[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – August 9, 2019

Who doesn’t love a good story about the bond between a dog and its family? That is only one of the movies that are new this weekend, starring Kevin Costner as the golden retriever Enzo alongside Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and more. For the horror fans, the Guillermo del Toro-produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is sure to give you a thrill. If you’re looking to watch a movie based on real-life events, Brian Banks tells the story of the NFL player who toiled to see his wrongful conviction overturned and finally play professionally in the sport he loves. Dora and the Lost City of Gold is guaranteed to help families enjoy an afternoon or evening at the movies.

There are plenty more movies on offer this weekend, so go ahead and see what else is new!

The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG)

Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

Directed by Simon Curtis

Starring: Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Marton Donovan, Gary Cole

Release date: August 9

After the Wedding (PG-13)

A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Directed by Bart Freundlich

Starring: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Will Chase, Doris McCarthy

Release date: August 9

Brian Banks (PG-13)

A football player’s dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.

Directed by Tom Shadyac

Starring: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd, Tiffany Dupont

Release date: August 9

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Directed by James Bobin

Starring: Isabela Moner, Q’orianka Kilcher, Benicio del Toro, Eva Longoria, Danny Trejo

Release date: August 9

ECCO (R)

A former assassin living a new life in the shadows with his family emerges from hiding to discover the origin of his lethal beginnings.

Directed by Ben Medina

Starring: Lathrop Walker, Tabitha Bastien, Helena Grace Donald, Michael Winters, Vincent Cardinale

Release date: August 9

The Kitchen (R)

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison.

Directed by Andrea Berloff

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Domhnall Gleeson, Tiffany Haddish, Annabella Sciorra

Release date: August 9

Ode to Joy (R)

Charlie suffers from cataplexy, a symptom of narcolepsy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions — in particular, joy. He develops a variety of techniques to deny himself too much pleasure and happiness, but they’re put to the ultimate test when he falls in love.

Directed by Jason Winer

Starring: Morena Baccarin, Jake Lacy, Melissa Rauch, Martin Freeman, Shannon Woodward

Release date: August 9

One Child Nation (R)

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directed by Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

Release date: August 9

The Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13)

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey.

Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Starring: Shia LaBoeuf, Dakota Johnson, Nack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church

Release date: August 9

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (PG-13)

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome.

Directed by André Øvredal

Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows

Release date: August 9

What new movies will you be seeing this week?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.