As we head to August we see the summer movie season winding down. Kids are getting ready to head back to school and vacations are ending as reality slowly settles in once again. But things are going out with a bang with a handful of big action movies hitting screens along with a couple of comedies and what looks to be a fun and spooky film for the whole family. Look for these and other releases hitting the big screen this August.
The Bourne Legacy (8/3): Jeremy Renner (appearing earlier in the summer as Hawkeye in The Avengers) takes the lead in this continuation of the Bourne franchise. No, he’s not taking over the role of Jason Bourne from Matt Damon but instead is playing a CIA operative with his own story in the universe of the previous movies. Renner is a solid leading man in these action roles and it’s great to see him get more time on screen.
Total Recall (8/3): We have no idea whether this remake of the 1990 Schwarzenegger sci-fi classic will live up to the mind-spinning craziness of the original. But with Colin Farrell in the lead and a pulse-pounding first trailer it looks like this version might be enjoyable in its own right.
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