August is packed to the brim with action-packed and horror-filled releases this month, but when looking at the must-watch big-screen outings this month, we’ve highlighted the most exciting movies that you can’t afford to miss.
Hobbs & Shaw
Release date: 2 August 2019
The first Fast & the Furious spin-off sees Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters of Hobbs and Shaw having to team-up to take down a notorious criminal (Idris Elba) who has developed some superhuman-like abilities. Between the banter, car chases, one-liners, and big set-pieces, you know what to expect here (it is a Fast & Furious movie, after all), but we can’t help but to love the bro-down chemistry between Johnson and Statham.
Scary Stores to Tell in the Dark
Release date: 8 August 2019
Produced by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), Scary Stores to Tell in the Dark is the movie adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s 1990s children’s anthology books famous for haunting nightmares for decades. The film follows a group of children in the late 1960s living in small-town Mill Valley, who stumble upon a book which writes to life the darkest fears of those who read it. As you can imagine, chaos ensues.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Release date: 30 August 2019
There’s been a lot of buzz around Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and a host of other A-listers. The story is a deep-dive into the world of Hollywood during the 1960s with the Manson Murders as a backdrop, following Rick Dalton, former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, who are both struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore.