August 2015 Thrillers

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The Gift is getting great reviews and seems creepy in a good way. I’m sad about Dark Places not looking better since I loved the book, but the movie seems like it is missing something. I’m not sure about the love triangle in Z for Zachariah, but if everyone else is dead, I guess it might happen. Regression seems cheesy except it has Emma Watson in it so I’m intrigued. I was laughing at the trailer Cop Car, even though it is not a comedy. Amnesiac looks incredibly stupid and Return to Sender makes me a bit ill while watching the trailer.


 

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The Gift

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

Director: Joel Edgerton

A man comes in contact with a guy he went to high school with who wants to be friends, but might not be over what was done to him in high school.


 

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Dark Places

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tye Sheridan

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

A young woman has to confront what happened when her family was murdered when she was a child.


 

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Z for Zachariah

Release Date: August 28, 2015

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine

Director: Craig Zobel

After the end of the world, a woman comes across a man after being on her own for a year. They slowly build a relationship when they come across a second man and a love triangle forms.


 

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Regression

Release Date: August 28, 2015

Cast: Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, Aaron Ashmore, David Dencik, David Thewlis, Devon Bostick

Director: Alejandro Amenabar

A young woman accuses her father of a crime in 1990 Minnesota. He doesn’t remember, but admits guilt. A psychologist is brought in to help him recover his memories and a bigger mystery unravels.


 

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Cop Car

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Cast: Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford

Director: Jon Watts

Two kids steal an abandoned cop car they find in the forest but run into some trouble when the sheriff comes looking for it.


 

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Amnesiac

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Cast: Kate Bosworth, Wes Bentley

Director: Michael Polish

A man wakes up in a bed after a car accident with memory loss and starts to think that the slightly crazy lady who has been telling him she is his wife might be lying.


 

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Return to Sender

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis, Illeana Douglas

Director: Fouad Mikati

A woman gets raped and when her attacker is in jail, she starts to write him letters and build a relationship with him so when he gets out, she can really get her revenge. I can’t believe this is an actual movie.

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