A FEW TASTY MOVIE MORSELS TO PUT IN YOUR DIARY FOR NEXT MONTH...
THE INBETWEENERS 2
Released: August 6
After the runaway success of the first film – which came out of nowhere to become the biggest comedy movie of all-time in the UK – the boys are back.
They said they’d never do a sequel, but unsurprisingly the hapless crew – Will (Simon Bird), Jay (James Buckley), Simon (Joe Thomas) and Neil (Blake Harrison) – have been enticed into a bumper pay day, this time heading to Oz for their next holiday.
That’s because Jay has described Australia as ‘the sex capital of the world’ for their latest comedic endeavours – which will surely get the box office tills ringing once again.
THE EXPENDABLES 3
Released: August 14
Sly Stallone has promised to dispense with the tongue-in-cheek comedy that plagued the sequel, and get back to some gritty action in the third instalment – which boasts the biggest ensemble cast yet.
Mel Gibson joins the mix as ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks – with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and even Harrison Ford, joining Barney’s (Stallone) team. Of course regulars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Arnie Schwarzenegger return for the violence-fuelled high-octane series.
INTO THE STORM
Released: August 22
It’s been nearly twenty years since there’s been a decent big-budget film based around the phenomenon of tornadoes (Twister) – and early trailers indicate this could fill that void.
The Hobbit star Richard Armitage is one of the few recognisable faces in a pretty much unknown cast, as Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of erratic and deadly cyclones that will tear the town apart.
This viscerally-shot thriller literally promises to throw you into the ‘eye of the storm’ – with some incredibly lifelike special effects, which could make this a surprise hit.
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
Released: August 22
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually-stunning graphic novels back to the big screen after a nine-year hiatus. Only time will tell whether cinema-goers’ demand has been tempered by the long wait as fan favourites Nancy (Jessica Alba), Marv (Mickey Rourke) and Hartigan (Bruce Willis) return for two classics stories rolled into one.
Throw in new cast members Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Eva Green (Casino Royale) and Josh Brolin (True Grit) – there’s no denying the production values will be high at the very least.