Coming Soon Trailers: Darkest Minds, Christopher Robin, Spy Who Dumped Me.

Coming Soon Trailers: Darkest Minds, Christopher Robin, Spy Who Dumped Me.

Disney returns to the Hundred Acre Woods with Winnie the Pooh and friends this weekend in another live-action offering.

Coming Soon Trailers: Darkest Minds, Christopher Robin, Spy Who Dumped Me.
Go ahead, Disney, I dare you to remake this!

Having grown up on a steady diet of The Wonderful World of Disney on TV, I’m charmed to see the Mouse return to live-action features.  Especially when those features are something original (original-ish?) and not another note for note remake of their vintage cartoons.  Standing in Mickey’s way at the box office is the latest YA lit adaptation, The Darkest Minds.  YA has lost its luster from the heyday of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, so Darkest Minds is going to have to bring something new to the equation.  Adult counter-programming comes care of Mila Kunis’ spy comedy, The Spy Who Dumped Me.

August starts relatively quietly with two video on demand offerings and one new Netflix original.  Luckily, it’s a drama and not another half-baked science fiction flick!

Coming Soon Trailers: Darkest Minds, Christopher Robin, Spy Who Dumped Me.
Not exactly batting 1000 on the sci-fi front.

Wide Release.

The Darkest Minds.

When teens begin developing psychic powers, frightened adults begin sending those affected to detainment centers.  Young Ruby has the potential to be the most powerful, and therefore the most dangerous teen in her camp.  She decides to take back her life, banding with others who want to establish a haven for powered teens.

Disney’s Christopher Robin.

Christopher Robin (Ewan MacGregor) has grown up to be a stuffy and unimaginative adult.  Pooh, Tigger and the gang from the Hundred Acre Woods try to restore the sense of wonder and fantasy to their childhood friend.

The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Audrey had a bad break-up with her beau, only to discover he is a super spy…and all of his enemies think she has access to his secrets.  Audrey and her best friend must now fake it till they make it in the espionage game.

National Expansion.

Eighth Grade.

Kayla has just one week left of middle school, which is a blessing as her time in eighth grade has been one disaster after another.

Video on Demand.

Night Comes On.

After spending time in juvenile detention, Angel takes custody of her younger sister and embarks on a journey of vengeance to find the people who killed their mother.

Like Father. (Netflix)

A successful young exec is fueled by a troubled home life (Kristen Bell).  When her fiance ditches her at the alter, she decides to continue on her Caribbean honeymoon trip with her estranged father instead.

Forest of the Lost Souls.

Two troubled souls meet by accident in a secluded Japanese forest famous for its many suicides.

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