Jason Day previews the new August movies set for the big screen as the cinemas start to reopen.
Cinemas were officially allowed to reopen in England on July 4.
Some held back on doing this until much later – for one reason, there are few new movies that haven’t been given a digital release already.
Cineworld and Picturehouse, for example, are welcoming patrons back on July 31. For cinephiles who can’t
wait that long, there has been the option of drive-in cinemas popping up lately.
See the comment piece on my blog for a review of the experience: bit.ly/DriveInCinemaReview
Here are the new cinema releases for August…
Pinocchio (out on August 7)
Italian version of the classic tale, starring Robert (Life is Beautiful) as the creator of a wooden puppetboy who yearns for real life. From the trailer, this production looks stunning and beautiful.
Mulan (August 19)
Held back from July due to pandemic restrictions that are now lifted, it is finally time to see Disney’s remake of their animated hit about a young Chinese girl who disguises herself as a male warrior.
The cast includes Gong Li and Jet Li – from the trailer, it has epic sweep.
Bill and Ted Face the Music (August 28)
Social media has gone haywire recently as the long-awaited third instalment (after 29 years) in the oddball slacker timeslip adventure movies reaches cinemas.
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return as the titular musicians, who jump forward in time to steal a great song they will eventually compose that reunites the world. I can’t wait!
The New Mutants (August 28)
The release of this X-Men flick has been delayed so many times, I’m half expecting it to vanish again.
Starring Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy, the film follows five young mutants who discover their abilities while held in a secret facility and fight to escape.
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