Sunday, July 3, 2011

Movie Releases for the Week of July 3, 2011

Tom Hanks has the first certified summer flop with Larry Crowne. $13 million for the July long weekend is pretty dismal. When Transformers makes more than seven times your opening numbers you know something is really wrong. Glancing at the reviews I noticed words like “bland” and “predictable”.

Too bad. Hanks just doesn't seem to have any luck with features he directs. His directorial debut, That Thing You Do (1996), was a cute movie but it didn't make it's $26 million budget*. I still listen to the soundtrack but I might be the only one.

July 8

Director - John Carpenter
Cast - Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mamie Gummer, Mika Boorem

Director – Frank Coraci
Cast - Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Adam Sandler, Jon Favreau

Director – Seth Gordon
Cast - Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell

Director – Jonathan English
Cast - Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox, James Purefoy

Director – Matthew Chapman
Cast - Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam, Dean J. West

Project Nim (Documentary)
Director – James Marsh

Director – Michael Rapaport
Cast - Beastie Boys, Mary J. Blige, Common, Mike D, Phife Dawg

Director – Joseph Dorman

Director – Shion Sono
Cast - Makoto Ashikawa, Denden, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Hikari Kajiwara

*I get my movie information from various websites including IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

About the image: a publicity still from Larry Crowne featuring George Takei.

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