This year’s summer movie season ends on Labor Day weekend. Between now and then, we have an appealing plethora of drama, biopics, comedies, fantasies, adapatations, and a 3D dance movie.
NOTE: All dates subject to change. Check each film’s ratings and content.
The Sicilian Girl - This crime drama, directed and co-written by Marco Amenta, is based on the true story of Rita Atria, who went up against the Mafia after a family tragedy (New York).
Cairo Time - Patricia Clarkson travels to Cairo, Egypt for a vacation with her husband but instead finds a blooming relationship with his close friend, played by Alexander Siddig, in this romantic drama. Written and directed by Ruba Nadda (limited release).
The Disappearance of Alice Creed - This kidnapping thriller has plenty of plot twists as two men, played by Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston, hope for a big ransom for Alice, played by Gemma Arterton. J. Blakeson writes and directs (NY, LA).
Flipped - Director Rob Reiner directs this comedic childhood romance between Bryce and Juli, played by rising stars Callan McAuliffe and Madeline Carroll. Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Rebecca De Mornay, Aidan Quinn, and Penelope Ann Miller co-star (limited then wide release on August 27).
Lebanon - This military thriller follows a tank squad caught in some tense situations during the First Lebanon War in 1982. Samuel Maoz directs and writes (NY; LA release on August 13).
Middle Men - George Gallo directs this star-studded comedy based on a true story about business success in adult entertainment. Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, James Caan, Peter Stormare, Kelsey Grammer, and Rachael Taylor star (limited then wide release on August 20).
The Other Guys - Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star as an unlikely pair who try to measure up to another police pair played by Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson in this NY police action comedy.
The Oxford Murders - Elijah Wood and John Hurt star as student and professor in this crime thriller from writer/director Alex de la Iglesia. Based on Guillermo Martinez’s award-winning novel (limited).
Step Up 3D - The dance drama series continues in New York’s street dancing underground. Playing in 3D theaters.