. The only thing I get from the studio is to expect zombies and a lot of them but my improved spying skill did help me to grab some information from the production company. The virus starts in North Dakota and the strong wind of death brings it to the neighboring state of South Dakota. The main survivor group is an interesting bunch: poker-loving mom, her college son, an AWOL soldier of the virus-experiment camp, an Air Force, a scientist and for the right price, a businessman-entertainer pair. Starting from the casino, they battle against the odds in an attempt to reach Mount Rushmore to escape the state. Notable stars include Yoda winner Daniel Day-Lewis and Sully nominee Jennifer Tilly.
August 24, 4th Week of August
The zombie fans are given a second treat in the form of Lollipop Chainsaw. This one is likely to attract more than zombie fans judging by the poster and also the style of the adapted material, the game of the same name for XBox 360 and PS3. Blake Lively will play Juliet, the hot zombie killer girl as she takes on the zombies in her town. Deborah Ann Woll plays another zombie hunter.
Lightning Productions is indeed fast as lightning in terms of production speed as they go double double in their debut month with Wrong Side of The Tracks. Wrong Side of the Tracks is a remake of the Chinese film A World Without Thieves. Set in America on a train ride from Chicago to New York. Wayne Boston (Hugh Jackman), with his wife Lucy (Rosamund Pike) goes again his thieving ways to protect Shawn Glenwald (Michael Angarano) and his money from Fox Daniels (Michael Emerson) and his crew of pickpockets.
August 31, 5th Week of August
Never Look Back is already covered in my June article so you can refer it from there. In short, it’s about a 50s movie star who returns to his hometown and his dysfunctional family and try his best to glue himself back to the family. Dark Horse Films said it has the vibe of “Mad Men”. This film is the third film of The Dark Horse Films’s Americana series, which will conclude soon enough.