The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

As August kicks in the blockbuster summer begins to draw to a close but there are still one or two big movies that are not to be missed this month.

So here at FemaleFirst we take a look at some of the films that should be on your radar for the next couple of weeks.

- The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy is one that I am particularly looking forward to as the franchise gets a bit of a makeover.

This is the fourth film in the series and this time around it is Jeremy Renner leading that cast as we are introduced to a new character... Aaron Cross.

I have loved Renner's work over the last couple of years and he looks set to kick some more ass with this latest role.

Tony Gilroy, who has penned the previous Bourne movies, has written the script and he steps into director's shoes for the first time on this franchise.

And as if Renner in the lead role kicking everyone's ass is not enough Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton are two of the support cast.

The Bourne Legacy is released 13th August.

- The Expendables 2

Back in 2010 The Expendables was a movie that thrilled audiences by doing exactly what it said on the tin... bring together some of the best action actors in the business and let them loose on an unsuspecting enemy.

Now you have to admit that that worked pretty well as Sylvester Stallone and co delivered an action packed movie.

Two years on and the boys are back as Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren are all back.

There are bigger roles for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis this time while Jean Claude Van Damme and Liam Hemsworth are just two of the new faces.

This movie promises to be bigger and better than its predecessor and if you want to sees Stallone go head to head with Van Damme then this is the movie for you.

When one of their own is murdered on a boy Barney Ross and the rest of the team are out for revenge.

The Expendables 2 is released 17th August

- Total Recall

It was back in 1990 when Total Recall first hit the big screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role.

Twelve years on Len Wiseman is in the director's chair and he has put his spin on the short story"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick.

This is the first movie for Wiseman since Die Hard 4 back in 2007 but the advances in special effects sees the movie completely transformed.

This time around it is Colin Farrell leading the cast and what a cast it is as Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston and Bill Nighy are all on board.

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs.

But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man.

Total Recall is released 24th August.

- The Watch

But if action isn't really your thing that don't fear as comedy The Watch is just around the corner.

Yes Ben Stiller is back on the big screen as he joins forces with fellow funnymen Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn while Akiva Schaffer is in the director's chair.

The Watch is a return for Schaffer to big screen directing duties as has not directed a movie since Hot Rod.

The Watch follows four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighbourhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week.

But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighbourhood -- and the world -- from total extermination.

The Watch is released 31st August

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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