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6 Flicks Picks for August 2016 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, August 1, 2016
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in August 2016?

What movies are coming out August 2016 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: August 5, 2016

Suicide Squad

Synopsis: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

Will I watch? = Yes

Nine Lives

Synopsis: A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Will I watch? = No

Little Men

Synopsis: A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

Will I watch? = No

Five Nights in Maine

Synopsis: A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

Will I watch? = No

Front Cover

Synopsis: When a gay fashion stylist works with a renowned foreign actor, they both embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 12, 2016

Pete's Dragon

Synopsis: The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Will I watch? = No

Florence Foster Jenkins

Synopsis: The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Will I watch? = No

Sausage Party

Synopsis: An animated movie about one sausage's quest to discover the truth about his existence.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Hell or High Water

Synopsis: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Will I watch? = No

Edge of Winter

Synopsis: When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.

Will I watch? = No

Ghost Team

Synopsis: A paranormal-obsessed man mounts his own investigation into the beyond with his depressed best friend, misfit nephew, a cable access medium and an overeager security guard.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 19, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings

Synopsis: A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend, who betrayed him.

Will I watch? = Maybe

War Dogs

Synopsis: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Morris from America

Synopsis: The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

Will I watch? = No

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Synopsis: Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Will I watch? = No

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Synopsis: The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king's magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim's imperial army. Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting an ultimatum-he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim. As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.

Will I watch? = No

Mia Madre

Synopsis: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Will I watch? = No

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

Synopsis: The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 26, 2016

Mechanic: Resurrection

Synopsis: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

Will I watch? = No

Don't Breathe

Synopsis: A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong.

Will I watch? = No

Southside with You

Synopsis: Chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

Will I watch? = No

Hands of Stone

Synopsis: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Blood Father

Synopsis: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Will I watch? = Maybe

In Order of Disappearance

Synopsis: The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

Will I watch? = No

Complete Unknown

Synopsis: As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Hollars

Synopsis: A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Which films make the cut?

6. Anthropoid / Hands of Stone — Neither of these seem particularly awesome, but I'm stretching for movies this month. It's a tie between both Anthropoid and Hands of Stone as I can't distinguish which historical drama about a topic I don't necessarily care about I would want to sit through. Both seem to be at least decent, and I like some of the actors in both, so it's almost a wash.

5. Ben-Hur — I should want to see this movie more than I do, considering how it's a remake of a classic. However, as much as I may lose some credibility, I've never seen the original. I have a feeling this could be a rather big flop, but it's at least something more up my alley than a lot of the other options available in August.

4. The Hollars — There's too much dark, depressing stuff on my list, and this trailer seemed kind of comforting. The cast is charming and while I didn't uproariously laugh at the jokes, it felt like this could be a good heartstrings film that is a breath of fresh air. Plus, I may have a crush on Anna Kendrick, and by "may," I mean "definitely."

3. War Dogs — I don't know why, but since the first trailer I saw of this, I've been interested. Fundamentally, it could be just another basic "somewhat humorous drama" that we've seen before, but I'm still intrigued.

2. Sausage Party — I'm not as enthusiastic about this as I wanted to be, as the more I see of it, the less I find the concept funny, but I still have chuckled here and there, so I'll be checking it out sometime down the line regardless.

1. Suicide Squad — You can't give me a Batman movie and not expect it to be the film I want to see the most in that particular month.


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