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    August movies

    Summer still has plenty of movies left, including "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Eat Pray Love," and "Piranha 3D."

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    'The Other Guys'

    Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan,

    Director: Adam McKay

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 6

    Ferrell and Wahlberg play detectives who look up to top cops played by Johnson and Jackson. But when they get a chance to show off, things go wrong.

    Columbia Pictures / Columbia Pictures
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    'Step Up 3-D'

    Stars: Adam G. Sevani, Rick Malambri, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Keith "Remedy" Stallworth

    Director: Jon M. Chu

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 6

    The third installment of the dance franchise takes New York's intense street dancing underground into 3-D.

    Touchstone Pictures / Touchstone Pictures
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    'Chain Letter'

    Stars: Nikki Reed, Noah Segan, Keith David, Betsy Russell

    Director: Deon Taylor

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 6

    A maniac murders teens when they refuse to forward chain e-mail. Wouldn't you be more likely to murder the fool who sent it to you in the first place?

    New Films International / New Films International
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    'Mao's Last Dancer'

    Stars: Chi Cao, Amanda Schull, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Greenwood, Jack Thompson, Aden Young

    Director: Bruce Beresford

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 6

    The rags-to-riches story of Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin (Cao) who, at age 11, was chosen to train at Madam Mao's Beijing Dance Academy and later went on to become one of the world's greatest dancers.

    Samuel Goldwyn Films / Samuel Goldwyn Films
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    'Eat, Pray, Love'

    Stars: Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup

    Director: Ryan Murphy

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 13

    After a divorce, Elizabeth Gilbert travels to Italy, India and Indonesia in search of herself. Based on the bestselling book.

    Sony / Sony
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    'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'

    Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Brie Larson

    Director: Edgar Wright

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 13

    Slacker rocker Pilgrim (Cera) tackles a colorful quest to defeat the seven evil ex-boyfriends of his girlfriend (Winstead).

    Universal Pictures / Universal Pictures
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    'The Expendables'

    Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Jet Li

    Director: Sylvester Stallone

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 13

    Stallone leads a cast of hired guns trying to overturn a South American despot, but the mission turns out not to be as simple as it seems.

    Lionsgate / Lionsgate
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    'Lebanon'

    Stars: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Ashraf Barhom, Reymond Amsallem

    Director: Samuel Maoz

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 13

    This claustrophobic journey into the heart of war depicts life for four Israeli soldiers as they travel inside a tank to clear an area of hostile fighters.

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    'Tales From Earthsea'

    Stars: Voices by Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Matt Levin, Cheech Marin, Mariska Hargitay

    Director: Goro Miyazaki

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 13

    Loosely based on Ursula LeGuin's book series, this Japanese anime film focuses on a world where dragons and humans come into conflict.

    Disney / Disney
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    'The Switch'

    Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis

    Director: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 20

    Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) has a son by artificial insemination, only finding out years later that her best friend Wally (Bateman) replaced the donor sperm with his own.

    Miramax / Miramax
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    'Takers'

    Stars: Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Tip "T.I." Harris

    Director: John Luessenhop

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 20

    A notorious gang of criminals want to pull one last job, but detective Jack Welles (Dillon) is out to stop them.

    Screen Gems / Screen Gems
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    'Nanny McPhee Returns'

    Stars: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Asa Butterfield

    Director: Susanna White

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 20

    Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she’s needed the most and wanted the least.

    Universal Pictures / Universal Pictures
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    'Lottery Ticket'

    Stars: Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Ice Cube, Naturi Naughton, Keith David

    Director: Erik White

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 20

    A young man living in the projects (rapper Bow Wow) has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $350 million.

    Warner Bros. / Warner Bros.
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    'Going the Distance'

    Stars: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston, Kelli Garner

    Director: Nanette Burstein

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 27

    A look at the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship.

    Warner Bros. / Warner Bros.
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    'Piranha 3D'

    Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott, Dina Meyer

    Director: Alexandre Aja

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 27

    In Lake Havasu, Ariz., a tremor causes the lake's floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas.

    Dimension Films / Dimension Films
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    'The Last Exorcism'

    Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell

    Director: Daniel Stamm

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 27

    A priest (Fabian) who doesn't believe in exorcism meets what might be the real thing when he's asked to help the seemingly possessed daughter of a farmer (Bell).

    Lionsgate / Lionsgate
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    'Happythankyoumoreplease'

    Stars: Josh Radnor, Zoe Kazan,Pablo Schreiber, Malin Akerman

    Director: Josh Radnor

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 27

    A group of New Yorkers struggle to balance love, friendship, and their approaching adulthood.

    Hannover House / Hannover House
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    'Centurion'

    Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, David Morrissey, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, JJ Field, Liam Cunningham, Imogen Poots

    Director: Neil Marshall

    Scheduled release date: Aug. 27

    A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.

    Magnolia Pictures / Magnolia Pictures