Movies in July: What to Watch this Summer

This month, indulge in some popcorn and a blockbuster on the big screen while escaping the summer heat.  Hollywood started the summer off strong in June, and we have more to look forward to this month.  Here is a list of anticipated movies coming to theaters in July, including some treats for action and comedy fans.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
July 7th

SpidermanFollowing Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker tries to balance his high school life with his career as the web-slinging superhero, Spider-Man.  In this newest Marvel movie, Peter Parker faces off against Vulture, played by Michael Keaton.

 Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

A Ghost Story
July 7th

A Ghost StoryRecently deceased, a ghost returns to his home to console his grieving wife.  He finds that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time.  He is forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he adores slowly slip away.

 Starring: Casey AffleckSonia AcevedoCarlos Bermudez

Wish Upon
July 14th

Wish Upon

Clare, a 17-year-old, is given an old music box that promises to grant its owner seven wishes. With each wish, Clare’s life improves and she becomes seduced by its dark powers; however, she soon realizes that her wishes have deadly consequences.

Starring: Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King, Elisabeth Röhm

War for the Planet of the Apes
July 14th

War for the Planet of the ApesCaesar and his apes are forced into a bloody battle with an army of humans led by a savage colonel, played by Woody Harrelson. After the apes suffer enormous losses, Caesar starts a quest to avenge his kind.  Caesar and the colonel square off in a battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the world.

 Starring: Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

July 21st

DunkirkDepicting a fierce World War II battle, Dunkirk vividly illustrates how German troops trapped Allied troops in France.  With air and ground cover from British and French forces, this is the story of how hundreds of thousands of soldiers were safely evacuated.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh

Girls Trip 
July 21st

Girls TripFour friends from college get together for a trip to the Essence Festival in New Orleans, which leads to a hilarious reunion.  During their trip, they rekindle their sisterhood as they bond over drinking, dancing, and a bit of romance.

Starring:    Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish

July 21st

LandlineTwo sisters discover that their father is being unfaithful to their mother.  Set in the mid-1990’s, this movie looks at family, sisterhood, and the realization that your parents are human.

Starring: Jenny Slate, Finn Wittrock, John Turturro

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
July 21st

ValerianSet in the 28th century, this movie is based on a classic French comic series.  Two operatives have been ordered to locate and eliminate a force of evil that threatens a peaceful metropolis- and the universe as they know it.

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen

Atomic Blonde
July 28th

Atomic BlondeCharlize Theron plays an MI6 spy who heads to Berlin to take down an espionage ring.  Set during the Cold War, she must investigate the murder of a fellow agent and find an important list of double agents.  Expect plenty of fighting and action in this flick.

Starring: Sofia Boutella, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

Emoji Movie
July 28th

Emoji MovieThis movie follows Gene, an emoji who is upset that he is able to make multiple facial expressions, while his friends cannot.  James Corden and T.J. Miller lend their voices to this animated tale.

Starring: T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, Sofia Vergara


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