Cool Films to Watch When It's Hot Outside

[Summer Guide 2012] Your guide to the good stuff

Adapted by Australian rock icon and screenwriter Nick Cave (The Proposition) from Matt Bondurant's true-life family tales in his lyrical novel The Wettest County In the World, this Prohibition-era crime drama chronicles the three Bondurant brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke) of Franklin County, Virginia, and their fight against outsiders—including gangster Gary Oldman and deputy Guy Pearce—who want a taste of their moonshine bootlegging operation. The ubiquitous Jessica Chastain also stars as Hardy's love interest from the big city. Directed by John Hillcoat. (The Weinstein Co., Aug. 31)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises

This article appeared in print as "Grown-Up Summer: Cool films to watch when it's hot outside."

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