It's hard to decide what to see when you want to go to the theater. Let Popdust help you.
Every weekend in the summertime, movies we have been primed for over the last 6 months are finally here. There some great films, so check out the top five movie trailers. Then take a look at the full list of releases this weekend.
It has little dialogue and puts the situation as one you experience with the characters. It is meant to be a journey that challenges film making. Could this be Christopher Nolan's best movie to date? It has an original take on a story we know only too well, such as the Steven Spielberg classic Saving Private Ryan.
"It places you so absolutely in the situation of conflict — you don't learn the details of characters' backstories or even their surnames, you just see how this group reacts in this situation, make it a nail-biting encounter," Branagh explained... [ Read More about Dunkirk.]
2. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
3. First Kill
A Wall Street broker is forced to evade a police chief investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.
4. Girls Trip
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
5. The Midwife
A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.
"Really all we need is the sight of Catherine Deneuve smoking a cigarette, offering whisky, and saying lines such as, "You're getting prettier every day. But that raincoat has to go" and we're going to see the movie no matter what. But in the new movie from Martin Provost, Deneuve's on-screen majesty has a proper counterpart in Catherine Frot, as the two women reconnect after a 30-year separation." — Arno
Full list of movies in theaters this weekend:
Friday, July 21, 2017
- Dunkirk (2017)
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
- Girls Trip (2017)
- First Kill (2017)
- Landline (2017)
- Maudie (2016) (Salt Lake Film Society)
- Maudie (2016) (Rehoboth Beach Film Society)
- The Midwife (2017)
- Killing Ground (2016) (limited)
- Killing Ground (2016) (internet)
- Kuso (2017)
- The Black Prince (2017)
- Scales: Mermaids Are Real (2017)
- Marjorie Prime (2017) (MoMA)
- The Untamed (2016)
- The Gracefield Incident (2017) (internet) (limited)
- Awaken the Shadowman (2017)
- Amnesia (2015) (New York City, New York)
- The Fencer (2015)
- Who the Fuck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago (2017 Documentary)
- The Girl Without Hands (2016) (limited)
- Search Engines (2016) (Macon Film Festival)
- Kékszakállú (2016)
- The Pulitzer at 100 (2016 Documentary)
- Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High (2017) (Japan Cuts)
- Mister Universo (2016)
- Mark of Death (2017) (Little Rock, Arkansas) (premiere)
- Foujita (2015) (Japan Cuts)
- Colton (2017) (Seattle True Independent Film Festival)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
- Lucky (2017) (Macon Film Festival)
- Menashe (2017) (Rooftop Films Summer Series)
- Antiporno (2016) (Japan Cuts)
- To Dream (2016) (World Music & Independent Film Festival)
- Yamato (California) (2016) (Japan Cuts)
- Shippû rondo (2016) (Japan Cuts)
- Born River Bye (2017) (Macon Film Festival)
- The Face in the Wall (2017)
- Denied Unemployment (2017)
- West North West (2015) (Japan Cuts)
- The Birth of the Cobra: The Story of BEX1213 (2017 Documentary) (re-release)
Sunday, July 23, 2017
- In This Corner of the World (2016) (Japan Cuts)
- Occupants (2015) (Art is Alive Film Festival)
- Die göttliche Ordnung (2017) (Traverse City Film Festival)
- Zigeunerweisen (1980) (Japan Cuts)
- Summer Lights (2016) (Japan Cuts)
- My Dad and Mr. Ito (2016) (Japan Cuts)
- WWE: Battleground (2017)
- Gentleman, Champion - the Ron Pestana story (2017 Documentary)
- Early Music (2017) (Seattle True Independent Film Festival)
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