It’s that time of year when the movies in the theater are just not quite what they were during the month of July. Hollywood is gearing up to start releasing their official fall and winter movies starting in October and November, so it might be time to catch up on a few movies that came out earlier in 2012 on DVD. However, if you are certain you want to go out to the theaters, there’s a horror movie opening this weekend based on supposedly true events that might interest you. Or, you might want to check out Shia LeBeouf as a gangster.
Here are the movies coming out Friday, August 31, 2012:
Lawless – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain. The first movie that opens this week that is based on a true story. In this one Hardy and LaBeouf play the real-life Bondurant brothers who tried to chase the American dream during the Prohibition era by becoming bootleggers. The brothers start becoming very rich and successful by making as much moonshine as their neighbors can consume, but they soon attract the attention of the local authorities. The authorities, however, do not want to get them for breaking the law. No, the local authorities are corrupt and they want the profits that the brothers are making. So, the brothers and the local law go to war. Rated R.
The Possession – Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis. A movie that is allegedly based on real events. A man and his daughter attend a flea market and his daughter finds an ornately carved wooden box that she decides she must have. However, once she brings it home, and opens it, strange things start happening around the home, and with the daughter. It turns out that the carvings on the box contain the Hebrew work “dibbuk”, which is Hebrew for demon. It turns out the box was created to contain evil spirits, but once the box is opened, those evil spirits are loosed upon the world. In real life, the dibbuk box became legendary when an ad on eBay from someone who had purchased the box from an old Jewish family explained that the man who purchased the box had had one thing after another happen to him and to anyone who possessed the box. Rated PG-13.
For a Good Time, Call – Ari Graynor, Mark Webber, Seth Rogan. A comedy about the phone sex industry. Lauren and Katie are former rivals, if not outright enemies, who suddenly find that they need each other to help pay the ridiculous rents in New York City. Lauren is very conservative and uptight, while Katie is known to be a bit of a party girl. When Lauren discovers that Katie is working from home by being a phone sex operator, she thinks that this might be the answer to both of their money problems. Rated R.