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    Ten Must-Watch Movies: August 2015

    July brought us tremendous laughs with Minions and exhilarating action-adventures with Ant-Man and Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation. This month, let’s continue the fun with another superhero movie, hilarious animated film, some psychological thrillers and much more. Here are ten must-watch movies for August:  

    The Gift (August 7). How well do we know the people we love? Are past bygones ever really forgotten? In this suspense thriller, Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall are a young married couple who must confront an unsettling past and a horrifying secret buried 20 years ago.


    The Fantastic Four (August 7). Director Josh Trank does a reboot of one of the most popular Marvel superhero teams. With darker tone and style, the film goes back to the origins of Mr. Fantastic and his gang, and the challenges they must hurdle in harnessing their daunting new abilities. 

    Shaun The Sheep Movie (August 7). Another favorite TV character debuts on the big screen. Shaun takes a day off and heads to the Big City with the Farmer, a caravan, and the flock. However, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. 

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (August 14). Set in early 1960s when the Cold War was at its peak, the film tells the story of CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin and their collaborated effort in stopping a mysterious international criminal organization. To be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the movie is directed by Guy Ritchie. 

    Return to Sender (August 14). In this intense psychological thriller, Rosamund Pike stars as a small-town nurse who goes on a blind date with a man (Shiloh Fernandez) who turns out not to be who he says he is. Summoning all her courage, she must escape him and try to rebuild her life once again. 

    American Ultra (August 21). An unconventional small-town guy suddenly becomes a hero in a deadly government operative in this action-comedy film. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh, it stars Topher Grace, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Uma Thurman and Bill Pullman.

    Hitman: Agent 47 (August 21). The movie centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. 

    Max Steel (August 28). Based on a bestselling toy, the film features the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath and his alien companion Steel who must harness and combine their new powers. Evolving into Max Steel, the two friends will fight forces threatening the world, as well as uncover shocking secrets that will change their fate. 

    We Are Your Friends (August 28). Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, the film features Zac Efron as a 23-year-old DJ whose world changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ. To be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the movie is directed by Max Joseph.

    Sinister 2 (August 28). Evil spirit Bughuul continues to spread terror with escalating intensity. In this second instalment to one of the most terrifying horror franchise in recent years, a protective mother and her 9-year-old twin sons will fall victims to the merciless bogeyman.


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