Here we go again – another August weekend of full of drivel.
Getting an early Wednesday start this week, the widest new movie release is The Weinstein Company’s ‘No Escape‘. Owen Wilson leads the cast as an important figure within his company. When the opportunity becomes available, he relocates his family to Malaysia. What seemed like a safe move quickly turns into a nightmare when a coup flares up around his hotel. The family’s safest bet is to get to the U.S. embassy in hopes that it’s still a secure location. Lake Bell co-stars as his wife and Pierce Brosnan plays a British tourist who aides them in their escape.
Warner Bros. has the second widest release with ‘We Are Your Friends‘. Zac Efron is still trying to break his ‘High School Musical’ persona with a drama that pegs him as the opposite: a party-loving aspiring DJ caught in the middle of a major moral conflict. Just as he finally cracks into the underground Los Angeles DJ scene, a conundrum kicks off when he falls for the girlfriend (Emily Ratajkowski) of his new-found mentor (Wes Bentley). Which will yield the most long-lasting happiness: getting the perfect girl, or the perfect dream job?
From the makers of ‘Fireproof‘ and ‘Courageous‘ comes the new faith-based drama ‘War Room‘. The story follows a young successful couple whose marriage and family are at risk of being torn apart. With the help of a wiser, older woman, the wife learns the secret to healing their family – but will the husband join along?
The Sundance drama ‘Z for Zachariah‘ is finally getting a 29-screen release thanks to acquiring distributor Roadside Attractions. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that doesn’t appear much different from that in ‘The Road‘, three people find themselves together as the presumed last survivors of a devastating disaster that destroyed most of the planet. Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor play the trio caught in the middle of the last-ever love triangle.