August Movie Preview

Can't miss flicks: Sparkle, Red Hook Summer and more.

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Babymakers — August 3 - A desperate man (Paul Schneider) hires a thief to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago when he and his wife (Oliva Munn) have problems getting pregnant. Also stars Aisha Tyler and Wood Harris.(Photo: Alliance Films)

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Celeste & Jesse Forever — August 3 - Rashida Jones co-wrote and stars in this dramedy that explores if a divorced couple, who are best friends, can actually remain friends once they pursue new loves. Also stars Andy Samberg.(Photo: Palmstar Entertainment)

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Soldiers of Fortune — August 3 - In this real-life version of War Games on 'roids, a special-forces soldier (Christian Slater) is assigned to protect a bunch of millionnaires who want to experience the real-life thrills of war.(Photo: Jeff Most Productions)

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Total Recall — August 3 - This reboot of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger modern classic brings its own unique 2012 punch. Colin Farrell stars as a man convinced he's a spy implanted with fake memories. Bokeem Woodbine also stars as Harry.(Photo: Sony Pictures)

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2 Days in New York — August 10 - Chris Rock delves into the world of onscreen interracial dating in this sequel to 2 Days in Paris. He plays boyfriend to single-mom girlfriend (Julie Delpy), whose visiting French family goes into extreme culture shock after witnessing their coupling.(Photo: Polaris Films)

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Red Hook Summer — August 10 - This Spike Lee joint set in the director's beloved Brooklyn hometown tells the story of an Atlanta teen transplanted to the neighborhood of Red Hook. There he discovers religion, love and the culture shock of inner-city life.(Photo: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green — August 15 - Common stars in this magical tale about a childless couple (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton) who bury their wishes for an infant in their backyard. But when their child is born all is not what it seems.(Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

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Sparkle — August 17 - The highly anticipated remake of the 1976 classic, produced by the late great Whitney Houston — in her final film performance — finally hits the big screen. It's the story of a '60s Motown-era trio of singing sisters who face tragedy and heartache on their rise to the top. Stars Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Mike Epps and Omari Hardwick.(Photo: Sony Pictures)

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Expendables 2 — August 17 - The Expendables are back! Reunited for an easy paycheck, things go awry when one of the men is murdered. And naturally their revenge quest lands them in enemy territory with surprise threats all along the way. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Terry Crews star.(Photo: Lionsgate Pictures)

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Side by Side — August 17 - Keanu Reeves serves as documentary tour guide for this past and future look at filmmaking. Directors including George Lucas, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and the Wachowskis discuss the impact of digital technology and more.(Photo: Company Films)

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Why Stop Now — August 17 - A piano prodigy (Jesse Eisenberg) must choose between launching his career or taking care of his sister and drug addictted mom heading back to rehab. Also stars Tracy Morgan.(Photo: IFC Films)

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The Good Doctor — August 31 - A doctor (Orlando Bloom) looking for peer respect cures a female 18-year-old kidney infection patient but then tampers with her treatment to keep her in the hospital and close to him. Taraji P. Henson also stars.(Photo: Fastnet Pictures)

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The Victim —  August 24 - In this thriller, a handsome loner and stranger (Michael Biehn) who avoids civilization gets a knock on his door, which throws his life into complete chaos.(Photo: BLT Productions)