August 2012 Movie Releases

Total Recall

Total Recall

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"Total Recall" is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can ... more

Release date : August 3
Genre : Drama, Sci-Fi
Studio : Columbia Pictures
Director : Len Wiseman
Starring : Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

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During his summer vacation, "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club - which fails to keep ... more

Release date : August 3
Genre : Comedy, Family
Studio : 20th Century Fox
Director : David Bowers
Starring : Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris
The Babymakers

The Babymakers

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After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be "shooting blanks." Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his ... more

Release date : August 3
Genre : Comedy
Studio : Millennium Entertainment
Director : Jay Chandrasekhar
Starring : Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Heffernan
Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse Forever

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Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, Jesse is once again unemployed ... more

Release date : August 3
Genre : Romance, Comedy
Studio : Sony Pictures Classics
Director : Lee Toland Krieger
Starring : Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood
360

360

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360 is a gripping, modern, stylish kaleidoscope of interconnected love and relationships linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of romantic life in the 21st century. Starting ... more

Release date : August 3
Genre : Drama
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : Fernando Meirelles
Starring : Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, Anthony Hopkins
Soldiers of Fortune

Soldiers of Fortune

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Captain Craig McKenzie (Christian Slater), a former US special forces soldier, is hired to protect a group of millionaires who want to experience firsthand the kicks and thrills of war. However, the mission goes horribly ... more

Release date : August 3
Genre : Action, Adventure
Studio : Roadside Attractions
Director : Maksim Korostyshevsky
Starring : Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan
Assassin's Bullet

Assassin's Bullet

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When an unknown vigilante begins killing high-priority terrorists from America's Most Wanted list in Europe, a former FBI field agent (Christian Slater) is brought in by the US Ambassador (Donald Sutherland) to discover the identity ... more

Release date : August 3
Genre : Action, Thriller, Drama
Studio : ARC Entertainment
Director : Isaac Florentine
Starring : Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland, Timothy Spall, Elika Portnoy
Hope Springs

Hope Springs

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Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned ... more

Release date : August 8
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Columbia Pictures
Director : David Frankel
Starring : Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones, David Frankel
Nitro Circus: The Movie

Nitro Circus: The Movie

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Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossibly insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time! Dreaming up the most dangerous stunts in the world of action sports ... more

Release date : August 8
Genre : Action, Comedy
Studio : ARC Entertainment
Director : Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle
Starring : Travis Pastrana, Jolene Van Vugt, Jeremy Rawle, Tommy Passemante
The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

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The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Action, Drama
Studio : Universal Pictures
Director : Tony Gilroy
Starring : Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac
Twixt

Twixt

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A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Thriller, Horror
Studio : Sundance Cinemas
Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Starring : Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin
The Campaign

The Campaign

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When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Comedy
Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
Director : Jay Roach
Starring : Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa
2 Days in New York

2 Days in New York

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Marion and Mingus live cozily-perhaps too cozily-with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion's jolly father (played by director Delpy's real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : Julie Delpy
Starring : Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Vincent Gallo, Brady Smith
Goats

Goats

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Fourteen-year-old Ellis is getting ready to leave the Southwest for a boarding school in the East. This means leaving behind his mother and the only real father he has ever known, Goat Man. Goat Man ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Image Entertainment
Director : Christopher Neil
Starring : David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Justin Kirk
Freelancers

Freelancers

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The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Drama, Action
Studio : Lions Gate Films
Director : Jessy Terrero
Starring : 50 Cent, Ryan O'Nan, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker
Red Hook Summer

Red Hook Summer

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"Red Hook Summer" is the latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, DO THE RIGHT THING, CROOKLYN, CLOCKERS, and HE GOT GAME), "Red Hook Summer" tells the story ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Drama
Studio : Variance Films
Director : Spike Lee
Starring : Jules Brown, Clarke Peters, Nate Parker, Toni Lysaith
The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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Academy Award-nominated director/writer Peter Hedges ("Dan in Real Life," What's Eating Gilbert Grape?") brings enchantment to the screen with "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy ... more

