Upcoming movies calendar

Every film that's coming out between now and spring 2013

Get your diaries out. We’ve scoured the film release schedules to bring you a month-by-month calendar of every new movie coming to cinemas until the middle of next year. Release dates? Actors? Directors? What to expect? Find out here

August film highlights

Wednesday August 1

  • Ted

    Seth McFarlane makes his feature directing debut with this live-action tale of a Boston everyman (Mark Wahlberg) whose teddy bear comes to life.

Friday August 3

  • A Simple Life

    This gentle drama from veteran director Ann Hui tells the charming, heatwarming tale of the friendship between a young, privileged man (Andy Lau) and the servant who raised him (Deanie Ip).

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

    Expect more hangups and mishaps in Diary of a Wimpy Kid part three, which follows young Greg on his summer break.

  • Eames: The Architect & The Painter

    Charles trained as an architect; his wife Ray was as artist. In their work together they shared the utopian motto: ‘The best for the most for the least’.

  • Leave It On the Floor

    Rating: 3/5

    A low-budget gay musical, it’s set around the LA drag queen ball scene.

  • London: The Modern Babylon

    Rating: 4/5

    It’s a rousing collage portrait, driven by music, of London from the birth of cinema to now.

  • Sound of My Voice

    Marling plays an enigmatic cult leader, Maggie, in modern-day Los Angeles, who claims to be from the future.

  • The Flowers of War

    A war drama set during the Nanking Massacre of 1937, when Japanese troops attacked the Chinese city, killing up to 300,000 and raping 20,000 women and children.

  • The Reverend

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • Truth or Dare

    A low-ish budget British horror film about a bunch of younsters who retreat to a remote cabin for a night of partying and end up facing a crazed killer out to avenge the death of his brother.

  • Undefeated

    Rating: 3/5

    This sports doc follows the efforts of Coach Bill Courtney to turn the impoverished black students of Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee into a lean, mean, football-playing machine.

Tuesday 7th August

  • Harold's Going Stiff

    Yet another new twist on the zombie film, as writer-director Keith Wright ('Take Me To Your Leader') reimagines zombification as a kind of wasting disease.

Wednesday 8th August

  • Offender

    The film follows 20-year-old Tommy (Joe Cole), who deliberately gets himself convicted and sent to a young offenders institution to exact revenge on the gang members who attacked his girlfriend.

Friday August 10

  • 360

    Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles returns with globe-spanning drama about contemporary sexual relationships.

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    An unprecedented portrait of the artist at work as well as a rare window on the trouble he faces from his own government.

  • I Against I

    Rating: 1/5

    A nightclub boss and a hitman are both suspected of killing a mobster. Unsure which likely lad did the crime, the man’s psychopathic son gives them each 12 hours to kill the other.

  • In the Dark Half

    Rating: 3/5

    A troubled teen, Marie, lives on an estate in south-west England. All around her are problems: her mum is unhinged, while her neighbour is so wild-eyed that people assume he’s to blame when tragedy hits his son.

  • Jackpot

    From a story by Jo Nesbo comes this altogether more straightforward tale of a group of friends who win the lottery, and fall to bits (sometimes literally) in the process.

  • Let The Bullets Fly

    Director and star Jiang Wen is bespectacled outlaw ‘Pocky’ Zhang, who has wheedled his way into the governership of the decrepit Goose Town with an eye to taking down evil landowner Master Huang (Chow Yun-Fat).

  • Step Up 4: Miami Heat

    Once again, the filmmakers have pulled out all the stops to deliver the groundbreaking, dangerously original story of a thrusting young street urchin with dreams of becoming a dancer who meets a rugged, misunderstood tough guy with some muscles.

  • The Dinosaur Project

    This dino-movie is being pitched as “‘The Blair Witch Project’ meets ‘King Kong’”. It follows a father-and-son documentary team in the Congolese jungle investigating reports of dinosaurs.

  • The Forgiveness of Blood

    After being accused of killing a neighbour, a middle-aged father (Refet Abazi) flees his rural village leaving his son effectively under house arrest, while the women take over his business.

