JULY 27TH-29TH | What's Coming to Theaters This Weekend?
Everything you thought you knew about superhero movies is getting turned upside down as we close out July.
In Popdust's column, Box Office Breakdown, we aim to inform you of the top flicks to check out every weekend depending on what you're in the mood to enjoy. Looking to laugh? What about having your pants scared off? Maybe you just need a little love? Whatever the case may be, we have you covered. Take a peek at our top picks for this week…
I guess there is no limit to the number of impossible missions one person can tackle. Ethan and his team are back at it again, this time working together with some other familiar allies to try and fix a mission that has gone horribly wrong. They are in a race against the clock to set things straight. Even the best intentions can come back in the worst of ways as this team is learning. Get ready to cover your eyes and say, "I can't watch!"
Thank all the gods for the return of this beautiful boy to the box office! A summer teen movie unlike any other you have seen. An awkward teenager takes a trip for the summer to the ideal Cape Cod, Massachusetts and ends up getting involved in the very adult behavior of selling drugs. Things spin out of control as his business heats up alongside his relationship with his partner's sister and, of course, the actual weather patterns. Sounds like a scorcher!
Those of you who might be preparing for your first year of college and are thinking of joining the Greek life might want to stay away from this one. It tells the story of a young girl who is rushing and must endure some of the worst hazing out there. Things become even worse when she realizes a serial killer is also out to get all of her soon-to-be sisters. Sounds absolutely insane but hey, at least there's a better reason for the cruelty in this situation.
Agnes is almost forty and has never gone very far from the immigrant community in which she grew up. All of this is about to change at the start of the film when she receives a jigsaw puzzle as one of her presents. It will take her down an interesting path. Not only will she find something that she is very much in love with (and also happens to be good at), she might also get a little bit of an adventure, too.
And our ⭐️ TOP PICK ⭐️ ...
What starts out as some of the wildest superheroes making a plan for the movies turns out to be much bigger than they expected. The group sees the plethora of superhero flicks and wants their own to become stars rather than sidekicks. They head off to Hollywood to pitch their ideas but instead run into a Super Villain who is interested in pulling them into his evil plan for world domination. Get ready to laugh along with your favorite kids in this one you can both enjoy.
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Rachel A.G. Gilman is a writer, a former radio producer, and probably the girl wearing the Kinks shirt. She is the creator of The Rational Creature and suggests you check it out. Also visit her website for more.
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Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale that takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020.
Pandemics are known for triggering upheaval and societal change.
It's probably no coincidence, then, that Shakespeare penned Romeo and Juliet around 1595—directly in the middle of the deadly Bubonic plague pandemic that ravaged Europe. Amidst today's pandemic, the most relevant adaptation of this timeless and classic tragedy was made nearly 25 years ago.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale. Romeo + Juliet made a decent ranking at the box office, but it was heavily overlooked for awards, only receiving one Oscar nomination for best art direction.
Had Luhrmann waited just 10 years to release Romeo + Juliet, there may have been more positive reactions to the film. At one point, Baz himself doubted that the movie would ever be made. During a 2015 interview discussing the film, Baz said: "When we went to Twentieth Century-Fox with it, under the terms of my first-look deal, I think rather than let me go, they sort of said, 'We'll give him $100,000, let him do his little workshop and maybe it'll go away.' Well it did not."
Romeo + Juliet takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020. Here's why: