Movies Released August 18, 2023

Friday, August 18

Blue Beetle PG-13

Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes discoveres the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school. Turns out the scarab provides him with a suit of extraterrestrial armor which can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields.
Susan Sarandon, George Lopez, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Raoul Max Trujillo, Elpidia Carrillo, Damian Alcazar, Angel Manuel Soto, Xolo Maridueña
Action Superhero IMAX Comic Book

Back on the Strip

After losing the woman of his dreams, Merlin moves to Las Vegas to pursue work as a magician, only to get hired as the front man in a revival of the notorious black male stripper crew, The Chocolate Chips. Led by Luther - now broke and broken - the old, domesticated, out-of-shape Chips put aside former conflicts and reunite to save the hotel they used to perform in while helping Merlin win back his girl.
Tiffany Haddish, Colleen Camp, Kevin Hart, Bill Bellamy, Wesley Snipes, Faizon Love, Spence Moore II, Chris Spencer

Strays R

An abandoned dog teams up with other strays to get revenge on his former owner.
Rob Riggle, Chris Miller, Will Ferrell, Randall Park, Louis Leterrier, Jamie Foxx, Dennis Quaid, Jessica Switch
Comedy Live-Action/CGI

The Moon

Set in 2030, when the manned lunar exploration project has progressed considerably. Astronaut Hwang Seon-woo (Do Kyung-soo), ends up stranded on the Moon alone in space beyond 384,000 km due to an accident on the lunar surface, and Kim Jae-guk (Sol Kyung-gu), the former head of the space center must desperately try to save him. On the other hand, Moon Young, general director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration space station, has a hidden secret.
Yong-hwa Kim, Do Kyung-soo, Sul Kyung-gu, Jo Han-chul, Park Byung Eun, Kim Hee-ae

Puppy Love

After a disastrous first date, wild child Nicole and socially anxious Max vow to lose each other’s numbers, until they learn that their dogs found a love match, and now puppies are on the way! The hilariously mismatched Nicole and Max are forced to become responsible co-parents, but may end up finding love themselves.
Lucy Hale, Nick Fabiano, Richard Alan Reid, Grant Gustin, Jane Seymour, Michael Hitchcock
Comedy Romance
VOD / Digital
4 / 5
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The Engineer R

The story of Yahya Ayyash—the bombmaker who led an army of suicidal soldiers in Israel during the mid ’90s. The story follows the biggest manhunt in the history of Israel to find him.
Kosta Kondilopoulos, Danny A. Abeckaser, Emile Hirsch, Angel Bonanni, Omer Hazan
Drama True Story

The Monkey King PG

A monkey born from heavenly stone acquires supernatural powers and must battle the armies of both gods and demons to find his place in the heavens.
Bowen Yang, BD Wong, Anthony Stacchi, Peilin Chou, Steve Bencich, Jimmy O. Yang., Andrew Pang, James Sie
Action Comedy Epic Animation

The Adults

Follows Eric (Michael Cera) as he returns home for a short visit and finds himself caught between reuniting with his sisters and chasing a victory with his old poker group. As the trip extends, Eric finds it increasingly difficult to avoid confrontations and revelations as his carefully constructed façade of his adulthood gives way to old childhood conflicts. While Maggie (Sophia Lillis) attempts to recreate the intimate world the three of them once shared, Eric and Rachel (Hannah Gross) are faced with the divide between their childhood selves and the adults they are now.
Michael Cera, Hannah Gross, Anoop Desai, Simon Kim, Dustin Guy Defa, Sophia Lillis, Wavyy Jonez, Kyra Tantao
Drama Comedy

Dark Windows

A group of teenagers take a trip to an isolated summerhouse in the countryside. What starts as a peaceful getaway turns into a horrific nightmare when a masked man begins to terrorize them in the most gruesome ways.
Alex Herron, Annie Hamilton, Anna Bullard, Rory Alexander, Jóel Sæmundsson, Morten Holst
Thriller Horror


Hiroshima. Nagasaki. Mercury, Nevada? The latter was the site for the testing of 928 large-scale nuclear weapons from 1951 to 1992. Martin Sheen narrates this harrowing exposé of the United States' disregard for everyone living… downwind.
Mark Shapiro, Douglas Brian Miller, Martin Sheen

Haunting of the Queen Mary

A haunting story is unraveled between the ship’s heyday on Halloween night 1938 and the present…telling the story of two families whose lives become violently entangled.
Alice Eve, Gary Shore, Joel Fry, Nell Hudson, Lenny Rush
Drama Horror

10 Days of a Bad Man

If you're going to play this game fair, you have to be bad.
Uluç Bayraktar, Nejat Isler, Hazal Filiz Küçükköse, Ilayda Akdogan
Drama Crime Mystery

