[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – August 23, 2019

What movies are new in theaters this week? Plenty! There’s the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen and London Had Fallen, documentaries on both musician Miles Davis and the musical Fiddler on the Roof, a thriller in which a bride learns a sinister side to her new in-laws, and much, much more!

Angel Has Fallen (R)

Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh

Starring: Gerard Butler, Piper Perabo, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Huston

Release date: August 23

Becoming Burlesque

Despite her uncle encouraging her to adopt a more traditional lifestyle, a young Muslim college student secretly joins a Toronto burlesque troupe.

Directed by Jackie English

Starring: Shiva Negar, Elise Bauman, Alli Chung, Alex Harrouch, Pedro Miguel Arce

Release date: August 23

Brittany Runs a Marathon (R)

A woman living in New York takes control of her life- one block at a time.

Directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo

Starring: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee, Erica Hernandez

Release date: August 23

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (PG-13)

The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when “tradition” was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.

Directed by Max Lewkowicz

Starring: Michael Bernardi, Jerry Bock, Danny Burstein, Ted Chapin, Harvey Fierstein

Release date: August 23

Freaks (R)

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.

Directed by Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker, Amanda Crew, Grace Park

Release date: August 23 (UK)

Give Me Liberty

In this freewheeling comedy, medical transport driver Vic risks his job to shuttle a group of rowdy seniors and a Russian boxer to a funeral, dragging clients like Tracy, a young woman with ALS, along for the ride.

Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky

Starring: Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer, Chris Galust, Maxim, Stoyanov, Darya Ekamasova, Zoya Makhlina

Release date: August 23

Jawline

The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Directed by Liza Mandelup

Starring: Austyn Tester, Michael Weist

Release date: August 23

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis’ life, and of this film is Davis’ restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles’ original paintings, to explore the man behind the music. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film explores why Miles continues to be a relevant voice in today’s world.

Directed by Stanley Nelson

Starring: Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Miles Davis, Flea, Herbie Hancock

Release date: August 23

Overcomer (PG)

Life changes overnight for Coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year. 

Directed by Alex Kendrick

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Shari Rigby, Priscilla C. Shirer, Ben Davies, Holly A. Morris

Release date: August 23

Ready or Not (R)

A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Typler Gillett

Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell

Release date: August 21

Vita & Virginia

It’s the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

Directed by Chanya Button

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Ferdinando

Release date: August 23

What new movies will you be seeing this weekend?

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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.