Movies Released August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24

A.X.L.

A.X.L. is a new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named A.X.L. Endowed with next-generation artificial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, A.X.L. forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created A.X.L. and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (Becky G), to protect his new best friend.
Oliver Daly, Alex Neustaedter, Becky G., Alex MacNicoll
Adventure Sci-Fi Family
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
91 mins

The Happytime Murders

The puppet stars of an iconic TV show The Happytime Gang are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush. When the stars of The Happytime Gang begin to be mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives – one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret, and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims – must put aside their huge differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, all the while trying to resist the temptation to murder each other.
Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Lust, Erich Hoeber, Ben Falcone, Brian Henson, Lisa Henson
Comedy Thriller
Nationwide
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Searching

After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.
Timur Bekmambetov, John Cho, Debra Messing, Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian, Joseph Lee, Michelle La
Thriller

Dead Envy

Aging Rock artist David Tangier's sense of identity is all but destroyed as he works cutting hair to provide a comfortable life for himself and his wife. His sound and age bind him to the Rock of the 2000's, where his band Katatonic Spin once ruled the scene. David cannot tolerate that his entire existence has fallen prey to the persona of "the has been."

By taking one last long shot at maintaining his integrity, David sets out to organize the follow-up album that he never had the chance to make. When Javy Bates, a mysterious young musical talent shows up for a job at David's salon, this Rocker thinks he has found a solution to his alienation. Initially guarded, Javy soon opens up... as he has an agenda of his own.
Harley Di Nardo, Carla Wynn, Samantha Smart, Adam Reeser, Joey Medina
Thriller Musical
133 mins

Papillon

Papillon follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.
Rami Malek, Michael Noer, Joey McFarland, Charlie Hunnam, Roland Moller, Eve Hewson, Ram Bergman, Roger Corbi
Drama Crime

Support the Girls

Follows a restaurant manager who doesn't love her job but loves her employees like family. This leads to a group of women banding together to forge a family in the most unlikely of places.
Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Brooklyn Decker, Andrew Bujalski, Houston King, Sam Slater, Shayna McHayle, Jana Kramer
Comedy
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
108 mins

The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.
Bill Nighy, Emily Mortimer, Isabel Coixet, Patricia Clarkson
Drama
108 mins

Beautifully Broken

A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Eric Roberts, Benjamin Onyango, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, Eric Welch, Brad Allen, Chuck Howard, Martin Michael, Scott William Winters
Drama True Story Faith
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
110 mins

The Wild Boys

Tells the tale of five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime and transgression. After a brutal crime committed by the group and aided by Trevor – a deity of chaos they can’t control – they’re punished to board a boat with a captain hell-bent on taming their ferocious appetites. After arriving on a lush island with dangers and pleasures abound the boys start to transform in both mind and body.
Elina Löwensohn, Bertrand Mandico, Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anaël Snoek, Mathilde Warnier, Sam Louwyck
Drama Fantasy
84 mins

Arizona

Cassie (Rosemarie DeWitt) is a real estate agent and single mom struggling to keep it all together during the housing crisis of 2009. Her problems go from bad to worse when disgruntled client Sonny (Danny McBride) violently confronts Cassie’s boss and then kidnaps Cassie – making one outrageously bad, and bloody, decision after another.
Luke Wilson, Danny McBride, Kaitlin Olson, Jonathan Watson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Del Tredici, Elizabeth Gillies
Action Comedy
93 mins

Winning Formula

While backpacking around America, two broke girls devise a crafty scheme to earn money – Turtle racing! But when they become successful, they unwittingly attract the attention of the mob and become tangled in a dark mystery. Now they must come up with the winning formula to pay their debt, get free and find a little romance!
Tyler Farr, Claudia Pickering, Robert L. Greene, Roslyn Gentle, Prudence Vindin, Don Woods, Angela Gulner
Comedy
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Rodents Of Unusual Size

Hard headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn't know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat - hordes of monstrous 20 pound swamp rats. Known as “nutria”, these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protects Thomas and his town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who will give up without a fight. Thomas and a pack of lively bounty hunters are hellbent on saving Louisiana before it dissolves beneath their feet. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.
Chris Metzler, Wendell Pierce, Quinn Costello, Jeff Springer
Documentary Nature
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The After Party

When an aspiring rapper goes viral for all the wrong reasons, he thinks his career is over. But when his best friend gets them into a wild NYC after party, he gets one more chance to make the impossible happen.
Russell Simmons, KYLE, Trevor Engelson, Shelley Hennig, Heather Parry, Jamie Patricof, Wiz Khalifa, Teyana Taylor
Comedy Coming-of-Age

Friday, August 24