Digital Spy previews five of the must-see movies for August below.
Release Date: August 5
Why you should see it: The behind-the-camera team of director JJ Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg should be enough to convince you Super 8 is worth a cinema visit. This Amblin movie is a smart blend of The Goonies and Close Encounters, showing an alien running loose in a small Ohio town through the eyes of kids making a Super 8mm short. For what it's worth, we've seen it and love it. Watch the extended six-minute clip below if you still need convincing...
The Devil's Double
Release Date: August 10
Why you should see it: Dominic Cooper has been close to hitting the big time for a while after strong supporting turns in The History Boys, An Education and Tamara Drewe. His first leading man part, The Devil's Double sees him take on dual roles as Saddam Hussein's ruthless son Uday and the man who's forced to become his double. The film has already generated plenty of pre-release buzz, and the below trailer, soundtracked to Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus', promises an electric thriller.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: August 11
Why you should see it: After a poorly-received Tim Burton remake a decade ago, the Planet of the Apes saga is getting a new lease of life with a prequel from British director Rupert Wyatt. The filmmaker's debut The Escapist was a little-seen gem, so we're intrigued by what he can do with a big Hollywood budget. A cracking cast - James Franco, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox and Tom Felton - are assembled and visual effects wizards Weta are sure to put on a heck of a show with their CGI chimps.
Cowboys & Aliens
Release Date: August 17
Why you should see it: Don't let the spoofy B-movie title fool you, Iron Man director Jon Favreau is apparently playing this one like a classic Western. James Bond himself, Daniel Craig is a mysterious gunslinger who wakes up in the desert with an extra-terrestrial bracelet, while Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford is Dolarhyde, a stern colonel who rules over the local time. Two movie icons for the price of one... surely that's worth a punt?
The Inbetweeners Movie
Release Date: August 17
Why you should see it: E4's hit comedy The Inbetweeners had us in fits of laughter over the course of its three-series run, so we're hoping this movie version will have us rolling in the multiplex aisles. A debauched lads' holiday in Crete is the setup for the big-screen adventure, which could well be the last time we see Will, Simon, Jay and Neil. Let's hope The Inbetweeners Movie brings the phrases "cl*nge", "briefcase w*nker" and "fwend" to a whole new audience!
What movies are you looking forward to seeing in August? Should we have included One Day and Conan the Barbarian? Leave your comments below!