Movies Coming July 2014

Deliver Us From Evil

Release Date: July 2, 2014
Studio: Screen Gems (Sony)
Director: Scott Derrickson
Screenwriter: Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman
Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
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Plot Summary: In “Deliver Us From Evil,” New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Earth to Echo

Release Date: July 2, 2014
Studio: Relativity Media
Director: Dave Green
Screenwriter: Henry Gayden
Starring: Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig, Ella Linnea Wahlestedt
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Plot Summary: In Relativity’s PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.

Premature

Release Date: July 2, 2014 (limited)
Studio: IFC Midnight
Director: Dan Beers
Screenwriter: Dan Beers, Mathew Harawitz
Starring: John Karna, Katie Findlay, Alan Tudyk, Craig Roberts, Adam Riegler, Carlson Young
Genre: Comedy
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Plot Summary: It’s “American Pie” meets “Groundhog Day” in this hilarious and tender coming-of-age comedy. Rob is facing the biggest day of his life. He needs to nail a college interview ensuring his admittance to his parents’ beloved alma mater, keep his cool when life-long crush Angela (nicknamed ‘After School Special’ for a reason) finally seems to show interest, and deal with his best friends as they realize their high school days are ending. As pressure mounts, something weird happens. He finds himself reliving the day’s events over and over again. Is Rob stuck in a dream? Experiencing déjà vu? Having a psychotic break? Whether it’s finding a way to get into Georgetown, into Angela’s pants, or having an even bigger epiphany, Rob must figure out how to break the cycle before losing his mind.

School Dance

Release Date: July 2, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Nick Cannon
Screenwriter: Nick Cannon, Niles Evans
Starring: Bobb’e J. Thompson, Luenell, Mike Epps, George Lopez, Katt Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Dashawn Omar Blanks, Langston Alexander Higgins, Julian Alexander Goins, Kristinia DeBarge, Melissa Molinaro, Jasmine Sanders, Amber Rose, Jim Breuer, Jessica Kirson, Efren Ramirez, Lil Duval, Anthony “Scruncho” McKinley, Earl Benjamin, Dominic Anthony Thomas
Genre: Comedy
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Plot Summary: High schooler Jason has found his dream girl—the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacia’s gangsta brother, and pass the crew’s initiation—in this fresh, sexy, and outrageously funny comedy.

Tammy

Release Date: July 2, 2014
Studio: New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
Director: Ben Falcone
Screenwriter: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates
Genre: Comedy
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Plot Summary: Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.

Bobby Jasoos

Release Date: July 4, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Reliance Entertainment
Director: Samar Shaikh
Screenwriter: Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh
Starring: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Arjan Bajwa
Genre: Action, Comedy
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Plot Summary: “Bobby Jasoos” is a film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad.

Heatstroke

Release Date: July 4, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Director: Evelyn Purcell
Screenwriter: Evelyn Purcell
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Svetlana Metkina, Maisie Williams, Peter Stormare
Genre: Action
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Plot Summary: On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and comes face to face with a group of dangerous arms dealers. He is put to the ultimate survival test as he attempts to evade the killers and protect his girlfriend and teenage daughter

Life Itself

Release Date: July 4, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Steve James
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert
Genre: Documentary
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Plot Summary: Acclaimed director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) and Steven Zaillian (“Moneyball”) present “Life Itself,” a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, “Life Itself” explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Closed Curtain

Release Date: July 9, 2014 (NY)
Studio: Variance Films
Director: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
Screenwriter: Jafar Panahi
Starring: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi
Genre: Drama
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Plot Summary: The film kicks off in a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, where a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. As dogs have been declared impure and forbidden from being walked in public — an actual law in Iran — the writer feels he is given no other option but to close off the outside world entirely. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.

A Long Way Down

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Screenwriter: Jack Thorne
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill, Tuppence Middleton
Genre: Drama
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Plot Summary: Four lost souls – a disgraced TV presenter, a foul-mouthed teen, an isolated single mother and a solipsistic muso – decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year’s Eve. When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, a London high-rise with the well-earned nickname Topper’s Tower, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family, becoming media sensations as the Topper House Four and searching together for the reasons to keep on living.

