Summer Movie Preview: July 2018

July 6

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel’s latest is a direct antidote to the sturm und drang of Infinity War and it succeeds within in its own modest parameters. Also, like Spider-Man: Homecoming, this is pretty much just a comedy with some superhero stuff in it.

Full review here.

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Summer Movie Preview: July 2017

July 7

A Ghost Story

Limited

Casey Affleck is a dead guy in a sheet, haunting his widow, played by Rooney Mara. This blew everyone away at Sundance, which doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but it does look weird and amazing.

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Summer Movie Preview: July 2014

Totally forgot to do one of these for June. Oops.

July 2

Deliver Us from Evil

Scott Derrickson (Sinister) made one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen: The Exorcism of Emily Rose. That movie legit gave me screaming night terrors. Thus Derrickson has earned my loyalty through fear and terror, and I will see whatever he makes (stoked for Dr. Strange). It helps that he’s a good director with a great sense of atmosphere, and this movie features a strong cast with Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris (Prometheus) in what is said to be a real scene-stealing performance.

If you can’t make it to Snowpiercer over the holiday weekend, this is your best shot for actual quality at the mainstream cineplex.

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