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6 Flicks Picks for July 2018 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, July 1, 2018
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 2018?

What movies are coming out July 2018 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: July 6, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Synopsis: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Will I watch? = Yes

The First Purge

Synopsis: The film will be a prequel that will focus on the events that lead up to the very first Purge event.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Synopsis: Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac's Pack cannot resist going along. But once they leave port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Now it's Mavis' turn to play the overprotective parent, keeping her dad and Ericka apart. Little do they know that his "too good to be true" love interest is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to Dracula and all other monsters.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building...above the fire line.

Will I watch? = No

The Nun

Synopsis: A priest named Father Burke is sent to Romania to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.

Will I watch? = No

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Synopsis: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Will I watch? = No

Eighth Grade

Synopsis: A teenager tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Synopsis: In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.

Will I watch? = No

The Equalizer 2

Synopsis: Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Will I watch? = No

Mile 22

Synopsis: An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Will I watch? = No

Generation Wealth

Synopsis: A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Synopsis: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Will I watch? = Yes

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Synopsis: A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. Skyscraper — This looks dumb as all hell, but I needed a sixth movie, and given the other options in a very small amount of releases, this overtakes the more boring and less interesting premises for me. At least I can shut my brain off and look at explosions and Movie Pass this and not feel too guilty, whereas other things like Mamma Mia will make me want to blow my brains out.

5. The Equalizer 2 — I've never seen the first one, but it looked somewhat interesting. Maybe I'll go back and check that out and then see this.

4. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies — I've only seen some clips here and there of the show, as I'm 30 and this isn't marketed to me, but my niece watches it and it seems pretty funny from what I've checked out. Naturally, as you should know by now if you've followed the site, I'm a huge DC comics fan, so when they have things like this, it'll make the list by default just because I'm interested in the adaptation aspect, if nothing else, but this seemed kind of funny.

3. The First Purge — When I saw the first Purge film, I wasn't too impressed, but for some reason, I decided to watch the second one. That was pretty damn good, and I checked out the third as a result of that, and was impressed as well. They've earned my actual money this time with a 2/3, instead of just watching it at home.

2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout — Somehow, this series gets better with every movie. Yes, I'll say that #2 is better than #1, if not just for the soundtrack, which is amazing. #3 is better than #2, #4 amps things up again, and #5 was the best one yet. I didn't even have to see a trailer to know that I would be seeing this movie. As soon as they said it was coming out, I would have bought a ticket.

1. Ant-Man and the Wasp — It's an MCU movie. I don't think I need to clarify anything else, do I? Look at this site. This is the bread and butter of Fanboys Anonymous, and for as much as I shat all over Ant-Man before it came out, assuming it would be a flop, it's enjoyable as hell and I was wrong. This, naturally, also looks good and has me sold.


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