New Movie Releases in Malaysia: August 2019

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The month of August returns with more action and excitement from the film industry. So grab that popcorn and enjoy watch your favorite actors on screen this month!

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

A new installment of the long-running Fast & Furious franchise has released its latest full-length feature starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Unlike previous sequels, the two formidable enemies decide to team up to defeat a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist, Brixton (starring Idris Elba). This film surely gives a new angle to Fast & Furious as it’s no longer limited to auto-racing but now elevated with the mission to save humanity with more actions.

Release date: 1st August 2019
Genre: Action/Mystery
Stars: Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, Idris Elba
Link: Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

The Art of Racing in the Rain

We’re all aware of how much audiences love dogs on screen, and that includes us! Adapted from novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by an acclaimed author, Garth Stein is a heartwarming tale about the bond between a race car driver and his philosophical dog, Enzo. In this film, it gives insight of how Enzo narrates on human life based on his observation from the racetrack. We recommend you to watch this with your family and maybe share popcorn and tissues with your dogs!

Release date: 8th August 2019
Genre: Comedy/ Drama
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole, Kevin Costner
Link: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Boboiboy 2

BoBoiBoy, the animated series expands its universe through the appearance of new characters and new elemental powers in new movie. Certainly, most Malaysians can’t wait to watch new adventure into space with BoBoiBoy and his friends. Children and grown-ups alike are looking forward to watch this animated film purely produced and directed by our talented Malaysian animators.

Release date: 8th August 2019
Genre: Animation/ Action
Stars: Nur Fathiah Diaz, Fadzli Mohd Rawi, Dzubir Mohammed Zakaria, Wong Wai Kay, Nur Sarah Alisya Zainal Rashid, Yap Ee Jean
Link: BoBoiBoy 2

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s new cinematic film stars two iconic actors, Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio. Set during the end of Golden age of Hollywood, this is Tarantino’s tribute to the industry and the Hollywood that everyone used to know. The conflict circles around Rick Dalton and his stunt double, Cliff Booth, as Dalton contemplates on his dying status as a star and searches for ways to retain his stardom. Definitely a must watch film of the year where you’ll get to see those classic stars; Sharon Tate, Bruce Lee, and Steve McQueen.

Release date: 15th August 2019 (Malaysia)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Stars: Leonard Di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Damian Lewis
Link: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Blinded by The Light

It’s “Blinded by the light” everyone! Ring a bell? The movie refers to Bruce Springsteen’s hit melody that inspires a Muslim-Pakistani boy living in UK. Inspired by a memoir of Sarfraz Manzoor, this film is about Javid, a teenage Pakistani boy living in a suburb during the 80’s as he discovers the unique expressive voice within himself. In this coming of age story, it’s a love letter of sorts for the admiration the boy had towards Springsteen and his way of navigating his life.


Release date: 15th August 2019
Genre: Biography/ Comedy/ Drama
Stars: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman
Link: Blinded by The Light

The Divine Fury

The Divine Fury takes you on an adventure into the underworld and supernatural realm where catastrophic evil resides. The story begins when a champion fighter whose life is drastically changed after his palm is wounded. From there, he takes the role of an exorcist while teaming up with a Vatican certified exorcist on their descent into other realms. Discover the strange forces of ominous ghostly presence and its relation with the holy cross.

Release date: 15th August 2019
Genre: Fantasy/ Mystery/ Horror
Stars: Seo-Joon Park, Sung-Ki Ahn, Do-Hwan Woo
Link: The Divine Fury

Bodies at Rest

Spending a night shift at a morgue causes three characters to be in turmoil when three masked men appear to take away the corpse of a murdered woman. Directed by Finnish director, Renny Harlin, this is a harrowing story about three nefarious men trying to vindicate themselves from their own crime. Unravel the mystery behind the death of the woman.

Release date: 15th August 2019
Genre: Action/ Crime
Stars: Nick Cheung, Zi Yang, Richie Jen, Clara Lee, Jiayi Feng
Link: Bodies At Rest

The Informer

Forget swashbuckling heroes, who needs them when we have an ex-convict sacrificing himself to frame a mob group? This is a twisted tale of a man who gets himself incarcerated again but as an undercover agent. In order to capture the criminals that have been running rampant in the city, he has to risk everything and that includes his family.

Release date: 15th August 2019
Genre: Crime/ Drama
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Ana de Armas
Link: The Informer


Sorcery in the steampunk world ought to be one of the most exciting cinematic experiences. It all begin with one girl who resides in the city where the residence is manipulated by a Special Department. Believing that she is “infected” while the truth is she possesses magical prowess, Abigail takes on a journey outside the city of Magi. Her missions are to unveil the truth and learn to wield her power in facing her ordeal.

Release date: 22nd August 2019
Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy
Stars: Tinatin Dalakishvili, Eddie Marsan, Rinal Mukhametov
Link: Abigail

Ready or Not

Ever thought how marrying a man of your dreams can be fatal? In Ready or Not, the in-laws are the real nightmare to the newlyweds especially the bride who has to fight for her own life. When a seemingly beautiful wedding turns violent the night after the event, a game is set up for new members of the eccentric family. Marrying a scion who inherits a family legacy is lethally dangerous, equip yourself with crossbow, guns, knives and much more.


Release date: 22nd August 2019
Genre: Horror /Mystery/ Thriller
Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell
Link: Ready Or Not

Angel Has Fallen

If you are a fan of Olympus has fallen and London has fallen, then you surely are looking forward to Mike Banning’s escapade in this third sequel. Mike Banning faces a new threat as he’s no longer a trusted agent being the suspected of a recent attempt to assassinate the President.

Release date: 22nd August 2019
Genre: Thriller/ Action
Stars: Gerard Butler. Morgan Freeman. Jada Pinkett Smith. Lance Reddick. Tim Blake Nelson
Link: Angel Has Fallen


MMA or otherwise known as mixed martial arts is a newfound love of Malaysians as this sport has gained much popularity over the last few years. This country’s film industry is mostly known for love-themed and action-flick movies that revolve around gangsters and police, has now finally landed on martial arts as its new spotlight. Follow the journey of a MMA fighter trudging his way up to be a formidable fighter. Directed by Kabir Bhatia who is recognizably known for romance genre, challenges himself and the industry through Sangkar.

Release date: 29th August 2019
Genre: Action
Stars: Remy Ishak, Zul Ariffin, Niezam Zaidi, Mira Filzah, Nik Adam Mika
Link: Sangkar

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