The best new movie releases in August
There’s still plenty of summer left, with a rebooted Fantastic Four, two big-ticket sequels and Meryl Streep as a leather-clad rocker
Meryl Streep could play anything at this point and she’d get an Oscar nomination for it (a Sondheim-singing witch, Julia Child, etc.). Here, she’s a guitar player with an estranged family to reconnect with. Jonathan Demme directs an original script by Diablo Cody.
Ricki and the Flash opens August 7.
Yep, you’re reading that right. Ang Lee’s first film was a perfect thing, so why not extend the legacy, risks be damned? Regardless, there’s a good chance the fight scenes will be killer, with Kill Bill’s stunt coordinator Yuen Woo-ping in the director’s chair.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 opens August 28.