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Aug. 9
Movies Planes (PG) Voices of Dane Cook, Teri Hatcher Disney’s high-flying spin-off comes ”from above the world of Cars,” but it still stars automobiles with giant windshield gazes. The film follows Dusty, a crop-dusting farm plane (who happens to be afraid of heights) as he competes in an international air race against high-tech jets.

Aug. 11
TV Teen Choice 2013, Fox Darren Criss and Lucy Hale host the annual squeal-a-thon, which promises appearances by Ian Somerhalder, Demi Lovato, and Liam Hemsworth (to name a few), as well as performances by One Direction and Paramore. Let’s hope your inner tween can handle it.

Aug. 13
DVD The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Edition Blu-ray (G) Voices of Jim Henson, Frank Oz Kermit, Miss Piggy, and their fuzzy (and Fozzie) friends make their way to Blu-ray in this almost-anniversary edition of the classic 1979 movie. Ride along with the gang as they journey to Hollywood in search of fame, and enjoy bonus features like the ”Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along” and a documentary on the film’s star amphibian.

Aug. 18
Videogames Disney Infinity (all platforms; E 10+) As magical as a fistful of pixie dust, this clever collision of collectible toys and videogames features fan-favorite Disney and Pixar characters, universe-expanding Play Sets, and a creativity-encouraging Toy Box mode — providing, well, infinite possibilities to play, create, and share with family and friends.

Aug. 29
Books Counting by 7s, Holly Goldberg Sloan Twelve-year-old Willow Chance doesn’t know how to deal with kids her age, despite hours of reading about teenagers. Preferring to work in her garden, diagnose medical problems, and count by 7s, Willow is possibly autistic, certainly strange. After a tragedy leaves her an orphan, she forms a new family out of a group of other ”misfits.” The result is a book that is complicated, offbeat, and very touching — just like Willow herself.

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