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August 2008 Movie Releases


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Below a list of the new movies to get released in August 2008:

Movie Title: Midnight Meat Train
Genre: Crime/Horror/Mystery/Thriller
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Written by: Jeff Buhler, Clive Barker
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Roger Bart
Release Date: Fri 01, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Next stop...death. When Leon Kaufman's (Bradley Cooper) latest body of work – a collection of provocative, nighttime studies of the city and its inhabitants - earns the struggling photographer interest from prominent art gallerist Susan Hoff (Brooke Shields), she propels him to get grittier and show the darker side of humanity for his upcoming debut at her downtown art space. Believing he's finally on track for success, Leon's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany (Vinnie Jones), the subway murderer who stalks late-night commuters - ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable. With his concerned girlfriend Maya (Leslie Bibb) fearing for his life, Leon's relentless fascination with Mahogany lures him further and further into the bowels of the subways and ultimately into an abyss of pure evil – inadvertently pulling Maya right along with him.

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Movie Title: Mummy 3
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
Director: Rob Cohen
Written by: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Starring: Brendan Fraser, John Hannah, Jet Li, Maria Bello
Release Date: Fri 01, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will initially take place in ancient times in China and follow the background of the film's villain, China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang (played by Jet Li). The film will move forward to a post-World War II setting where Rick and Alex head to the forbidden tombs of China. In the Himalayas they discover a mummy that can change forms due to a female wizard's (Michelle Yeoh) curse.

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Movie Title: Sixty Six
Genre: Biography/Comedy/Drama
Director: Paul Weiland
Written by: Bridget OConnor, Peter Straughan
Starring: David Bark-Jones, Eddie Marsan, Gregg Sulkin, Thomas Drewson, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Serafinowicz, Catherine Tate, Stephen Rea
Release Date: Fri 01, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: The protagonist, a Jewish boy named Bernie Reubens, is about to have his bar mitzvah. Initially, he meticulously plans a lavish reception to upstage that of his older brother Alvie, but as the family's finances lurch from one disaster to another his family are forced to lower his expectations and stage the bar mitzvah reception at home in North London. When England reach the 1966 football World Cup Final, most of the guests make excuses not to come to the reception so that they can watch the game.

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Movie Title: Swing Vote
Genre: Comedy
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Written by: Joshua Michael Stern, Jason Richman
Starring: Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, George Lopez, Madeline Carroll
Release Date: Fri 01, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Swing Vote follows the story of Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, over-achieving twelve-year-old daughter Molly (Madeline Carroll). She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote... her dad's.

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Movie Title: Bottle Shock
Genre: Drama
Director: Randall Miller
Written by: Jody Savin, Randall Miller, Ross Schwartz
Starring: Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine
Release Date: Wed 06, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: English wine expert Steven Spurrier travels to the not-yet-famous Napa Valley to learn about California Winemaking. There he meets a struggling vintner and discovers wine so extraordinary he decides to organize the famous Judgment of Paris taste test.

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Movie Title: Pineapple Express
Genre: Comedy/Crime/Thriller
Director: David Gordon Green (Produced by Judd Apatow)
Written by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny R McBride, Amber Heard, Rosie Perez, Gary Cole, Craig Robinson, Kevin Corrigan, Bill Hader
Release Date: Wed 06, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.

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Movie Title: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Written by: Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay), Ann Brashares (novel)
Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
Release Date: Wed 06, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: In Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, based on Ann Brashares' best-selling series of novels, four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, but remain in touch by sharing their experiences with each other as they always have-with honesty and humor. Discovering their individual strengths, fears, talents and capacity for love through the choices they make, they come to value more than ever the bond they share and the immeasurable power of their friendship.

