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6 Flicks Picks for July 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, July 1, 2017
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in July 2017?

What movies are coming out July 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Synopsis: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man.

Will I watch? = Yes

A Ghost Story

Synopsis: In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Will I watch? = Maybe

City of Ghosts

Synopsis: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.

Will I watch? = No

Patti Cake$

Synopsis: PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A Dutch couple, Martin and Margo Verfondern, move to a remote Spanish village of Santoalla to start a new life. There is conflict with the Spanish residents resulting in the disappearance of Martin.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

Synopsis: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Wish Upon

Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Will I watch? = No

Lady Macbeth

Synopsis: Set in 19th century rural England, young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a work on her estate.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2017


Synopsis: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Will I watch? = Yes

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Synopsis: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Will I watch? = Yes

Girls Trip

Synopsis: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2017

The Emoji Movie

Synopsis: Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

Will I watch? = No

Atomic Blonde

Synopsis: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Will I watch? = Maybe

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Synopsis: A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Will I watch? = No

From the Land of the Moon

Synopsis: In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

Will I watch? = No

The Midwife

Synopsis: A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. A Ghost Story — This looks like the most oddball movie of the month and I've always been interested in ghosts, so since I don't have any stronger options to take it out of the running, why not, right?

5. Atomic Blonde — Admittedly, I think this is trying a bit too hard, but it does still look kind of cool. I like the spy genre and the trailer did enough to make me go "yeah, sure" at least as far as picking six films this month would go.

4. War for the Planet of the Apes — I'm ashamed to say I haven't yet watched the previous two films, although I did see the original and Tim Burton's awful remake, and bits and pieces of the old sequels. This new trilogy looks so good and I really want to sit down and watch Rise and Dawn before seeing this one.

3. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planet — I feel like this is going to tank at the box office, but I'm going to try to see it anyway. The visuals alone are cool and I know nothing about the source material, so this could be an interesting sci-fi film that comes under the radar and turns into a very enjoyable new series. I'm not so pumped about it to make it a guarantee I'll check it out, or to start reading the books or anything beforehand, but I'll give it a shot. At the very least, when it comes out to rent, I'll watch it.

2. Dunkirk — I was disappointed in Interstellar but we're still talking about Christopher Nolan here. Even though this particular story isn't something I care about, and he fell short of expectations with The Dark Knight Rises, he's still responsible for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Memento and Inception so he gets a pass until his filmography starts becoming an uneven ratio. For the record, The Prestige and Insomnia are just kind of meh like Interstellar. Four awesome movies, four that didn't live up to the hype but were still okay, and no "bad" ones.

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming — Fuck. Yes. I'm so worried about a few of the choices they've made with characters like how Flash Thompson is totally not Flash Thompson and such, but this is Spider-Man we're talking about, which is my #2 favorite superhero of all time. I bought 16 tickets for this immediately when I could in May.


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