2012 August Movies

ParaNorman (2012)

ParaNorman

  • 87%
  • PG
  • 93 min
  • Animation

In the comedy thriller ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Lawless (2012)

Lawless

  • 67%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Drama

Based on the novel The Wettest County In The World by Matt Bondurant, Lawless is inspired by the true story of the Bondurant boys, bootlegging siblings who take the law into their own hands in Prohibition-era Virginia. The three brothers make a run for the American Dream in this epic, gangster tale set during the nation’s most notorious crime wave.

Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall

  • 30%
  • PG-13
  • 121 min
  • Action

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground...

The Hunt (2012)

The Hunt

    • R
    • 111 min
    • Drama

    The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life.

    Mads Mikkelsen plays Lucas, a highly-regarded school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is...

    The Possession (2012)

    The Possession

    • 41%
    • PG-13
    • 92 min
    • Horror

    A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

    The Expendables 2 (2012)

    The Expendables 2

    • 65%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Action

    The Expendables are back and this time it's personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They're not the only ones who want blood. Tool's beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney and the Expendables must risk everything to save her...

    Kon-Tiki (2012)

    Kon-Tiki

    • 85%
    • PG-13
    • 101 min
    • Adventure

    Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. KON-TIKI tells about the origin of Heyerdahl’s idea and the events surrounding the...

    The Bourne Legacy (2012)

    The Bourne Legacy

    • 55%
    • PG-13
    • 135 min
    • Action

    When a plan is put into motion by a top-secret government program to wipe out all the genetically modified killers it created, one such operative must flee in order to save his life.

    The Campaign (2012)

    The Campaign

    • 64%
    • R
    • 85 min
    • Comedy

    Two rival South Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.

    The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

    The Odd Life of Timothy Green

    • 34%
    • PG
    • 100 min
    • Comedy

    When young Timothy suddenly comes into the lives of Cindy and Jim Green, they learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

    Bachelorette (2012)

    Bachelorette

    • 56%
    • R
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    The misadventures of a soon- to-be bride who has a tumultuous bachelorette party, causing her to reconsider whether she is fit for married life.

    Hit and Run (2012)

    Hit and Run

    • 49%
    • R
    • 95 min
    • Action

    The story of Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie’s former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray.

    Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

    Celeste and Jesse Forever

    • 70%
    • R
    • 91 min
    • Comedy

    A humorous and honest examination of a broken heart and the long, hard road it takes to heal it, Celeste and Jesse Forever focuses on a young couple in the midst of a divorce who attempt to maintain their friendship while pursuing new relationships.

    The film is a romantic comedy co-written by Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation," I Love You, Man) and Will McCormack.

    The Apparition (2012)

    The Apparition

    • 3%
    • PG-13
    • 82 min
    • Horror

    When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force...

    The Baytown Outlaws (2012)

    The Baytown Outlaws

    • 22%
    • R
    • 98 min
    • Action

    After her ex-husband shoots Celeste three times in the gut and kidnaps her godson, it's time to play dirty. She hires three outlawed, redneck brothers to bring him back to her. What begins as a small rescue mission rises to a Southern battle royale.

    Grabbers (2012)

    Grabbers

    • 72%
    • NONE
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange...

    Compliance (2012)

    Compliance

    • 89%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Crime

    Inspired by a chilling true story, Compliance explores just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at the local ChickWich, the fast food joint's high-strung manager Sandra (Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer saying her employee Becky (Walker) has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no...

    Truth or Die (2012)

    Truth or Die

    • 22%
    • NONE
    • 95 min
    • Horror

    Truth or Die tells the story of five teenage friends who are taken hostage by a vengeful psychopath and forced to play a party game with life-or-death consequences.

    Tad the Lost Explorer (2012)

    Tad the Lost Explorer

      • NONE
      • 78 min
      • Animation

      Tad is a bored construction worker dreaming of a life of adventure until one day he is mistaken for a famous archeologist and his dreams comes true. Whisked to Peru holding a sacred key, Tad helps Professor Lavrof and his beautiful daughter Sara as they race against evil treasure hunters in search of the Lost City of Paititi. It’s the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious, action-packed film the whole family will love!

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

      • 51%
      • PG
      • 94 min
      • Comedy

      The third film in the popular series based on Jeff Kinney’s popular books.