Affluenza

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: FilmBuff
Director: Kevin Asch
Screenwriter: Antonio Macia
Starring: Nicola Peltz, Grant Gustin, Gregg Sulkin, Ben Rosenfield, Steve Guttenberg, Samantha Mathis
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Plot Summary: Suburbia, 2008. Swept up in a heady pre-recession world of absentee parents, plentiful booze and casual sex, aspiring photographer Fisher Miller (Ben Rosenfield) escapes his middle-class life for the moneyed mansions of the young, beautiful elite. With a stash of high-quality weed and a vintage camera, he gains access to his gorgeous cousin Kate’s (Nicola Peltz) circle of wealthy and indulged friends, just as their entitled reality is about to spin out of control. A revealing take on the hidden perils of privilege. Also starring Gregg Sulkin, Grant Gustin, Samantha Mathis & Steve Guttenberg.

Boyhood

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Richard Linklater
Screenwriter: Richard Linklater
Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke
Genre: Drama
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Plot Summary: Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, “Boyhood” charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. “Boyhood” is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: July 11, 2014
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Matt Reeves
Screenwriter: Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Mark Bomback
Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer
Genre: Sci-Fi
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Plot Summary: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Land Ho!

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (NY, LA)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz
Screenwriter: Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz
Starring: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson
Genre: Comedy
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Plot Summary: Back when they were brothers-in-law, married to two sisters, Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson) and Colin (Paul Eenhoorn) were close friends, but they drifted apart as Mitch and his wife divorced and Colin’s wife died. Now Mitch, a retired surgeon who can’t quite admit to being retired, recruits a reluctant Colin on a holiday to Iceland-just the ticket to perk up a pair who have endured their share of disappointments but still have a spirit of adventure in them.

Made in America

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Gary Clark Jr., D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, The Hives, Jay Z, Miike Snow, Janelle Monáe, Odd Future, Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Jill Scott, Skrillex, Kanye West
Genre: Documentary, Music
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Plot Summary: A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award® winner Ron Howard. Featuring remarkable performances and fascinating backstage interviews with many of today’s biggest music stars, Made in America shows how one giant celebration of music can change people’s lives.

Rage

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: RLJ/Image Entertainment
Director: Paco Cabezas
Screenwriter: Jim Agnew, Sean Keller
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Danny Glover, Rachel Nichols, Aubrey Peeples, Peter Stormare
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Plot Summary: Paul Maguire (Nicolas Cage) is a respectable businessman and loving father living peaceful life…until his violent past comes back to haunt him. When his teenage daughter is taken from their home, Paul rounds up his old crew to help him find her…by any means necessary. His search for justice leads Paul down a dark and bloody path of revenge, betrayal and long buried secrets. Danny Glover (the “Lethal Weapon” films), Rachel Nichols (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) co-star in this heart-stopping thrill ride that shows no mercy.

Road to Paloma

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Anchor Bay Films, WWE Studios
Director: Jason Momoa
Screenwriter: Jason Momoa, Robert Homer Mollohan, Jonathan Hirschbein
Starring: Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Robert Homer Mollohan, Sarah Shahi, Michael Raymond-James, Wes Studi, Timothy V. Murphy, Chris Browning
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Plot Summary: Jason Momoa of “Game Of Thrones,” “The Red Road” and “Conan the Barbarian” makes his directorial debut and stars in this intense road movie as Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother’s murder. As he flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, he’ll discover that justice has a cost – Wolf’s search for redemption will reveal secrets and take him on a journey where the roads have some very unexpected turns.

Underwater Dreams

Release Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: AMC Theaters
Director: Mary Mazzio
Screenwriter: Mary Mazzio
Starring: Michael Peña
Genre: Documentary
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Plot Summary: “Underwater Dreams” chronicles the epic story of four teenage boys from the desert who built an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and went up against engineering powerhouse MIT in a NASA contest,… and won. This is how it transpired. Two energetic high school science teachers, on a whim, entered their high school, a Title I school where most of the students live in poverty, into a sophisticated underwater robotics competition sponsored by NASA and the Office of Naval Research, among others. Only four boys signed up for the competition, but once assembled, with enthusiasm and verve, they started calling oceanic engineers for design help. They were advised that their underwater robot would require glass syntactic flotation foam. Short on money, all they could afford was PVC pipe from Home Depot. And some duct tape.

