The summer movie season moves into a new month with Steve Carell pulling double duty plus fantasy concepts, sequels, reboots, and Zac Efron.
NOTE: All dates subject to change. Check each film’s ratings and content.
The Last Airbender - Director/screenwriter M. Night Shymalan begins a fantasy trilogy based on the popular Avatar animated television series focusing on a specially powered boy. Also showing in 3D theaters.
Great Directors - Angela Ismailos writes and directs this documentary about filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater, Ken Loach, David Lynch, John Sayles, and Agnes Varda (NY; LA release: July 9).
Grease Sing-A-Long - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John hit the big screen again in the original 1978 musical with endless memorable tunes (limited).
Despicable Me - Steve Carell headlines an all-star voice cast in this animated action comedy about super villains battling each other for world supremacy. Also showing in 3D theaters.
The Girl Who Played with Fire - This mystery thriller, based on red hot author Stieg Larsson’s novel, centers on a computer expert named Lisbeth and a media mogul named Mikael amid a sex trafficking investigation (NY).
The Kids Are All Right - Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo star in this comedy/drama about an artificial insemination donor becoming part of the family (limited).
Predators - Director Nimrod Antal and screenwriter Robert Rodriguez reboot this sci-fi action franchise about a mercenary group who quickly realize their purpose on a far away planet. Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Alice Braga, and Topher Grace star.
[Rec] 2 - Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza team up to direct and write this sequel drama/thriller set 15 minutes after the first installment where an outbreak must be contained within an apartment complex (limited).
Winnebago Man - This comedic documentary about an underground video celebrity, Jack Rebney, with unique messages that reach beyond the recreation vehicle sales realm (limited).
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Producer Jerry Bruckheimer reunites director Jon Turtletaub and star Nicolas Cage for this fantasy adventure where a powerful magician trains a young man to help him battle evil forces. Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, and Monica Bellucci also star.