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5 Must-Watch Movies For The Family In August

Whether it’s aliens transforming themselves into cats to be able to live on Earth, or two sisters trying to outsmart the deadliest and toothiest predators living in the ocean, there seems to be something for everyone showing in cinemas this August – here are our top picks!


In Theatres: 03 August 2017, Rating: PG

Starring Louis Koo, Ma Li, Liu Chu Tian and Andy Huang, Meow (喵星人) is a movie depicting Earth as a home to aliens known as MEOW. Hailing from a faraway planet, they transform themselves into cats, and are found living in every corner of the world. With their adorable appearances and clever minds, MEOWs easily found home with humans as their beloved pets, where they are served with an endless supply of food. Find out how these MEOWs live amongst humans and even outsmart some of them!

The Dark Tower

In Theatres: 03 August 2017, Rating: PG13

With his hometown falling apart, Roland Deschain embarks on a dangerous quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ in the End-World, hoping that by reaching the point between time and space will he be able to save all existence from extinction. But before he can make his way to the tower, he has to come face-to-face with vicious monsters as well as a menacing sorcerer named Walter Padick, who will stop at nothing to make sure that the tower gets destroyed. 

The Emoji Movie

In Theatres: 08 August 2017, Rating: PG

If you’ve ever wondered what emojis do when they’re not getting spammed by us in our text messages, here’s your chance to find out! Come take a trip into Textopolis, a bustling city home to all of your favourite emojis. Here though, all emojis have only a single facial expression – “meh” – except for Gene, who’s bursting with multiple expressions due to a lacking filter. Desperate to be “normal” like the others, follow Gene as he ventures on a quest to find the Code that can fix him. 

47 Meters Down

In Theatres: 17 August 2017, Rating: PG13

What better way to get over a breakup than with a vacation? Inviting her sister Kate along for her Mexican vacation, Lisa hopes that the former’s free-spirit will help her break out of the “boring” mould that her ex-boyfriend labelled her with. Soon after, the sisters find themselves inside a shark cage surrounded by beautiful and colourful ocean life. But after the cage’s winch snaps and plummets down to the ocean floor, the girls have to figure out a way to outsmart the deadly sharks while having to deal with a rapidly decreasing oxygen supply. 

Disney / Pixar’s Cars 3

In Theatres: 31 August 2017, Rating: PG

Lightning McQueen has been the star of the racetrack for far too long, and with a new generation of blazing-fast racers looking to take his place, he suddenly finds himself pushed out of the sport he loves. He’s eager to get back in the game, but to prove that he still has the power to roll with the new guys, he’ll need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Just how would #95 fare on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage? You’ll have to watch to find out.

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