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6 Flicks Picks for August 2018 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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 2018?

What movies are coming out August 2018 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2018

Christopher Robin

Synopsis: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Darkest Minds

Synopsis: Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Synopsis: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Will I watch? = No

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Synopsis: In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

Will I watch? = No

Never Goin' Back

Synopsis: Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent's due, they're about to get fired, and they're broke.

Will I watch? = No

Nico, 1988

Synopsis: The last year of singer Nico's life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2018

The Meg

Synopsis: After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Will I watch? = No

Dog Days

Synopsis: Dog Days follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

Will I watch? = No

Madeline's Madeline

Synopsis: A theater director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.

Will I watch? = No

Skate Kitchen

Synopsis: Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

Will I watch? = Yes/Maybe/No

A Prayer Before Dawn

Synopsis: The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: An anti-drug enforcement agency stages a massive drug bust in the slums of Manila.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2018

Mile 22

Synopsis: An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Will I watch? = No

Crazy Rich Asians

Synopsis: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.

Will I watch? = No

Juliet, Naked

Synopsis: Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

Will I watch? = No

The Wife

Synopsis: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Will I watch? = No

We the Animals

Synopsis: Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

Will I watch? = No

Minding the Gap

Synopsis: Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Will I watch? = No

The Little Mermaid

Synopsis: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2018

The Happytime Murders

Synopsis: When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Slender Man

Synopsis: Slender Man tells the story of a tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A prisoner detained on a remote island plots his escape. A remake of the 1973 film 'Papillon'.

Will I watch? = No

Support the Girls

Synopsis: The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

Will I watch? = No

The Bookshop

Synopsis: Set in England 1959, a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Will I watch? = No

Beautifully Broken

Synopsis: A refugee's escape, a prisoner's promise, and a daughter's painful secret converge in this inspiring real life story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Will I watch? = No

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Synopsis: A documentary set at the final of the 1984 French Open between John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl at a time when McEnroe was the world's top-ranked player.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2018


Synopsis: Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Little Stranger

Synopsis: THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

Will I watch? = No

Blood Fest

Synopsis: Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers - more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers - must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut? Well, to be perfectly honest, none of them would have. This is the first month that has no movies that I can see spending the money to watch in theaters, particularly with Movie Pass charging you "peak pricing" like they're doing. I had originally had The Predator and Scarface down as possibilities, but they moved to different dates. So, keep that in mind when looking at the list below. Wasn't August supposed to be a summer blockbuster month? Why are like half the films period piece dramas marketed to middle-aged women?

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Since this was a month with no real options, I struggled to pick between a bunch of things in last place. I almost gave a spot to Replicas, Papillon, The Spy Who Dumped Me and BlacKkKlansman.

6. The Meg — It's a megalodon.

5. Mile 22 — At least if I watch this, I can have some material to talk about how bad Ronda Rousey is in the film during my Smack Talk podcasts.

4. Christopher Robin — I was never the biggest Winnie the Pooh fan, and the CGI is creepy, but maybe there's something cute to take away from it.

3. The Darkest Minds — This looks pretty generic and uninspired, but it might be worth eating up 2 hours of my time, since I like superhero content.

2. Kin — This looks lame, but weird. Maybe the weird is good.

1. The Happytime Murders — If I actually see any, it will be this one, as the trailer made me laugh, despite how I normally don't find puppets or Melissa McCarthy funny.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.