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These August Movies Are Perfect For Date Night

From adrenaline-pumping action films to feel-good comedies, and a dash of spine-tingling horror, spice up your dinner-and-movie date night with these August flicks.

The Spy Who Dumped Me

One ex-boyfriend, two best friends, a team of deadly assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent – Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends are thrust into a major international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex unexpectedly shows up. Instead of slamming the door in his face, the ladies jump into action, going on a bullet-riddled run from assassins throughout Europe as they hatch a plan to save the world.

Out in theatres now.

The Meg

Thought Jaws was scary? Prepare to be terrified by The Meg. Based on the 1997 science fiction title Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, the movie follows around a group of scientists who are attacked by Megalodon, a 22-meter long prehistoric shark that was thought to be extinct. As the crew mounts a rescue mission to save stranded members, they must also stop the bloodthirsty monster before it attacks mainland.

In cinemas: 9 August

23:59: The Haunting Hour

Add a dash of comedic horror to the National Day celebrations with 23:59: The Haunting Hour. Running in a similar vein to its first edition, this franchise features a trifecta of horror stories that take place at Singapore’s National Service camp sites over three different eras. From a visit to a cursed village in 1967, to an encounter with a vengeful python spirit in 1985, to present day’s fake-girlfriend-turned-supernatural-creation, get ready for a hilarious spook fest that embodies the true Singaporean spirit.

In cinemas: 09 August

Mile 22

Assigned with retrieval and transport of a valuable intelligence asset, an elite CIA task force ventures 22 life-threatening miles to an extraction point while being ruthlessly hunted by terrorists. Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais, Mile 22 will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

In cinemas: 16 August

Alpha

The origins of man’s best friend begins in ALPHA, an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. A young man injured on his first hunt and left to survive in the wilderness reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack. The unlikely allies learn to rely on each other while enduring overwhelming odds to find their way home before winter arrives. Love animals? This visually stunning story is right up your alley.

In cinemas: 16 August

Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask

The sequel to 2014’s Viy follows English cartographer, Jonathan Green on his quest to map out the Russian Far East. As he undertakes the scientific yet supernatural journey that leads him from England to China, Jonathan’s incredible adventure leads to encounters with bizarre creatures, breathtaking discoveries and the occasional deadly martial arts showdown. And he’ll have to face the king of all dragons, the Dragon King – yet again.

In cinemas: 16 August

Papillon

Prison Break meets historical fest in Papillon, the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Cherriére, a Parisian safecracker who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books, Papillon and Banco, Papillon’s desperate bid for freedom leads to an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter who agrees to finance his escape.

In cinemas: 30 August, rated R.

Crazy Rich Asians

You can choose love, but you can’t choose family. Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asian centres on American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel Chu, who accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia’s rich and famous. Arguably the most buzzed about movie on this list, Crazy Rich Asians can’t be missed especially if you’re a) Asian, b) Singaporean and c) all for representation in cinemas! And if you need more incentive to watch the film, look out for Pierre Png’s abs – enough said.

In cinemas: August 23

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