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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 15, 2016)

Wondering what movies are out this weekend? We've got you covered.

“The Infiltrator”

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To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

SEE MORE: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 15. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.


Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Bill Murray, Charles Dance, Elizabeth Perkins, Sigourney Weaver
Synopsis: A paranormal researcher (Melissa McCarthy), a physicist (Kristen Wiig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway worker (Leslie Jones) try to rid New York of ghosts that can possess humans.

The Infiltrator
Director: Brad Furman
Cast: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Ryan, Diane Kruger
Synopsis: A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.


At the Fork
Director: John Papola
Synopsis: Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers—real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.
Theatrical Release: Various (via Tugg)

C Street
Director: Peter Iengo
Cast: Bruce Altman, Carey Lowell, Dylan Walsh, Michael Gross, Shaun Licata
Synopsis: C Street is a comedy farce about a power hungry intern who pimps out his apartment to sex-starved politicians, only to find his boss using it to have an affair with the girl of his dreams.
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Washington, DC

Café Society
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Jeannie Berlin, Parker Posey, Steve Carell
Synopsis: Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby’s colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age.
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, El Paso and Coral Gables, FL)

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank
Director: Laura Israel
Synopsis: The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now-formidable body of artistic gestures. From the early ’90s on, Frank has been making his films and videos with the brilliant editor Laura Israel, who has helped him to keep things homemade and preserve the illuminating spark of first contact between camera and people/places. Don’t Blink is Israel’s like-minded portrait of her friend and collaborator, a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves us a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90.
Theatrical Release: New York

Director: Drake Doremus
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Bel Powley, Claudia Kim, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver
Synopsis: A utopian future society where crime and violence have been eradicated through the genetic elimination of human emotion, and where those afflicted with the emotional “disease” are forced to go on the run.
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands nationwide on July 22nd)

For A Few Bullets
Director: Pan Anzi
Cast: Lin Gengxing, Liu Xiaoqing, Zhang Jingchu
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle)

Free to Run
Director: Pierre Morath
Synopsis: Today, all anybody needs to run is the determination and a pair of the right shoes. But just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who competed on tracks. With insight and propulsive energy, director Pierre Morath traces running’s rise to the 1960s, examining how the liberation movements and newfound sense of personal freedom that defined the era took the sport out of the stadiums and onto the streets, and how legends like Steve Prefontaine, Fred Lebow, and Kathrine Switzer redefined running as a populist phenomenon.
Theatrical Release: New York

Garnet’s Gold
Director: Ed Perkins
Synopsis: Twenty years ago, Garnet Frost nearly lost his life hiking near Scotland’s Loch Arkaig. The near-death experience still haunts him to this day, and, in particular, a peculiar wooden stick he discovered serendipitously right before he was rescued. Believing the staff (as he calls it) is actually a marker for a fortune hidden nearly 300 years ago, Garnet embarks on a treasure hunt to search for the lost riches. But beneath the search for gold lies a poignant pursuit for life’s meaning and inspiration.
Theatrical Release: New York

Lucha Mexico
Director: Ian Markiewicz, Alex Hammond
Synopsis: In Mexico, the fight between good and evil has been waged every week for decades, thrilling generations of fans with the spectacle of Lucha Libre. Real-life superheroes and villains, these masked wrestlers put their lives on the line night after night to entertain the legions of fans. Gaining unprecedented access to all the major Lucha promotions, Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz offer an entertaining, no holds barred look at some of the sport’s top performers, featuring the “1000% Guapo” Shocker, Luchador heir Blue Demon Jr, the tragic hardcore wrestler El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, and extreme American bodybuilder Jon “Strongman” Andersen. Lucha Mexico goes behind the mask, on a journey into the heart of Mexico.
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle)

Outlaws and Angels
Director: JT Mollner
Cast: Ben Browder, Chad Michael Murray, Francesca Eastwood, Luke Wilson, Madisen Beaty, Teri Polo
Synopsis: A gang of cold-blooded outlaws narrowly escapes a blood-soaked bank robbery in a grimy frontier town. With a notorious bounty hunter hot on their trail, these nefarious criminals desperately need a place to hide out before night falls. Fate brings them to the home of the Tildons, a seemingly innocent family with two feisty daughters. As the men settle in, an impetuous game of cat and mouse plays out during the cold, black night. Come morning, nothing will ever be the same.
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

Phantom Boy
Director: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Edouard Baer, Gaspar Gagnol, Jackie Berroyer, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Synopsis: An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls.
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on July 22nd)

Director: Joseph Mazzello
Cast: Aaron Tveit, Chace Crawford, Joseph Mazzello, Philip Winchester, Tyler Hoechlin
Synopsis: When twelve ragtag teammates set out to play what should be a meaningless summer intramural baseball game, it ends up becoming the most important game of their lives. This collection of characters – the reliever turned starting pitcher (Tyler Hoechlin), a hot dog power hitter (Chace Crawford), an outfielder with anger management issues (Joe Mazzello), a player coach with clipboard envy (Duke Davis Roberts), an over-eager catcher (Ryan Pinkston), the old guy who shouldn’t be playing anymore (Philip Winchester), and the guy everyone forgot was on the team (Matt Bush) – truly gives new meaning to the phrase “amateur status.” As they struggle to transition away from baseball and towards an uncertain future, the best player among them (Aaron Tveit) – who they all felt should have gotten drafted – has to deal with the news that his big league dreams were dashed, leaving him grappling with why he should still play.
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

There are more releases from July 8, which you can still catch here.

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