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At The Movies – What To Watch This August/September
  Vedesh Nath
COLUMNS-REVIEWS
August 2018

At The Movies – What To Watch This August/September

2018 has been a bang, and not only because avocado and mango seasons seem to be lasting longer than usual. Hollywood just keeps giving us reasons to eat more popcorn!

With the success of Black Panther, A Quiet Place and Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year, and blockbusters like Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 now showing, local multiplexes are always buzzing with patrons, be it month-end or mid-month, weekend or mid-week. ‘Cause we simply just can’t get enough!

August and September promise to be hopeful months for us cine-goers, with something in store for everyone.

Here are five films (amongst others) to go see with your ‘doux-doux’ or your ‘bredrin’ or the ‘fams’ on the big screen!

 

  1. Crazy Rich Asians

Genre: Comedy/Romance

Release Date: August 22nd, 2018

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas

Running Time: 121 Mins.

Cast: Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina

Rating: PG-13 for sexual references and language

After much persuasion, Rachel (Wu) is thrilled to accompany her long-time boyfriend, Nick (newcomer Henry Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Upon their arrival, Rachel has a few surprises in store. She realizes that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors with dozens of women chasing after him. However, Rachel struggles to adjust as she is thrown into the spotlight and forced to contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother! Based on the best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians is in the long-run an experiment to diversify Hollywood. Being the first all-Asian movie in 25 years (since The Joy Luck Club in 1993), producers refused a big pay day at Netflix as they were so determined to get it on the big screen.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-YX-5bAs0

  1. Christopher Robin

Genre: Comedy/Adventure

Release Date: August 8th, 2018

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas, Digicel IMAX

Running Time: 120 Mins.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd

Cast: Rating: PG

An overdue reimagining of a Disney classic. When you watch the trailer for Christopher Robin, if you’re a 90s kid like me, you can’t help but remember waking up early on Saturday mornings and watching cartoons on local TV. In this live-action remake, Christopher Robin (McGregor) is all grown up and has left behind the days of going on adventures with his stuffed animal friends in Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie, Tigger and the rest of the gang long for their friend to return and with determination they venture into our world to find Christopher and help him rediscover the loving, playful boy still inside him.  After all, sooner or later, our pasts always catch up with us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0URpDxIjZrQ

 

 

  1. Upgrade

Genre: Action/Horror/Sci-Fi

Release Date: 15th August, 2018

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas

Running Time: 95 Mins.

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Rosco Campbell

Rating: R for language and violence

After a brutal mugging that leaves Grey Trace (Marshall-Greene) paralyzed and his wife dead, a billionaire inventor seduces him with an experimental cure that gives his body an upgrade. Grey agrees and he is soon implanted with STEM, an Artificial Intelligence scion.  This heals him and, more so, makes him the ultimate bad man! With new physical abilities, he sets out to avenge his wife’s death by finding and killing those who killed her and ruined his life.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36PDeN9NRZ0

 

  1. The Happytime Murders

Genre: Comedy/Action

Release Date: August 22nd, 2018

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale

Rating: R for sexual content, language and adult situations

If you’re a fan of beloved, children puppet shows, well then, this one isn’t for you. You better just stay home and watch Sesame Street! Because this comedic murder-mystery promises to be NO SESAME, but ALL STREET. This tagline cost the producers a lawsuit from the creators of Sesame Street, but didn’t stop this movie from going forward. In this sexy and mafia-like puppet movie, a human detective and a puppet detective team up to solve what is perhaps the most bizarre mysteries. Muppets from a beloved TV show start showing up dead, and the two are determined to put a stop to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eks8LG72uo

 

  1. Searching

Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Release Date: August 29th, 2018

Cinemas: Movie Towne, Caribbean Cinemas

Running Time: 101 Mins.

Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee

Rating: PG for Violence, Sexual References and Language

When the daughter of David Kim (Cho) goes missing, the police are unable to get a lead in finding her. Desperate, David starts his own search and begins looking in the one place where the police and detective didn’t. He turns on his daughter’s laptops and ventures into the modern secret locker. He retraces her digital footsteps and races against time to find his daughter before she vanishes forever. Don’t take your grandmother with you to see this one, otherwise you’re sure to get a lecture right after on the dangers of being on Facebook or even online! I can hear my one now: “Yuh see what I tell yuh ‘bout this Facebook thing!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ro9ebQxEOY

By: Vedesh Nath | COLUMNS-REVIEWS | August 2018


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