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The 14 Best Movies Hitting Theaters in August

Shanee Edwards is a screenwriter who earned her master's degree at UCLA Film School. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her TV pilot, Ada and the Machine, is cur...

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End of the summer movie season

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End of the summer movie season

Summer movies are screeching to a halt, bringing both good news and bad news. The bad news is that all the big, exciting blockbusters like Wonder Woman, The Guardians of the Galaxy 2, War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man have come and gone. The good news? In just a couple of months, a very exciting slate of fall movies will begin battling for big awards like Oscar. In the meantime, here are the best movies to go see in a movie theater where you can cool off and enjoy a distraction from your hectic life. From a kids' animated film about nutty squirrels to a tale of a cyberstalker played by Aubrey Plaza to a dark crime thriller set on a Native American reservation starring Jeremy Renner, there’s really something for everyone this August.

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'Wind River': Aug. 4

The Weinstein Co.
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'Wind River': Aug. 4

An FBI agent teams with a town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder.

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'Detroit': Aug. 4

Annapurna Pictures
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'Detroit': Aug. 4

The true story of three young black men who were murdered in Detroit in 1967.  

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'The Dark Tower': Aug. 4

Sony
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'The Dark Tower': Aug. 4

A gunslinger fights to keep the center of the universe from falling apart.

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'Fun Mom Dinner': Aug. 4

Momentum Pictures
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'Fun Mom Dinner': Aug. 4

Four overworked moms get together and create havoc in the streets.

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'Annabelle Creation': Aug. 11

Warner Bros.
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'Annabelle Creation': Aug. 11

The origin story of the real Annabelle doll that is demonically possessed.

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'The Glass Castle': Aug. 11

Lionsgate
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'The Glass Castle': Aug. 11

Brie Larson plays a young girl who comes of age in a poor, dysfunctional family.

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'The Nut Job 2': Aug. 11

Open Road Films
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'The Nut Job 2': Aug. 11

Surly and his friends must stop the city mayor from destroying their home.

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'The Nile Hilton Incident': Aug. 11

Strand
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'The Nile Hilton Incident': Aug. 11

An Egyptian police officer investigates the murder of a woman, uncovering a scandal.

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'The Only Living Boy In New York': Aug. 11

Roadside Attractions
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'The Only Living Boy In New York': Aug. 11

A recent college graduate gets involved with his father's mistress.

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'Ingrid Goes West': Aug. 11

Neon
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'Ingrid Goes West': Aug. 11

A social media creeper moves to LA to stalk an Instagram star.

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'The Hitman's Bodyguard': Aug. 18

Lionsgate
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'The Hitman's Bodyguard': Aug. 18

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client — a hit man.
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'Logan Lucky': Aug. 18

Bleecker Street
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'Logan Lucky': Aug. 18

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

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'Patti Cake$': Aug. 18

Fox Searchlight
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'Patti Cake$': Aug. 18

An unlikely young female rapper risks it all for fame and glory.

 

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