The reel deal: July movie releases


Movies hitting theaters around San Diego this month are Spider-Man: Far From Home, Crawl, The Lion King and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Fantasy | Sci-Fi
In theaters 7.2

Directed by Jon Watts
Starring Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Samuel L. Jackson

Following the death of one of the most beloved Avengers, the young web-slinging superhero is tasked with protecting the world from a sinister new threat.


Let the festivities begin.

Drama | Thriller
In theaters 7.3

Directed by Ari Aster
Starring Florence Pugh, Will Poulter and Jack Reynor

After suffering a tragic loss, a young woman travels to rural Sweden with her apprehensive boyfriend where they find themselves unwitting participants in a pagan cult’s macabre ceremony.


Prepare for the rideshare of your life.

Action | Comedy
In theaters 7.12

Directed by Michael Dowse
Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista and Iko Uwais

A good-natured Uber driver hoping to achieve a five-star rating picks up a desperate undercover cop in need of a wheelman to chase down a conniving killer.


They were here first.

Thriller | Horror
In theaters 7.12

Directed by Alexandre Aja
Starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper and Morfydd Clark

As a cataclysmic Category 5 hurricane approaches the Florida panhandle, a young woman ignores the government’s evacuation order and encounters a congregation of colossal alligators while attempting to find her missing father.

The Lion King

The king has returned.

Drama | Adventure
In theaters 7.19

Directed by Jon Favreau
Starring Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and Chiwetel Ejiofor

When a lion cub’s father is brutally murdered by his own bitter brother, the prince of the jungle absconds from the kingdom he was born to inherit and later attempts to reclaim his royal status with the assistance of some unlikely friends.

Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood

The 9th film from Quentin Tarantino.

Comedy | Drama
In theaters 7.26

Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie

Set in Los Angeles during 1969, a washed-up movie star and his trusty stunt double attempt to revive their careers when they inadvertently find themselves mixed up with the infamous Manson Family.