Birth/Rebirth R

A single mother and a childless morgue technician are bound together by their relationship to a little girl they have reanimated from the dead.
Marin Ireland, Breeda Wool, Laura Moss, Judy Reyes, A.J. Lister, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Rina Mejia, Grant Harrison
Thriller Horror

Ashkal: The Tunisian Investigation

Set amongst derelict, half-finished apartment complexes of a former regime, the discovery of a mysterious burnt body by two police officers reveals a puzzling repetition of events. As the investigation progresses, a network of violence and corruption is uncovered throughout the city.
Youssef Chebbi, Fatma Oussaifi, Mohamed Houcine Grayaa, Aymen Ben Hmida

Dead Shot

When a border ambush goes wrong, a retired Irish paramilitary Michael (Morgan) witnesses the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife by British Sergeant, Tempest (Ameen). Now wounded, and presumed dead, he escapes, taking his revenge to the dark and paranoid streets of 1970’s London. Raw and suspenseful, Dead Shot is an adrenaline-fueled thriller that will leave audiences weighing up the true cost of revenge.
Felicity Jones, Tom Guard, Colin Morgan, Mark Strong, Charles Guard, Aml Ameen
Drama Action Thriller
107 mins

Between Two Worlds

Tells the story of Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, who goes to live in northern France to research a new book on the subject of precarious working conditions. Without revealing her true identity, she is hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women. In this new role, she experiences first-hand the financial instability and social invisibility of the ‘gig economy'. But she also discovers mutual assistance and solidarity amongst this fraternity of working-class women. As she becomes more entwined in the community and strikes up a close friendship with a woman called Christèle, she begins to question the ethics of the deception in the name of her writing.
Juliette Binoche, Jérémy Lechevallier, Hélène Lampert, Louise Pociecka, Steve Papagiannis, Emmanuel Carrère, Aude Ruyter
Drama Adaptation

Madeleine Collins

In this tense psychological drama, Judith (Virginie Efira) leads a secret double life split between two households in two countries. In Switzerland, she lives with Abdel, with whom she is raising a little girl. In France, she lives with Melvil, with whom she has two older boys. Gradually this fragile balance, based on lies and back-and-forth trips, begins to veer dangerously off the rails.
Loïse Benguerel, Antoine Barraud, Virginie Efira, Quim Gutiérrez, Bruno Salomone, Jacqueline Bisset, François Rostain
Drama Thriller
139 mins

Simone: Woman of the Century NR

This tells Simone Veil's life story from her childhood to her major political battles seen through the pivotal events of the twentieth century. An intimate and epic portrait of an extraordinary woman who eminently challenged and transformed her era: her humanist message is still keenly relevant today.
Olivier Gourmet, Olivier Dahan, Elsa Zylberstein, Rebecca Marder, Elodie Bouchez, Judith Chemla, Mathieu Spinosi

Landscape With Invisible Hand R

Set in the near-future, an alien species known as the "Vuvv" has taken over Earth. After the Vuvv’s labor-saving technology causes the Earth's job market and global economy to collapse, a teen and his girlfriend cook up a way to make much-needed money by broadcasting their dating life to the fascinated aliens.
Tiffany Haddish, Cory Finley, Brad Pitt, Clifton Collins Jr., Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Kylie Rogers, Asante Blackk
Drama Comedy Sci-Fi


Feña (Lio Mehiel), a young trans guy bustling through life in New York, is afflicted with an incessantly challenging day that resurrects ghosts from his past. Laundromats, subway turnstiles, airport transfers are the hectic background to this emotional drama from Sundance that overlaps past, present, and future. Settling the disharmony of transitional upheaval in relationships familial, romantic, platonic is Feña's task at hand, and his resulting juggling act is equal parts skillful, fumbling, and honest. In negotiating his obliqueness, the poignant moments he finds between himself and others - as the distance between them closes - are warm, true, and touching.
Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Lio Mehiel, Cole Doman, MiMi Ryder, Alejandro Goic

Bad Things

When a group of friends escape the city to spend the weekend in an abandoned hotel, a pervading eerie energy begins to illuminate the cracks in their little family unit. Ruthie Nodd (Gayle Rankin) inherits the hotel from her grandmother and with bad childhood memories threatening to burst to the surface, Ruthie wants to sell the hotel and never return. But her partner Cal (Hari Nef) drags her there with the hopes of returning it to its former glory. They're joined by their friend Maddie (Rad Pereira) and grifter Fran (Annabelle Dexter-Jones), whose unhinged seduction threatens to drive a wedge between the couple. As the friends dance, cook, flirt, and fight up and down the halls of the hotel, they begin to find themselves indelibly entwined in the hotel's seductive embrace and start doing bad things.
Hari Nef, Stewart Thorndike, Molly Ringwald, Gayle Rankin, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Rad Pereira

Friday, August 18