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New films and DVDs for August 2018

Written by · Published Aug 2, 2018

Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Ready Player One

“In the year 2045, most of the desolate world’s population spends its days in the virtual reality landscape of the OASIS, including teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) and his avatar Parzival. The late creator of the OASIS, scientist James Halliday (Mark Rylance), has hidden an Easter egg somewhere in the vast construct and the first to find it will become the rightful heir to his $500-billion fortune and take full control of the OASIS.

“With the help of his friends, who call themselves the High Five, Wade races to find the hidden treasure before anyone else, including the CEO of Innovative Online Industries, Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) and his army of Sixers.”

A Quiet Place

“A family lives in total silence in a bid to stay one step ahead of an unseen threat which hunts by sound. With his wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt) pregnant, defiant father Lee Abbott (John Krasinski) is forced to go to extreme lengths to keep her and their children Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Regan (Millicent Simmonds) safe from the mysterious and deadly creatures which stalk their every move.”

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

“Based on the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society follows Juliet Ashton (Lily James), a journalist who forms a strong bond with members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as she writes a book about their experiences during World War II. As she gets to know the islanders better, Juliet begins to form lifelong friendships as she learns about life on Guernsey during its Nazi occupation in the war.”

Rampage

“When a genetic experiment goes awry, primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) discovers his friend, a silverback gorilla named George, has been turned into a giant rampaging monster along with Lizzie the crocodile and Ralph the wolf. As the massive creatures tear across the country, Davis teams up with discredited engineer Dr Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to discover who carried out the experiment and synthesise an antidote that will turn the animals back to normal before their trail of destruction gets out of control.”

Isle of Dogs

“American stop-motion animation directed by Wes Anderson in which future Japan sees itself overrun by packs of dogs which are beginning to spread disease to humans. A mayor’s solution is to exile every dog to an island filled with toxic waste and rubbish, where they will live out their days away from civilisation.

“When a young boy is devastated to find his dog is missing, he flies a plane to the island where he enlists the help of its inhabitants to track him down. As the dogs become frustrated with their new home, they formulate a plan to get off the island and back to the mainland.”

Brandon King

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