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The month of August is upon us + here are some – must see – movies

It’s another month for great movies, and we got you covered when it comes to movies you have to check out in cinemas. Below we’ve put together a great line-up of all sorts of movies to watch this month. The list is based on the hottest releases and also bringing together various genres from action, comedy and some thrillers.

Here goes our list:

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are the bad boys in the mystery crime film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.

Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie focuses on a male TV actor named Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) who’s had one hit western series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick Cliff Booth (Pitt) who’s also his stunt double, is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate (Rick’s neighbor in the film) and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.

Release Date: 09 August
Genre: Drama
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis

Hobbs & Shaw

Universal Pictures’ much-awaited and action-packed ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ (a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious series).

The movie title is from the characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby to name a few.

In this movie; Hobbs (Johnson), and Shaw (Statham), have to team up even after years of rivalry. They will have to take down the cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba), who gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever.

Release Date: Now Showing
Genre: Action
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Eddie Marsan, Kevin Hart
The Kitchen

The Kitchen is another badass all-female movie you have to definitely watch and it will remind you of Good Girls series. The movie is based on Vertigo comic book miniseries of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The main cast is Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss who take over organized crime operations in the 1970s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood after the FBI arrests their husbands.

Release Date: 16 August
Genre: Drama, Crime
Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, Margo Martindale

Angel Has Fallen

Gerard Butler will return to take charge in the upcoming action thriller ‘Angel Has Fallen’.
This will be the third film in the Olympus Has Fallen film series, including Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016).

Gerald Butler stars Mike Banning also joined by Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith and Piper Perabo on the cast. The film is directed by Ric Roman Waugh and produced by Millennium Films.

The film follows Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) as he becomes the target of a terrorist attack, this time while mid-flight on Air Force One.

Release Date: 23 August
Genre: Action, Adventure
Starring: Gerard Butler, Piper Perabo, Lance Reddick, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith

Rafiki is a Kenyan drama film which was released back in 2018. And someone you might have watched this film, but if you haven’t, it’s time you do. Rafiki is the story of romance that grows between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures around LGBT rights in Kenya. The film had its international premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, it was the first Kenyan film to be screened at the festival.

Release Date: 30 August
Genre: Drama
Starring: Samantha Mugatsia
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