August 2015 Comedies

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American Ultra looks like an awesome stoner assassin movie, even if it also stars Kristen Stewart. I find Jason Schwartzman hilarious in most anything and 7 Chinese Brothers looks like a cute, slacker comedy, even if it doesn’t seem to have much of a plot. It has a French bulldog so that’s good enough for me. Both Mistress America and Fort Tilden involve New Yorkers wandering around for a bit and not doing much, but I can still see myself watching both of these movies. I think I can skip the rest of the comedies coming out this month though.


 

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American Ultra

Release Date: August 21, 2015

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins

Director: Nima Nourizadeh

A government official tries to activate a trained assassin, but he’s a stoner so he is totally confused about what is going on, yet has all the skills to kill people when he’s attacked. Naturally, the government wants to kill him.


 

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7 Chinese Brothers

Release Date: August 28, 2015

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis, Stephen Root, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta

Director: Bob Byington

A slacker guy gets fired from the convenience store due to drinking on the job, but he tries to keep his next one at the oil change place since he really likes his boss and wants to ask her out.


 

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Mistress America

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Cast: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke

Director: Noah Baumbach

A college freshman is not having the New York experience she thought she would be experiencing so she starts to hang out with her soon to be older step-sister in NYC and gets caught up in her crazy life.


 

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Fort Tilden

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Cast: Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Neil Casey, Alysia Reiner, Griffin Newman, Jeffrey Scaperrotta

Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers

Two twenty-something girls with nothing to do during the last days of summer, invite themselves to a beach with a couple of guys, but as they start heading that way, they realize they don’t know how to get there. Somehow adorable kittens in the photo are involved.

https://youtu.be/W-MrQSx3blg


 

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Ricki and the Flash

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield

Director: Jonathan Demme

Meryl Streep plays a rocker who abandoned her family long ago for her music dreams, but comes home to her adult children and tries to make things right.


 

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Grandma

Release Date: August 21, 2015

Cast: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott

Director: Paul Weitz

A teen girl goes to her grandmother for help, which forces the grandmother to get out in the world where she says what she wants and doesn’t necessarily get along with anyone.


 

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She’s Funny That Way

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Cast: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

A bunch of people sleep with each other and this movie is trying too hard to look like it was made by Woody Allen.

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