Release date : August 15
Genre : Fantasy
Studio : Walt Disney Pictures
Director : Peter Hedges
Starring : Jennifer Garner, CJ Adams, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston
The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2

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"The Expendables" are back and this time it's personal...Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) - with newest ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Action, Adventure
Studio : Lionsgate Films
Director : Simon West
Starring : Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger
ParaNorman

ParaNorman

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The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated "Coraline." "ParaNorman" is, following "Coraline," the company's second stop-motion animated feature to be made ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Animation, Comedy, Thriller
Studio : Focus Features
Director : Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Starring : Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Sparkle

Sparkle

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Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Drama
Studio : TriStar Pictures
Director : Salim Akil
Starring : Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Curtis Armstrong, Mike Epps
Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis

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Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) - a 28 - year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager - as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Drama, Thriller
Studio : Entertainment One
Director : David Cronenberg
Starring : Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, Samantha Morton
The Awakening

The Awakening

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Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall), author of the popular book "Seeing Through Ghosts," has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Thriller, Supernatural
Studio : Cohen Media Group
Director : Nick Murphy
Starring : Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead-Wright
Why Stop Now

Why Stop Now

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"Why Stop Now" brings together the comic talents of Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan in the summer's wildest comedy. Eli (Eisenberg) is a piano prodigy. Today is the audition ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : IFC Films
Director : Ron Nyswaner
Starring : Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Tanya Wright
Side by Side

Side by Side

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"Side by Side", a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, takes an in-depth look at this revolution. Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, editors, and exhibitors, "Side by Side" examines all aspects ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Documentary
Studio : Tribeca Film
Director : Christopher Kenneally
Starring : James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Robert Rodriguez
Compliance

Compliance

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Inspired by true events, "Compliance" tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Drama
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : Craig Zobel
Starring : Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Philip Ettinger
Ek Tha Tiger

Ek Tha Tiger

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Ek Tha Tiger is a romantic thriller which tells the story of a Trinity College scientist suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan. The Indian government sends a secret agent, codenamed Tiger (Salman Khan), ... more

Release date : August 17
Genre : Action, thriller
Studio : Yash Raj Films
Director : Kabir Khan
Starring : Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Bella Boyd, Lisa Byrne
Hit and Run

Hit and Run

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From the producer of "Wedding Crashers"-written and directed by and starring comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC's "Parenthood") "Hit and Run" is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a nice guy with a questionable past who ... more

Release date : August 22
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Open Road Films
Director : Dax Shepard, David Palmer
Starring : Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold
The Apparition

The Apparition

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When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. ... more

Release date : August 24
Genre : Thriller, Horror
Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
Director : Todd Lincoln
Starring : Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill
Premium Rush

Premium Rush

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Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a ... more

Release date : August 24
Genre : Action, Thriller
Studio : Columbia Pictures
Director : David Koepp
Starring : Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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In a Parisian nightclub, party man Ludo (Dujardin) takes off late at night on his scooter, where he's blindsided by a truck. Lying between life and death in the hospital, Ludo is visited by his ... more

Release date : August 24
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : MPI Media Group
Director : Guillaume Canet
Starring : Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Valerie Bonneton
Robot and Frank

Robot and Frank

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Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's ... more

Release date : August 24
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director : Jake Schreier
Starring : Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden
The Victim

The Victim

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Good time girls Annie (Jennifer Blanc) and Mary (Danielle Harris) find themselves in a life and death situation. Annie's life is put in jeopardy when she is witness to a violent act at the hands ... more

Release date : August 24
Genre : Thriller
Studio : Anchor Bay Films
Director : Michael Biehn
Starring : Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc, Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood
Sleepwalk With Me

Sleepwalk With Me

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Based on comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia's successful one-man show, SLEEPWALK WITH ME turns passionate and personal storytelling into comic art. Birbiglia directed, co-wrote and stars as a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a ... more

