Latest Titles With John August


1. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Horror | Announced

A group of kids face their fears in order to save their town.

Directors: André Øvredal, Guillermo del Toro

2. The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft

Thriller | Announced

H.P. Lovecraft and gang go on wacky adventures through R'lyeh solving mysteries and making friends.

3. Tower of Terror

Horror, Thriller | Announced

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Star: Andre' Paradise Jamison

4. How I Became a Famous Novelist

Comedy | Announced

A down-on-his-luck guy resolves to write a bestselling novel solely to upstage his ex-girlfriend at her wedding.

Director: Rodman Flender

5. Aladdin (2019)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Filming

A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari

6. Días de cine (1991– )
Episode: Episode dated 19 January 2017 (2017)

News

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Director: Gerardo Sánchez | Stars: Elena S. Sánchez, Raúl Arévalo, John August, Martin Bacigalupo

7. Don't Think Twice (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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83 Metascore

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

Director: Mike Birbiglia | Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard

Votes: 12,731 | Gross: $4.42M

8. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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42 Metascore

Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.

Director: Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Jim Parrack

Votes: 2,826 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Office Ninja (2014)

81 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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After losing his dream promotion to a rival co-worker. Tomas vows to restore his honor by following the ways of the ninja and exposing his nemesis to the justice he deserves.

Director: Bin Lee | Stars: Jade Carter, Jose Rosete, Jessica Mills, Robb Padgett

Votes: 22

10. Bunker (I) (2014)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.8
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BUNKER is a sci-fi romantic comedy about love during the Robot Apocalypse. Boy meets girl in a fortified bunker and can't stop himself from flirting despite the threat of evil killer robots... See full summary »

Director: Ned Ehrbar | Stars: Ryan Patrick McGuffey, Jordan Hinson, Tyler Dawson, Paul Telfer

Votes: 18

11. On Story (2011– )
Episode: Alien: Deconstructing a Sci-Fi Classic (2014)

27 min | Talk-Show

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An iconic example of its genre, Alien's tension, pacing, and craftsmanship are deconstructed by veteran screenwriters John August and Ashley Miller. Accompanied by Jason Mann and Frieda ... See full summary »

Stars: John August, Jason Mann, Ashley Miller

12. On Story (2011– )
Episode: Re-Imagining the Classics (2013)

Talk-Show

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The writers of re-imagined classics & popular franchises such as GHOST, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, TWINS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN deliberate how to keep stories fresh while ... See full summary »

Stars: John August, Evan Daugherty, Bruce Joel Rubin, Herschel Weingrod

13. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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55 Metascore

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 215,724 | Gross: $79.73M

14. Frankenweenie (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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74 Metascore

When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau

Votes: 82,142 | Gross: $35.29M

15. Arbitrage (2012)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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73 Metascore

A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki | Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth

Votes: 44,603 | Gross: $7.92M

16. Lucid (III) (2012)

25 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Two brothers' lives are irrevocably changed when their mysterious invention brings about dangerous consequences.

Director: Josh Land | Stars: Mark Booker, Nic Roewert, David Landis, Audrey Svoboda

Votes: 5

17. On Story (2011– )

27 min | Talk-Show

6.1
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Stars: Álvaro Rodríguez, Damon Lindelof, Matthew Weiner, Roberto Orci

Votes: 24

18. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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50 Metascore

A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Votes: 239,562 | Gross: $90.76M

19. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 129,531 | Gross: $1.03M

20. Advice for New Screenwriters (2010 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Priceless tips and inspiration for beginners.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Jane Anderson, John August, John Brancato, Joe Forte

Votes: 5

21. More Tales from the Script (2010 Video)

47 min | Documentary

7.6
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Fascinating unheard stories from top screenwriters.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: John August, John Brancato, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen

Votes: 13

22. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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66 Metascore

A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter

Votes: 12,646 | Gross: $5.21M

23. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Notes on Craft: Rewriting and Polishing (2009 Video)

Documentary

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Stars: John August, Jack Epps Jr., Scott Frank, Daniel Petrie Jr.

25. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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38 Metascore

Based on Michael Chabon's novel, the film chronicles the defining summer of a recent college graduate who crosses his gangster father and explores love, sexuality, and the enigmas surrounding his life and his city.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Jon Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sienna Miller, Nick Nolte

Votes: 2,865 | Gross: $0.08M

26. The Nines (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.4
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52 Metascore

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Director: John August | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning

Votes: 30,191 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show

4.6
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Hamburgers are nice. So yeah brah. Where the bathroom? Ill find my way out.

Stars: Carrie Keagan, Shark Firestone, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone

Votes: 133

28. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )
Episode: Episode dated 24 August 2007 (2007)

Talk-Show

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Director: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, John August

29. Inside the Two Worlds of 'The Corpse Bride' (2006 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Stars: John August, Tim Burton, Emily Watson, Carlos Grangel

Votes: 177

30. Tim Burton: Dark vs. Light (2006 Video)

4 min | Short

5.8
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Stars: Christopher Lee, Albert Finney, Emily Watson, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 25

31. The Animators: The Breath of Life (2006 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Stars: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate, Mike Johnson, Nelson Lowry

Votes: 20

32. Voices from the Underworld (2006 Video)

4 min | Short

7.0
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Stars: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson, John August, Allison Abbate

Votes: 24

33. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 355,533 | Gross: $206.46M

34. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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83 Metascore

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 208,216 | Gross: $53.36M

35. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Documentary, Short

8.3
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Stars: Michael Alexander, John August, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

Votes: 29

36. My Date with Drew (2004)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

6.5
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51 Metascore

"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Gunn, Brian Herzlinger, Brett Winn | Stars: Brian Herzlinger, Drew Barrymore, John August, Stephanie Bedell Quartararo

Votes: 4,400 | Gross: $0.09M

37. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Big Fish (2004)

Documentary, Short

7.6
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Director: Kristin Withers | Stars: John August, Tim Burton, Bruce Cohen, Billy Crudup

Votes: 12

38. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 372,093 | Gross: $66.26M

39. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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48 Metascore

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Director: McG | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Bernie Mac

Votes: 106,735 | Gross: $100.83M

40. Alaska (2003 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Kim Manners | Stars: Brad Johnson, Michael Ironside, Dahlia Salem, Gary Farmer

Votes: 15

41. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 78,910 | Gross: $153.29M

42. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 242,537 | Gross: $181.17M

43. Charlie's Angels (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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52 Metascore

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray

Votes: 154,098 | Gross: $125.31M

44. Titan A.E. (2000)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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48 Metascore

A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello | Stars: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo

Votes: 54,370 | Gross: $22.75M

45. D.C. (2000)

60 min | Drama

6.0
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Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kristanna Loken, Gabriel Olds

Votes: 57

46. D.C. (2000)
Episode: Justice (2000)

Drama

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A neighbor tries to blackmail Mason and his friends for renting the extra room in their house to Sarah and Lewis... and not telling the real owners. Meanwhile, Lewis's cousin, Tyrell, gets ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Fields | Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kristanna Loken, Gabriel Olds

47. D.C. (2000)
Episode: Pilot (2000)

Drama

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In Washington, D.C. Mason Scott is a young man fresh out of college who has dreamed that he can make a difference in this world of questionable morality. He is best friends and roommates ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kristanna Loken, Gabriel Olds

48. D.C. (2000)
Episode: Truth (2000)

Drama

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Mason and Peter both apply for the same job in which the competition puts a strain on their friendship. But Mason ends up backing down, and ends up getting another new job. Meanwhile, Sarah... See full summary »

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kristanna Loken, Gabriel Olds

49. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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72 Metascore

Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs

Votes: 61,785 | Gross: $16.84M

50. God (1998)

11 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Talking to the camera, Margaret tells us about her friendship with God. "We talk every day," she explains. And at that moment, her phone rings, and it's God on the line. God's gossip is the... See full summary »

Director: John August | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Sam Pancake, Martin Yu

Votes: 177

51. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 313

52. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

6.7
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Elena S. Sánchez, Gerardo Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 179