Movies Coming Out This Weekend July 17 2009
Wondering what movies are coming out to theaters this Friday, July 17 (and Wednesday, July 15)? Here is a list with our recommendations (which you can take or leave, it’s up to you).
DEFINITELY WATCH AT THE MOVIES
500 Days of Summer (Limited)
Definitely one of the best movies to come out so far this year. You don’t want to miss it. You can read my review for 500 Days of Summer here.
500 Days of Summer Synopsis: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t. This post modern love story is never what we expect it to be — it’s thorny yet exhilarating, funny and sad, a twisted journey of highs and lows that doesn’t quite go where we think it will. When Tom, a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days “together” to try to figure out where things went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to finally rediscover his true passions in life. 500 DAYS OF SUMMER stars Zooey Deschanel (THE HAPPENING, FAILURE TO LAUNCH) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (STOP-LOSS, THE LOOKOUT,) directed by Marc Webb, screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Released on Wednesday, July 15)
Harry Potter is THE movie that I cannot wait to see every year, so of course there is no way I’m missing seeing Harry and the Half-Blood Prince in theaters.
In the Loop (Limited)
I saw In the Loop at the LA Film Fest and enjoyed it. I think fans of political satire will love it and if you enjoy the trailer you should also definitely check it out. You can read my full review of In the Loop here.
In the Loop Synopsis: IN THE LOOP is drawing instant comparisons to some of the great political and absurdist comedies such as DOCTOR STRANGELOVE, WAG THE DOG, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING and MONTY PYTHON. The film is a smart comedy with razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue that pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders. With everyone looking out for number one, and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), the hilarious ensemble cast of characters bumbles its way through Machiavellian political dealings, across continents, and toward comic resolutions that are unforeseeable.