Can you believe we’re already half way through the year?! EOFY has come and gone and we’re on the home-stretch to Christmas. But before that, there’s still plenty of amazing new films being released every month. Let’s check out what’s hitting the library shelves in July.
MA15+ | Horror | July 3
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
Fighting With My Family
M | Biography | July 10
Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training programme, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn
The Kindergarten Teacher
M | Drama | July 10
Writer-director Sarah Colangelo’s sophomore feature film is based on the 2014 Israeli film of the same name. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a forty-year old married kindergarten teacher living in Staten Island who is terminally bored with her banal middle-class existence. When she becomes convinced that her five-year-old student is a budding poetic genius, she decides to nurture his talents in a reckless and questionable manner.
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood
MA15+ | Horror | July 10
Based on the novel by Stephen King. After the Creed family relocates from Boston to rural Maine, they soon discover an ancient burial ground hidden deep in the woods near they new home. When tragedy strikes, the grief-stricken father is driven by the cemetery’s sinister power, setting off a perilous chain of events that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
M | Action | July 17
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart- inside a ripped, godlike body – Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!
Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel
Alita: Battle Angel
M | Action | July 24
Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
PG | Animated | July 3
A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery–the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world’s wildest rides operated by fin-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park.
Cast: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell
PG | Family | July 10
Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with over-sized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction–bringing in huge audiences and revitalising the run-down circus. The elephant’s magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito
PG | Animated | July 24
Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr Link, who is 8 feet tall and covered in fur, recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, the trio encounters their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world. Through it all, they learn that sometimes one can find a family in the places one least expects.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry
I’m Dying Up Here
R18+ | Comedy | July 3
Before the internet and viral videos made it easy for aspiring comics to get their material seen, they had to travel and perform at comedy clubs to rise through the ranks of stand-up comedy and make a name for themselves. This drama series explores the famed Los Angeles stand-up scene of the 1970s as the comedy hopefuls stand alone on stage, “dying” for fame, fortune and — if they’re lucky — a shot on Johnny Carson’s show.
Suits: Season 8 – Part 2
M | Comedy | July 10
Louis (Rick Hoffman) is pushed out of his comfort zone in his new role as Managing Partner. Meanwhile, Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Robert (Wendell Pierce) look for revenge against an old foe and the fallout from Samantha’s (Katherine Heigl) loss to Alex (Dule Hill) puts Katrina (Amanda Schull) in a tough spot.
M | Documentary | July 24
In the town of Merced, CA, a commune of activist nuns run an illegal cannabis farm. They use it to make medicine for everything from epilepsy to cancer, fighting against the authorities, the sheriff and local cartels. This is the story of Sister Kate, the Weed-Growing Nun.
Yellow is Forbidden
G | Documentary | July 24
A modern day Cinderella story where the brave, diminutive and daring heroine’s dream doesn’t end at the ball. Guo Pei is chasing every designer’s fantasy to become part of the exclusive yet savage world of Haute Couture. It’s an unprecedented story, taking the viewer inside the world where Guo Pei creates magic: a 50kg dress so heavy Guo Pei has to consider a gymnast not a model to walk the runway, a gown spun by 300 embroiderers, precious gold material printed with centuries-old Swiss fresco. All from a woman who learnt her craft at Number 2 Light Industrial School after the reign of Mao Tse Tung.
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