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6 Flicks Picks for August 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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 2017?

What movies are coming out August 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2017

The Dark Tower

Synopsis: The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

Will I watch? = Yes

Midnight Sun

Synopsis: Based on the Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

Will I watch? = Yes/Maybe/No


Synopsis: STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

Will I watch? = No

Wind River

Synopsis: An FBI agent teams with a town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

Will I watch? = Yes/Maybe/No

RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Synopsis: Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Will I watch? = No

The Glass Castle

Synopsis: A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Will I watch? = No

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Synopsis: Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

Will I watch? = No

Ingrid Goes West

Synopsis: Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid's latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star's life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF.

Will I watch? = Yes/Maybe/No

The Only Living Boy in New York

Synopsis: Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate's life is upended by his father's mistress.

Will I watch? = Yes/Maybe/No

The Trip to Spain

Synopsis: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a 6 part episodic road trip through Spain. Sampling the restaurants, eateries and sights along the way.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Synopsis: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Will I watch? = Yes

Patti Cake$

Synopsis: PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2017

All Saints

Synopsis: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

Will I watch? = No

Tulip Fever

Synopsis: An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

Will I watch? = No

Beach Rats

Synopsis: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11 year old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. Midnight Sun — I haven't seen the trailer, I know nothing about the movie for the most part, but this is a very weak month and it sounds better than the alternatives, like Ingrid Goes West and whatnot.

5. The Only Living Boy in New York — Kate Beckinsale is gorgeous and the relationship between the protagonist and Jeff Bridges seems kind of interesting.

4. Wind River — Meh, in a weak month, I'll go with the murder mystery above the whole "drama set in a foreign country period piece" type crap.

3. The Dark Tower — Admittedly, this is one of the few films that a comic book movie fan should be excited about that I have no interest in. The difference is that it's a Stephen King book, not a superhero story. However, it does have thematic elements that cross over into the realm that I love, so I might actually give this one a shot, legitimately.

2. Detroit — Now we're talking about movies I truly do want to see. This looks like it has Oscar potential. I'm not familiar with the true stories revolving around the basis for the film, but it seems like a gripping drama that will further the opinion that John Boyega is a good actor.

1. The Hitman's Bodyguard — If I'm only seeing one new film in August, it's this one. It looks hilarious, I'm a fan of both Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, and after seeing a lot of superhero films and such, it's nice to see straight-up comedies as a cleanser.

BONUS: Terminator 2: Judgment Day — This doesn't really count, as the movie is in re-release, but T2 is my favorite film of all time and it's coming back to theaters in August. You bet your ass I'm seeing it!


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