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August movie preview: SheKnows picks the flicks

Shanee is a screenwriter and educator living in Los Angeles. She created the web series She Blinded Me w Science to encourage young girls to explore science and technology. You can also read her blog where she chronicles her filmmaking ...

Get ready for some rowdy, rebellious reptiles
at the movies!

That's right, the last of the summer movies are here, but don't worry. There are still a few more worth seeing!

1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

That's right, the cold-blooded, hard-shelled rebels are back, bigger and better! Donatello (Jeremy Howard), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), Raphael (Alan Ritchson) and Leonardo (Johnny Knoxville) gang up with news reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) to save New York City from the evil Foot Clan. We expect that your kids will love to indulge in this reptilian re-creation.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on Aug. 8.

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2) Step Up All In

This latest installment in the Step Up franchise takes place in the glittering city of Las Vegas. Foxy Ryan Guzman is back as Sean Asa, the man with the funky, brilliant beats. We can't wait to see how the film combines gambling with dancing. And yes, the movie does have to end up in an "all-out dance battle." We wouldn't have it any other way!

Step Up All In opens on Aug. 8.

3) Life After Beth

This horror-comedy stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and Molly Shannon, and is likely to be as fun as Warm Bodies. Written and directed by Jeff Baena (I Heart Huckabees), the film explores a young man who just can't let his girlfriend go even after she's dead. We guess a cold lover is better than none.

Life After Beth opens in theaters on Aug. 15.

4) The Giver

Based on the beloved Lois Lowry book of the same name, this movie stars Jeff Bridges as The Giver and Meryl Streep as Chief Elder. If that's not a rock star cast, we don't know what is!

The Giver opens on Aug. 15.

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5) Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Continuing the story line from the famously dark Sin City graphic novels, this installment stars Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Jessica Alba and Josh Brolin.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on Aug. 22.

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