The New Movie Releases In Brainerd For The Weekend Of August 24th-26th


The end of summer is sneaking up on us quick. Here are some of the new movies coming to Brainerd this weekend.


IMDb Synopsis: A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.

Rating: PG

Run Time: 1h 40min

A.X.L. seems like a mix of a movie about a man and his (mechanical) best friend and a government secret action movie. As of writing this, the movie doesn’t have a Rotten Tomatoes score.


Beautifully Broken

IMDb synopsis: Beautifully Broken is the true story of three families, from different countries, each struggling to find hope and safety amid the devastation of war. 

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1h 48min

This feels like a movie I would be in the back of the theater trying not to cry about 18 minutes into it. Also another movie that doesn’t have a Rotten Tomatoes rating yet.


Mile 22

IMDb synopsis: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.

Rating: R

Run Time: 2h 15min

Personally this is the movie I’m most excited to check out this weekend. Spike Lee directing with Adam Driver and John David Washington? Tell me no more. For those who don’t know, John David Washington is Denzel Washington’s son and is a main character on HBO’s Ballers. It’s been out since August 10th and clocks in with a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 96%.


The Happytime Murders

Heads up, this is a red band trailer. That means I would probably not watch it at work.

IMDb synopsis: When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Rating: R

Run Time: 1h 31min

Think of this as a “What if the Muppets were rated-R” type of movie. Melissa McCarthy and Elizabeth Banks are the headliners. The early scores are… not kind. Rotten Tomatoes has a current 27%.