Man at His Best

6 Movies You Need To See In July

What's that? You want more superheroes?

BY nick schager | Jun 28, 2017 | Film & TV

Wonder Woman may still be dominating the summer box-office, but never fear, yet another superhero epic is here. Spider-Man: Homecoming, the sixth (!) feature film to star the comic-book wall-crawler since 2002, and the first to be set within the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. If that alone isn't enough to get you out of the house (and by all accounts, moviegoers are anything but tired of Spidey), there are plenty of other strong offerings headed to the big screen in July...

Spider-Man: Homecoming (6 July)
 

Tom Holland swings into action as Marvel's arachnid-powered teenager in this solo outing for the character–although "solo" is probably a bit of a stretch in this case, given that he'll be aided in his fight against Michael Keaton's Vulture by Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man.

War for the Planet of the Apes (13 July)
 

Those damn dirty apes continue to look for world conquest—much to the chagrin of Woody Harrelson's Colonel Kurtz-ish human military leader—in this oh-so-grim third installment of the prequel-reboot franchise.

Wish Upon (20 July)
 

A young girl (Joey King) discovers that a new music box will grant her every wish–albeit at a not-very-nice cost to others–in this horror film from Annabelle director John R. Leonetti.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (20 July)
 

Working in a vein similar to his 1997 hit The Fifth Element, director Luc Besson returns to space for this adaptation of the popular French comic-book series about a couple of heroes (Dane DeHaan and Carla Delevingne) tasked with—what else?—saving the universe.

Dunkirk (20 July)
 

Turning his attention away from superheroes and science fiction, Christopher Nolan sets his sights on WWII with his latest, which recounts the various land-sea-air efforts to evacuate thousands of troops trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France.

Atomic Blonde (27 July)
 

There may be no more exciting action-cinema pairing than Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and director David Leitch (co-director of John Wick), thus making this 1980s-set spy thriller the kickass ticket to beat this summer.

 

From: Esquire US


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