August isn't generally known as a great month for film releases, but this year there are some pleasant surprises. What's a moviegoer to watch this weekend?

G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra: Based on the toy, the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity is pitted against the evil forces of the organization known as Cobra.

Julie & Julia: Amy Adams stars as an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year.

A Perfect Getaway: Two newlyweds (Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn) come across a couple of sinister hikers.

Paper Heart: Real-life sweethearts Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi head up this indie semi-documentary comedy, scripted by Yi, concerning the meaning of love.

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