Friday, 09 July 2010 12:43
The summer movies keep on rolling out as July delivers a double-dose of Steve Carell in Despicable Me and Dinner for Schmucks. Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan is also dropping his sure-to-be blockbuster Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page. Sex icon Angelina Jolie returns to the screen with the mysterious action-thriller Salt.
By Brad McKay
July 9; Animated; PG; Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
In a quiet neighborhood, one house is extremely out of place, though no one quite knows why. What they don’t know is that the house belongs to Gru, the world’s most feared evil genius. Gru has been taking a break from evil-doing for a while, but wants to get back in the swing of things by stealing the biggest jewel of all: the moon. Just when he’s making the final preparations, he comes across three orphan girls in search of a loving home. Unable to turn them away, Gru must now juggle taking care of his newfound family while still getting his bad on.
July 16; Sci-Fi; PG-13; Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page
Dom Cobb is a man with the rare ability to steal thoughts from people’s dreams. His abilities have made him the perfect weapon in corporate espionage, and has also cost him everything he held dear. Just when Cobb is at his lowest, a client offers him the contract of a lifetime; his entire life for one job. The catch? Cobb must plant an idea into his target’s subconscious, not steal one. Backed by a team of experts, Cobb must traverse the limitless powers of the human mind and do the impossible, but what will he and his team do when their target fights back in the dream world he controls?
July 23; Action / Thriller; PG-13; Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Evelyn Salt is a CIA officer who puts her job above everything else. She firmly believes in duty and honor, and will give anything to serve her country. She has been accused of being a Russian spy by a defector. With no choice, Salt goes on the run, using all of her skills to elude capture while she searches for evidence to clear her name, and her former friends and fellow agents are relentlessly hunting her down. As the evidence keeps mounting, does the government really know who she is, and for that matter, does she even know herself?
Dinner for Schmucks
July 30; Comedy; PG-13; Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Jemaine Clement
Life is full of unexpected obstacles. Tim is a hardworking man who is on the verge of having everything he ever wanted. Through sheer determination, he has made himself the prime candidate for the promotion he’s long sought. There’s only one more hurdle to jump. Tim must find the most eccentric person he can find to bring to his boss’ annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the oddest dinner guest wins. Tim happens to come across Barry, a man whose biggest joy in life is dressing mice in costumes to recreate famous artworks. Tim feels assured of his success, but he has no idea how strange his night is going to become.