Summer movies: July releases

July continues bringing the heat as the summer rolls on, and what better way to beat the heat than head for an air conditioned theater? With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the movies coming your way. Keep in mind that this isn’t everything, just some of the bigger releases. So let’s grab some popcorn and head off to the list! (Release dates subject to change)

JULY 1

Terminator Genisys

Arnold is back as everyone’s favorite cyborg, and this time he has Dany from Game of Thrones (Emilia Clarke) to deal with instead of Linda Hamilton. Once more John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to save his mother Sarah, but things aren’t quite as expected. Director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) helms this tale of a fractured timeline for a film that more or less positions itself as more of a sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day. But will audiences return for the fifth installment of the franchise? We’ll just have to see.

JULY 10

Minions

Spinning out of the two Despicable Me movies are those little yellow, funny talking guys who yearn to be the bad guy’s henchmen. This prequel shows them progressing through history and joining forces with their first evil boss, Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock). Expect plenty of hijinks that both the kids and their parents will enjoy.

Self/less

This sci-fi from visual director Tarsem Singh (The Cell) has an extremely wealthy man dying of cancer (Ben Kingsley) transferring his consciousness into the body of a young man (Ryan Reynolds). Trouble arises when he begins to question where the body came from, and has to deal with a shadowy corporation behind the scenes.

JULY 17

Ant-Man

The next entry into the Marvel cinematic universe, Ant-Man has scientist Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglass) putting con man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) into a super suit that can shrink down in size to aid him in pulling off a heist. The film also features Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Hayley Atwell reprising her role of Peggy Carter, John Slattery as Howard Stark, and Corey Stoll as the villainous Yellowjacket. Expect the world to be saved once more along with at least one post credits scene.

JULY 24

Pan

The tale of Peter Pan gets yet another cinematic treatment, this one being an origin story. Peter (Levi Miller) is spirited off to Neverland where he meets Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara), and , of course, Hook (Garrett Hedlund). Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) directs the family fantasy. (NOTE: Originally this was listed as a July opening. Has been moved to October 9.)

Pixels

Adam Sandler takes on aliens disguised as videogame characters in this sci-fi comedy directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)  along with Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, and Sean Bean. Will this film score with audiences and gamers alike, or will it be Game Over? We’ll find out, but with the director and cast things do look promising.

JULY 31

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is back, along with cohorts Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames). Hunt teams up with a new agent Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson) as the IMF finds itself on the run from the Syndicate. The trailer has already showcased some incredible stunts, including Cruise hanging off the side of a plane.

And that’s July’s highlights, movie lovers. What will you be seeing? Let us know in the comments below, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the entertainment on the big screen.

 

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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