7 Movies to Watch This August
1 The Fantastic Four (opens August 5).
Of course Miles Teller is Mr. Fantastic—how could he not be? Our favorite funny guy stars in this re-imagining of Marvel’s story about four outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe and come back forever changed. P.S. Remember who played Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the 2005 movie? Chris Evans a.k.a Captain America!
2 Absolutely Anything (opens August 12).
What if you woke up one day to find that you are your own wish-granting factory? Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) has great fun with his new power, but he soon realizes it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be. BTW, this movie is one of the late Robin Williams' last films. </3
3 Man From U.N.C.L.E. (opens August 13).
Henry Cavill (aka Superman) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network's Winklevi) star as super spy archenemies. Sold? Sold!
4 Inside Out (opens August 19).
Pixar does it again with this feels-packed movie that introduces you to five emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. It’s been getting nothing but good reviews so we're definitely feeling a lot of Joy now that it'll finally be shown here.
5 Ricki and the Flash (opens August 19*).
Meryl Streep is our new guitar heroine in this music-loaded movie written by Juno's Diablo Cody.
6 Pixels (opens August 26).
PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, and co. invade our world, and it's up to a bunch of gamers to save the day. See, mom, video games aren't a total waste of time!
7 Before We Go (opens this month**).
Speaking of Chris Evans, he makes his directorial debut in this rom-com about two strangers who meet one magical night in New York. It's like Before Sunrise meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
* Editor's note: Ricki and the Flash showing on September 9.
** Editor's note: Before We Go showing on September 2.