New Movie Releases in Malaysia Cinemas: August 2018

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There’s a lot of action and adventure happening on the big screen in August!

The First Purge

Serving as the prequel to “The Purge”, the movie follows the chaos that happens after the New Founding Fathers of the United States of America choose to test a sociological experiment on their citizens, where everyone in an isolated community is allowed to express their aggression for one night. Endless series of man-to-man brutality takes place everywhere that night, while the ones responsible watch from above as the slaughterhouse goes on.

Release date: 2 Aug
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Stars: Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6133466/


When an American diamond trader’s Russian partner goes missing, he journeys to Siberia in search of him, but instead begins a love affair with a Russian cafe owner and they begin an obsessive relationship.

Release date: 2 Aug
Genre: Crime / Romance / Thriller
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Molly Ringwald
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6494418/

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. It all begins when Drew leads a team of deadly assassins to Audrey’s apartment, from there the two women are suddenly thrown into an undercover mission to save the world.

Release date: 2 Aug
Genre: Action / Comedy
Stars: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6663582/


The Cured

Europe has been plagued for six years by a virus that transforms humans into zombie-like monsters. A cure is finally found but with it comes an unforeseen enemy: the past. Those who are cured are still haunted by the memories of their actions while they were infected. Meanwhile, humanity struggles to welcome the cured back into society as many still fear them.

Release date: 2 Aug
Genre: Horror
Stars: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3463106/

Our House

A young genius accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family’s house, possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones. However, it also unleashes things far worse.

Release date: 9 Aug
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Stars: Thomas Mann, Nicola Peltz, Percy Hynes White
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2018069/

The Meg

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Release date: 9 Aug
Genre: Action / Horror / Science Fiction
Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4779682/



Wheely, a cabbie from the lower ranks of society, faces an uphill battle to save his dream girl from a monstrous 18-wheeler truck who is the mastermind of a luxury car-napping syndicate.

Release date: 16 Aug
Genre: Animation
Stars: Zizan Razak, Johan, Lisa Surihani, Norman Abdul Halim
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6157970/

Down A Dark Hall

Kit Gordy, a new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School, confronts the institution’s supernatural occurrences and dark powers of its headmistress.

Release date: 16 Aug
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Horror
Stars: Anna Sophia Robb, Taylor Russell, Uma Thurman
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372251/

Cinderella And The Secret Prince

Cinderella finds out that the prince is a fraud and an evil witch has turned the real prince into a mouse. She and her friends then go on an adventure to rescue the prince and defeat the evil witch.

Release date: 16 Aug
Genre: Animation
Stars: Stephanie Sanditz, Kirsten Day

Doraemon The Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island

Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, and Suneo set out on a journey into the Caribbean Sea. Midway on their adventure, the group of friends have to fend off attacking pirates aboard their ship. A storm comes and hinders them on their journey as in the midst of it Shizuka gets kidnapped.

Release date: 16 Aug
Genre: Anime
Stars: Wasabi Mizuta, Megumi Ohara, Yumi Kakazu, Tomokazu Seki
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8098546/

Christopher Robin

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Release date: 16 Aug
Genre: Adventure
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4575576/

The Darkest Minds

Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future. The teens, have developed superpowers that they cannot control.

Release date: 16 Aug
Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller
Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Patrick Gibson
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4073790/

Crazy Rich Asians

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. While there, she learns that not only does Nick come from an extremely wealthy family, he is also considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the country.

Release date: 22 Aug
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3104988/

Destination Wedding

The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

Release date: 23 Aug
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6987770/

Mile 22

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. While en route, they must tackle corrupt police, criminal overlords, and heavily-armed locals, all desperate to take them out before they reach their plane.

Release date: 23 Aug
Genre: Action / Adventure
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4560436/


A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion. Together, they build an unlikely friendship which ultimately leads to them turning into the target of a massive manhunt.

Release date: 30 Aug
Genre: Action / Science Fiction
Stars: Alex Neustaedter, Becky Gomez, Lucy Hale

The Happytime Murders

When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Release date: 30 Aug
Genre: Comedy, Action
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1308728/

The Equalizer 2

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Release date: 30 Aug
Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller
Stars: Denzel Washington, Ashton Sander
Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3766354/

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