JULY 2009: FILM RELEASE SCHEDULE
July 3rd – Wide Releases
Public Enemies/Universal/143 min./Michael Mann, Johnny Depp & Christian Bale/Crime, Drama/The man tries to stick it to legendary criminal John Dillinger/See It!
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs/20th Century Fox/TBD/Carlos Saldanha & Mike Thurmeier/ Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary/ Family, Comedy/Three primitive creatures continue their unfunny journey through the prehistoric era./Skip It!
July 3rd – Salt Lake Film Society Releases
Away We Go/Focus Features/98 min./Sam Mendes/John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph/Comedy, Drama/The anticipation and terror of parenthood paves the way for comedic road trip gold./See It!
O'horten/Sony Pictures Classics/90 min./Bent Hamer/Baard Owe/Comedy, Drama/A day in the life of a train conductor who realizes his life is meaningless and lonely./Rent It!
Whatever Works/Sony Pictures Classics/92 min./Woody Allen/Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood/Comedy, Romance/An oddball chess teacher marries a dimwitted stranger regardless of their 40-year age difference./See It!
July 10th – Wide Releases
Brüno/Universal/TBD/Larry Charles/Sacha Baron Cohen/Comedy, Mockumentary/Cohen’s third alternate personality arrives to deliver homophobic hilarity across America./See It!
I Love You, Beth Cooper/Fox Atomic/TBD/Chris Columbus/Hayden Panettiere/Comedy/Nerdy valedictorian and high school princess spend an unforgettable night together … sounds like a horrible sequel to The Breakfast Club./Skip It!
July 10th – Salt Lake Film Society Releases
Every Little Step/Sony Pictures Classics/96 min./Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern/Aspiring Broadway Dancers/Documentary/Fierce competition between dancers competing to star in the revitalization of A Chorus Line./Rent It!
Moon/Sony Pictures Classics/97 min./Duncan Jones/Sam Rockwell/Sci-Fi, Thriller/Solitary lunar excavation employee discovers he may not be the only occupant on the satellite’s surface./See It!
Chéri/Miramax Films/100 min./Stephen Frears/Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend/Romance/A turn of the century cougar ends her six-year affair with two unsuspecting gentlemen from opposite ends of the social spectrum./Rent It!
Tulpan/Zeitgeist Films/100 min./Sergei Dvortsevoy/Askhat Kuchencherekov/Comedy, Drama/A Kazakhstanian daydreamer (not Borat) desires to be a successful herdsman, but must marry in order to do so./See It!
July 17th – Wide Release
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince/Warner Bros./TBD/David Yates/Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman/Adventure, Fantasy/Puberty-bound Potter continues his fight against the evil forces of a noseless Ralph Fiennes./See It!
July 17th – Salt Lake Film Society Release
Revanche/Janus Films/121 min./Götz Spielmann/Johannes Krisch/Crime, Drama/A bitter bank robber seeks revenge on the police officer who killed his lover./See It!
July 24th – Wide Releases
G-Force/Disney/TBD/Hoyt Yeatman/Nicolas Cage, Zach Galifianakis/Family, Adventure/Assassin guinea pigs with the ability to talk battle a wicked billionaire to save the world … why is Richard Gere sweating so much?/Skip It!
The Ugly Truth/Columbia Pictures/101 min./Robert Luketic/Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler/Comedy, Romance/An idiotic blonde receives relationship advice from her egotistical co-worker./Skip It!
Orphan/Warner Bros./TBD/Jaume Collet-Serra/Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, Isabelle Fuhrman/Horror, Thriller/An unappreciative adoptee reigns evil on her new family./Rent It!
July 24th – Salt Lake Film Society Release
The Hurt Locker/Summit Entertainment/131 min./Kathryn Bigelow/Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty/The chronicle of bomb disposal unit in the midst of war … it’s like Office Space with explosives./See It!
July 31st – Wide Releases
Funny People/Universal/136 min./Judd Apatow/Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen/Comedy, Drama/Two stand-up comedians discover the important aspects of life beyond their on-stage personas./See It!
Aliens in the Attic/20th Century Fox/TBD/John Schultz/Ashley Tisdale, Andy Richter/Family, Fantasy/A ragtag group of intergalactic aliens declare war on an unsuspecting family on vacation./Skip It!
July 31st – Salt Lake Film Society Releases
500 Days of Summer/Fox Searchlight Pictures/95 min./Marc Webb/Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel/Comedy, Romance/A hopeless romantic falls frantically in love with an irritable realist./See It!
Herb and Dorothy/Arthouse Films/89 min./Megumi Sasaki/Herbert Vogel, Dorothy Vogel/Documentary/An account of two exceptional minimalist art collectors./Skip It!
Tower at Midnight Series
July 3rd – Wet Hot American Summer
July 10th – Harold and Maude
July 17th – Spirited Away
July 24th – Dark City
July 31st – The Graduate
Kath and Kim: Season 1/Universal/354 min./Various/Selma Blair, Molly Shannon/Comedy/A cougar mom and spoiled daughter reevaluate their lives after moving back in together/Skip It.
Knowing/Summit Entertainment/121 min./Alex Proyas/Nicolas Cage/Sci-Fi, Action/A parchment predicts catastrophic events … think Cage’s toupee decision is on there?/Skip It!
Push/Summit Entertainment/111 min./Paul McGuigan/Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning/Retarded superheroes fight an underground government agency to save their kind./Skip It!
Reno 911: Season 6/Paramount/330 min./Various/Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Cedric Yarbrough/The special deputies of Reno’s law enforcement continue cleansing the streets of the biggest little city in the world./Buy It!
The Unborn/Universal/87 min./David S. Goyer/Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman/A girl is haunted by the spirit of her dead twin which invokes a series of disturbing images./Rent It!
The State: The Complete Series/Paramount/514 min./Various/Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Michael Ian Black/The off-the-wall sketch comedy show the represented the 90s MTV crowd perfectly./Buy It!
Coraline/Universal/100 min./Henry Selick/Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher/A girl embarks on an imaginative journey into another dimension that eerily mirrors her own complicated world./Rent It!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Season 1.1/Shout! Factory/480 min./Various/Chris Latta, Michael Bell/Another addition to the 80s cartoon collection available on DVD./Buy It!
Watchmen/Warner Bros./186 min./Zack Snyder/Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson/Alan Moore’s graphic novel about vigilante superheroes beautifully comes to life./Buy It!
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5/Universal/763 min./Various/Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber/The final conflicts of war against the Cylons and the search for Earth will finally be unraveled in the series finale./Buy It!
Dollhouse: Season 1/20th Century Fox/694 min./Various/Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix/Covert spies are assigned top secret missions that end with their memories being erased after completion./Rent It!
Dragonball: Evolution/20th Century Fox/85 min./James Wong/Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum, Chow Yun-Fat/The Japanese anime sensation hideously comes to life when it should have stayed in Cartoon Land./Skip It!
Fast & Furious/Universal/107 min./Justin Lin/Vin Diesel, Paul Walker/The original middle-aged cast is back for another round of street racing and illegal international operations./Rent It!
JULY 2009: FILM RELEASE SCHEDULE