Summer movie season is heating up, with major crowdpleasers and indie gems offering a major seasonal rush throughout the month. «Destinations» picks five films coming out this month or that are already in the theaters, including Marvel’s new Spider-Man reboot, the last in the Planet of the Apes trilogy and one of the best historical drama in recent years.
After his debut as a young Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland fleshes out the character as he returns home to his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). Robert Downey Jr co-stars as his mentor Tony Stark, and Michael Keaton takes on a villain role as the Vulture. The reboot of the Spider-Man franchise is the 16th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Holland confirmed that his character had been part of the MCU since 2010. On general release from 5th July.
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War for the Planet of the Apes
The third part of the rebooted trilogy has drawn praise for offering a fitting climax to a critically-acclaimed blockbuster franchise, balancing epic action with nuanced performances. After the last film’s ballistic finale, it would have been easy for Matt Reeves to sit back and hurl fur and fireballs at the screen for two hours… But Reeves is no Michael Bay, and War is a more subtle beast than its title implies. Critics describe the film as a soulful, mesmerising spectacle. Andy Serkis reprises his role as the leader of the apes, Caesar, who leaves his tribe on a revenge quest that ends in a battle between humans and hominids. It’s as much about internal as external conflict. On general release from 11th July.
Director Christopher Nolan follows up the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Interstellar with what’s set to be one of the most ambitious historical war movies yet. He has used a real naval destroyer in battle sequences, and there have been rumours that Warner Bros paid $5m for a vintage World War II airplane. The ensemble cast includes Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead and One Direction’s Harry Styles, and long-time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer provides the score. Nolan has re-enacted the 1940 evacuation of more than 300,000 stranded Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. On general release from 19th July.
Despicable me 3
After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother - a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps - one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad. In movie theaters right now.
Scott and Kate Johansen must figure out a way to earn some money after their daughter's scholarship falls through. When all else fails, the desperate couple join forces with their neighbor Frank to start an underground casino in his home. As the cash rolls in and the good times fly, Scott and Kate soon learn that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. In movie theaters right now.
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Here’s every notable movie coming to theaters in July 2017 and this line-up offers a major seasonal rush throughout the month.