Opening in US theatres this week... August 4

by PopMatters Staff

4 August 2006


The Descent

Releasing: 4 August 2006 (wide)
Cast:  Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, Nora-Jane Noone
Director: Neil Marshall

The Night Listener

Releasing: 4 August 2006 (limited)
Cast:  Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Rory Culkin, Bobby Cannavale
Director: Patrick Stettner

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Releasing: 4 August 2006 (wide)
Cast: Will Ferrell, Amy Adams, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Leslie Bibb, Michael Clarke Duncan, Andy Richter, David Koechner, Molly Shannon, Pat Hingle, Jane Lynch and Greg Germann
Director: Adam McKay

My Country, My Country

Releasing: 4 August 2006 (New York)
Cast:  Dr Riyadh al-Adhadh, Peter Towndrow, Carlos Valenzuela (II), Captain Kris Scarcliff
Director: Laura Poitras


Releasing: 4 August 2006 (limited)
Cast:  Emily Rios, Chalo Gonzalez, David W. Ross, Araceli Guzman-Rico, Jesus Castanos-Chima

Shock to the System

Releasing: 4 August 2006 (New York / Los Angeles)
Cast:  Chad Allen, Morgan Fairchild, Michael Woods, Sebastian Spence, Daryl Shuttleworth
Director: Ron Oliver


Releasing: 4 August 2006 (wide)
Cast:  Kevin James, Courteney Cox Arquette, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott, Wanda Sykes
Director: Steve Oedekerk

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