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On August 20, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Garage Sale Mystery: Murder Most Medieval will debut at 9 PM.

Jenn (Lori Loughlin) finds the body of a local college history professor hidden in the 15th century suit of armor she purchased for a wealthy client. As she narrows down the number of murder suspects, Jenn finds herself caught in the killer’s web of dangerous lies.

The cast includes Sarah Strange and Steve Bacic.

Here is a trailer for Garage Sale Mystery: Murder Most Medieval.

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On August 20, the Hallmark Channel movie At Home in Mitford will debut at 10 PM.

The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Jan Karon, telling the romantic and inspirational story of best-selling author Cynthia Copperstone (Andie MacDowell from Cedar Cove), a woman who’s learning there is more to life and love than completing checklists. With her cat (and muse) Violet in tow, Cynthia leaves Boston to spend some time in her late uncle’s small town of Mitford, North Carolina, in hopes of alleviating some career-damaging writer’s block.

Cynthia soon finds the heart and soul of the southern town in Father Tim Kavanagh (Cameron Mathison from the Murder She Baked movie franchise), a pastor in Mitford. As the pair works together to help a young boy Dooley (Nicholas Holmes) who has recently lost his family, Cynthia and Pastor Tim find solace, comfort, even romance.

Here is a trailer for At Home in Mitford.

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The Hallmark Channel movie Eat, Play, Love will debut on August 19 at 9 PM.

Veterinarian Dr. Carly Monroe (Jen Lilley from Days of Our Lives) makes it a habit to stop by the local dog shelter as often as possible for two reasons: #1 She has a passion for animals and treats the resident pups pro bono and #2 she’s secretly in love with the shelter’s owner, Dan Landis (Jason Cermak from Zoo) – and those closest to them have taken notice. Unfortunately for the pair, Dan has agreed to marry his glamorous TV personality girlfriend and move to the Big Apple in 30 days.

With Dan’s big move looming in the near future, his sister, Michelle, decides to take matters into her own hands by encouraging Carly to show him how she feels. The two arrange a local dog show to help promote adoptions in hopes of bringing Carly and Dan closer together. The question is: can Carly win over his heart before he disappears from her life (in 30 days or less!)?

The film also stars ’70’s action stars Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman).

Here is a trailer for Eat, Play, Love.

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August 6, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder will debut at 9 PM.

Annie Winters is a long-time customer of Rags-to-Riches and her husband Garret is a wealthy internet entrepreneur. When Garret’s dead body is found washed up on the beach, it looks like an apparent surfing accident. But Annie doesn’t believe the death was accidental and pleads with Jenn (Lori Loughlin) to take a closer look.

The movie also stars Sarah Strange and Kevin O’Grady.

Here is the trailer for Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder.

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The Hallmark Channel original movie Love at the Shore will debut on August 5 at 9 PM.

The movie tells the story of author Jenna Thompson (Amanda Righetti from Colony and The Mentalist), a mother of two young children whose summer vacation plans take a turn when the family arrives at their summer rental and meets the neighbor of the adjoining duplex: stubborn, unconventional, and attractive surfer Lucas McKinnon (Peter Porte from Baby Daddy and The Young and the Restless). Jenna is neat and methodical, while Lucas rolls with and revels in life as it comes. As Lucas and Jenna spend more of the summer together, he finds a softer side of himself while dealing with Jenna and her children and Jenna realizes she may have been too quick to judge a book by its cover.

Here is the trailer for Love at the Shore.

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in August:

The Dark Tower
Opens: August 4

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil. The cast includes Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Haysbert and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings).

Detroit
Opens: August 4

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centered around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women. The film stars John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Laz Alonso, Samira Wiley, Kaitlyn Dever, John Krasinski and Malcolm David Kelley.

Kidnap
Opens: August 4

A mother, Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son, Frankie (Sage Correa).

Columbus
Opens: August 4

A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams. Together, the two explore the various architectural buildings in Columbus, all the while discovering in each other what they hope to be. The cast includes John Cho, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin and Michelle Forbes.

Wind River
Opens: August 4

US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), but she’s unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. The film also stars Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Graham Greene and Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf).

The Glass Castle
Opens: August 11

Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family. The cast includes Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Max Greenfield.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Opens: August 11

The animated film will focus on Surly (Will Arnett) and the park animals must band together to prevent Oakton City’s crooked mayor (Bobby Moynihan) from bulldozing Liberty Park and replacing it with a dangerous amusement park. Other voices will be provided by Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Stomare and Jackie Chan.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Opens: August 18

A special protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is tasked with guarding the life of his mortal enemy, who is one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson), and taking him from England to the International Court of Justice. On their way, they are on high-speed car chases and boat escapes as deadly assassins are pursuing them and they are forced to work together in order to defeat a ruthless, powerful and bloodthirsty Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman). The film also stars Elodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Richard E. Grant and Joaquim de Almeida.

Tulip Fever
Opens: August 25

Set in the Netherlands in the 17th century, during the period of the tulip mania, an artist (Dane DeHaan) falls for a married young woman (Alicia Vikander) while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait by her husband (Christoph Waltz). The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together. The ensemble cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Dame Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne, Tom Hollander, Kevin McKidd and David Harewood.

Movies coming out in September will be posted at the end of August.

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The Lifetime original movie Story of a Girl will debut on July 23 at 8 PM.

When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane from Lights Out and Banshee) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson from Supernatural and The Killing) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever.

Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past.

Kevin Bacon (Footloose) and his daughter Sosie Bacon also star while his wife Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) makes her directorial debut.

Here is a trailer for Story of a Girl.

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