Your sun-tanned body stretched lazily down on a comfy beach chair with sleepy eyes wondering over horizon, your left hand reaching out for an icy cold piña colada and your toes carelessly shoveling burning sands. Well, it's about time to bring some action to this still life mode. At least to the big screens. August promises to put you in motion with a lot of stunning action, showcasing the most wanted actors. Thus, reach out your free right hand to browse the screenings at your nearest cinema theatre.
Plot Synopsis: In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Yuri Boyka (Scott Adkins) is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, Boyka offers to fight in a series of impossible battles to free her from a life of servitude.
Plot Synopsis: In April 1980 armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of and which would change the world forever.
Plot Synopsis: In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Kate Mcoy (Halle Berry) is unwilling to leave the fate of her son’s life in someone else’s hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back. In a heart pounding race against time, Kate begins a high speed pursuit and will stop at nothing to save her son’s life.
THE DARK TOWER
Plot Synopsis: Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the 'Dark Tower' that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.
Plot Synopsis: U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), but she’s unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. Wind River is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature. With excellent cast - including many Native American actors - the film vibrantly brings to life a thrilling tale of forging morality in extreme nature.
SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING
Plot Synopsis: The mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling ‘nado and transported all over the world. From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam and beyond, our globetrotting heroes will seek assistance from a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports in their most epic battle yet.
THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD
Plot Synopsis: The world's best hit man (Samuel L. Jackson) has decided to come in from the cold - and testify against his former employer (Gary Oldman) at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands. But this isn't just any employer: it's the corrupt, murderous former President of an Eastern European nation, who has an enormous army of mercenaries at his disposal, and will do anything to stop the testimony. And the world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is hired to protect him. They've been on the opposite ends of a bullet for years. Now they must team up and have only 24 hours to get to The Hague to bring down the murderous dictator.
WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY
Plot Synopsis: In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home…
Plot Synopsis: The film tells the story of twenty-year-old Lucy (Britany Snow) and war veteran Stupe (Dave Bautista). Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy’s grandmother.
Plot Synopsis: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.