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The Watch List: Must-See Movies for August

Five new releases worth watching this month.

1 / 5
1. Elysium

1. Elysium


District 9
director Neill Blomkamp helms this sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon as a have-not who breaks out of the slums of Earth and into the orbiting one-per-center paradise guarded by Jodie Foster. Seems like it could be an allegory for something… In theatres Aug. 9.

2 / 5
2. Oblivion

2. Oblivion

Man ordered to leave post-apocalyptic Earth for outer space isn’t certain he wants to go. On DVD and Blu-Ray Aug. 6.

3 / 5
3. After Earth

3. After Earth

Father-and-son duo from outer space crash-land on post-apocalyptic Earth.

4 / 5
4. The World's End

4. The World’s End

The semi-insane team behind Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead trades nefarious villagers and zombies for nefarious robot villagers in a tale 
of old friends on an epic pub-crawl turned very, very messy. 
In theatres Aug. 23

5 / 5
5. Seconds

5. Seconds

Do-overs are a definite don’t in this nightmarish 1966 drama featuring John Randolph as a family man who literally reinvents himself (into Rock Hudson), thanks to an organization called The Company. A terrifying analysis of identity and wish fulfillment, it’s rumoured to be the film that pushed Beach Boy Brian Wilson over the edge. On DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 13