New in Theaters July 17th 2015

No Surprise the third installment of the Despicable Me franchise this time featuring just the Minions in an aptly titled movie is number one at the box office. The giant Dino megahit Jurassic World is in number two while Pixar’s wonderful emotional treat Inside Out holds on to number 3. But that’s old news, here’s what’s coming out this week.

download (10)Ant Man is something people either will love or hate. If you’re a super hero fan, you’ve been excited for this one all year. If you love Paul Rudd, you’ve been super excited for this one all year. If you don’t like either of these things, you’re probably the one going around telling people how stupid this looks. I’ll admit, Ant Man just sounds like they are scraping the bottle of the barrel for superhero movies. None the less, Rudd’s witty charm might offer up something different than just straight action. Then again, they thought Ryan Reynolds would do that for the Green Lantern but… Rotten Tomatoes says 77 percent!

download (11)Trainwreck is another highly anticipated film because Judd Apatow can do no wrong. Well in my eyes anyway, I thought Funny People and This is 40 were just as good as all the rest of his films. This time he just directs Amy Schumer in a script she wrote. She is probably one of the hottest people on the planet right now so there’s automatic buzz from that. If her skits are any indication on how this is going to be, it might just be a smash hit that will win Apatow fans back over. Critics seem to think so giving it a whopping 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

download (12)Then there’s Woody Allen, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time who still amazingly pumps out a film a year. Irrational Man stars Joaquin Phoenix who is another one of those people who can do no wrong, especially in the last few years. Throw Emma Stone into the mix and you’ve most likely got a typical Woody film fans will see no matter what. This one is about an existential professor going through a mid life crisis… very Woody Allen indeed. Rotten Tomatoes says 40 percent.

download (13)download (14)Or there’s Mr. Holmes, a British movie fan’s wet dream. Ian McKellen plays an elderly Sherlock Holmes coming out of retirement for one last case. The Stanford Prison Experiment is a dramatization of a true story where students are used as prison guards and forced into mock situations for tests. That’s what’s playing for the week of July 17th, happy movie watching.

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In 2012, comedy nerds everywhere were heartbroken when the Lonely Island left Saturday Night Live. Their Digital Shorts from “Dick in a Box” to “The Creep” became instant hits and completely changed how the legendary show was seen or accessed. They helped kick Youtube and file sharing into high gear with “Lazy Sunday.” And they even made a successful comedy you may have forgotten about called Hot Rod. It’s been ten years since they got onto the show, seven years since they made that movie and three since they departed to do other things. Guess what that other thing is? A new movie!

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