|Johnny Depp and Armie Hanmmer – The Lone Ranger|
OH it is HOT outside! The next two months are when we all, at times, lower our standards and go see almost any movie to get out of the heat. And you know what? Producers know this so beware my savvy MoviefiedNYC moviegoers they have got our number and on occasion try to sneak in a real clunker, even with some big star’s name attached. So buyer/viewer beware a little more than usual in July and August. Don’t forget to click on the movie title to view the trailers. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
Despicable Me 2 (3D)
Despicable Me made us laugh and sent its producers laughing to the bank with $540 million! Will this minion madness beat that?
Why do I feel this movie is all about Tonto?
Hammer of the Gods (Limited)
Epic, violent, Viking journey.
|The Way, Way Back|
The Way, Way Back (Limited)
Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Sam Rockwell and written/directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants). I’m in for this indie darling.
Greg Kinnear obsessing over ex-wife Jennifer Connelly.
Grown Ups 2
I would require Death Valley level heat to go see this.
Pacific Rim (3D) MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated
Guillermo del Toro. Ron Pearlman. Idris Elba. I’m in!
Crystal Fairy (Limited)
Hallucinogenic Cactus + Michael Cerra = Trippy Road Movie
Fruitvale Station (Limited)
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
James Cromwell as a leading man. It’s about time.
An all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore.
Dream Works Animation brings us the underdog story of a snail who wants to be fast.
Computer Chess (Limited)
Man vs. machine chess tournament and winner of the Sundance 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Prize.
Based on a true story…aren’t they all.
Elite operatives track down a missing portable nuclear device. Why do we make nuclear devices portable?
|Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds – R.I.P.D.|
Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds star in the supernatural action-adventure, R.I.P.D., as cops from the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living. Looks like it would be a great TV series.
This chilling Sundance documentary focuses primarily on one whale named Tilikum, that was responsible for the deaths of three people while it was held in captivity. A real world thriller that an entire industry doesn’t want you see.
The Act of Killing (Limited)
Produced by Errol Morris (Thin Blue Line) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man). In this documentary, the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love.
|The Act of Killing|
Girl Most Likely (Limited)
Kristen Wiig stars as a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to moving back home to Jersey.
Only God Forgives (Limited)
Ryan Gosling and the director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) are back with this visionary Bangkok-set thriller.
|Hugh Jackman – The Wolverine 3D|
The To Do List is a comedy about close friends and a special summer project. “Featuring an all-star comedy cast” are still some of the scariest words in the English language to me. Go at your own risk.
Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine and he fights ninjas this time out as he did in the 1980s miniseries dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan.
Blue Jasmine (Limited)
A little Woody Allen for the summer with Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard. Could be promising.
|The Smurfs 2|
The Smurfs 2 (3D)
More blue little people. Except for the evil ones of course. They are brunettes.
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