New movies opening this Fourth of July weekend include Tammy (Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon), Earth to Echo, Deliver Us from Evil (Eric Bana), School Dance, Bobby Jasoos, and Life Itself. It’s a mixed bag this week. There’s Tammy if you’re in the mood for a comedy, Earth to Echo if you want to see a family oriented film, and then there’s Deliver Us from Evil for horror fans. Continue reading for a summary of the new films for this weekend.
New Movies for July 2-4, 2014
Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) star in New Line Cinema’s comedy Tammy, marking Ben Falcone’s directorial debut. Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only option with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with Pearl riding shotgun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
In Relativity’s PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramírez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
High schooler Jason has found his dream girl — the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacia’s gangsta brother, and pass the crew’s initiation-in this fresh, sexy, and outrageously funny comedy.
Bobby Jasoos starring Vidya Balan, is a film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad. The film is directed by Samar Shaikh, produced by Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha under their banner Born Free Entertainment and is presented by Reliance Entertainment.
The film that recounts the inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert — a story that is by turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores Roger Ebert’s legacy — his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times, his turn as screenwriter of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, his on and off screen relationship with Gene Siskel, all culminating in his ascension as one of the most influential cultural voices in America.