Just like that, we are halfway through the summer. It’s kind of crazy every year how fast this time flies. I love summer for getting outside and all of the fun activities, but I also hate the summer for the insane heat that becomes too much to bear. Good thing there are always great movies to see, so we can hide inside for a couple of hours. Unfortunately, August is when the box office begins to slow down again and all the major hits have already come and gone. But, there are still a couple movies coming this August that may be worth the trip to the theatres. Let’s have a look at next months five must-see films-
Set in the world 20,000 years ago, Alpha is a film about a boy who must survive the unforgiving wilderness. He manages to befriend a wild wolf, and the two of them face the world together. This seems like a classic tale told time and time again, but the action may put this one over-the-top. It’ll be worth a watch and maybe surprisingly powerful.
I feel like they have tried to make this film happen a few times before only to fail. But, with a larger budget and the cult following Slenderman has amassed this may be the one to hit. Though I could be completely wrong and we have another flop on our hands. The only way to know is to check it out and be prepared for a few jumps and scares at the least.
I may be a bit of a sucker for some old Winnie the Pooh. Those magical world of Disney specials were always pretty special and there is something about the good nature of these characters. It is clear from the trailers that Christopher Robin is going to pull hard on the heartstrings so be ready for an emotional ride. But, how could we not give a live-action Pooh-bear a chance?
A boy finds a weapon from another planet and uses it to protect his ex-con older brother. Okay, I will give that a shot. Again, this is a movie that could go either way, it could be great, or have a useless story behind it. But, the trailers show off a pretty impressive cinematography and James Franco as a bad guy can be decent. I think Kin will be worth a watch and may come out to be a really good flick.
I have been excited about Happytime Murders for a while now. I love me some Muppets like I grew up on that shit. So, given that theme, an adult take with adult humour is going to be right up my alley. There should also be a decent mystery plot to go along with the strange Muppet aesthetics, which means there is lots to be excited about. Happytime Murders may be the last movie of the summer that I just need to make it to the theatres for.