IMDb Picks: August

You've got one goal this month: to pack in as much fun and relaxation as possible before school goes back into session and work ramps up. In order to help you accomplish such a lofty mission, use our handpicked list of August movies and TV shows that we're excited about as your guide. We hope you'll discover some instant hits and hidden gems!

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Tom Cruise has been welcomed back to the nation’s multiplexes, with “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” heading for a U.S. opening weekend that could top $50 million, according to early estimates Friday. That could be four times as much as that for the rebooted “Vacation,” which is ... See more »

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TV Spotlight: "Mr. Robinson"

Craig Robinson stars as a rough-edged musician, who's adjusting to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.

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Indie Focus: Jenny's Wedding - Exclusive Clip

Katherine Heigl stars as Jenny, a young woman who has led an openly gay life - except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to marry Kitty (Alexis Bledel), the woman they thought was just her roommate, the small world the Farrells inhabited changes forever.

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What's New on Amazon Instant Video

Recent and upcoming movies are always available to watch on Amazon Instant Video, including Hot Pursuit, Break Point, and Unexpected.

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The production filmed in the lavish interiors of the Four Season's Gresham Palace in Budapest, Hungary. The venue is widely regarded as one of Europe's most elegant hotels. Situated on the east bank of the Danube River, overlooking the Chain Bridge and Castle Hill on the Buda side, the Gresham Palace was built in 1906, and remains one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau/Secessionist buildings. The palace was damaged in 1944 when retreating Nazis blew up the Chain Bridge, and it stood in disrepair for decades. The Four Seasons took painstaking effort to restore the building, including the beautiful mosaics, using materials from Venice that comprised the originals. It opened as flagship luxury hotel in 2004. Reportedly, the film has been the first movie allowed to film inside, and the production took full advantage, showcasing the crystal ice chandelier and exquisite high-ceilinged lobby where Raina Boyanov (Rose Byrne) makes a grand entrance with Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) and a bodyguard in tow. The palace's sidewalks were also used for filming, including a scene where Susan jumps on a moped and gives chase to a would-be assassin through the streets of Budapest.

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