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By Erin Maxwell
AUGUST 1

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
Was anyone else aware that this happened? I feel like I was left out. Not that I’m a particular fan of the Chipmunks, but I do want to know when they meet up with classic Universal monsters.

Asylum (2005)
Featuring the late, great Natasha Richardson as a bored housewife who falls for one of her head-shrinker hubby’s patients.

Beneath the Helmet (2014)
Documentary following five Israeli teens as they are drafted into the army straight out of high school.

Bride and Prejudice (2004)
One of the better remakes of the classic Jane Austin rom-com fodder. This Bollywood version stars Aishwarya Rai as Lalita/Elizabeth and Martin Henderson as Darcy.

Casting By (2012)
A doc that takes focus on the unsung heroes of the film industry, the casting director.

Dear Frankie (2004)
Emily Mortimer plays a young mother who tells her son that his MIA pops is a merchant marine rather than a good-for-nothing lout. Hijinks ensue when dad’s supposed ship docks at a nearby port.

Dogs on the Inside (2014)
Documentary that takes a look at when puppy therapy is used on inmates.

Electric Slide (2014)
The Jim Sturgess starrer about a wannabe bank robbers in the ‘80s scored an uber-low 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.

So…there’s that.

Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Jude Law is a Russian sharpshooter who competes with Joseph Fiennes over the love of Rachel Weisz. This movie is sooooo 2000s it should come with a pair of Uggs.

Flex is King (2013)
Successful Kickstarter-funded-dance documentary set in Brooklyn that examines the next level of breakdancing.

The Living (2014)
The terror and horror of domestic abuse is treated ham-handedly in this indie drama that looks to tell both sides of the story.

November Rule (2015)
A womanizing scumbag with a heart of gold makes it a habit to break it off with his gal de jour whenever the holidays approach. But this time, he realizes too late that he just lost his perfect match. Surprisingly not written or directed by Tyler Perry.

Outcast (2014)
Pitch: Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen are in the Crusades…
Studio: Stop right there my friend. You just struck gold! Gold, I tell you!

This is what happens when you waste your magical wish of life on a bag of weed and it ends up writing a screenplay.

Pants on Fire (2014)
Disney comedy about a liar and every one of the liar’s lies come true.

Kind of like what happened to me on my first resume. Except for the part about Harvard.

Sorority Row (2009)
A solid B-list of hot chicks gets murdered in creative ways in this quickly-forgotten slasher pic.

War (2007)
Action pic starring Jet Li and Jason Statham in a movie that isn’t part of the Expendables franchise or The One, but not for lack of trying.

Wing Commander (1999)
Awful movie loosely based on the once popular videogame starring half the cast of Scooby-Doo.

AUGUST 4

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015)
It’s Mad Max meets the zombie apocalypse set in the Australian Outback, a place where everything is already trying to kill you.

Actually, it’s a pretty fun movie. Check it out.


AUGUST 5

Yellowbird (2014)
An itty-bitty animated bird with great big eyes and Seth Green’s voice teaches you to believe in yourself.

AUGUST 6

Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Simon Pegg tries his hand at playing a villain, but chooses a flat and unfunny project in this supposedly dark comedy.

My Amityville Horror (2012)
Documentary that focuses on the retelling of the legendary haunted house, as told by a former resident.

The Look of Love (2013)
Michael Winterbottom’s biopic of Brit porn king Paul Raymond, played by Steve Coogan.

AUGUST 11

Fred: The Movie (2010)
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011)
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
A movie franchise based on a YouTube sensation.

Nobody on Rotten Tomatoes liked the movie. No one. Not even that weird critic that seems to like everything because he is so happy to be employed.

The other two movies fared better, but do you really want to watch them?

AUGUST 12

For a Good Time, Call… (2012)
Two ladies try to hold on their unrealistically huge New York apartment by starting a phone sex business.

Leap Year (2010)
Amy Adams decides she needs a beach house and opts to star in this sexist rom-com about a woman with a plan to propose to her boyfriend…not because she’s an independent thinker but because she found a loophole in Irish culture SO IT’S TOTALLY OK!

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
A group of kids looking to take refuge from the horrors of World War II come face-to-face with another type of a horror in this sequel.

AUGUST 15

Alex of Venice (2014)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a woman who must come to terms with the sudden departure of her husband as she cares for her sickly son and father.

AUGUST 16

Being Flynn (2012)
Paul Dano and Robert DeNiro play an estranged father and son look to save their rocky relationship despite his father’s wandering ways.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley become the best of buddies in the last two weeks of existence as a meteor comes hurdling towards Earth.

AUGUST 17

Lord of War (2005)
Nicholas Cage plays a suave arms dealer who makes a pretty penny off of selling fears of terrorism to a global market.

AUGUST 20

As Cool As I Am (2013)
So, Claire Danes and James Marsden are now old enough to play the parents of a teenage Sarah Bolger. In other news, I’m feeling really old these days.

AUGUST 21

Grantham & Rose (2014)
Teen on the cusp of manhood finds himself while on a roadtrip thanks to the help of a spry octogenarian (Marla Gibbs! Yay!)

AUGUST 27

Byzantium (2012)
Goth horror drama about a deadly duo of femme vampires who take shelter in a small British community.

AUGUST 29

Ride (2015)
Helen Hunt stars and directs with drama about an overachieving mom who looks to heal her relationship with her surfer son.


AUGUST 30


Muffin Top: A Love Story (2014)
A professor of Women’s Studies finds herself suddenly single when her hubby leaves her for a younger, hotter gal. A life journey ensues.

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