Summer Lovin': Movies of August

August 1, 2012

Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz in The Bourne Legacy

Summer movie season has almost come to a close but there is still plenty of silver screen magic to take in this month! Check out your best cinematic bets for August right here!

Total Recall – August 3
We totally recall loving Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campy sci-fi classic of the same name back in 1990. Now, 22 years later, Colin Farrell takes on the mantle of forgetful super-soldier Douglas Quaid as he goes up against Bryan Cranston and Kate Beckinsale in search of his true identity on the Red Planet.

The Bourne Legacy – August 10
Starring Jeremy Renner in his first post-Avengers role, The Bourne Legacy follows secret agent Aaron Cross as he unravels a CIA plot first uncovered by Jason Bourne. While Legacy may be Matt Damon-less, rest assured that the international intrigue and copious ass-kicking that fans have come to expect from a Bourne flick will be at the fore.

The Campaign – August 10
With a big election just around the corner, allow comedic heavyweights Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to educate you in the ways of the body politic (or at least the ways of cutthroat campaign tactics, public bumbling and occasional baby-punching) as they vie for a seat in Congress. Real elections are only slightly less hilarious.

ParaNorman – August 17
As an undead apocalypse descends upon a small town, only a young ghost-whispering misfit named Norman has the power to stop it. Though, while the legions of ghosts, zombies and witches are certainly a handful, dealing with the town’s dumb ol’ adults may be Norman’s biggest challenge in this stop-motion animated comedy.

Expendables 2 – August 17
When the original Expendables hit theaters in 2010 with huge action stars like Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the same screen, topping that amount of machismo seemed unlikely. Yet, this sequel to the original explode-a-thon is somehow packing even more 80s-style testosterone with the likes of Jean-Claude Van Damme and the interminable Chuck Norris in tow.