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The reel deal: July movie releases

New movies being released in June 2017 include Spider-Man: The Homecoming, Girls Trip and The Emoji Movie.

New movies being released in June 2017 include Spider-Man: The Homecoming, Girls Trip and The Emoji Movie.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Fantasy | Adventure

Director: Jon Watts

Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton

In theaters: July 7

Following his adventure with the Avengers, everyone’s favorite web-slinging student starts interning for Iron Man while exploring the extent of his own powers after-hours.

Spiderman–The Homecoming. (Courtesy photo)

 

A GHOST STORY

It’s all about time.

Fantasy | Drama

Director: David Lowery

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Kesha

In theaters: July 7

A recently deceased man roams the land of the living as a sheet-covered ghost, helplessly witnessing the world he knew slip away into the fabric of time.

Ghost Story. (Courtesy photo)

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

For freedom. For family. For the planet.

Sci-Fi | Drama

Director: Matt Reeves

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

In theaters: July 14

It’s man vs. monkey as a hoard of gun-toting primates face off against the fearful humans eager to eliminate the simian threat.

War for the Planet of the Apes. (Courtesy photo)

 

WISH UPON

Be careful what you wish for.

Fantasy | Thriller

Director: John R. Leonetti

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Joey King, Ki Hong Lee

In theaters: July 14

A 17-year-old girl is on top of the world after receiving an antique music box that grants her seven wishes, until she realizes someone close to her experiences a horrific death following each of her selfish requests.

Wish Upon. (Steve Wilkie/ Broad Green Pictures)

 

GIRLS TRIP

This journey is a trip.

Comedy

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Starring: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish

In theaters: July 21

After spending years apart, four girlfriends reunite for a trip to the Big Easy, where they reawaken their sisterhood while drinking, dancing and engaging in epic debauchery up and down Bourbon Street.

Girls Trip. (Courtesy photo)

 

DUNKIRK

The event that shaped our world.

Drama | Thriller

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance

In theatres: July 21

When 330,000 Allied troops become trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk during WWII’s Battle of France, French and British forces provide air support, while civilian boats slowly evacuate the stranded soldiers.

Dunkirk. (Courtesy photo)

 

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

A universe without limits need heroes without boundaries.

Sci-Fi | Action

Director: Luc Besson

Starring: Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Rihanna

In theatres: July 21

Based on a comic book series set 700 years in the future, a pair of operatives tasked with maintaining interplanetary peace are sent to protect a sprawling city where myriad species share their knowledge of the universe.

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets. (Lou Faulon/
STX Entertainment)

 

THE EMOJI MOVIE

Discovering who you are is an adventure beyond words.

Adventure | Comedy

Director: Tony Leondis

Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Steven Wright

In theatres: July 21

A “meh” emoji who can’t seem to stick with one expression embarks on a mission to cure his affliction before the smartphone owner wipes out Textopolis by restoring his device to its default condition.

The Emoji Movie. (Courtesy photo)

 

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

Fight like your world depends on it.

Documentary

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

Starring: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump

In theatres: July 28

Ten years after Al Gore’s eye-opening documentary brought global warming to the public’s attention, the former vice president is back with a bold message for the current commander in chief.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. (Paramount Pictures and Participant Media)

 

ATOMIC BLONDE

Payback goes atomic.

Thriller | Action

Director: David Leitch

Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella

In theatres: July 28

Set during the height of the Cold War, a sexy and savage undercover agent travels to Berlin to investigate a colleague’s death and secure an invaluable dossier.

Atomic Blonde. (Courtesy photo)

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