August Movie Preview

The waterslides are winding, the putters are in full swing, downtown is alive… summer is in full force here in Wisconsin Dells! Take a break from the summer sun to enjoy the air conditioning and treats available at the local movie theater, AMC Desert Star 15. From action-packed adventures to emotion-filled dramas, August should be a stellar month for movie debuts.

Here’s a short list of what to expect this month at the local box office.

Guardians of the Galaxy – NOW SHOWING

Are you ready for a thrilling, action-packed space adventure? Guardians of the Galaxy follows the story of Peter Quill and the universe’s most cunning villain, Ronan. After stealing a unique orb, pilot/outlaw Peter Quill is found and placed in an inter-galactic prison. Ronan is eager to get his hands on the powerful orb in hopes of reeking havoc on the universe, but Quill joins forces with a rag-tag group of alien bandits in the prison in hopes of protecting extra-terrestrial life. Guardians of the Galaxy is rated PG-13.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – August 8th

The lovable group of crime fighting brothers is back in 2014, straight from their home in the Manhattan city sewers. Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo return to the movie screen with their most thrilling adventure to date! Shredder and his evil clan have taken control of everything from police to politicians. The turtle brothers must work together to put a stop to Shredder’s evil plans and save New York City from total destruction. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is rated PG-13.

Into The Storm – August 8th

It only takes one day for the town of Silverton to be ravaged by a series of deadly tornadoes. While some people run for shelter, storm trackers and enthusiasts head to the eye-of-the-storm to capture some unbelievable video footage and images. How far will these storm chasers go for that once-in-a-lifetime capture? The movie is filmed from the perspective of the storm chasers and will surely have you latching onto your chair’s armrests! Into The Storm is rated PG-13.

The Expendables 3 – August 15th

Being the 3rd film in the franchise, The Expendables 3 aims to be filled with the most action and adventure to date! After coming face-to-face with a rival, the Expendables team resorts to recruiting a younger, faster, more tech-savvy generation. Though united, there seems to be a clash of old-school versus new-school among the Expendables group. Can they unite the two extremes and work as a team before it’s too late? The Expendables 3 is rated PG-13.

The Giver -August 15th

Based on the Newbery Medal winning novel, The Giver is a science-fiction story that follows Jonas through his 12th year of life. Jonas begins spending time with ‘The Giver’ (the sole keeper of the community). In a world full of colorless conformity, Jonas begins to unlock the dark and deadly secrets of the community’s past. His new knowledge drives him to escape the confines of conformity… something no one has succeeded in before.  The Giver is rated PG-13.

If I Stay – August 22nd

If I Stay is a new drama that is sure to tug on your heart strings. The movie follows 17 year-old Mia Hall on her quest of growing up. Should she enroll at Juilliard to pursue her musical talents, or find a way to stay with the love of her life? Things change in an instant when she finds herself in a coma after a horrible car crash. Her own fate lies in her hands. Does she rest in eternal sleep, or wake up to a world far different than she ever imagined? If I Stay is rated PG-13.