Welcome to July! It’s finally here, those long hot days that necessitate sitting in a cold theater and, inexplicably, paying for The First Purge. Surprise, the government sends in the military to kill Black people. Ugh.
Fireworks was also released before Friday:
And out Friday…
Whitney, a documentary from Kevin McDonald about singer Whitney Houston. Bring tissues.
The Lighthouse is a horror inspired by the terrifying Smalls Lighthouse Incident of 1801.
Moss is about an “isolated and troubled young man” (ugh, really?) who meets a beautiful woman (sigh) who changes his life (seriously, does she also die from cancer at the end?)
Sorry To Bother You is a science fiction comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer, with voices from Patton Oswalt and David Cross. Stanfield is a man who takes a job at a telemarketing company and ascends the ranks with his “white voice,” only to experience extreme capitalism. We are very excited to see this.
The Citizen is about a man who has an affair with the woman preparing him for his citizenship exam in Hungary.
Sunset Society is a vampire movie starring Lemmy and Ron Jeremy.
Sharp Edges is a documentary about Tonya Harding. It’s hard to find a trailer online, but it got a good review from Variety
Under the Tree is a dark comedy from Iceland about neighbors bickering about the length of tree branches, which encroach into another yard.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a sequel to 2015’S Ant-Man. Kate Beckinsale stars as The Wasp, a woman who was trained and totally capable, but only gets the sequel, while Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man is a small-time criminal who was always the star. America!
A Swingers Weekend, a comedy about a swinger’s weekend ruined by an unexpected guest. (It’s marked target=”new” rotten on Rotten Tomatoes.)
Gauguin: Voyage To Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as artist Paul Gauguin, who spent the last decade of his life in French Polynesia. (At which point the perspective and colors of his work changed dramatically.) This movie also has a rotten score. Which is good. The Tahitian woman he “marries” (HE! WAS! MARRIED! IN! EUROPE! WITH! A! FAMILY!) was THIRTEEN-YEARS-OLD. This is some Pocahontas bullshit.
As for Netflix…
Released July 3: The Comedy Lineup, featuring “up-and-coming comedians perform 15-minute sets.”
Anne with an E, season 2!
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed
First Team: Juventus: Part B
Free Rein, season 2!
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, season 2. There was no trailer at press time, which is probably for the best, since a recommended trailer had a man with his eye gouged out.
Samantha! (This is Netflix’s first Brazilian comedy!
Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
The Skin of The Wolf
Coming July 10:
Drug Lords: Season 2, with no trailer at press time.
Coming to Hulu July 11… Harlots!