Release date : August 24
Genre : Drama
Studio : IFC Films
Director : Mike Birbiglia
Starring : Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, Lucy DeVito, Carol Kane
Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

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A fun and energetic family basketball movie starring Kevin Durant as Himself, a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16 year old fan. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents ... more

Release date : August 24
Genre : Family, Drama
Studio : Warner Premiere
Director : John Whitesell
Starring : Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Brandon T. Jackson, Jim Belushi
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader

Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader

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Aspiring college cheerleader, Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. The drug has an unforeseen side effect - Cassie starts to grow and ... more

Release date : August 25
Genre : Comedy, Horror
Studio : Epix
Director : Kevin O'Neill
Starring : Jena Sims, Sean Young, Ryan Merriman, Treat Williams
Lawless

Lawless

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"Lawless" is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt ... more

Release date : August 29
Genre : Thriller
Studio : The Weinstein Company
Director : John Hillcoat
Starring : Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain
The Day

The Day

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Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors - lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24-hour look into their lives.

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Release date : August 29
Genre : Thriller, Mystery
Studio : WWE Studios
Director : Douglas Aarniokoski
Starring : Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

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It's Schluufy birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until ... more

Release date : August 29
Genre : Family
Studio : Kenn Viselman presents, Inc.
Director : Matthew Diamond
Starring : Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime Pressly
The Possession

The Possession

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The film is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "Jinx in a Box" about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Horror, Supernatural
Studio : Lionsgate Films
Director : Ole Bornedal
Starring : Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, Natasha Calis
War Flowers

War Flowers

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A young mother whose husband has left her and their daughter to fight for the South in the Civil War. They must also decide the fate of a Yankee soldier (Gedrick), who enters their life.

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Release date : August 31
Genre : Drama
Studio : Green Apple Entertainment
Director : Serge Rodnunsky
Starring : Christina Ricci, Jason Gedrick, Tom Berenger, Gabrielle Popa
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

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When Heather breaks up with her husband, Hugh, frustrated with her boring middle class and loveless marriage, she seeks a change in her life. She finds just that in Lloyd Buist, a drug addict who ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Drama, Romance, Comedy
Studio : Intandem Films
Director : Rob Heydon
Starring : Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Dean McDermott, Natalie Brown
The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

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Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Drama, Thriller
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : Lance Daly
Starring : Orlando Bloom, Michael Pena, Riley Keough, Troy Garity
The Tall Man

The Tall Man

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In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace - abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as "The Tall Man." Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel; "Total ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Thriller, Suspense
Studio : Image Entertainment
Director : Pascal Laugier
Starring : Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, Samantha Ferris
Little Birds

Little Birds

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Fifteen-year-old Lily and her best friend, Alison, live on the shores of the Salton Sea. Sprinting toward adulthood, Lily wants to escape her depressing hometown. But Alison is content with her life; she enjoys being ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Drama
Studio : Millennium Entertainment
Director : Elgin James
Starring : Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth
For a Good Time, Call...

For a Good Time, Call...

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The reserved Lauren (played by Ms. Miller) and the irrepressible Katie (Ms. Graynor) are polar opposites... and past enemies. But when both come up short on the funds needed to afford their dream New York ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Comedy
Studio : Focus Features
Director : Jamie Travis
Starring : Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller, James Wolk, Mark Webber
The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

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As one of the defining stories of the wuxia genre, the saga of the Dragon Gate Inn has already been the source material for two classic martial arts films. Now legendary writer/director/producer Tsui Hark revisits ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Action, Adventure
Studio : Indomina Releasing
Director : Tsui Hark
Starring : Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Li Yuchun
A Few Best Men

A Few Best Men

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When English lad David announces he is getting married to an Australian, his hapless mates give a whole new meaning to the phrase 'for better or worse'! The chaos-filled wedding day tests their new marriage, ... more

Release date : August 31
Genre : Comedy
Studio : Arclight Films
Director : Stephan Elliott
Starring : Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall, Rebel Wilson

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