Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Upcoming August Movie Releases

Apparently August is mildly disappointing for movie releases. There is one movie being released in theatres that I want to see, and one being released on DVD. There are also 3 tv shows being released on DVD this month that I'm excited about.

Released in theatres on August 1 is Guardians of the Galaxy

In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
I have to be honest, I'm not totally sure what this movie is all about. All I know is that it's Marvel, and it looks mildly entertaining. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to theatres to watch this one. I've already heard many good things about it.

Being released on DVD August 19 is The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

I did enjoy this movie. My review can be found here. I don't know if I'll be adding it to my collection yet though. I still don't own the first Amazing Spider-Man and there are other movies I want to buy before this one. So eventually I'll hopefully be getting it.

Also being released this month are seasons of 3 of my tv shows. NCIS Season 11 and NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5 are being released on August 19, and Elementary Season 2 is being released August 22. I didn't get to see most of these seasons live on tv, my job just didn't work schedule wise, so I'm hoping to be able to buy these all when they come out and watch them before the new seasons start on tv.