Here we are, already into the dog days of summer, yearning for a cool breeze or some powerful AC. When things get too hot, it’s best to take a break and cool down with a great movie — and man oh man do we have an outstanding slate for you coming up in August.

Here are some highlights, followed by the full schedule!

 

 Avengers: Infinity War – Umm… yeah. You need to see this. And if you’ve already seen it, then I think you know why you need to see it again. There’s a reason it’s grossed 2 billllliiiiooonnnn dollars around the world so far — and that reason is because it offers up 90% of the Marvel superheroes in one movie, is a nonstop mix of action, clever character pairings and witty one-liners, and has one of the most jaw-dropping, heart-wrenching finale sequences of all time. (And don’t forget to watch the end credits!)

 

 Deadpool 2 – I just got back from Comic-Con in San Diego, and one of the funniest things I saw over those 5 days was a ream of toilet-seat covers in the bathroom that each had “This is all FOX could afford” scrawled on them in Deadpool’s handwriting. That pretty much sums up the kind of potty humor (see what I did there?) in this sequel, which finds our favorite antihero (played by Ryan Reynolds) battling against a time-traveling super-soldier (Cable, played by Josh Brolin) in order to save a young mutant. If you’re in the mood for some dirty jokes and over-the-top cartoony violence, this is the movie for you.

 

Life of the Party – News headlines got you down? Feeling like everywhere you turn there’s so much to be depressed about? Looking for something truly upbeat and uplifting? Believe it or not, this midlife-crisis comedy about a newly divorced mom (Melissa McCarthy) going back to finish her college degree alongside her teenage daughter is the cure for what ails you. It’s a movie that — while cliché in some ways — is so goodheartedly surprising in others that it will restore your faith in humanity and remind you that kindness does exist in the world.  

 

 

Rent at the Box:

Life of the Party – 8/7

Breaking In – 8/7

The Miracle Season – 8/7

Avengers: Infinity War – 8/17

Show Dogs – 8/21

Action Point8/21

God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness – 8/21

Deadpool 2 – 8/28

Book Club – 8/28

Tag8/28

Upgrade8/28

 

Rent On Demand:

Life of the Party – 8/7

Breaking In – 8/7

Deadpool 2 – 8/21

Show Dogs – 8/21

Action Point8/21

God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness – 8/21

Book Club – 8/28

Tag8/28

Upgrade8/28

 

Buy On Demand:

RBG – 8/3

Deadpool 2 – 8/7 

Show Dogs – 8/7

God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness – 8/7

Book Club – 8/14

Upgrade8/14

Action Point8/14

Tag8/17

Ocean’s 8 – 8/21

Adrift – 8/21

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – 8/21

Superfly – 8/28

Gotti – 8/28

 

Which movies are high on your “must watch” list for August?