The reel deal: July movie releases

New movies being released in July 2018 include The First Purge, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Whitney and Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Family vacation. It will suck the life out of you.

Fantasy | Comedy 

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Starring Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg

In theaters 7.3

When his daughter surprises him with a luxurious cruise, Dracula takes a break from running his hotel and unexpectedly falls for the ship’s mysterious captain.

The First Purge

A nation reborn.

Thriller | Fantasy

Directed by Gerard McMurray

Starring Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis and Marisa Tomei

In theaters 7.4

In this prequel to the series about government-sanctioned anarchy, the New Founding Fathers of America test a controversial crime-reduction theory by giving residents of a small town a single night to vent violent aggression without concern for consequences.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Real heroes. Not actual size.

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Directed by Peyton Reed

Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly

In theaters 7.6

A formidable new foe forces a reluctant father to again assume the identity of Ant-Man and team up with another insect-inspired superhero to understand how past events are threatening the present.

Whitney

All the music. All the stories. All the answers.

Music | Documentary

Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Starring Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown

In theaters 7.6

Chronicling the stellar rise and tragic fall of one of America’s most beloved superstars, this documentary employs archival footage to shed light on a side of Whitney Houston’s story few people have seen.

Puzzle

Drama

Directed by Marc Turtletaub

Starring Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan and David Denman 

In theaters 7.13

A woman obsessed with jigsaw puzzles absconds from her inattentive husband in order to put pieces together with a man she just met.

Skyscraper

Crime | Action

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell and Pablo Schreiber

In theaters 7.13

After an FBI-agent-turned-building-inspector is framed for the destruction of the world’s tallest, safest structure, he runs from the law, rescues those in need and hunts down those truly responsible in order to clear his name.

Eighth Grade

Comedy

Directed by Bo Burnham

Starring Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton and Emily Robinson

In theaters 7.13

Following her most challenging school year yet, a teenage girl struggles to survive her last week of eighth grade before summer starts.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Drama | Biography

Directed by Gus Van Sant

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara

In theaters 7.13

After a debilitating drunken-driving accident, a middle-aged man finds purpose in the power of art and overcomes his injuries by creating controversial cartoons.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Musical | Comedy

Directed by Ol Parker

Starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan

In theaters 7.20

In this follow-up to 2008’s smash hit, an unsure daughter discovers the truth about her mother while she’s pregnant with her own little a bundle of joy.

The Equalizer 2

There is no equal.

Action | Thriller

Directed by Antoine Fuqua 

Starring Denzel Washington, Bill Pullman and Pedro Pascal
In theaters 7.20

An adept assassin emerges from his mundane life to deliver some exceedingly swift justice to men who’ve done horrible things.

Blindspotting

What do you see?

Comedy | Drama

Directed by Carlos López Estrada

Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal and Janina Gavankar
In theaters 7.20

Set in modern day Oakland at the intersection of race and class, a minimum-wage mover faces some difficult decisions during his last three days of probation. 

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Some missions are not a choice.

Thriller | Action

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie

Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Rebecca Ferguson
In theaters 7.27

In the sixth installment in this long-running series, Ethan Hunt finds himself at the mercy of mercenaries after a top-secret operation doesn’t go according to plan.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

The superhero movie to end all superhero movies. Hopefully.

Action | Comedy

Directed by Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath

Starring Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell and Will Arnett

In theaters 7.27

In this tongue-in-cheek take on modern superhero movies, an evildoer’s quest for world domination distracts five young superheroes determined to be celebrities.

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