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Movie Title: Hell Ride
Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller
Director: Larry Bishop
Written by: Larry Bishop
Starring: Larry Bishop, Laura Cayouette, Michael Madsen, Eric balfour, Vinnie Jones
Release Date: Fri 08, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: arry Bishop stars as bad-ass biker Pistolero, (named after the original title for Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado) who along with The Gent (Michael Madsen) and Comanche (Eric Balfour), hit the road to avenge the death of Pistolero’s old lady Cherokee Kisum (Julia Jones), by the 666ers, a rival motorcycle gang. Vinnie Jones and the ultimate bike riding legend Dennis Hopper to star as members of the satanic biker gang the 666ers.

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Movie Title: Tropic Thunder
Genre: Action/Comedy/War
Director: Ben Stiller
Written by: Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Etan Cohen
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Release Date: Wed 13, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

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Movie Title: Fly Me To The Moon
Genre: Animation
Director: Ben Stassen
Written by: Domonic Paris
Starring: Nicolette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley Jr., Buzz Aldrin
Release Date: Fri 15, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Three young houseflies stow away inside the space helmets of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins aboard the Apollo 11 , in the first flight ever to the moon. As they blast off, our three tiny adventurers are about to make some history of their own.

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Movie Title: Henry Poole Is Here
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Mark Pellington
Written by: Albert Torres
Starring: Luke Wilson, Radha Mitchell, George Lopez, Morgan Lily
Release Date: Fri 15, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: The story involves a man (Luke Wilson) who finds that he only has 6 weeks to live, and so he leaves his job, fiancee and mother to try and spend his remaining days alone. But the discovery of a 'Miracle' by a nosy neighbor is going to disrupt his solitude and will restore his faith in life

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Movie Title: Mirrors
Genre: Horror
Director: Alexandre Aja
Written by: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton
Release Date: Fri 15, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: A man is head of security at a department store plagued by unexplained deaths. The store is also the target of demonstrators wanting compensation for an earlier staff fire tragedy. The man becomes intrigued by a disturbed woman. She claims her sister, who died in the fire, is exacting revenge, using mirrors as a gateway back into the living world.

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Movie Title: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Genre: Animation/Action/Science-Fiction
Director: Georges Lucas
Starring: Matt Lanter, Greg Ellis, Anthony Daniels, Ian Abercrombie, Matthew Wood
Release Date: Fri 15, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other Jedi Knights, fights the New Droid Army of the Separatists.

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Movie Title: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance
Director: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall, Joan Pera
Release Date: Fri 15, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Two young American women, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) come to Barcelona for a summer holiday. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is sensible and engaged to be married; Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) is emotionally and sexually adventurous. In Barcelona, they're drawn into a series of unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a charismatic painter, who is still involved with his tempestuous ex-wife Maria Elena (Penelope Cruz). Set against the luscious Mediterranean sensuality of Barcelona, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' is Woody Allen's funny and open-minded celebration of love in all its configurations.

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Movie Title: Wild Child
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Nick Moore
Written by: Lucy Dahl
Starring: Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson, Aidan Quinn, Shirley Henderson, Aex Pettyfer
Release Date: Fri 15, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Poppy Moore's mother's death five years ago leaves her to party and live life somewhat inappropriately. After warnings from her father to send her to boarding school in England - as her mother did - she jumps into the Pacific near her beach side abode, he sends her to England. She is forced to leave behind her luxurious life and go to boarding school. Here she finds no sun to tan in, uniform, restricted cell phone use, and her designer duds are soaked from being left in a rainstorm. After being bullied and losing her spoiled treatment, she is determined to leave, forced to attempt to get expelled by snogging the headmistress's son, Freddie. Before she knows it, she is falling head over heels for him. Her ticket out is her only reason to stay. One night, she finds out her mother attended the exact same boarding school... Before she knows it, she loses her blonde locks and goes brunette. But after she tries and finally heals after her mother's death, she may get to go home... But does she want to?

