Must See Movies: August

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful.
Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think to this month’s recommendations!


A Ghost Story
released Friday August 11th, 2017

Following a tragic accident, this haunting tale is an exploration of our state in the afterlife, and how a relationship can produce an eternal connection.

Starring Casey Affleck (winner of the 2017 Best Actor Oscar for Manchester By The Sea) and Rooney Mara (Carol), this story shows that no matter how difficult, life must go on for the living.


Atomic Blonde
released Friday August 11th, 2017

Based on the graphic novel series “The Coldest City”, Atomic Blonde follows MI6’s most lethal assassin as she deploys any of the skills at her disposal to stay alive and navigate her way through Berlin, while revolution and double-crossing are found at every turn.

From David Leitch (director of John Wick, and the upcoming Deadpool sequel), and starring Oscar winner Charlize Theron, this deadly game of spies is a breakneck action-thriller.


released Friday August 25th, 2017

In July 1967, a police raid erupted into a street riot that took hold of the city of Detroit for five days.

From Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar winning director of The Hurt Locker, Detroit tells the story of one of the darkest moments of civil unrest that still resonates with racial divisions in contemporary American society.





The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China
bank holiday double-bill screening
Saturday August 26th

We return with another cult cinema screening at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House, where we previously brought you Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon and horror classic Evil Dead 2.

We’re celebrating the movie partnership of legendary horror film director John Carpenter and Hollywood favourite Kurt Russell who together produced several films through the 1980’s and 90’s, with a back-to-back screening of a pair of films holding a cult status only matched by their levels of danger from another world – The Thing, and Big Trouble In Little China.

More info and tickets available here –



The Full Monty
20th Anniversary screening with Q&A
Tuesday August 29th

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Full Monty, The Burton Street Foundation will be holding a special screening at the location in Sheffield where much of the film was shot, also featuring a Q&A with the film’s writer Simon Beaufoy.

Details here –