11 Movies Worth The Haul To The Multiplex In August 2017

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The biggest summer-movie season tentpoles have already arrived, and the fall awards contenders have yet to debut, but that doesn't mean August has nothing to offer the intrepid moviegoer. Beginning with a long-awaited Stephen King-based fantasy epic and the latest from The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow, and ending with a rollicking all-star heist film from Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, the coming month is set to deliver a bounty of strong Hollywood and indie releases. Highlighted by Robert Pattinson's stellar NYC crime saga Good Time, the next few weeks aren't going to disappoint, so start scheduling your multiplex time wisely now.

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The Dark Tower (August 4)

After years of talk about various possible adaptations, Stephen King's fantasy adventure—about the quest of an alternate-universe gunslinger (Idris Elba) to make it to a powerful tower while battling an evil adversary (Matthew McConaughey)—finally arrives.

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Detroit (August 4)

Having already tackled the Iraq War and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow now trains her sights on a police-brutality incident in 1967 Detroit (during a racially charged riot) in this drama starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, and John Krasinski.

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (August 4)

Eleven years after he first took to the big-screen to warn about the dangers of climate change, Al Gore returns for a timely follow-up, which premiered to strong reviews at January's Sundance Film Festival.

Wind River (August 4)

The latest from Taylor Sheridan (the writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water, here also directing) is another badlands crime saga, involving a hunter (Jeremy Renner) and an FBI agent (Elizabeth Olson) working together to solve a murder on a Wyoming Indian reservation.

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The Glass Castle (August 11)

After being somewhat squandered in Kong: Skull Island and Free Fire, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson gets back to drama with this adaptation of Jeannette Walls' memoir, about a woman's uneasy life growing up with her volatile, dysfunctional parents.

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Ingrid Goes West (August 11)

America's social-media fixation is targeted by this crazy indie, in which Aubrey Plaza's mentally unhinged single woman relocates to Los Angeles to try to befriend Elizabeth Olson's online "celebrity."

The Trip to Spain (August 11)

Having already toured northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—playing wacko variations of themselves—now take to Spain for the third installment in Michael Winterbottom's British comedy series.

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Good Time (August 11)

Robert Pattinson turns in an Oscar-worthy performance as a New York City thief who, after a bank robbery-gone-awry, struggles to raise enough money to get his mentally challenged brother out of Rikers Island prison in this sterling underworld thriller from directors Ben and Josh Safdie.

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The Hitman's Bodyguard (August 18)

Ryan Reynolds is a bodyguard hired to protect Samuel L. Jackson's hitman—his lifelong enemy, it turns out—while taking the criminal to an international court in this action-comedy co-starring Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.

Logan Lucky (August 18)

Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh stages another complicated heist with this electric, entertaining film about two down-on-their-luck brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) who, along with their sister (Riley Keough) and a safecracker (Daniel Craig), conspire to rob Charlotte Motor Speedway during the year's biggest race.

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Patti Cake$ (August 18)

Danielle Macdonald was one of the Sundance Film Festival's breakout stars thanks to her performance as Patti, a heavyset white female rapper looking to make it in the hip-hop game, in this crowd-pleasing indie from director Geremy Jasper.

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