Summer Movie Season: July 2010


Summer is full in swing, so what movies can be expect in the month of July? This July seems to be the month of potential box office hits. M. Night Shyalaman directs “The Last Airbender”, based on the animated series, which kicks off the month and is a potential blockbuster. The 3D animated film “Despicable Me” is sure to draw in big numbers as well.

The team behind Disney’s National Treasure, team up to bring us “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. The film stars National Treasure’s Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel (“She’s Out of My League”). I think this film will either be a big hit or a big miss.

Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”) directs “Inception” which seems like the most intriguing film of the month. The film stars Academy Award nominees Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Departed”) and Ellen Page (“Juno”).

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie (“Girl Interrupted”) returns to action in the action thriller “Salt”. Is Jolie a Russian spy, or is she being set up? Looks like it is a cross between The Bourne Identity and The Fugitive.

My spotlight pick of the month is “Charlie St. Cloud” starring Zac Efron. Looks like it will be a bit of a tear jerker.

Well that’s my July overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Summer Movie Season previews.

**NOTE: Theatrical Release Dates are subject to change.**

July 1
The Last Airbender (3D/2D theaters)

July 2
– Great Directors (NY; LA release: July 9)

July 8
– Grease Sing-A-Long (limited)

July 9
Despicable Me
– The Girl Who Played with Fire (NY)
– The Kids Are All Right (limited)
– Predators
– Winnebago Man (limited)
– [Rec] 2 (limited)

July 14
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

July 16
Inception (conventional and IMAX theaters)
– Kisses (limited)
– Operation: Endgame (LA)
– The Wild Hunt (limited)

July 23
– The Concert (NY, LA; expands: Aug. 6)
– Countdown to Zero (limited)
– Farewell (limited)
– Life During Wartime (limited)
– Mugabe and the White African (NY)
– Ramona and Beezus
– Spoken Word (NY; expands: July 30)
– Valhalla Rising (limited)

July 25
– O Apostolo 3-D

July 30
– Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (3D/2D theaters)
Charlie St. Cloud
– Dinner for Schmucks
– The Dry Land (limited)
– The Extra Man (limited)
– Get Low (limited)
– Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (limited)
– Twelve
– Who Killed Nancy (NY)

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