August Movies 2018: Top 5 Must-See New Film Releases

A new month, August means a new exciting opener to new movie releases! Make your way to the nearest cinema or movie theater, pop some popcorn out, splatter that buttery goodness on the snack, recline, and sit back with relaxation in your solace: a place with yourself and the movie screen!

Whether you’re in the mood for horror and jump-scares or the classic drama/thriller films, August is your month! Check out hit titles like Crazy Rich Asians and Mile 22! Also, if you are into romantic comedy, a film that will keep you on the edge of your seats is Dog Days directed by Ken Marino and starring Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, and Eva Longoria, to name a few.

Check out our picks for the Top 5 Movies releasing in August 2018!


Crazy Rich Asians

Starring: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina  
Directed By: 
Jon Chu 
Release Date: 
August 15, 2018

This is a brief synopsis of what to expect: The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.

It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.


Slenderman

Starring: Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Annalise Basso, Jaz Sinclair, Talitha Bateman, Alex Fitzalan
Directed By: 
Sylvain White
Release Date: 
August 24, 2018

This is a brief synopsis of what to expect: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.


Mile 22

Starring: Ronda Rousey, Iko Uwais, Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, John Malkovich, Sala Baker
Directed By:
Peter Berg
Release Date: 
August 17, 2018

This is a brief synopsis of what to expect: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption.


Alpha

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela, Natassia Malthe, Priya Rajaratnam
Directed By: 
Albert Hughes 
Release Date:
August 17, 2018

This is a brief synopsis of what to expect: In the aftermath of Captain America: An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone — he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.


Dog Days

Starring: Nina Dobrev, Fin  Wolfhard, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro
Directed By: 
Ken Marino
Release Date: 
August 10, 2018

This is a brief synopsis of what to expect: In the aftermath of Captain America: An ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.

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