It's difficult to know what to watch! Let Popdust help you out this weekend.

As this week draws to a close, movies we have been waiting for are finally here. Popdust's top picks this week are looking nice! My top pick for the action season is "The Hitman's Bodyguard." This buddy movie looks too funny and, let's face it, people like to look at Ryan Reynolds. Sometimes I can take or leave his movies, but I will always remember his genius roll and washboard abs in "Waiting." I would go just to hear Sam Jackson yell at Reynolds and drop the F-bomb about a million times. "Logan Lucky" may split the hard crushes, as we see a bearded Channing Tatum take the screen. It looks like a fun way to chill out, if you like NASCAR and numbskulls in a fated-to-fail heist plot with Daniel Craig speaking in a southern accent... priceless. My favorite trailer though... has to be "Patti Cake$." A regular girl from NJ who discovers herself through rap. It is a musical outlet, a way to channel her frustration. How cool is it to see the reason music is powerful? From the way she looks, you may not guess the talent within. Her life is forever changed, as this positive direction towards self realization brings love and positivity to the people around her. This movie may just inspire you to find your own voice. "Gook" is an indie film about 2 young Korean American brothers during the time of Rodney King and the 1992 LA Riots. Shot in black and white, the cinematography alone looks on point. It's coming from an original perspective and won many awards at the festivals. Definitely worth watching. "Sidemen: Long Road to Glory" is a documentary about the back-up musicians who supported blues legends, such as Muddy Waters. They got little respect from the masses, but influenced literally everyone in Rock n' Roll. For better or worse, Blues is for life. These are some great films, so check out these top five movie trailers. Then take a look at the full list of releases this weekend. Best of luck movie-goers.

1. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

R | 1h 58min | Action, Comedy | Get Tickets for THE HITMAN'S BODYGAURD

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman


2. Logan Lucky (2017)

West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.

PG-13 | 2h 17min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Get Tickets for LUCKY LOGAN

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig


3. Patti Cake$ (2017)

Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit the road to achieve stardom as a rapper. With help from her best friend, a mysterious musician and her loving grandmother, Patti leads the charge against an army of haters, unpaid bills and the broken dreams that are holding her back.

R | 1h 48min | Drama | Get Tickets for PATTI CAKE$

Director: Geremy Jasper | Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay


4. Gook (2017)

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.

Unrated | 1h 34min | Drama | Get Tickets for GOOK

Director: Justin Chon | Stars: Simone Baker, Justin Chon, Curtiss Cook Jr.


5. Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (2016)

This is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen. The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter.

Unrated | 1h 17min | Documentary, Biography, History | Get Tickets for SIDEMEN

Director: Scott D. Rosenbaum | Stars: Marc Maron, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin


Full list of new movies in theaters this weekend:

Friday, August 18, 2017


Saturday, August 19, 2017


Sunday, August 20, 2017


Dan Victor is Editor of Popdust and producer of Popdust Presents. He is also a music producer, bassist for Low Profile (live hip hop) & The Coldpress (indie rap) and front-man for Ductape Halo (indie rock). Follow on Youtube.


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