August sees dinosaurs running amok, the return of Sonic the Hedgehog, Buzz Lightyear stranded, Stephen King’s Firestarter rekindled, and Nic Cage playing himself. All this and a whole lot more at JB Hi-Fi – pre-order your copies today!

JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION – August 31
The final chapter of the blockbuster franchise is a meeting of Parks and Worlds, merging both the storylines and cast members of the two trilogies. Dominion relocates the action from a traditional island setting to the big wide world, where dinosaurs are now roaming free and a new player in the genetics industry, BioSyn, is up to no good.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 – August 10
In this next-level sequel, the blue speedster once again faces off against the villainous Dr. Robotnik, who has returned from the mushroom planet with a new partner in tow. The race is on to secure a powerful emerald that can build or destroy civilisations, and fans of the hit Sega game franchise are well served with the inclusion of popular characters Tails and Knuckles.

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LIGHTYEAR – August 24
Toy Story‘s beloved Space Ranger gets real in this origin story that sees Buzz and his crew stranded on a hostile planet infested with giant bugs and killer vines.  Lightyear is essentially a love letter to classic sci-fi space movies and TV series, with lots of call-backs to Toy Story of course, and Chris Evans nicely cast as the voice of Buzz – taking over from Tim Allen.

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THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT – August 3
Nicolas Cage is ‘Nick Cage’ in this meta-movie that sees the actor trying to reignite his career. Attending a party for a wealthy fan in Spain, Cage discovers that his host is a notorious crime lord and is enlisted by the CIA to assist in the rescue of the Spanish president’s kidnapped daughter. This crazy mix of action, espionage and comedy is Cage at his gonzo best, and a must-see for fans.

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THE LOST CITY – August 3
An adventure-comedy romp in the tradition of the 1984 classic Romancing the Stone. Sandra Bullock stars as a romance novelist negotiating the perils of the jungle with her cover model (Channing Tatum) following a kidnapping attempt by a billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe), who has discovered her latest book reveals a real clue to the whereabouts of a legendary ancient treasure.

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MEN– August 31
Harper (Jessie Buckley) relocates from London to a rural manor house to convalesce following the apparent suicide of her estranged husband, but her tranquil getaway soon turns into a surreal nightmare. Written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation), this moody and disturbing thriller effectively blends gender issues with the tropes of folk horror.

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FIRESTARTER – August 3
A young girl with fearsome pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her. Stephen King’s best-selling novel – previously filmed in 1984 with Drew Barrymore in the lead role – returns to the screen in an explosive new adaptation starring Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Zac Efron, Kurtwood Smith and Gloria Reuben.

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LAST SEEN ALIVE – August 3
Gerard Butler is back in action in this mystery-thriller in the tradition of The Vanishing and Breakdown. Butler plays an everyman desperately searching for his missing wife (Jaimie Alexander) after she disappears during a stop at a gas station. Taking the law into his own hands, he seeks answers among the criminal underbelly of a nearby rural town.

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FATHER STU – August 10
The true story of Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg), a former boxer and lost soul who finds his calling after moving to LA, where he meets a Catholic Sunday-school teacher and has an epiphany – he can help others by becoming a priest. Despite scepticism from church officials and his divorced parents (Jacki Weaver and Mel Gibson), Stu pursues his vocation with courage and conviction.

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DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. – August 31
The second big screen appearance of Doctor Who’s famous foes – following Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) – is the better of the two movies, with the legendary Peter Cushing returning as the Doctor and future London under Dalek control. This cult classic has been given a stunning new 4K restoration, and is also available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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ON THE BEACH – August 31
A nuclear war has wiped out all life in the Northern Hemisphere and Australia is the last bastion of human survival in director Stanley Kramer’s 1959 post-apocalypse classic, based on the best-selling novel by Anglo-Australian author Neville Shute and shot on location in Melbourne. The all-star Hollywood cast includes Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and Ava Gardner.

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DEXTER: NEW BLOOD – August 10
Set ten years after Dexter (Michael C. Hall) went missing during a hurricane, New Blood finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. But when a serial killer begins stalking this close-knit community, Dexter’s ‘Dark Passenger’ awakens. Original showrunner Clyde Phillips returns to the helm with a gripping storyline that picks up events in real time.

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DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: S7 – August 3
Season seven shakes up the super-series’ formula with a retro reboot of sorts. Stuck in 1925, the time-savvy heroes must learn to live in the past, sans technology, until they can find a way back to their present. This back to basics approach presents innumerable challenges for the Legends, as well as a more character-driven season that may be one of the best to date.

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MOTHERING SUNDAY– August 10
A quality cast headlines this British period drama set in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman) give their housekeeper, Jane (Odessa Young), the day off as they prepare to celebrate their neighbour’s engagement. But unbeknownst to them, Jane and the neighbour, Paul (Josh O’Connor), have been having an affair for many years. Recommended for fans of Downton Abbey.

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THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR – August 3
The bonds of friendship are stretched to the limit in this remake of the 2011 German film of the same name. An American journalist (Luke Kleintank) in Latvia and his good buddy next door (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) attempt to cover up an accidental death, but things get messy when the former falls for the victim’s sister. A slick suspense thriller in the tradition of Single White Female.

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REVENGER – August 10
This neo-noir revenge thriller from acclaimed director Walter Hill (The Warriors) boasts a top notch cast – Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Anthony LaPaglia – and a high concept premise. A hitman who has been surgically altered into a woman (Rodriguez) seeks vengeance on the doctor (Weaver) who transformed him.

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MEGAFORCE – August 3
When the peaceful Republic of Sardun is threatened by its aggressive neighbour, it enlists the help of the MegaForce – a military unit led by Ace Hunter (Barry Bostwick), who fights for freedom and believes in “deeds not words”. This 1982 cult classic was a staple of video stores and finally makes the leap from VHS to Blu-ray as part of Umbrella’s Beyond Genres label.

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