New Movies This Week: The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Annabelle: Creation and more!

Plan your week ahead and choose which among these movie openings this August 23, 2017 you'll see on the big screen first.

Plan your week ahead and choose which among these movie openings this August 23, 2017 you'll see on the big screen first.

The Hitman's Bodyguard 

Directed by Patrick Hughes, the film follows the world's top bodyguard who is hired to protect a hitman who has to testify at the International Court of Justice. They then must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.


 

Annabelle: Creation 

Directed by David F. Sandberg, it is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth installment in The Conjuring series. Years after the tragic death of a little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcomes a nun and several girls from an orphanage who soon becomes the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. It stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto.



 

The Emoji Movie 

Directed by Tony Leondis, the film is based on the emoji symbols. It takes place in Textopolis which is a world inside a smartphone inhabited by various emojis. Gene who is an emoji is ashamed he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only has one. He then goes on a quest on how to be like everyone else. It stars the voices of T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Rob Riggle, Jennifer Coolidge, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara, Sean Hayes and Patrick Stewart.


 

The House 

Directed by Andrew Cohen, it follows a couple that opens an underground casino in their friend's basement in order to pay for their daughter's college tuition. It stars Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins, Cedric Yarbrough and Jeremy Renner.


 

47 Meters Down 

Directed by Johannes Roberts, it is a survival film about two sisters who are vacationing in Mexico but are suddenly trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor. As their oxygen starts to run out with sharks surrounding them, they must find a way to get to the surface alive. It stars Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago A. Segura and Matthew Modine.


 

A Family Man 

Directed by Mark Williams, a headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a boiler room battles his top rival for control of their job placement company. However, his dream of owning the company clashes with the needs of his family. It stars Alison Brie, Gerard Butler and Gretchen Mol.


 

Upcoming Movies:

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Love You to the Stars and Back

The Battleship Island

The Dark Tower

 

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