July Movie Preview

July 4

“Tammy”

When Tammy (Melissa McCarthy, “The Heat”) gets fired from her job at a fast food restaurant called Topper Jack’s, she takes to the road with her grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon, “Ping Pong Summer”) in a crazy adventure.

 

“Deliver Us from Evil”

Detective Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana, “Lone Survivor”) believes that human nature can explain everything. A priest named Mendoza (Édgar Ramírez, “The Counselor”) makes Sarchie question that belief, saying the cases Sarchie is dealing with are demonic possessions. 

 

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“Earth to Echo”

While hanging out, a group of kids’ phones start going haywire and receive images of a map. Wanting to find out what it all means, they go to the location on the map and find the alien named Echo who needs their help.

 

“Life Itself”

“Life Itself” is the documentary on the movie critic Roger Ebert (self, “Roger Ebert’s 14th Annual Film Festival: A Retrospective”) and writer of “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” The film explores how he has advanced the movie industry and also documents his battle with cancer.

 

July 11

 

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

After the virus released 10 years ago wipes out most of the human population, the genetically evolved apes have taken over. When a group of surviving humans come across the apes they try to make peace, but the peace can only stand for so long before one species goes extinct. Get ready for a story of survival of the fittest as the apes and humans enter into war of the species.

 

“The Fluffy Movie”

“The Fluffy Movie” is a documentary film of Gabriel Iglesias, or “Fluffy,” and stand-up comedy shows and his rise to fame as a comedian. The documentary will only be available in theaters.

 

“Boyhood”

“Boyhood” follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane, “Hallettsville”) from age 5 to 18. It takes a look at love, dealing with change and growing up.

 

“And So It Goes”

Oren Little (Michael Douglas, “Last Vegas”) finds himself in charge of taking care of his granddaughter, whom he recently found out about when his estranged son comes asking for help. Little must enlist his neighbor (Diane Keaton, “The Big Wedding”) and his friend (Frances Sternhagen, “The Closer”) for help in taking care of the girl that he has no idea how to care for.

 

“Land Ho!”

When two old friends and former brothers-in-law Colin (Paul Eenhoorn, “This Is Martin Bonner”) and Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson, “Pilgrim Song”) reunite after years apart, Mitch surprises Colin with plane tickets to Iceland despite the other’s trepidations. Mitch uses the trip as a chance to help Colin get over his deceased wife, Patty, and rediscover why life is beautiful.

 

July 18

 

“Sex Tape”

With their sex lives slowing down and their relationship on the brink, Annie (Cameron Diaz, “The Other Woman”) and Jay (Jason Segel, “How I Met Your Mother”) decide to make a sex tape to reignite their spark. While making the film does just that, the video accidentally makes it onto Jay’s cloud account, where it’s available for all their friends and family to see. The two take every step to make sure no one sees the video.

 

“The Purge: Anarchy”

The annual purge from the first “Purge” film hasn’t stopped in the dystopian United States. In “The Purge: Anarchy,” couple Shane (Zach Gilford, “Devil’s Due”) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez, “Kingdom”) must survive the streets after their car breaks down. “Anarchy” also follows Leo (Frank Grillo, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), who is out seeking revenge for his son’s death.

 

“Planes: Fire and Rescue”

From the creators of “Cars” comes “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” the story of air racer Dusty  (Dane Cook, “Planes”), from the first “Planes” movie, who has a damaged engine and can never race again. Dusty becomes an aerial firefighter in place of racing.

 

“Wish I Was Here”

Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff, “Oz the Great and Powerful”), facing many life changes and decisions as a struggling actor, questions what is good for himself and his family. He decides to home school his two children, Grace (Joey King, “American Dad!”) and Tucker (Pierce Gagnon, “Big Thunder”), to become closer with both his kids and his wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson, “Clear History”).

 

 

 

 

“Mood Indigo”

Bachelor Colin (Romain Duris, “Populaire”) gets pushed by friends to meet Chloé (Audrey Tautou, “Thérèse”). The two fall in love and later get married, but then Chloé gets a rare disease where a flower grows in her lungs and Colin must take care of her.

 

“I Origins”

Ian Gray (Michael Pitt, “Seven Psychopaths”) follows a pattern of numbers to a billboard with a pair of eyes on them.  He then meets the girl that the eyes belong to, Sofi (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, “Juliette”). She talks of how she feels they know each other from a past life, which he refuses to believe as a scientist. Despite this, the two fall in love, and following her death Ian has to face that maybe what Sofi said is true.

 

July 25 

 

“Hercules”

Hercules (Dwanyne Johnson, “Ballers”), after completing his 12 labors, is enlisted to help defeat a warlord and the gods by the King of Thrace.  Hercules’ success will help put the rightful king back in charge. He also seeks to take revenge on those who killed his family.

 

“Lucy”

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) is a captive being tested on with an experimental drug that allows her to access a larger percentage of her brain. She goes on a search to destroy her captors. The tests seem to backfire on the captors, as Lucy is able to perform almost inhuman feats with greater access to her brainpower.

 

“Step Up: All In”

Previous stars and new stars of “Step Up” come together in Las Vegas to battle for the ultimate dance title to help cement their futures as dancers.

 

“Magic in the Moonlight”

Stanley, (Colin Firth, “Devil’s Knot”), a masterful magician, is recruited to investigate reports of a supposed spirit medium. He must determine if whether or not the young socialite, Sophie (Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2“), is truly a medium. During his investigations she makes him question if magic really does exist and if illusions aren’t the only way for magic to happen.

 

“A Most Wanted Man”

A Muslim man illegally immigrates into Hamburg, Germany. German spies, lead by Günther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman, “God’s Pocket”), go after the man and a group he’s involved in unauthorized  means to protect national security.

 

“Very Good Girls”

After high school, best friends Lilly (Dakota Fanning, “The Motel Life”) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) embark on a quest to lose their virginities before college. The two end up falling for David (Boyd Holbrook, “Out of the Furnace”), and their friendship and relationship with him is tested.

 

“Happy Christmas”

After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jenny (Anna Kendrick, “Life After Beth”), comes to live in Chicago and stays with her brother Jeff (Joe Swanberg, “Proxy”), his wife Kelly (Melanie Lynskey, “Togetherness”) and their new baby before she gets a place of her own. Her partying and drinking threaten her ability to stay with her brother and his family, and she must learn to shape up.