Here is a selection of films due out in UK cinemas next month.
Super 8 - 5th August
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Main cast: Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Amanda Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Director: J.J. Abrams
'In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.'
Official site: http://www.super8-movie.com/#
Mr. Popper's Penguins - 5th August
Comedy | Family
Main cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury
Director: Mark Waters
'The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.'
Official site: http://www.popperspenguins.com/main.html
The Smurfs - 10th August
Animation | Comedy | Family
Main cast: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Anton Yelchin, Alan Cumming
Director: Raja Gosnell
'When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours.'
Official site: http://www.smurf.com/smurf.php/www/home/en
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 12th August
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
Main cast: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox
Director: Rupert Wyatt
'An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.'
Official site: http://www.apeswillrise.com/
Cowboys & Aliens - 17th August
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Main cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell
Director: Jon Favreau
'A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.'
Official site: http://www.cowboysandaliensmovie.com/
The Guard - 19th August
Comedy | Thriller
Main cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham
Director: John Michael McDonagh
'An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.'
Official site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/theguard/
The Inbetweeners Movie - 19th August
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas
Director: Ben Palmer
'Will, Neil, Simon and Jay, four socially troubled eighteen-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Crete.'
Official site: http://www.e4.com/inbetweeners/
One Day - 24th August
Drama | Romance
Main cast: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai
Director: Lone Scherfig
'After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.'
Official site: http://focusfeatures.com/one_day
Conan the Barbarian - 26th August
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Main cast: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols
Director: Marcus Nispel
'The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.'
Official site: http://www.conanthebarbarianin3d.com/
The Skin I Live In - 26th August
Main cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Blanca Suarez, Marisa Paredes
Director: Pedro Almodovar
'A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.'
Official site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/theskinilivein/
Information obtained from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, http://www.filmdates.co.uk/, and the films' official websites.