Today is the first day of July and with it we get a brand new month for movies. There are a lot of big releases coming out this month and we’re going to give you a list of the top five and why you should see them. Here it is, the five must see films for July.
#1. Inception – July 16th – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Check out our review here
If the name Christopher Nolan isn’t enough to get you out of the house and into the theatre to see Inception, well I don’t know what is. Nolan is directing the film and with a filmography that boasts films like The Dark Knight, The Prestige and Memento, Nolan is truly a director who can do no wrong.
Not only is Nolan behind the camera, but in front of the camera he’s put together an all star cast that is one of the best ensembles in recent memory. Leading the cast is DiCaprio (The Departed, Gangs of New York, Titanic) and like Nolan, DiCaprio is someone who doesn’t really make bad films. Throw in a mind bending premise and an ending that is sure to leave you with your jaw open, Inception is one movie you have to see this month.
2. Dinner For Schmucks – July 30th – Starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd
Sneaking in at the end of the month is Dinner For Schmucks. Being helmed by Jay Roach, the man who brought us Meet the Parents and Austin Powers, Schmucks will easily be the funniest film of the month. Carell, best known for his role in The Office and Rudd most well known for I Love You Man are two of the funniest people in Hollywood and the chemistry between them should provide more than enough laughs. Throw in Zach Galifianakis, who was the funniest part of The Hangover and you got the recipe for a very funny film.
3. Predators – July 9 – Starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo and Laurence Fishburne
Based on the classic 1980’s film Predator, the new version will take place 13 years after the last Predator film. It will focus on a group of warriors who encounter alien creatures known as Predators. Brody was last seen scaring audiences in the June film, Splice and you can be assured that Predators will be equally as creepy. The trailers that have been released all look pretty scary and anyone who was a fan of the original Predator films should definitely check this one out.
Brody leads a solid supporting cast that includes Topher Grace (Spiderman 3), Danny Trejo (who you can catch in the upcoming and highly anticipated Machete), and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Also popping up in the cast is Walton Goggins, who is most well known for his role as Shane on the TV show The Shield (which is a phenomenal show by the way). Expect Predators to be a great popcorn flick, offering scares and thrills along with big and loud action. In other words, you’ll have a good time watching this one.
4. Salt – July 23 – Starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber – Check out our review here.
Salt looks like it will be the “Bourne” movie for the summer of 2010. The film tells the story of Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who goes on the run after being accused of being a spy. Jolie takes on the lead role in this film as she portrays Salt. From the looks of it, the film will offer some great action and thrills and will turn out to be a great popcorn flick.
From what I’ve seen in the trailers the film does look promising. I’m expecting it to be more heavy on the action side than on the plot, which is fine. Either way, if you’re looking for some thrills and fast paced action, Salt may be the movie for you.
5. The Kids Are All Right – July 9 – Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Josh Hutcherson
A film that’s probably not on many people’s radars is The Kids Are All Right. It’s a smaller film but one worth seeing nonetheless. For one, it stars the future Spiderman, Josh Hutcherson. Most people probably haven’t seen anything Hutcherson has been in so this may be a good chance to see him on the big screen.
The film also looks pretty funny judging by the previews. It revolves around two children, who were born through artificial insemination. The children seek out their birth father and bring him into their life. All the early reviews have been fairly positive and the cast is very solid. It looks like the film may strike more of a chord with critics rather than commercially but I’d still recommend checking it out.
What films will you be seeing in July?