It feels like July came and went so quickly we barely had time to catch our breath! Nevertheless, a new month is upon us, and with it the opportunity to check out many recent theatrical offerings that you may have missed the first time around. Let’s take a few minutes and run down what movies you’ll be wanting to spend the dog days of summer with. Here’s a look at the new titles that are now available!
The gender roles are reversed in this hilarious re-do of the Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn comedy. Kate (Anna Faris) is a financially strapped single mother-of-three who is unceremoniously fired by wealthy, self-involved Mexican playboy Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) after cleaning the carpets on his luxury yacht. And when Leonardo falls off of said yacht and winds up with amnesia, Kate gets her revenge by making him think he’s her husband. Eva Longoria, John Hannah, Swoosie Kurtz co-star.
Cusp-of-40 Marlo (Charlize Theron) was at the end of her rope, having just had her third kid and getting little household help from her busy husband (Ron Livingston). She gave in to the offer of her rich sib (Mark Duplass) to cover the cost of a nanny…and in the door came attentive and intuitive young Tully (Mackenzie Davis). The ways in which this perfect helpmate proves too good to be true fuels this acerbic effort from Theron’s “Young Adult” collaborators, director Jason Reitman and scripter Diablo Cody.
As South Central Los Angeles becomes engulfed in racially charged riots following the 1992 verdict in the case against four police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King, single mother Millie (Halle Berry) wants only to keep her teenaged son (Lamar Johnson) and the foster children she cares for safe. Millie finds help coming from an unlikely source in Obie (Daniel Craig), her reclusive, cantankerous–and white–neighbor. Kaalan Walker, Rachel Hilson co-star in this powerful drama.
Poring over the cold-case murder of a Wroclaw businessman, aging cop Tadek (Jim Carrey) found disturbing parallels between the file and the fictional homicide central to the recently published work of arrogant novelist Kozlow (Marton Csokas). His dogged pursuit of his suspect–as well as Kozlow’s abused paramour (Charlotte Gainsbourg)–might damage his already-frayed bonds with both job and family. Fact-inspired, Poland-shot thriller also stars Vlad Ivanov, Kati Outinen, Agata Kulesza. AKA: “True Crimes.”
On a Paris visit in 1964, the American writer James Lord (Armie Hammer) was entreated by his friend, the Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) to sit for a portrait. What was supposed to have been a few days’ project wound up stretching into weeks at the hands of the exasperatingly demanding artist, as amusingly limned in writer/director Stanley Tucci’s study of the creative process and a remarkable personal bond. Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner, Sylvie Testud co-star.
Call Mrs. Paul! Call Mr. Limpet! Killer fish are on the loose in this terrifying horror sequel, the feature directorial debut of James Cameron. A resort beach runs red with blood when these ravenous monsters start their rampage…and what’s worse, these things can fly! Now, it’s up to a scuba instructor (Tricia O’Neil) to get the annual fish fry canceled before the guests become the main course. With Steve Marachuk, Ted Richert, Ricky Paull Goldin, and Lance Henriksen.