Opening This Weekend: July 17, 2015

July 17July arrives fully loaded with sexy (Magic Mike XXL), funny (Trainwreck), dramatic (Jimmy’s Hall) and some major action (Terminator: Genisys and Mission Impossible 5) movies. Not to mention that we are entering a time we will come to know as the Gyllenhaal-aissance, it began last year with Night Crawler and continues with Southpaw.  So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.

July 17 
Ant-Man

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Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell, Judy Greer

Directed By: Peyton Reed

Synopsis: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Our Two Cents: I still would’ve loved to see Edgar Wright’s version.

Trainwreck

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Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

Directed By: Judd Apatow

Synopsis: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Our Two Cents: Not your usual rom-com, this is an Apatow comedy and it looks hilarious. 

Irrational Man (Limited)

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Stars: Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey

Directed By: Woody Allen

Synopsis: A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Our Two Cents:  A Woody Allen film centered on a an existential crisis? No! Phoenix will get me to the theater.

The Look of Silence (Limited)

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Stars: n/a

Directed By: Joshua Oppenheimer

Synopsis: A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Our Two Cents: Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his Oscar nominated doc The Act of Killing, 

Mr. Holmes (Limited)

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Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada

Directed By: Bill Condon

Synopsis: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.

Our Two Cents: Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, do you need anything more? 

The Stanford Prison Experiment

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Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup |

Directed By: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Synopsis: Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Our Two Cents: Truly is so unsettling and disturbing at times.

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