Alive Inside

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (limited)
Studio: BOND/360
Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Documentary
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Plot Summary: “Alive Inside” is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (“Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain”) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

Among Ravens

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Gravitas Ventures
Director: Russell Friedenberg, Randy Redroad
Screenwriter: Russell Friedenberg
Starring: Amy Smart, Joshua Leonard, Christian Campbell, Russell Friedenberg, Victoria Smurfit, Natalie Imbruglia, Will McCormack, Johnny Sequoyah
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Plot Summary: Inspired by real events, “Among Ravens” follows the intertwined lives of a group of friends and family as seen through the eyes of a 10-year old girl, Joey (Sequoyah). When the group gathers for their annual 4th of July holiday weekend in Idaho, her mom (Smart), step-father (Leonard) and father (Friedenberg), along with a combustible mix of friends and entanglements, secrets begin to unravel and have an impact on young Joey.

And So It Goes

Release Date: July 18, 2014
Studio: Clarius
Director: Rob Reiner
Screenwriter: Mark Andrus
Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Frankie Valli, Scott Shepherd, Frances Sternhagen
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Plot Summary: There are a million reasons not to like realtor Oren Little (Michael Douglas), and that’s just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet — until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. Clueless about how to care for a sweet, abandoned nine-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor Leah (Diane Keaton) and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart – to his family, to Leah, and to life itself – in this uplifting comedy from acclaimed director Rob Reiner.

I Origins

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Mike Cahill
Screenwriter: Mike Cahill
Starring: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi
Genre: Sci-Fi
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Plot Summary: Written and directed by Mike Cahill, and starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, “I Origins” follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs.

Mood Indigo

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Drafthouse Films
Director: Michel Gondry
Screenwriter: Michel Gondry, Luc Bossi
Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, Charlotte Le Bon
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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Plot Summary: Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (“Amélie,” “Coco Before Chanel”) and Romain Duris (“The Beat My Heart Skipped”). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, “The Untouchables”). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, “The Valet”), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou) and, before they know it, they’re dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance that Gondry rapturously depicts as only he can. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers.

Persecuted

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (limited)
Studio: One Media, LLC
Director: Daniel Lusko
Screenwriter: Daniel Lusko
Starring: James Remar, Fred Dalton Thompson, Gretchen Carlson, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Davison, Brad Stine, Natalie Grant
Genre: Drama, Suspense
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Plot Summary: Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator orders Luther abducted and framed for the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed with Luther running for his life to uncover the deadly plot. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with or profiting from the girl’s murder; a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (3D/2D theaters)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Bobs Gannaway
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen
Genre: Animation, Adventure
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Plot Summary: “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

The Purge: Anarchy

Release Date: July 18, 2014
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: James DeMonaco
Screenwriter: James DeMonaco
Starring: Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Keith Stanfield
Genre: Thriller
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Plot Summary: The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in “The Purge: Anarchy.” Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013’s sleeper hit are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious” series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (“Assault on Precinct 13,” “Four Lovers”) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (“Pain & Gain,” “Transformers” franchise), Brad Fuller (“The Amityville Horror,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) and Andrew Form (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Friday the 13th”).

Sex Tape

Release Date: July 18, 2014
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Jake Kasdan
Screenwriter: Kate Angelo, Jake Kasdan, Jason Segel
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe
Genre: Comedy
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Plot Summary: When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world… but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they’ll never forget, they’ll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for.

Video Games: The Movie

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Variance Films
Director: Jeremy Snead
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Alison Haislip, Chloe Dykstra, Chris Hardwick, Clare Grant, Nolan Bushnell
Genre: Documentary
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Plot Summary: From executive producer Zach Braff and director Jeremy Snead, “Video Games: The Movie” is an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, “Video Games: The Movie” is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.

Wish I Was Here

Release Date: July 18, 2014 (NY, LA; expansions: July 25 & Aug. 1)
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Zach Braff
Screenwriter: Zach Braff, Adam Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Plot Summary: The new movie from director Zach Braff (“Garden State”) tells a funny, touching, universal story of what it means to be at a major crossroads as a parent, spouse, and child – all at once.

