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[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – July 12, 2019

by Tori Ann
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Last week may have had only a few releases, but this upcoming weekend is certainly not short of new movies. A Chinese family looks to send their ailing grandmother off in the best way possible, a man discovers a whole new world when he takes up self-defense classes, a surfer continues the sport she loves even after a vicious shark attack, The Cure celebrates 40 years together, and much, much more.

The Art of Self-Defense (R)

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

Directed by Riley Stearns

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello

Release date: July 12

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (PG)

Bethany Hamilton lost her arm to a tiger shark at age 13, but this didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional surfer. However, it wasn’t only the competition that fueled her desire to stay in the big blue, but her love for the ocean. Not only has she conquered the giant walls but also the journey of being a mother–all with only one arm. She inspires and she never stops; Bethany Hamilton is Unstoppable.

Directed by: Aaron Lieber

Starring: Bethany Hamilton

Release date: July 12

Crawl (R)

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

Directed by Alexandre Aja

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, George Somner

Release date: July 12

The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park

English rock band The Cure honor their 40 years together with a live concert at London’s Hyde Park in July 2018.

Directed by Tim Pope

Starring: Jason Cooper, Reeves Gabrels, Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell, Robert Smith

Release date: July 11

The Farewell (PG)

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Directed by Lulu Wang

Starring: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Gil Perez-Abraham, Jim Liu, Ines Laimins

Release date: July 12

Stuber (R)

A mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a grizzled detective who is hot on the trail of a sadistic, bloodthirsty terrorist and finds himself thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he has to keep his wits, himself unharmed, and work with his passenger while maintaining his high-class rating.

Directed by Michael Dowse

Starring: Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Betty Gilpin, Natalie Morales, Kumail Nanjiani

Release date: July 12

Summer Night

A coming-of-age story about the complexities of young romantic relationships.

Directed by Joseph Cross

Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Lana Condor, Victoria Justice, Justin Chatwin, Callan McAuliffe

Release date: July 12

Super 30

Based on life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna.

Directed by Vikas Bahl

Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi, Amit Sadh, Aditya Srivastava

Release date: July 12

Sword of Trust (R)

Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.

Directed by Lynn Shelton

Starring: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell, Toby Huss

Release date: July 12 (Limited)


Two dysfunctional couples rent a modern luxury desert home for the weekend hoping to sort out their messed-up lives. Just as they are about to settle in for a fun night, a neighbour turns up at their front door saying she has car trouble. And that’s when the murderous trouble really starts. Because without knowing it, the four friends have landed slap-bang in the wrong violent place at precisely the wrong bloody time. Hopefully your nerves of steel will hold for one of the most stylish, atmospheric and terror-filled home invasion horrors of them all.

Directed by: Orson Oblowitz

Starring: Angela Trimbur, Zach Avery, Janel Parrish, Jonathan Howard, Carlo Rota

Release date: July 12

What new movies will you be seeing this weekend?

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