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    Rating: 4/5

    Look into Ivor Novello’s haunted, kohl-rimmed eyes in Hitch’s most overtly Hitchcockian silent film – his first of many ‘wrong man’ mysteries – and you can see generations of matinee idols coming full circle.

Monday August 13

  • Brave

    ‘Mulan’-meets-‘Braveheart’ in Pixar's fantasy adventure about a young, feisty, red-headed princess.

  • The Bourne Legacy

    So, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ wasn’t the last one after all. The plot’s carefully under wraps but you can bet that conspiracies and politics play a hefty part in the action-packed proceedings.

Thursday August 16

  • The Expendables II

    Stallone hires ‘Con Air’ director Simon West for another unashamedly silly all-action, celeb-stuffed bullet festival.

Friday August 17

  • Take This Waltz

    Michelle Williams plays Margot, a young photographer happily married to shambolic chef Lou (Seth Rogen), but dangerously attracted to the good-looking artist (Luke Kirby) who moves in across the road.

  • The Bird

    Rating: 3/5

    Anne is a kitchen hand who receives a spiritual awakening of sorts when she helps rescue a pigeon that’s become trapped in her attic space.

  • The Wedding Video

    'The Wedding Video' sounds like another solidly middlebrow British romcom – and that's no bad thing.

  • The Devil's Business

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Wednesday August 22

  • The Three Stooges

    Will this film version of the beloved American TV show be the hit that drags the Farrellys back in to the big time after the chronic panty-raid antics of ‘Hall Pass’?

Friday August 24

  • Circumstance

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • F for Fake

    A triumphantly self-amused, self-aware reflection on the verities of art and creativity and the lies that sustain them.

  • The Imposter

    This British documentary tells the strange true-life American tale of a 13-year-old boy Nicholas Barclay who went missing from his home in San Antonio, Texas in 1994.

  • Keith Lemon: The Film

    This is the first movie outing of Keith Lemon, the comic creation of comedian Leigh Francis (best known for 'Bo! Selecta').

  • Petit Nicholas

    This Franco-Belgian film is a live-action adaptation of a well-known series of French comic books by René Goscinny that originated in the 1950s.

  • Shadow Dancer

    It's a thriller set in Northern Ireland in 1993, with rising British star Andrea Riseborough (‘W.E.’, ‘Brighton Rock’) playing a single mother caught red-handed on an IRA mission in London.

  • Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • The Watch

    All of a sudden, lots of movies seem to involve ordinary folks uncovering alien plots to conquer the world. This time, it’s a gang of suburban dads who stumble over an impending alien invasion.

  • Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

    Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie and they squander it with outrageous purchases. But the rest of the story, in which the pair take over a derelict mall and try to reverse its fortunes, is shockingly awful.

Wednesday August 29

  • Total Recall

    Colin Farrell takes the Schwarzenegger role of Doug Quaid, the confused factory worker who, believing he is a spy or the victim of a failed memory implant, tries to rid the world of the corporate corrupt.

Friday August 31

  • [REC] Genesis

    Rating: 3/5

    The wedding of Clara and Koldo turns into a deadly affair when the groom’s uncle plunges off a balcony, bites a chunk out of a fellow guest’s face and turns their post-nuptial celebrations into The Reception from Hell.

  • A Few Best Men

    He’s a Brit, she’s Australian, and when he shows up at her New South Wales family pile with three unreconstructed mates in tow, chaos ensues.

  • Berberian Sound Studio

    This film appears to be a homage to Dario Argento plus the cycle of paranoid thrillers coming out of America in the seventies.

  • Cockneys vs Zombies

    It's as subtle as a brick in the gob, but a combination of zimmer frames and bloodthirsty zombies make this horror Britcom gory fun. When two brothers embark on a bank robbery, they're unprepared for the prospect of fighting their way out of the East End through hordes of flesh-eating undead.

  • Joker

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • Samsara

    This promises to be a dizzying, complex portrait of the planet at a time of catastrophic global change.

  • The Myth of the American Sleepover

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • The Possession

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as the patriarch of a small American family, whose daughter picks up a mysterious box at a yard sale, only to find out that it has deadly supernatural powers.

  • Yuma

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.