Among films releasing the week of August 27, Oscar Isaac plays a Nazi hunter in historical thriller “Operation Finale,” a teenage boy discovers a high-tech gun in sci-fi adventure “Kin,” Domhnall Gleeson becomes an investigating doctor in horror “The Little Stranger,” and the horror genre itself is the subject of survival comedy “Blood Fest.”
Operation Finale (PG-13)
Select release dates: USA – August 29; UK – September 14; South Africa – September 28; France – November 30
[Operation Finale final trailer: youtu.be/MJVFCy4YIL0]
Story: An Israeli secret agent hunts down the Nazi officer behind the Jewish Holocaust in order to bring him to justice.
Starring Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars” sequel trilogy), Ben Kingsley (“Gandhi,” “Sexy Beast”), Melanie Laurent (“Now You See Me”) and directed by Chris Weitz (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”).
Select release dates: France – August 29; Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore – August 30; Canada, USA – August 31; Netherlands – August 20; South Africa – October 20
[Kin Official Trailer: youtu.be/Ac5wrM2uYbk]
Story: Teenage boy Eli makes a startling discovery when he stumbles upon a piece of high-tech weaponry in an abandoned warehouse.
Starring Myles Truitt (“Queen Sugar”) and Jack Reynor (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”), and directed by Josh and Jonathan Baker (feature film debuts).
The Little Stranger (R)
Select release dates: Canada, USA – August 31; UK – September 21; France – September 26; Netherlands – September 27
[The Little Stranger – Official Trailer: youtu.be/ASR04zW4K8w]
Story: A respectable doctor returns to the manor where his housemaid mother once worked, only to discover that its remaining inhabitants are haunted by disturbing delusions.
Starring Domhnall Gleeson (“Harry Potter,” “Star Wars”), Ruth Wilson (“Luther”), Will Poulter (“The Maze Runner”), Charlotte Rampling (“The Sense of an Ending”) and directed by Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”).
Blood Fest (Not Rated)
To release from August 31 in theaters and online
[Blood Fest – Trailer: be/53kn0L0rTfE]
Story: A group of horror movie fans must use their knowledge of genre clichés and tropes to survive when a film festival descends into carnage
Starring Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Jacob Batalon (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Seychelle Gabriel (“The Legend of Korra”) and directed by Owen Egerton (“Follow”).