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Movie Title: Death Race
Genre: Action/Science-Fiction/Thriller
Director: Paul W. S. Anderson
Written by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Nathalie Martinez
Release Date: Fri 22, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: In a future America, prison inmates are forced to compete against each other in a driving arena. The prison warden (Joan Allen) coerces a prisoner with only weeks before his release (Jason Statham) into becoming a driver. The prisoner becomes a crowd favorite known as Frankenstein.

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Movie Title: Hamlet 2
Genre: Comedy
Director: Andy Fleming
Written by: Andy Fleming, Pam Brady
Starring: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette
Release Date: Fri 22, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: A failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama teacher (Steve Coogan) rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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Movie Title: House Bunny
Genre: Comedy
Director: Fred Wolf
Written by: Kirsten Smith, Karen McCullah Lutz
Starring: Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Colin Hanks, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings, Beverly D'Angelo, Kiely Williams
Release Date: Fri 22, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: When Shelly, a Playboy bunny, is tossed out of the mansion, she has nowhere to go until she falls in with the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. The members of the sorority - who also have got to be the seven most socially clueless women on the planet - are about to lose their house. They need a dose of what only the eternally bubbly Shelley can provide... but they will each learn on their own to stop pretending to be what others want them to be and start being themselves.

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Movie Title: Longshots
Genre: Drama/Sport
Director: Fred Durst
Written by: Doug Atchison, Nick Santora
Starring: Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Matt Craven
Release Date: Fri 22, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Young Jasmine Plummer (Keke Palmer) is a lonely teenage girl whose father left her when she was young and lives with her mother (Tasha Smith) when a friend of her mother's (Ice Cube) comes in and starts getting her involved in football where she is so good, he enrolls her in Pop Warner football and the coach and all the boys on the team resent her. But when, thanks to Jasmine, the team makes it to the tournament, her real father returns and she must deal with this.

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Movie Title: Traitor
Genre: Drama/Spy/Thriller
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Written by: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Starring: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels
Release Date: Wed 27, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

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Movie Title: Babylon AD
Genre: Action/Science-Fiction/Thriller
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Written by: Mathieu Kassovitz, Eric Besnard, Maurice G. Dantec
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Depardieu, Lambert Wilson
Release Date: Fri 29, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.

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Movie Title: College
Genre: Comedy
Director: Deb Hagan
Written by: Dan Callahan, Adam Ellison
Starring: Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Ryan Pinkston, Kevin Covais, Nick Zano, Zach Cregger, Gary Owen, Haley Bennett, Camille Mana, May Tay Williams, Nathalie Walker
Release Date: Fri 29, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: After Kevin (Drake Bell), a high school senior, gets dumped by his girlfriend for being too boring, he doesn’t want to go to the freshman orientation weekend at Fairmont University, where they had planned to go together. But his best friends Carter (Andrew Caldwell) and Morris (Kevin Covais) convince him that the weekend away will help get his mind off her.

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Movie Title: Disaster Movie
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Written by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Starring: Carmen Electra, Kimberly Kardashian, Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker, Crista Flanagan
Release Date: Fri 29, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Disaster Movie follows the comic misadventures of a group of ridiculously attractive twenty-somethings during one fateful night as they try to make their way to safety while every known natural disaster and catastrophic event - asteroids, twisters, earthquakes, the works – hits the city and their path as they try to solve a series of mysteries to end the rampant destruction.

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Movie Title: Sukiyaki Western Django
Genre: Action/Western
Director: Takashi Miike
Written by: Takashi Miike, Masa Nakamura
Starring: Hideaki Ito, Masanobu Ando, Shun Oguri, Quentin Tarantino
Release Date: Fri 29, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: Set a few hundred years after the Genpei War, the Minamoto and Taira gangs face off in a town named Yuta, while a deadly gunman comes to the aid of the townsfolk.

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Movie Title: Year of The Fish
Genre: Animation/Fantasy/Romance
Director: David Kaplan
Written by: David Kaplan
Starring: Tsai Chin, Ken Leung, Randall Duk Kim
Release Date: Fri 29, Aug 2008

Plot Synopsis: A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown.

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