2016 August Movies

Suicide Squad (2016)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action

In Suicide Squad, a government agency recruits some of the deadliest villains in DC Comics lore to embark on dangerous missions.

The 2016 movie features the ensemble of antiheroes commissioned by a secret
government agency to save the world from a supernatural ancient threat. David Ayer both wrote and directed the movie.

The Suicide Squad team is made up of villains, captured and kept in a secret prison, offered reduced sentences if they participate in dangerous missions. In the tradition of continuity within DCEU films, the event comes in the wake of Superman’s death and the seclusion of Batman after the events that occurred in Batman V Superman.

Agency head Amanda Waller, played by award-winning actress Viola Davis, is the one striking deals with the inmates of Belle Reve Prison. Heading “Task Force X” is Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, alongside actor Will Smith’s Deadshot, actress Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, actor Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, actor Jay Hernandez’s El Diablo, actor Adewale Akinnuoye’s Killer Croc, and Adam Beach’s Slipknot. Actress Karen Fukuhara’s Katana also joins the mission to keep Rick safe from the villains. Actor Jared Leto’s Joker also appears, as does Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress.

Actor Ben Affleck’s Batman also appears briefly in the closing credits of the film as a teaser to DCEU’s upcoming Justice League.

Ben-Hur (2016)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-Hur retells the epic story of Judah BenHur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother and best friend Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army.  Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery.  After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.  Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, BenHur: A Tale of the Christ.

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Sausage Party (2016)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

An animated movie about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence.

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

Don’t Breathe (2016)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

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.

No Man’s Sky (2016)

No Man’s Sky, developed by a small team at Hello Games (Joe Danger), is a massive game for the PlayStation 4 and PC about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy featuring 18 quintillion planets.

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

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.

Hell or High Water (2016)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Crime, Drama

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

War Dogs (2016)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

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

Nine Lives (2016)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Comedy, Family

A stuffy business man (Spacey) finds himself trapped inside the body of the family cat.

Hands of Stone (2016)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Biography, Drama

Legendary boxer Roberto Duran and his trainer Ray Arcel change each other’s lives.

Imperium (2016)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

An idealistic FBI agent goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. He faces the struggle of maintaining his basic principles while sticking to his new identity. Inspired by true events.