July could very well end up being the biggest month of the year for movies. Between the latest “Transformers” flick to the final “Harry Potter” movie, there’s a lot to look forward to. What do you want to see the most? Check out part three of my summer movie preview below to read about some of July’s most anticipated releases; also, be sure to check out parts one and two of my summer movie preview for info on new releases for May and June.
“Transformers: the Dark of the Moon”: The third installment in the action-packed “Transformers” series will be taking over July 4thweekend this year. Directed by Michael Bay, the film features the final (?) battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons as they race to take control of a spacecraft hidden on Earth’s Moon that holds some pretty important secrets. Shia LeBeouf returns as the awkward hero Sam Witwicky, along with Josh Duhamel as Major William Lennox, with newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley taking over Megan Fox’s spot as the romantic lead.
Other July 1 releases include the Selena Gomez tween vehicle “Monte Carlo” and the Toms Hanks/Julia Roberts romantic comedy “Larry Crowne”.
“Horrible Bosses”: Directed by Seth Gordon, this comedy follows three miserable friends who decide that murdering their bosses would solve their problems and restore their happiness. The all-star cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Donald Sutherland, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey, and looks to be pretty hilarious.
Other July 8 releases include the Kevin James family comedy “Zookeeper”.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”: Directed by David Yates, this is the eighth and final film based on the “Harry Potter” books. Directed by David Yates, the movie picks up where “Part 1” left off, with young wizards Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) returning to Hogwarts school to destroy the last horcruxes that will finally kill the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). However, when Voldemort learns of their plans, the biggest battle in the series’ history ensues. This film, which this time around is in 3D, promises to be a great mixture of action and sentiment as we bid farewell to these characters once and for all.
Other July 15 releases include Disney’s new “Winnie the Pooh”, which will be a throwback to their original “Winnie the Pooh” cartoon.
“Captain America: The First Avenger”: You can never have enough 3D Marvel superhero movies in one summer, right? This time around it’s Captain America in a film directed by Joe Johnston and starring Chris Evans as the hero. Set during World War II, Steve Rogers is denied entrance to the military because he is too puny. So, he volunteers for a top secret project that turns him in to Captain America, giving him superhuman strength and abilities that allow him to become America’s greatest defender.
Other July 22 releases include the comedy “Friends with Benefits”, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
“Cowboys and Aliens”: Directed by Jon Favreau, this sci-fi western stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell as residents of a small 1873 Arizona town that is suddenly attacked by an alien spaceship. Craig, who plays a gunslinger who can’t remember who he is and is rejected by the town, soon becomes their only chance for survival, as more and more people are abducted and he starts to realize his true identity. If the title alone isn’t enough to attract you to this unique blockbuster, then I don’t know what is.
Other new releases for July 29 include “Crazy, Stupid Love” and a live-action/animated 3D update of “The Smurfs”.
Check back for the final installment of my summer movie guide, where I wrap up the movies coming out this August.
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters:
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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