Pick of the Litter – July 2018


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Ant-Man and the Wasp

(Disney/Marvel) Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer. Earth’s mightiest (and tiniest) hero returns to face a new nemesis, take on a partner, and go to the quantum realm to rescue Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp whose mantle has been taken up by her daughter in the original’s absence. The movie is set before the events of Avengers: Infinity War but as with the upcoming Captain Marvel what happens in this film will have a massive effect on the upcoming untitled sequel. July 6

INDEPENDENT PICKS

Under the Tree

(Magnolia) Steinϸór Hróar Steinϸórsson, Edda Björvinsdóttir, SigurƋur Sigurjónsson, ϸorsteinn Bachmann. Two neighbors live in an idyllic Icelandic suburb. The cracks in the veneer begin to show when one complains that their neighbor’s tree is hanging over their sundeck. Things just escalate from there in this Dramedy reminiscent of The ‘Burbs. July 6

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

(Amazon) Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black. Gus van Sant directs this Sundance hit featuring the true story of cartoonist John Callahan who was paralyzed in a car accident. Getting his life back together after the injury will be one thing but a far greater challenge will be getting sober. July 13

Shock and Awe

(Vertical) James Marsden, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Milla Jovovich. George W. Bush made the startling claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, leading to our invasion of Iraq. More than 15 years later, we’re still there despite the fact that no WMDs were ever found. This movie chronicles the reporters who looked to see through the official story to discover the truth about our war in Iraq. An all-star cast highlights the latest film by Rob Reiner, who also stars. July 13

Generation Wealth

(Amazon) Jacqueline Siegel, Florian Homm Tiffany Masters, Robert Strauser. The United States has seen a drastic shift in values over the past 20 years. The acquisition of wealth has become an obsession to the point of toxicity. How did this change come about and what does it mean for our society? This chilling documentary is brought to us by the filmmakers behind The Queen of Versailles. July 20

Our House

(IFC Midnight) Nicola Peltz, Thomas Mann, Percy Hynes White, Xavier de Guzman. A young genius, attempting to create a means of sending electricity without wires but instead accidentally invents a device that amplifies paranormal energy in his house. At first he hopes to bring back the spirits of loved ones who have passed on but it soon appears that he has unleashed something far worse than he could have ever imagined.. July 27

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

(Greenwich)  Scotty Bowers, Peter Bart, Stephen Fry, William Mann. In the Golden Age of Hollywood, being outed as gay was a career killer. It was not unusual for gay and lesbian stars to lead a double life. The only degree of normalcy came from Scotty Bowers, a World War II veteran who provided men and women for gay and lesbian stars to have relationships with. This highly unusual documentary played this year’s Florida Film Festival. July 27

July 2018


Ant-Man and the Wasp

JULY 3, 2018

On the Ropes – VOD
Sunset – VOD

JULY 4, 2018

The First Purge
Army of One – Limited
Fireworks – Limited

JULY 6, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Bleeding Steel – Limited
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter – Netflix
The Lighthouse – Limited
Moss – Limited
Na Band Na Baraati – Limited
Ryuchi Sakamoto: Coda – Limited
Sharp Edges – Limited
The Skin of the Wolf – Netflix
Sorry to Bother You – Limited
Sunset Society – Limited
Under the Tree – Limited
White Fang – Netflix
Whitney – Limited

JULY 7, 2018

King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen – Limited

JULY 10, 2018

A Swinger’s Weekend – Limited
Rock in the Red Zone – VOD
The Broken Ones – Limited

JULY 11, 2018

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti – Limited

JULY 13, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Skyscraper

7 Splinters in Time – Limited/VOD
A Midsummer’s Night Dream – Limited
Angels on Tap – Limited
Dark Money – PBS/Limited
The Devil’s Doorway – Limited
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – Limited
Eighth Grade – Limited
Holy Hell – Limited/VOD
How It Ends – Netflix
Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity – Los Angeles
Milford Graves: Full Mantis – Limited
No Postage Necessary – Limited
Path of Blood – Limited
Poor Boy – Limited
Shock and Awe – Limited
Soorma – Limited
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story – Limited

JULY 15, 2018

Nanny Surveillance – VOD
Stray Bullet – Netflix

JULY 17, 2018

Across the River – VOD
1/1 – VOD
Billionaire Boys Club – VOD

JULY 20, 2018

The Equalizer 2
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
Unfriended: Dark Web

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story – Expands to Los Angeles
Sorry to Bother You – Expands Wide
Broken Star – Limited
Damascus Cover – Limited
Far from the Tree – Limited
Father of the Year – Netflix
Generation Wealth – Limited
McQueen – Limited
Occupation – Limited
Paralyzed With Fear – Limited
Pin Cushion – Limited
The Third Murder – Limited

JULY 24, 2018

No Good Heroes – Limited

JULY 25, 2018

93Queen – Limited

JULY 27, 2018

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

The Bleeding Edge – Netflix
Bored in the U.S.A. – Limited
The Captain – Limited
Citizen Clark…A Life of Principle – Limited
Cocote – Limited
Davi’s Way – Limited
Dead Night – Limited
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings – Limited
Eating Animals – Limited
Extinction – Netflix
Good Manners – Limited
Hell Mountain – Limited
Hot Summer Nights – Limited
Killer Bees – Limited
Love is Tolerance – Tolerance is Love – Los Angeles
Our House – Limited
Puzzle – Limited
The Row – Limited
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 – Limited
Scarred Hearts – Limited
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood – Limited

JULY 28, 2018

The Wrong Cruise – Lifetime

JULY 29, 2018

Bucket List – YouTube Premium
The Road to Edmund – Limited

JULY 31, 2018

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story – Expands to VOD
Iron Brothers – VOD