Movies Coming Out This Weekend July 31 2009
Wondering what movies are coming out to theaters this Friday, July 31? Here is a list with our recommendations (which you can take or leave, it’s up to you).
DEFINITELY WATCH AT THE MOVIES
This is Judd Apatow’s latest comedy and I’m not about to miss it.
Funny People Synopsis: Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow (‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’ ‘Knocked Up’) has shown that nothing — not even losing your virginity or the miracle of childbirth — is sacred. About his third film behind the camera, he says, “I’m trying to make a very serious movie that is twice as funny as my other movies. Wish me luck!” Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in ‘Funny People,’ the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience.
Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne in a movie together, I have to see it. And of course the trailer looks really good.
Adam Synopsis: A strange and lyrical love story between a somewhat socially dysfunctional young man with asperger syndrome and the woman of his dreams.
I first heard about this movie at Comic Con and actually ended up going to the panel, because a friend wanted to check it out. It sounds like a really intriguing story with some really disturbed characters.
I have seen some of the director’s, Chan-wook Park, previous movies (including Old Boy) and they are always so twisted, but really good, that years later I still think about them. Although I wouldn’t watch them again. And so chances are this new movie about a priest who becomes a vampire will be as twisted and as great as his previous movies.
Thirst Synopsis: Beloved and devoted priest from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire. Physical and psychological changes lead to his affair with a wife of his childhood friend who is repressed and tired of her mundane life. The one-time priest falls deeper in despair and depravity. As things turns for worse, he struggles to maintain whats left of his humanity.
I am not usually a fan of documentaries, but after watching the trailer for The Cove, it definitely caught my interest. So I think it’s definitely something I’ll want to rent when it comes out.
The Cove Synopsis: In the 1960’s, Richard O’Barry was the world’s leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O’Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end. THE COVE, directed by Louie Psihoyos, tells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, O’Barry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.
DEFINITELY WATCH ON TV
Aliens in the Attic
This is a family movie, but from the looks of the trailer, I think it’s ok to wait and watch it when it airs on TV.
Aliens in the Attic Synopsis: Kids on a family vacation must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions — while the youngsters’ parents remain clueless about the battle.
HELL WILL FREEZE FIRST
Not only is this not my type of movie, but even then, it just doesn’t look that great.
The Collector Synopsis: The Collector follows the story of handyman and ex-con Arkin, who aims to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer’s country home. Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has already laid claim to the property – and the family. As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked “Collector” in a maze of lethal invention – the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg – while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.