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Movie Preview July 2016: 10 Films we can’t wait to see this month

Posted in: Movie Preview  |  By: John Hanlon  |  July 7th, 2016
Movie Preview July 2016

Looking for a way to stay out of the heat this summer? Our movie preview July 2016 edition offers a first look at 10 movies we can’t wait to see.

July has been a rough month at the movies so far. Last weekend, website three major movies opened up nationwide. Only one looks to be profitable. The low-budgeted thriller The Purge: Election Year started out strong but both The Legend of Tarzan and The B.F.G had unremarkable opening weekends considering how much money was spent to bring these stories to the big screen. But there’s still plenty of other films coming out this month that could really excite the audiences and critics alike. With that in mind, page we’re offering our movie preview July 2016 edition.

Here are a list of 10 films we can’t wait to see this month.

Check it out and if you disagree or think I missed something, let me know in the comments section.

The Secret Life of Pets (July 8th): For three weekends in a row, Finding Dory has dominated the box office, earning more than 380 million domestically thus far in its run. This weekend, the feature has family-friendly competition.

Featurting the voices of Louis C.K, Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart, the feature seeks to show viewers what pets really do when their owners are away. Director Chris Renaud (who co-directed Despicable Me and its sequel) and Yarrow Cheney (who served as a production designer on both films) helmed this new animated film that could clean up at the box office this weekend.

Check out the trailer below.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (July 8th)Since Neighbors 2 which hit theaters earlier this year, there haven’t been a lot of adult comedies at the box office. That will change when Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates hits theaters this weekend.

Co-starring Zac Efron and Adam Devine, the comedy tells the story of two immature brothers who are forced by their family to find respectable wedding dates for an upcoming wedding. Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza star as two women who want to be their dates. These women are immature as well but are forced to pose as professional young ladies in order to earn the trust of Mike and Dave. This looks like it could be a hilarious trip.

See for yourself by checking out the trailer below.

Ghostbusters (July 15th): One of the most talked-about new movies of 2016 is this re-imagining of the original Ghostbusters movie. There’s been some negative press about the new feature but I can’t wait to see what director Paul Feig has come up with her.

The new Ghostbusters crew will be played by Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones. Feig has previously done some incredible work with McCarthy and Wiig, helming Bridesmaids, Spy and The Heat before this.

Check out the trailer below to see for yourself.

The Infiltrator (July 15th): Bryan Cranston as a character who is in over his head? Count me in. The Oscar-nominated lead of Trumbo stars as an official here who becomes involved in an epic drug sting.

Judging from the trailer alone, it looks like Cranston plays a character who is similar in some ways to Walter White, his beloved character from Breaking Bad. His character may start out as innocent and naive but it looks like he will soon become accustomed to working with some of the seediest characters onscreen. Here though, it looks like he will remain on the good side of the law. We hope.

Check out the trailer below.

Cafe Society (July 15th): Woody Allen’s new film Cafe Society opened the Cannes Film festival earlier this year but it will finally open up in the United States in mid-July. Co-starring Steve Carrell and Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, the feature has earned several rave reviews.

Audiences will need to wait to see the complete product but in the meantime, you can  check out the film’s trailer below.

Star Trek Beyond (July 22nd): A new voyage for the Star Trek team kicks off at the end of this month.This will be the third entry in this well-liked reboot series that starts Chris Pine as Captain Kirk.

Sadly though, the cast of this feature suffered a huge loss when Anton Yelchin, the young actor who plays Chekov, died a few weeks ago in a freak accident. Even though this film will likely be a lot of fun, watching Yelchin here will likely remind audiences of what a tragic loss his family, friends and the film community faced when he passed away at the age of 27.

Check out the trailer below.

 Ice Age: Collision Course (July 22nd): A few weeks after The Secret Lives of Pets opens, another family-friendly animated movie will hit the big screen. Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth entry in the long-running Ice Age franchise.

This new film focuses on a potential meteor strike that could hit the Earth. Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary return to voice their characters here alongside newcomers Adam Devine and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Check out the trailer below.

Don’t Think Twice (July 22nd): Written and directed by Mike Birbiglia, the new comedy Don’t Twink Twice tells the story of an improv group of friends who are struggling to succeed in the difficult business. Featuring a young cast, the comedy attempts to show how tough it is for improv comedians to find success.

Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs are the actors here. Bringing this unique story to the big screen feels like a great idea and the trailer looks really impressive. Check it out below.

Jason Bourne (July 29th): It’s been nine years since Oscar-winning screenwriter Matt Damon played super-soldier Jason Bourne. Here, he returns to the action franchise co-starring alongside Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones and the returning Julia Stiles.

Director Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum, Captain Phillips) also returns to the franchise in this new entry. Check out the action-packed trailer below.

Bad Moms (July 29th): Moms go wild in the raunchy new comedy Bad Moms. Good moms face off against bad moms in this highly-anticipated film.

Co-starring Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kathryn Hahn, this picture could live up to the hype and dliver some great comedy to end the month. Check out the trailer below.

July promises to be an fun-filled month for moviegoers and if these trailers are any indication, some of these movies could be a lot of fun.

Make sure you mark your calendar for these 10 July 2016 movies.

July 8th: The Secret Life of PetsMike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

July 15th: Ghostbusters, The Infiltrator, Cafe Society

July 22nd: Star Trek Beyond, Ice Age Collision Course, Don’t Think Twice

July 29th: Jason Bourne, Bad Moms