Trying to find a fun way to beat the heat? How about sitting in a nice air conditioned theater, watching a new release?
Hot movies go with hot weather in the month of July. Several movies are making their way to theaters next month and some look like they will be worth the wait. Every genre from love and romance to ghostly tales of horror are showing up on the big screen for July entertainment.
This is a list of movies slated to be in theaters on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lionsgate Summit Entertainment is releasing a comedic documentary based on Kevin Hart’s 2012 “Let Me Explain” concert tour. This tour covered 10 countries and the group made stops in 80 cities. The tour produced $32 million in ticket sales.
Cameras roll as Kevin Hart keeps audiences in stitches by bringing to stage his unique stand up comedy.
Kevin Hart produces and plays himself in the film.
“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” comes to theaters on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The film will be shown nationwide.
Despicable Me 2
In theaters on July 3, “Despicable Me 2” is the sequel to the huge hit, “Despicable Me.” “Despicable Me 2” sees the return of Gru, his adopted family and the minions, plus invites a host of new characters.
The animation family feature has a big star cast:
Steve Carell as Gru
Miranda Cosgrove as Margo
Kristen Wiig as Miss Hattie
Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario
Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo (villain)
“Despicable Me 2” is rated PG for rude humor and mild action.
The new installment in the franchise has a lot to live up to. The original film, “Despicable Me,” was loved by audiences around the world in 2010. The film grossed more than $540 million and obtained the title of the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in the nation’s history.
Watch for “Despicable Me 2” on July 3.
The Lone Ranger
The long-awaited “The Lone Ranger” film scores big points for the cast alone. Gore Verbinski’s version of “The Lone Ranger,” an old television series, will be interesting, to say the least.
In this version, Tonto, a Native American warrior, and John Reid, a man that stands on the right side of the law, end up being partners by fate. The two are complete opposites, which makes the film fun. Together, they must learn to be a team to battle crime.
While this is supposed to be a remake of the classic movie and TV series, even pulling away the layers of modern style, I have a feeling this one will be another brilliant role for Johnny Depp. Only he can make Tonto appear so unique from the original and give him a bit of humor that he was without during the television series.
“The Lone Ranger” is rated PG-13 for spots of intense action and violence. Some suggestive material is included.
Johnny Depp as Tonto
Armie Hammer as Long Ranger/John Reid
Tom Wilkinson as Railroad Tycoon
Ruth Wilson as Rebecca
Barry Pepper as Captain J. Fuller
Helena Bonham Carter as the Madam of the Brothel
Watch for “The Lone Ranger,” being shown nationwide on July 3, 2013.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Magnolia Pictures give us, “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,” a documentary about the massive critical acclaim, dismal commercial failure, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star, according to Movie Insider.
The documentary unfolds the story of the 1970s band, Big Star. Forming in 1971, the band came together through the efforts of Box Tops lead singer, Alex Chilton and friend Chris Bell. The group was formed in Memphis.
The original group consisted of Jody Stephens and Andy Hummel and while the band did not make it to “the big time,” the music was a huge influence on bands such as REM and the Flaming Lips.
Interesting film, especially for those who are in to documentaries or music. The film, “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,” shows us the trials and tribulations a newly forming band must endure. Some make it to the top and some don’t. Often, it’s not the music that keeps them down.
The film is rated PG-13 for drug references and strong language.