July swings off to a quick start with the unusual and early release of Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot. With two mega blockbusters in the aforementioned Amazing Spider-Man and Warner Bros. The Dark Knight Rises, the month of July features the lowest number of major releases in a month this year with seven in total.
Four of the seven films will be released in 3D with those films being The Amazing Spider-Man, Katy Perry: Part of Me, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Step Up: Revolution.
Hit the break to check out the full month’s release schedule and which movie is my pick of the month.
Weekend of July 6th-8th
The Amazing Spider-Man (On Tue July 3rd)
Directed by: Marc Webb
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary
Plot Summary: This reboot of the comic book character sees Peter Parker explore the disappearance of his parents leading him to his father’s former partner, Dr. Curt Connors.
Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (On Thur July 5th)
Directed by: Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz
Stars: Katy Perry
Plot Summary: Part Concert, part documentary that chronicles the pop singer’s life off the stage.
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benecio Del Toro, John Travolta
Plot Summary: A pair of pot growers must rescue their shared girlfriend after a Mexican Drug Cartel kidnaps her while encroaching on their territory.
Weekend of July 13th-15th
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Directed by: Steve Martino & Mike Thurmeier
Stars: Ray Romona, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Anzari, Peter Dinklage, Sir Patrick Stewart, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Alan Tudyk, Josh Peck, Sean William Scott, Kiki Palmer, Wanda Skyes, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Looez, Drake, Nicki Minaj
Plot Summary: Manny, Diego and Sid embark on yet another adventure after they find their continent split and set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship they encounter sea creatures and pirates in this new world as they aim to be reunited with their families.
Weekend of July 20th-22nd
The Dark Knight Rises
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cottilard, Juno Temple, Liam Neeson, Daniel Sunjata, Josh Pence
Plot Summary: After the eight years since the retired Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent’s murder, the criminal Bane overwhelm the city’s police forces causing Batman to resurface and protect the city once more despite being branded an enemy.
Weekend of July 27th-29th
Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Billy Crudup, Will Forte
Plot Summary: Hoping to escape the daily routines of their lives, four men form their own neighbourhood watch and soon discover that their town is the center of an alien invasion.
Step Up: Revoultion
Directed by: Scott Speer
Stars: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Adam G. Sevani
Plot Summary: A neighbourhood inhabited by dancers find their livelihoods and homes threatened by a developer’s ambitions. In response they use their dancing to protest and save their neighbourhood.
Pick of the Month: The Dark Knight Rises
Was there any doubt as to which movie would wind up as my pick of the month? The Dark Knight Rises concludes Nolan’s vision of the caped crusader of Gotham and has been something fans have been eagerly awaiting since the conclusion of 2008’s The Dark Knight.