2015 August Movies

The Fantastic Four (2015)

  • Rating: PG-13

A reboot of the Marvel property centered on four people who gain superpowers.

Fantastic Four tells the story of four people who travelled to Planet Zero and came back to earth with new-found abilities and capabilities. Released on August 7, 2015, the movie is based on the characters  were created by Stan Lee and Jake Kirby as a response to DC’s Justice League.  They were introduced in Marvel comics during the Silver Age of Comic Books.

In the 2015 movie, Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) are childhood best friends who started working on a prototype teleporter as kids. Reed provided the brains while Ben assisted in any way he can.  As young adults, they bring the invention to a science fair where the demonstration went wrong, but caught the attention of Dr. Franklin Storm (Reg. E Cathey).

Reed began to work with Dr. Storm at the Baxter Institute where he meets his daughter Sue (Kate Mara) and son Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) and another scientist, Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell).  Baxter Institute has been studying a planet which seems to be the same planet Reed’s teleporter has been going to.

Reed, Ben, Johnny and Victor begin an authorized trial of the machine they worked on and their expedition goes wrong. Sue saves them by transporting them back to Earth, but was not able to save Victor who was assumed dead.

An exposure caused Reed to be elastic, Johnny to be able to fly and turn into flame and Sue to become invisible and form a force shield. Ben begins to have extra power but his appearance also turned to that of a hardened stone. They began to be called Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, The Invisible Woman and The Thing respectively.

Von who begins to call himself Dr. Doom reappears and exhibit telekinetic powers. He decides he wants control of Earth and Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben work together to stop him earning the name, Fantastic Four.

The film was directed by Josh Trank and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. No follow-up film has been announced as of this writing.

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

  • Rating: R

The story is focused a young woman named Katia van Dees who teams up with Agent 47 in order to find her father and her true ancestry. They both discover that Katia is a genetically engineered assassin just like 47. Together, they fight the Syndicate to find Katia’s father.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Set in the early 1960s, the film follows CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Hammer), who must put aside their respective country’s differences during the Cold War and join forces in an effort to stop a mysterious criminal organization that is developing nuclear weapons.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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

A biopic of rap group NWA, comprised of artists including Ice Cube (Jackson Jr.), Eazy-E (Mitchell), and Dr. Dre (Hawkins). The film chronicles the group’s formation in Compton, California in the mid-1980s and their rise to becoming one of the most influential groups in the genre with their songs about life in the ‘hood.

Sinister 2 (2015)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural-area house that’s marked for death.

American Ultra (2015)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy

Stoner Mike (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) see their sleepy, small-town existence disrupted when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him via a government operation set to eliminate him.

The Gift (2015)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Mystery, Thriller

A young married couple’s lives are tossed into a tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past (Edgerton) brings mysterious gifts and a terrifying secret to life more than two decades after the fact.

Ricki and the Flash (2015)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

Ricki (Streep), a musician who gave up everything to fulfill her dreams of rock and roll stardom, returns home in an effort to make things right with her family.

Dark Places (2015)

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

Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Libby Day (Theron) is a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child. She is forced to confront the events of that horrible day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.

We Are Your Friends (2015)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

DJ Cole Carter (Efron) looks to find a path in life that leads to fame and fortune as he is caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends.

No Escape (2015)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Thriller

An American family living in their overseas home finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup and must find a safe haven to escape to in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

Z for Zachariah (2015)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After a disaster wipes out most of humanity, a young woman (Robbie) and two men (Ejiofer and Pine) find themselves thrust into an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors on Earth.

She’s Funny That Way (2015)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

Arnold (Wilson), a married Broadway director, falls for prostitute-turned actress Izzy (Poots) and works with her to help advance her career.

The Boy (2015)

  • Rating: Not Rated
  • -Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

A portrait of a 9-year old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.