New in Theaters This Week for 07/06/18
Welcome to a recurring feature here at The Nerd Mentality. As movie lovers, we often scramble to find all the films coming out in a given week. We thought we would take some of the guesswork out of it for our readers. We’ll be showcasing both wide and limited releases. So sit back watch some trailers and you might find something new to go watch this weekend. These films are what’s New in Theaters This Week for 07/06/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
The First Purge (Universal Pictures) 07/04/18
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Check out thoughts from our new reviewer David as he reviews The First Purge.
Fireworks (GKIDS) 07/04/18
Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her.
When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether. Fireworks tells a simple story of adolescent longing that taps deep wells of emotion. It is tale of youthful wistfulness, missed opportunities and long-ago dreams, of the urgency of young lovers, and the desire to create a separate universe, a magic place outside of time, where they can be together.
Whitney (Roadside Attractions)
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48.
The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.
The Lighthouse (Uncork’d Entertainment)
“A dark and disquieting journey into the heart of madness” (Starburst), the film, inspired by a terrifying true story, tells of two men trapped in an isolated lighthouse, surrounded by the deadly Irish sea, with both their minds ultimately pushed to the limits.
Originally released in the UK, The Lighthouse finally makes its US debut. We got an advanced look at this film and you can check out Corey’s review.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney)
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant Man and The Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Sunset Society (Cleopatra Entertainment)
Welcome to the Sunset Society, a secret organization in Hollywood where parties are held, musicians gather and blood flows freely! Ace (Lemmy from “Motorhead”) is the head vampire in charge who likes to keep the fun going while keeping the profile low. However, due to a few rebels in his midst, humans are starting to catch on to his vampire ways. In an attempt to keep a lid on his organization, Ace enlists the help of Frankie (Ron Jeremy), Sophia (Phoebe Dollar), and Mr. Cross (Robert Donavan) to stop the leak of information.
The Citizen (ArtMattan Films)
Wilson, a political refugee from Guinea Bissau now working as a security guard in Budapest, stumbles into love with Mary, the married teacher helping him cram for Hungarian citizenship, a situation further complicated by his paternal feelings for a fellow immigrant. Of the moment in an age of ethno-nationalist rhetoric and refugee crisis headlines, Hungarian director Vraniks’ deft, tender third feature, an austere powerhouse work using mostly nonprofessional performers, is also a film palpably connected to the most morally serious tradition of European cinema, while the movie’s combination of rigor and compassion beg comparison to Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.
Sorry To Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, David Cross, Danny Glover, Omari Hardwick, Marcella Bragio,Tom Woodruff Jr., Kate Berlant, Jermaine Fowler, Robert Longstreet, Teresa Navarro
Under the Tree (Magnolia Pictures)
UNDER THE TREE follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbors over an old and beautiful tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbors unexpectedly and violently reached a boiling point, soon spiraling out of control.
Moss (Breaking Glass Pictures)
In this Southern Gothic coming-of-age tale, an isolated and troubled young man, Moss, meets a mysterious and beautiful hiker on the banks of the river near his home on his eighteenth birthday. She guides him on a journey of self-discovery and helps him overcome the tragic death of his mother and the shadow it has cast on his relationship with his detached father. A sensitive portrait of rural North Carolina, MOSS reveals the struggles and beauty of lives deeply connected to nature.
Sharp Edges (Neon)
SHARP EDGES is an intimate look of the early years of American figure skater, Tonya Harding. Featuring footage from the ’80’s and interviews with Tonya, her coaches and mother (most recently portrayed by Allison Janney in an Oscar(R)-winning performance in I, TONYA) the film focuses on her first National Figure Skating Championship competition five years before becoming the first American female figure skater to nail the triple axel.
TNM Notes: No trailer to be found.
Bleeding Steel (Lionsgate premiere)
Hong Kong police inspector Lin Dong learns that a biochemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With help from a hacker, Lin tries to connect the dots between the device, a sinister army and a strange phenomenon.
No Postage Necessary (Two Roads Picture Co.)
Sam (George Blagden) always seems to make the wrong decision. A convicted computer hacker, he’s single, jaded and barred from using the internet. Forced to crash on his brother’s couch, Sam makes ends meet by working at the local Twistee Treat and stealing mail disguised as a postal worker.
Then, one stolen letter changes everything. Written by the beautiful Josie (Charleene Closshey) to her late husband, a Marine killed in Afghanistan, the heart-wrenching missive wakes something in Sam. Desperate to become worthy of such love, he conspires to meet the heartbroken war widow and become a better man. As the two grow closer, she warms to the idea of a new chance at love, but not before Sam’s past comes knocking at the door in the form of an FBI agent looking for missing bitcoins.
Na Band Na Baraati (HUM Films)
NA BAND NA BARAATI, upcoming Urdu film, trails the lives of a few Pakistani families living in Canada. It has a mix of culture, compassion, love, mischiefs, and entertainment.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (MUBI)
One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power.
As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.
Yellow Submarine (Abramorama) 07/10/2018 (Re-release)
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies. Yellow Submarine was restored in 4K digital resolution and the songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe plan to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 07/06/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.