It’s onerous to consider that one other month has slid by whereas we’re all caught at dwelling, however right here we’re in August, a time when movie-going is in whole flux.
Luckily there are many motion pictures coming to streaming this month which are nicely value your time. If you’re getting whiplash from Tenet getting delayed, after which delayed once more, after which outright cancelled, after which introduced for abroad markets, why not tide your self over with Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which is shifting to Amazon Prime this month. If you’re pining for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, attempt a special type of quirky with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Being John Malkovich. And in the event you simply want an escape, there are some alternative rom-coms heading to streaming this month, like My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Holiday. For extra rom than com you can too stream Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise.
Read on for 10 of the perfect motion pictures new to streaming providers in August. (Cameron Diaz stars in three of them and Kate Winslet is in two. That’s not likely related to something however they’re each pleasant and in good motion pictures.)
Being John Malkovich
The function movie debut of each director Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are, Her) and author Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) there’s no film fairly like Being John Malkovich. It stars John Cusack as Craig, an workplace drone and newbie puppeteer who stumbles upon a portal that leads instantly contained in the thoughts of actor John Malkovich. It’s a bonkers premise that Jonze and Kaufman completely discover. But the reason for why it’s occurring is just a part of what makes Being John Malkovich such a visit to look at. Malkovich commits onerous to the position as himself (comprehensible, on condition that he’s the title character,) and his portrayal of strangers taking up his thoughts is likely one of the all-time nice performances.
Being John Malkovich is streaming on Netflix.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
For a Charlie Kaufman double function, observe up Being John Malkovich with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, his quirky romantic drama directed by Michel Gondry (The Green Hornet). Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet star as a pair who had all reminiscences of one another erased after their unhealthy break-up. The timeline jumps round because it revisits their relationship, whereas they meet within the current unaware of their shared previous. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is simply as heady as Being John Malkovich, however lands in a sweeter, extra optimistic place.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is streaming on Netflix.
Steven Spielberg’s creature function continues to be a traditional — it even returned as the very best grossing movie in America final month. As the coronavirus pandemic has scrambled movie launch schedules, film theaters which are opening again up don’t have many new motion pictures to point out. Instead, they’re counting on again catalogues to fill their screens. Jurassic Park is the proper alternative, a beloved summer time blockbuster. Now that it’s heading to Netflix, you may revisit the family-friendly motion and suspense with out having to go to a movie show that gained’t require visitors to put on masks.
Jurassic Park is streaming on Netflix.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Julia Roberts was the proper casting alternative for ’90s rom-coms like My Best Friend’s Wedding as a result of her bubbly character and big smile helped conceal the truth that her character is type of a jerk (see additionally: Runaway Bride).
My Best Friend’s Wedding is streaming on Hulu.
Up within the Air
Jason Reitman’s follow-up to Juno brings his signature offbeat comedic type to the world of business-class journey. George Clooney stars as a frequent flier whose job is to journey across the nation firing individuals. He varieties a reference to a fellow traveler (Vera Farmiga), however his nomadic way of life is interrupted by a brand new rent (Anna Kendrick), who tags alongside on his flights to “observe.” It’s humorous and candy and miserable, similar to most of Reitman’s motion pictures.
Up within the Air is streaming on Hulu and Starz.
Sometimes a sure film will come alongside and lay indeniable declare to a tune. So it goes with Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Edith Piaf’s “Non, je ne regrette rien,” which makes use of the tune as a repeated motif. Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief who focuses on getting into others’ goals and stealing concepts. His subsequent job, nonetheless, turns the formulation on its head; this time the intention is to plant an concept. The tune turns into an auditory cue to assist the job, which requires a number of ranges of goals, from rising uncontrolled. There are, nonetheless, different problems, akin to the overall unpredictability of goals and the ghost of Dom’s useless spouse. —Karen Han
Inception is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Sure, it’s a Christmas film however Nancy Myers’ The Holiday is ideal for everytime you want a heat pick-me-up, whatever the season. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz play recently-broken-up-with girls who determine to swap homes over the vacation season to keep away from their separate heartbreaks. Kate Winslet falls in love with Jack Black. Cameron Diaz falls in love with Jude Law. And it’s higher than Love Actually — don’t @ me.
The Holiday is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Richard Linklater’s 1995 movie Before Sunrise is universally beloved (it has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes) for its un-self-consciously romantic type and pure performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. They star as Jesse and Céline, two vacationers who spend a night falling in love whereas on a stopover in Vienna. There’s not a lot of a plot — the movie is usually content material following them as they stroll across the metropolis speaking — nevertheless it’s so heartbreakingly tender that it stays compelling. Two sequels, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, decide up with Jesse and Céline 9 and 18 years later, respectively.
Based on the 1960s TV present, Harrison Ford stars as Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon who escapes custody after being wrongfully convicted of his spouse’s homicide. Tommy Lee Jones is the U.S. Marshal who tracks him down. The Fugitive is only a nice thriller, with some top-tier appearing. Harrison Ford yelling “I didn’t kill my wife!” and Tommy Lee Jones responding “I don’t care.” is likely one of the tensest exchanges in movie historical past.
The Fugitive is streaming on HBO Max.
If you bear in mind one factor from Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette biopic, it’s most likely the anachronistic post-punk soundtrack. Coppola’s signature flashy type (which can be on show in 2013’s The Bling Ring) makes what may have been a stuffy interval drama really feel vibrant and funky. Kirsten Dunst stars because the doomed French queen, whom Coppola portrays as charming, naïve, and determined to be cherished. It jogs my memory of music video for “Lucky” by Britney Spears, which is totally a praise.
Marie Antoinette is streaming on Tubi.