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We’ve been on a roll lately. Getting together with friends to play games on weekends then hitting the low-traffic night at the movie theater during the week. Seeing our favorite films during the opening weekend used to be our favorite way to see new features, but it’s been kind of comforting to be in a theater that doesn’t have every single seat filled. And just like we had Thor: Love and Thunder on our priority list last month, you can bet that we’ll be at the theaters to see Bullet Train this month. It’s one we’ve been waiting for since the first time we saw the trailer!

If you are planning to see a movie this month and want to take in the latest releases, check out this list which includes feature films from Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, A24, Lionsgate Entertainment, MGM and more! 

Bullet Train

Release Date: August 5, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Action
Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio and Sandra Bullock
Studio: Sony Pictures
Official Website: Bullet Train movie
Follow on Social: #BulletTrainMovie

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.

Easter Sunday

Release Date: August 5, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Jo Koy, Jimmy O. Yang, Tia Carrere, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Lydia Gaston, Asif Ali, Rodney To, Eugene Cordero, Jay Chandrasekhar, Tiffany Haddish and Lou Diamond Phillips
Studio: Universal Studios, DreamWorks Pictures
Official Website: Easter Sunday movie
Follow on Social: #EasterSundayMovie

Stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Release Date: August 5, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace and Pete Davidson
Studio: A24
Official Website: Bodies Bodies Bodies
Follow on Social: #BodiesBodiesBodies

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.


Release Date: August 12, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Grace Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, Mason Gooding, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Studio: Lionsgate
Official Website: Fall movie

For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now Becky and Hunter’s expert climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights in this adrenaline-fueled thriller costarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Mack & Rita

Release Date: August 12, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Diane Keaton, Taylour Paige, Elizabeth Lail, Loretta Devine, Simon Rex, Dustin Milligan, Amy Hill, Lois Smith, Wendie Malick, Patti Harrison, Martin Short, Addie Weyrich, Aimee Carrero and Nicole Byer
Studio: Gravitas Studios
Official Website: Mack and Rita movie
Follow on Social: #MackAndRitaMovie

When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released — literally. The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: “Aunt Rita” (Oscar winner Diane Keaton). Freed from the constraints of other people’s expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation and sparking a tentative romance with Mack’s adorable dog-sitter, Jack (Dustin Milligan). A sparkling comedy with a magical twist, Mack & Rita celebrates being true to yourself at any age.

Emily the Criminal

Release Date: August 12, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Bernardo Badillo, Jonathan Avigdori, Gina Gershon
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Official Website: Emily the Criminal movie
Follow on Social: #EmilyTheCriminal

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.


Release Date: August 19, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries
Studio: Universal Studios
Official Website: Beast movie
Follow on Social: #BeastMovie

Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley, Russian Doll series, Maleficent), an old family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.

Funny Pages

Release Date: August 26, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Daniel Zolghadri, Matthew Maher, Miles Emanuel, Maria Dizzia, and Josh Pais
Studio: A24
Official Website: Funny Pages movie
Follow on Social: #FunnyPages

A bitingly funny coming-of-age story of a teenage cartoonist who rejects the comforts of his suburban life in a misguided quest for soul.

The Invitation

Release Date: August 26, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Cast: Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, Courtney Taylor, Hugh Skinner and Sean Pertwee
Studio: Sony Pictures
Official Website: The Invitation movie
Follow on Social: #InvitationMovie

After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Release Date: August 31, 2022 (Get Tickets)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Cast: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton
Studio: MGM
Official Website: 3000YearsOfLonging
Follow on Social: #3000YearsOfLonging

Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic…a creature of reason. While in Istanbul, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. At first, she doubts that he is real and she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. But the Djinn pleads his case, and eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both!

We only have a few of these on our list to see in the theater this month, but we were pleasantly surprised by some sleepers (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris) last month. We’ll probably take a chance on a few extras this time too!

Which movie(s) are you most excited to see in August?

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