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New Movie Releases — July 2014

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Hold onto your butts! Summer is in full swing and the new movie release in July 2014 are packed with action, terror and plenty of big laughs (and a little heart, too, if you’re into that kind of thing). Read on for our guide to the titles hitting theaters in July.

July 2

Deliver Us From Evil‘ – Directed by Scott Derrickson. Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn. NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest schooled in the rituals of exorcism to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Tammy‘ – Directed by Ben Falcone. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Dan Aykroyd. After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

Earth to Echo‘ – Directed by Dave Green. Starring Teo Halm, Astro and Reese Hartwig. After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

‘America’ – Directed by John Sullivan. A story that imagines that the United States lost the Revolutionary War and therefore never existed.

‘Begin Again’ (Expands Wide) — Directed by John Carney. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

‘School Dance’ (Limited) — Directed by Nick Cannon. Starring Bobb’e J. Thompson, Luenell and Mike Epps. A teen tries to win a spot on the high school’s hottest dance crew in order to impress a girl.

July 4

‘Life Itself’ (Limited) — Directed by Steve James. A documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert.

‘Heatstroke’ (Limited) — Directed by Evelyn Purcell. Starring Stephen Dorff, Peter Stormare and Maisie Williams. While on vacation in the African desert, a research scientist is murdered, leaving his girlfriend to try and fend off the attackers and protect his teenage daughter.

July 11

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ – Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

‘And So It Goes’ – Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Yaya DaCosta. A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

‘Road to Paloma’ (Limited) — Directed by Jason Momoa. Starring Tye Alexander, Henree Alyse and Lisa Bonet. Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother’s murder, flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, where he’ll discover that justice has a cost.

‘A Long Way Down’ (Limited) — Directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots. Four people attempting to commit suicide meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.

‘Land Ho!’ (Limited) — Directed by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens. Starring Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson and Karrie Crouse. A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland.

Boyhood‘ (Limited) — Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.

July 18

Sex Tape‘ – Directed by Jake Kasdan. Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Rob Corddry. A married couple discover that the sex tape they made the evening before was accidentally sent to their family and friends, leading to a frantic search to destroy all the copies.

The Purge: Anarchy‘ – Directed by James DeMonaco. Starring Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez and Michael K. Williams. A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right at the commencement of the annual “Purge,” a time in which crime — including murder — is legal.

Planes: Fire and Rescue‘ – Directed by Roberts Gannaway. Starring Dane Cook, Julie Bowen and Jerry Stiller. When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and launch himself into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers.

Wish I Was Here‘ (Limited) — Directed by Zach Braff. Starring Zach Braff, Joey King and Kate Hudson. Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which force him to examine his life, his career and his family.

I Origins‘ (Limited) — Directed by Mike Cahill. Starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

‘Mood Indigo’ (Limited) — Directed by Michel Gondry. Starring Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Omar Sy. Wealthy, inventive bachelor endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she’s diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

July 25

Hercules‘ – Directed by Brett Ratner. Starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Ian McShane. Having endured his legendary 12 labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Lucy‘ – Directed by Luc Besson. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Analeigh Tipton and Morgan Freeman. A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

‘Step Up: All In’ – Directed by Trish Sie. Starring Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman. All-stars from the previous ‘Step Up’ installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

A Most Wanted Man‘ (Limited) — Directed by Anton Corbijn. Starring Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman. A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

‘Very Good Girls’ (Limited) — Directed by Naomi Foner. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Dakota Fanning and Demi Moore. Two New York City girls pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

Magic in the Moonlight‘ (Limited) — Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Marcia Gay Harden. A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

‘Happy Christmas’ (Limited) — Directed by Joe Swanberg. Starring Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham and Melanie Lynskey. Irresponsible Jenny goes to Chicago to stay with her older filmmaker brother Jeff and his wife Kelly, where she inspires Kelly to make changes in her life and career, and becomes friends with the babysitter/pot dealer.

‘Wish I Was Here’ – Expands nationwide.

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