10 Movies and TV Shows running in August

Watch out everyone for August mayhem, drama and suspense as this season we are going to see amazing movies and Tv show. There are numerous films set to be released in 2017 but only few get noticed. But as the biggest summer-movie tent poles have already arrived and the fall contenders have yet to debut, that doesn’t mean August has nothing to offer.

 Find below list of Movies and TV shows this august that will send chills down your spine.
 Movies-TV-show-alexa-of-art-August-Entertainment-4Detroit
In theaters Friday, Aug. 4
In recent years, the city of Detroit, Mich., has received plenty of attention for all the wrong reasons, especially from urban explorers who have flocked to the once great Motor City to see firsthand how both racial and class politics can sap a thriving metropolis of its cultural vitality. This movie, the latest from director Kathryn Bigelow, helps to temper that fascination with the cold realities of the city’s history, one that has been too often shaped by injustice and one worth revisiting for its still-relevant lessons. Here, with frequent collaborator Mark Boal writing the script, Bigelow focuses her lens on the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit’s 12th Street Riot of 1967, serving up a movie that will prove as difficult to watch as it is essential for the times.

 Movies-TV-show-alexa-of-art-August-Entertainment-5Wind River
In theaters Friday, Aug. 4
Taylor Sheridan could’ve laid claim to being Hollywood’s breakout success story last year if he would’ve just sat still for a moment. But the Hell or High Water screenwriter barely took a breath to enjoy watching his Western become a box-office hit and quadruple Oscar nominee because he was getting Wind River, his directorial debut, ready for Sundance this past January. (He also wrote Soldado, the sequel to his Sicario script and got the mini-series “Yellowstone” greenlighted). Wind River picked up further momentum at Cannes, where Sheridan won the Un Certain Regard award for Best Director, essentially assuring us that the filmmaker is due for a potentially bigger year in 2017.

Movies-TV-show-alexa-of-art-August-Entertainment-2The Glass Castle
In theaters Friday, August 11
I kept closer attention to this adaptation of Jeanette Walls‘ memoir when Lionsgate picked up the project from Paramount and refashioned it as a reunion between Brie Larson and her Short Term 12 director, Destin Daniel Cretton. Knowing the Cretton didn’t shy away from the book’s toughest material, and hearing Walls’ reaction to the first time she saw her life on screen, I sense that Lionsgate, who also has The Big Sick and Wonder this year, is staging a major awards campaign for all three movies.

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Ingrid Goes West
In theaters Friday, August 11
In this indie festival favorite, Aubrey Plaza plays Ingrid, a mentally unstable social media stalker who moves out to Los Angeles determined to befriend her Instagram icon, played by Elizabeth Olsen. While the film does sound a bit Single White Female meets Fatal Attraction for Generation Snapchat, it’s getting rave reviews as a comedy and took home the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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DuckTales
Premieres Saturday, Aug. 12, on Disney XD
Duck, yeah! Nearly 27 years after the original animated series aired its last new episode, Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck, is back along with his three triplet grandnephews for a whole new round of adventures. And this time, all the familiar faces have been spruced up with flashier animation, new voices (David Tennant voices Scrooge), and even a revamped theme song. But don’t worry on that last point, the much beloved (and much covered) theme retains the addictive verse and chorus. Which means, naturally, that both old and new fans can sing along with equal ease and glee. Woo-oo!

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Patti Cake$
In theaters Friday, August 18
When I first saw the outstanding trailer for Patti Cake$, I knew I wanted to see this indie drama about an aspiring rapper who feels stuck in New Jersey. But then I learned more about director Geremy Jasper’s own inspiring journey to make this film, from a struggling to musician to a self-taught filmmaker who worked his way through the Sundance labs. It’s these stories that make me love indie film and I can’t wait to support this one by seeing it in the theater.

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Logan Lucky
In theaters Friday, August 18
After announcing his retirement from feature filmmaking in 2012, legendary director Steven Soderbergh is returning to the big screen this summer with Logan Lucky, his first film since 2013’s Behind the Candelabra. The film follows two brothers, Jimmy and Clyde (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver), as they attempt to pull off an elaborate heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. And while there remains some mystery as to who actually wrote the movie, one thing is for sure: Logan Lucky is sure to be the grand ol’ action thrill ride of the year.

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The Defenders
Premieres Friday, Aug. 18, on Netflix
After two long, but entertaining years of origin stories, characters crossing into other shows, social circles growing smaller, and the reach of The Hand threatening to over take New York, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock, Danny Rand, and Jessica Jones are finally teaming up to do battle. I’m not sure if I’m more excited for the giant fight scenes or the snarky clash of personalities. The biggest challenge will be trying not to binge-watch all eight episodes come midnight on Aug. 18.

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard
In theaters Friday, August 18
I’m generally not one for action films, but when you’ve got Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in the same movie, it’s hard to say no. Throw Gary Oldman, Selma Hayek, and Richard E. Grant into the mix, and you know it’s no ordinary action film.

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Death Note
Premieres Friday, Aug. 25, on Netflix
Although the track record of US anime to live-action adaptions has been spotty, those who are on the fence about the upcoming “Death Note” remake might take some comfort in the fact that manga creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata have given the Netflix incarnation their approval. As a fan of the manga and the 2006 Japanese live-action adaptation, I’m interested to see how director Adam Wingard changes the original story to fit both a very different setting (Seattle) and time (2107 vs. 2003) and how those changes spiral out into the characters and beyond.

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