In Irish cinemas August 28

There’s action and photogenic drama at cinemas this coming week thanks to Hitman Agent 47 and We Are Your Friends.

It’s the tail end of the summer movie season, which means its time for some smaller movies to make their mark.

We’re getting an action effort in the form of videogame adaptation Hitman Agent 47 starring Rupert Friend and a bit of music-fulled drama in We Are Your Friends with Zac Efron.

Music fans might also want to check out Straight Outta Compton for a look behind the scenes at the true story of NWA and there’s also Irish fella Colin Farrell in an adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie.

Hitman Agent 47

That lad from Homeland (Rupert Friend) is playing the bald one in this second adaptation of the Hitman video game series. He plays a genetically enhanced assassin on the run from a government agent played by Zachary Quinto. This looks like good violent fun.

We Are Your Friends

Zac Efron straps on the headphones for what looks like a story about a DJ with the structure of a sports movie. He’s a decent leading man and he’s got support from the stunning Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley. Famous DJ’s also make an appearance if you actually know what any of them look like.

American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg kicks ass - that’s basically the set up of this film. More specifically its about a stoner loser who finds he’s actually a sleeper agent who is really, really good at killing people. Once he’s activated, all hell breaks loose. Also starring Kristen Stewart.

Miss Julie

The latest adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1888 play which focusses on the interplay between a member of the court and a servant. Liv Ullmann’s movie transplants the action to Northern Ireland in the late 1800s and features a stellar cast including Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain.

Straight Outta Compton

The story of the formation of NWA as told by the people who were there, including Ice Cube and Dr Dre who are on board as producers.

Ice Cube role is even played by his real-life son O’Shea Jackson which is a pretty crazy thing. The film comes fresh from huge box office success in the states.

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