Friday, August 01, 2008

Movies-and-More: August 2008

Once again, I’m running down August release dates for films, music, DVDs and books, as well as my box office predictions and newly-released movie trailers.

In Theater August 1st
Frozen River (Click for trailer)
Swing Vote

Predictions: 1. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ($37 million), 2. The Dark Knight ($35 m), 3. Step Brothers ($13 m), 4. Mamma Mia! ($10 m), 5. Swing Vote ($8.5 m)

In Theaters August 8th
Beer For My Horses
Hell Ride

Pineapple Express
(On Wednesday August 6th)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (On Wednesday August 6th)

Predictions: 1. Pineapple Express ($31 m), 2. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ($16 m), 3. The Dark Knight ($ 15 m), 4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 ($14 m), 5. Hell Ride ($11 m)

In Theaters August 15th
Henry Poole Is Here
Mirrors
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Tropic Thunder
(On Wednesday August 13th)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Predictions: 1. Star Wars: The Clone Wars ($78 m), 2. Tropic Thunder ($24 m), 3. Pineapple Express ($18 m), 4. Mirrors ($13 m), 5. The Dark Knight ($10 m)

In Theaters August 22nd
Crossing Over
Death Race
Fly Me To the Moon - 3D
The House Bunny
The Longshots
The Rocker
(On Wednesday August 20th)

Predictions: 1. Star Wars: The Clone Wars ($40 m), 2. Crossing Over ($17 m), 3. Tropic Thunder ($14 m), 4. The Longshots ($13 m), 5. Death Race ($9 m)

In Theaters August 29th
Babylon A.D.
College
Disaster Movie
Hamlet 2
Traitor
(On Wednesday August 27th)

Predictions: 1. Babylon A.D. ($28 m), 2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars ($24 m), 3. Hamlet 2 ($13 m), 4. Crossing Over ($12 m), 5. Traitor ($10 m)

New Trailer Debuts:
Burn after Reading
The City of Ember
Elegy

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The Legend of Zelda
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
The Princess and the Frog
Terminator: Salvation
Transsiberian
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
Up
Watchmen
What Just Happened?

Your other entertainment needs:
August 5th:
On DVD: Ben 10: Season Four, The Counterfeiters, Family Ties: Season Four, Get Smart: Season One, Nim’s Island

On CD: Brazilian Girls, The Laurie Berkner Band, Carla Bruni, Sarah McLachlan, Ne-Yo, Randy Newman, Santana

In Bookstores:
Robin Cook’s Foreign Body
Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle
Stephen Frey’s Forced Out
Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Acheron
Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn (On August 2nd)

August 12th:
On DVD: The American Mall, Caroline In the City: Season One, The Love Boat: Season One: Volume Two, Prison Break: Season Three, Smart People, South Park: Season Eleven, That Girl: Season Four, The Wire: Season Five

On CD: Jonas Brothers, Star Wars: The Clone Wars OST, T.I., Michelle Williams

In Bookstores:
Sandra Brown’s Smoke Screen
Ernest Drake’s Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures
Faye Kellerman’s The Mercedes Coffin
Anne Rivers Siddons’s Off Season

August 19th:
On DVD: Camp Rock, Dexter: Season Two, Gossip Girl: Season One, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, House: Season Four, Life Before Her Eyes, Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day, Prom Night, Street Kings, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles: Season One, The Small Black Room (Criterion Collection)

On CD: The Cheetah Girls, The Dandy Warhols, The Duhks, Ice Cube, George Jones, Amy MacDonald, Nelly, Staind, Loudon Wainwright III

In Bookstore:
Paul Auster’s Man In the Dark
Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Being Elizabeth
Jack Higgins’s Rough Justice
Sean Williams’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

August 26th:
On DVD: Entourage: Season Four, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, Made of Honor, Redbelt, NCIS: Season Five, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, One Tree Hill: Season Five, The Shield: Season Six, What Happens In Vegas, Where In the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

On CD: Blues Traveler, Jonatha Brooke, The Game, Gypsy: NBCR, B.B. King, Slipknot, The Verve, Young Jeezy

In Bookstores:
Terry Brooks’s The Gypsy Morph
Harlan Coben’s Fade Away
Dick Francis’s Silks
Michael Moore’s Mike’s Election Guide
Kathy Reichs’s Devil Bones

Alright - that’s August for you in a nutshell. I leave you with posters of Red Sonja, starring Rose McGowan and a poster for the new HBO series True Blood, from the creators of Six Feet under, as well as an ad from its viral campaign.




















1 comment:

Patrick Roberts said...

so Lucas finally got to make (or a least approve of) a whole Star Wars movie after his love for CGI... looks fun though