[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – August 2, 2019

One of the more well-known releases this weekend is the most recent film in the Fast & the Furious franchise – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Instead of the usual cast of characters we’re used to from this film series, this time it spins off and forces two characters from the series that are complete opposites – Dwayne Johnson’s lawman Hobbs and Jason Statham’s lawless Shaw – to work together and take on Idris Elba’s villainous Brixton.

Also on offer this weekend is an animated adventure about a young Leonardo Da Vinci, a documentary about an eccentric photographer, a thriller set deep in the Appalachian Mountains and much more!

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (PG-13)

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Directed by David Leitch

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren

Release date: August 2

Jay Myself

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates an intimate portrait of his mentor, Jay Maisel, as he leaves the 30,000 square foot building in the Bowery that he’s inhabited and filled with his eccentric collection of beautiful random objects for the last 40 years – known as ‘The Bank.’

Directed by Stephen Wilkes

Starring: Jay Maisel

Release date: July 31

Leo Da Vicni: Mission Mona Lisa

A young Leonardo Da Vinci is struggling with his incredible inventions, when a mysterious storyteller comes to town and speaks of a hidden treasure. Leo and his friends embark on an unforgettable adventure.

Directed by Sergio Manfio

Starring: Johnny Yong Bosch, Cherami Leigh, Bryce Papenbrook, Faith Graham, Landen Beattie

Release date: August 2

Luce (R)


A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Directed by Julius Onah

Starring: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr. Norbert Leo Butz

Release date: August 2

The Nightingale (R)

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Directed by Jennifer Kent

Starring: Damon Herriman, Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell

Release date: August 2


A gang of teenage boys stalk the streets of Naples armed with hand guns and AK-47s to do their mob bosses’ bidding.

Directed by Claudio Giovannesi

Starring: Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Mattis Piano Del Balzo, Ciro Vecchione, Ciro Pellachia

Release date: August 2

Them That Follow (R)

Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor’s daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

Directed by Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage

Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Walton Goggins, Olivia Colman, Lewis Pullman, Thomas Mann

Release date: August 2

What new movies will you be seeing this weekend?