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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, July 10; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, July 10; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 10. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.]


The Gallows
Director: Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing
Cast: Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Price T. Morgan, Mackie Burt
Synopsis: “Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C- (7 reviews)

Director: Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin
Cast: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Steve Carell
Synopsis: “Gru is recruited by an organization to stop Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (11 reviews)

Director: Tarsem Singh
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Tom Waite, Michelle Dockery
Synopsis: “An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origins and the secret organization that will kill to keep its secrets.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C- (8 reviews)


10,000 KM
Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Cast: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer
Synopsis: “Alexandra and Sergi make love in their tiny Barcelona apartment. They’ve decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alex receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. Separated by 10,000 kilometers, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (New York and Los Angeles)

Director: Dito Montiel
Cast: Robin Williams, Kathy Baker, Roberto Aguire, Bob Odenkirk, Giles Matthey, Eléonore Hendricks
Synopsis: “Nolan Mack, a soft-spoken bank employee, undoubtedly loves his wife Joy, though their cavernous empty house only underscores how disconnected they’ve always been from each other. Nolan finds himself drifting from his familiar present-day life in pursuit of lost time after meeting a troubled young man named Leo on his drive home. What begins as an aimless drive down an unfamiliar street turns into a life-altering series of events.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on July 19th)

Do I Sound Gay?
Director: David Thorpe
Synopsis: “In his feature-length documentary debut Do I Sound Gay?, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self- discovery, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay.” Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people — both gay and straight — often wish for a different voice. His personal journey uncovers layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem, gaining frank and funny perspectives from public figures such as comedian Margaret Cho, actor George Takei, sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, fashion guru Tim Gunn, and writer David Sedaris.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (8 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to sixteen additional markets throughout September)

Mad Women
Director: Jeff Lipsky
Cast: Kelsey Lynn Stokes, Reed Birney, Christina Starbuck, Eli Percy, Jamie Harrold, Sharon Van Ivan, Russell Koplin, Frances Eve, Bob Jaffe, Ali Selim
Synopsis: “Young and beautiful, Nevada Smith craves to find a place for herself in a family of overachievers. Her mother is running for political office, her father is a successful dentist and her older sister is working overseas. In addition, the family is still grieving the death of a sister who died at a young age. When her mother discovers she has cancer and her father is suddenly sent to prison, Nevada is overwhelmed with the emotional need to comfort her mother.”
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on July 24th and in Portland on August 14th)

Meet Me in Montenegro
Director: Alex Holdridge & Linnea Saasen
Cast: Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen, Rupert Friend, Jennifer Ulrich
Synopsis: “Finding himself in a career roadblock, Anderson begins to feel nostalgic about a blissful but brief romantic tryst he had several years ago in Montenegro, and heads to Berlin to rediscover what might have been. He visits his friends Stephen and Friederike, a couple floundering between commitment and conclusion. Berlin nestles these couples in her outstretched streets, while they wrestle with the perennial challenge of finding love, recognizing it and keeping it alive.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto)

Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt
Synopsis: “Thirteen time All-Star, League MVP, Finals MVP, NBA Superstar Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest and most famous athletes of all time as the first non-American to lead his team to a NBA victory. It’s the story of the fascinating relationship between Dirk Nowitzki and his personal coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner. Holger, the German basketball legend and scientist recognized Nowitzki’s talent early on and helped Nowitzki invent a perfect jump shot: German engineering meets NBA basketball. It is also a film about Dirk Nowitzki and billionaire Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks and how they became the top team they are today.”
Theatrical Release: Dallas

Director: Paul Lazarus
Synopsis: “Dean Kamen invented the Segway and lives in a house with secret passages, a helicopter garage, a closet full of denim and a massive 19th-century steam engine filling its atrium. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. Kamen reminisces about developing home dialysis technology and choosing to forego parenthood while lamenting he has only one lifetime for inventing.”
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on July 17th, in Philadelphia on August 2nd and Santa Fe on August 7th)

Stations of the Cross
Director: Dietrich Brüggemann
Cast: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter
Synopsis: “Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist interpretation of Catholicism. Everything that Maria thinks and does must be examined before God. And since the Lord is a strict shepherd, she lives in constant fear of committing some misconduct. Whilst Maria’s mother takes a tough line in compelling her daughter to stay on the path of righteousness, her father is often reticent and stands back during critical moments. Conflicts intensify as arguments erupt with teachers and doctors. Desperate to please everyone, Maria soon finds herself trapped in the crossfire.” [Berlin International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (15 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York

Director: Kim Farrant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, Maddison Brown
Synopsis: “New to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, the Parker family is thrown into crisis when Catherine and Matthew discover that their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits the town. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search led by local cop David Rae. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children’s fate.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: C (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Portland and Seattle)

The Suicide Theory
Director: Dru Brown
Cast: Leon Cain, Steve Mazoukis
Synopsis: “Steven Ray was never quite normal. But when tragedy strikes in the form of a deadly hit-and-run incident at a city cross walk, his violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable. One night, as Steven plots his next murder, he meets Percival, whose unsuccessful attempt at suicide not only interferes with Stevens plans, but the chance encounter also introduces the two into each others sad and lonely lives. Percival believes hes cursed after miraculously surviving each suicide attempt and concludes fate brought he and Steven together. So he hires Steven to assist him in suicide. Steven does not believe in fate and thinks Percival is desperate and delusional. But he accepts the offer. Easy money. After Percival continues to miraculously survive each attempt on his life, Steven starts to believe. He tries to help Percival figure out ways to break the curse. And in the process, they form an unlikely friendship through the common bond of tragedy.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle)

Director: Sean Baker
Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan, Alla Tumanyan, James Ransone
Synopsis: “It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown, and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (29 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Toronto (expands to various cities nationwide through the end of August)

Tap World
Director: Dean Hargrove
Synopsis: “A documentary starring the most cutting-edge tap dancers from across the globe, following leaders of the art form who are shaping the community around them. Their personal stories of inspiration, struggle, and triumph are keeping this art form alive and thriving internationally. For the first time, tap dancers of all ages were encouraged to share their individual journey through tap dance to be included in the film. Over 115 submissions were received from more than a dozen countries. The most compelling were chosen and weaved into the film alongside some of the Masters of Tap. The enthusiasm and support for this project clearly exemplifies the global growth appreciation and passion for Tap Dance.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC

What We Did on Our Holiday
Director: Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin
Cast: David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Bobby Smalldridge, Emilia Jones, Ben Miller, Celia Imrie
Synopsis: “Doug and Abi and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s birthday party. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability…”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Houston) 

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