It’s time for another edition of ‘Monthly Must-Sees’ where we take you through the best five offerings coming to theater each month. This time, we are talking about the blazing hot selections coming in July.
This month has a very unique selection for moviegoers. With a remake, a sequel, a new Tarantino film, a buddy-cop comedy, and a movie about surviving killer alligators in a hurricane, there’s surely something for everybody.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at what July has to offer. It’s time to share what is coming out and why you should be excited!
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The official conclusion to both Phase 3 of the MCU and the entire 23-film “Infinity Saga.” I’m not sure there is a more perfect character than Peter Parker/Spider-Man to end the saga. Why? Who better to usher audiences into an entirely new phase of the MCU?
Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place almost immediately following the events of Avengers: Endgame, meaning that particular death we won’t share by name is very fresh on Peter’s mind. It will be fascinating to see how the world has begun to recover since the Avengers undid “the snap” and brought everyone who disappeared back where they belong.
Reviews for the film have been fantastic so far. The film has been declared certified fresh at a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes out of 125 reviews. Marvel Studios is now 23/23 in terms of “fresh” films. They just can’t miss!
Release Date: July 2
Produced by fan-favorite director/produce Sam Raimi and starring Kaya Scodelario, Crawl tells the story of a small Florida town hit hard by a brutal Category 5 hurricane.
Haley Keller (Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to go and find her dad trapped in the basement of her childhood home. To make matters worse, the water keeps rising and hungry, maturing alligators are coming in for the kill.
Crawl isn’t going to break any box office records, but everybody loves a decent monster/disaster flick every now and then.
Release Date: July 12
Stuber has the potential to be a sleeper hit of the year. Starring a unique pairing of Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, the film does have some star power sure to lead to some decent ticket sales.
The trailers have keyed in on the chemistry between Bautista and Nanjiani smartly, which seems extremely strong. To continue the Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy vibe, Karen Gillan (‘Nebula’) is set to appear in the film.
The movie tells the story of an Uber driver named Stu (Nanjiani) who receives a driving assignment to pick up a grizzled detective named Vic (Bautista). Stu finds himself sucked into Vic’s investigation of a sadistic terrorist, all while trying to maintain his five-star customer service rating. Look for this movie to be one of the best comedies of the year.
Release Date: July 12
The Lion King
The Disney remake train just keeps on chugging along, and after the tremendous over-performance at the box office from their most recent remake, Aladdin, don’t expect this train to slow down anytime soon!
Out of all the classics that are being remade, The Lion King could be considered the “Grand Daddy” of them all in terms of popularity it earned and cultural impact it had at the time of its release. Those still exist to this day.
The trailers have been absolutely gorgeous. The CGI looks spot-on and extremely realistic (continuing that trend from their 2016 release of The Jungle Book). The music sounds incredible. And the character designs, while slightly different from the original, are beautiful.
Then, there’s the cast–to call it”star-studded” is an understatement. The cast features Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and many more. It’s time for the king to take his rightful place atop of Pride Rock, and audiences will surely be there to celebrate it.
Release Date: July 19
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
He’s baaaaack! Audiences can finally look forward to seeing a new Tarantino film. It has been almost four years since a new Tarantino film was released since The Hateful Eight was released in 2015.
From early reactions to this much-anticipated film, as some lucky fans and critics were treated to advanced screenings, people are saying this is a film that Tarantino was born to make.
Starring an absolutely stellar cast featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, and Al Pacino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is set in 1960s Los Angeles in an alternate timeline where an aging TV actor (DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Pitt) embark on a journey to make a name for themselves in Hollywood. Elements of the Manson murders are also incorporated into the film. Expect this film to absolutely crush it at the box office (and possibly during award season).