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New Releases: ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Nine Lives’

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This week sees the release of one of the most anticipated films of the year, along with director Barry Sonnenfeld’s (Men in Black, Get Shorty) latest.

Coming from Warner Brothers is the newest entry into their shared DC Comics universe with Suicide Squad.

A.R.G.U.S, a secret government agency created by the vicious Amanda Waller recruits a group of super villains to take on dangerous tasks outside of the law.

In exchange for their services, the group’s sentences will be shortened, if they can survive the nearly impossible missions.

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and more star in this comic book adaptation from writer/director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch).

Suicide Squad is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language with a run time of 130 minutes.

Next is the wacky family fantasy film Nine Lives, from EuropaCorp.

When workaholic billionaire Tom Brand becomes disconnected from his family, an eccentric shop owner transfers Tom’s mind into a tomcat named, Mr. Fuzzypants.

Trapped inside the cat, Tom is adopted by his estranged family, where he learns the struggles of being a pet and his family’s hardships.

Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken star in this family comedy from the writers of Four Christmases.

Nine Lives is rated PG for thematic elements, language and some rude humor with a run time of 87 minutes.

Here is a list of this week’s newest releases and theater counts courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  • Suicide Squad
    • 4,150+
  • Nine Lives
    • Wide

The weekend of August 12 brings three new wide releases.

Hoping to continue their trend of successful remakes, Disney releases the newest incarnation of their 1977 family classic Pete’s Dragon.

Meryl Streep stars in a comedic biopic of a woman who desperately wants to be an opera singer even though she has a horrendous singing voice in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Billed as the first R-rated CGI animated film, Sausage Party follows the horrifying journey that food goes through to avoid being eaten.

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