What New Movies Come Out the Week of Friday, August 15th?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on August 13, 2008

in New Movies This Friday

This week there are seven new movies being released. One of them is opening everywhere today, Wednesday, August 13th. Four of them open wide on Friday, August 15th. And, two are in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Wednesday, August 13th:

Movie: Tropic Thunder (R)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey, Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny R. McBride, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader & Nick Nolte
Genre: Action Comedy
Synopsis: A group of actors head to the jungle to film the biggest war movie ever, when fight breaks out for real and the pampered star of the show is taken captive. The other actors and crew must figure out how to save him.
First Thoughts: It looks funny in the previews, but I am hearing really bad things about this one. I try not to find out anything before I go see something myself, but it isn’t working on this one.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, August 15th:

Movie: Fly Me to the Moon 3-D (G)
Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry & Trevor Gagnon
Genre: Animated Children’s Fantasy
Synopsis: Three flies hitch a ride on Apollo 11 in 1969. They are found out and put in a test tube by the astronauts, but are able to escape and just in time to save the mission from an electrical short.
First Thoughts: Sounds like a fun one for those with little ones.

Movie: Mirrors (R)
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Mary Beth Peil, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Julian Glover & John Shrapnel
Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: A former cop that is now working as a security guard at a store the once was destroyed by fire, finds the the mirrors in the store have a secret and put his family in danger.
First Thoughts: Don’t look in the mirror.

Movie: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)
Starring: Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker & Tom Kane
Genre: Animated Sci-Fi Action
Synopsis: The story takes place between Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
First Thoughts: Look for video games and a new TV show revolving around the Clone Wars soon. It is between this and Henry Poole is Here.

Movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (R)
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall & Patricia Clarkson
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Two American girls, one straight-laced and the other sexually promiscuous, travel to Spain for the summer. While there they meet an artist and his insane wife. Amorous entanglements ensue.
First Thoughts: Doesn’t really interest me in the least.

Movie in Limited Release:

  • A Girl Cut in Two – Foreign flick about a French girl that is torn between to loves.
  • Henry Poole is Here – Comedy drama about a guy that just wants to be alone. He moves into a small drab house. One day a neighbor discovers an oddly shaped stain in his stucco and believes it has miraculous powers. This brings out a lot of folks that want to experience it for themselves.

Bottle Shock and Elegy expands to more theaters this week after a limited opening last week.

For New Movie Friday there are five new movies to choose from this week. They are Fly Me to the Moon 3-D, Henry Poole is Here, Mirrors, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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