A Most Wanted Man

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Roadside Attractions (Lionsgate)
Director: Anton Corbijn
Screenwriter: Andrew Bovell
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Plot Summary: Adapted from the best-seller by master spy novelist John le Carré, “A Most Wanted Man” takes place in present day Hamburg, Germany where a mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a private British banker and a young female lawyer determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.

Beneath

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Chiller TV
Director: Larry Fessenden
Screenwriter: Tony Daniel, Brian D. Smith
Starring: Danny Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison, Chris Conroy, Jonny Orsini, Griffin Newman, Mackenzie Rosman, Mark Margolis
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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Plot Summary: In this creepy and claustrophobic horror thriller a deadly, supernatural force is unleashed underground with a crew of trapped coal miners and a female environmentalist who must fight to survive.

The Fluffy Movie

Release Date: July 25, 2014
Studio: Open Road Films
Director: Manny Rodriguez
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Genre: Comedy, Concert Film
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Plot Summary: “The Fluffy Movie” captures worldwide comic phenomenon Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out “Unity Through Laughter” tour. Spanning over 23 countries, and more than 400 cities, this is the summer’s must-see big screen comedy event.

Good People

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Millennium Entertainment
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
Screenwriter: Kelly Masterson
Starring: James Franco, Kate Hudson, Omar Sy, Tom Wilkinson
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Plot Summary: Young American couple Tom and Anna Reed (James Franco and Kate Hudson) fall into severe debt while renovating Anna’s family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them has been murdered and he left behind a stash of cash—$400,000 worth. Though initially hesitant, Tom and Anna decide that the plan is simple: all they have to do is quietly take the money and use only what’s necessary to get them out of debt. But when they start spending the money and can’t seem to stop, they find themselves the target of a deadly adversary—the thief who stole it—and that’s when very bad things start happening to good people.

Happy Christmas

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Joe Swanberg
Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, Joe Swanberg
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Plot Summary: When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something, moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family’s idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), bring Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. A new comedy from the director of “Drinking Buddies.”

Hercules

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: MGM, Paramount Pictures
Director: Brett Ratner
Screenwriter: Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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Plot Summary: Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.

Ironclad: Battle for Blood

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: XLrator Media
Director: Jonathan English
Screenwriter: Jonathan English, Steven McDool
Starring: Michelle Fairley, Tom Austen, Tom Rhys Harries, Roxanne McKee, Rosie Day, Predrag Bjelac, Andy Beckwith
Genre: Action, Adventure
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Plot Summary: Steel yourself for another brutal battle, as one of the few survivors of the Great Siege of Rochester Castle fights to protect his family’s estate from fierce Celtic raiders. With a new battleground and a new enemy, “Ironclad: Battle for Blood” delivers the same ferocious, adrenaline-filled action that defined “Ironclad.” Tom Austen (“The Borgias”) and Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones”) star in this exciting new adventure from the director, writers and producers of the original “Ironclad.”

Lucy

Release Date: July 25, 2014
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Luc Besson
Screenwriter: Luc Besson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Plot Summary: From “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional” to “The Fifth Element,” writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in “Lucy,” an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Magic in the Moonlight

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Woody Allen
Screenwriter: Woody Allen
Starring: Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Catherine McCormack, Paul Ritter, Jeremy Shamos
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Plot Summary: “Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.

My Man is a Loser

Release Date: July 25, 2014
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Mike Young
Screenwriter: Mike Young
Starring: Michael Rapaport, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter, Kathy Searle, Heidi Armbruster, John Stamos
Genre: Comedy
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Plot Summary: When it comes to women, playboy Mike (John Stamos) has all the right moves. So when Mike’s buddies (Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen) ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he’ll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when Mike’s lessons start backfiring with hilarious results, it takes a beautiful, no-nonsense friend (Tika Sumpter) to show Mike he still has a thing or two to learn about relationships.

Very Good Girls

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Tribeca Film, Well Go USA Entertainment
Director: Naomi Foner
Screenwriter: Naomi Foner
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Clark Gregg
Genre: Drama
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Plot Summary: Best friends Lily (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen), home for one last New York summer, make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college. But when they both fall for the same handsome artist (Boyd Holbrook) and Lily starts seeing him in secret, a lifelong friendship is tested.

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