By Felix Dalgo
This last week of July great films are releasing for you to really take advantage of that quality time together. July closes up with a ‘Based on True events’ type of week on the big screen. With films like, “Listen to me Marlon”, a documentary that speaks about the life of one of the greatest American actors of all time Marlon Brando. Additionally, the film “A LEGO Brickumentary” takes a look back at the world’s most popular toy and how it has affected our society from its very beginnings.
The film “The End Of the Tour” re-tales an interview done for Rolling Stone Magazine, to one of the most popular American writers in the later 1990’s and early 2000’s, David Foster Wallace, giving an insight on his ways of thinking and views of the world. Finally, another rendition of the acclaimed saga “Mission Impossible” is back with “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” here you will find Tom Cruise back as Ethan Hunt for one last mission. Below, we have all the films releasing, plus their trailers to make your decision a bit easier. Don’t forget, every week is movie week!
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Unrated, 1hr 45m, Action/Adventure Drama)
Director: Jean Pierre Jeunet
Cast: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis
Synopsis: A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Listen To Me Marlon (Unrated, 1hr 42m, Documentary)
Director: Stevan Riley
Cast: Marlon Brando
Synopsis: A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brandon recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend’s story.
A LEGO Brickumentary (G, 1hr 32m, Documentary)
Directors: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
Cast: Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard
Synopsis: A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.
Jenny’s Wedding (PG-13, 1hr 34m, Comedy)
Director: Mary Agnes Donoghe
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond
Synopsis: Jenny Farrell has led an openly gay life, except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to start a family and marry the woman they thought was just her roommate, the small, and safe world the Farrell’s inhabited changes forever.
The End of the Tour (R, 1hr 46m, Drama)
Director: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky
Synopsis: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, ‘Infinite Jest.
Best of Enemies (R, 1hr 28m, Documentary)
Directors: Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon
Cast: John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky
Synopsis: This documentary details the historic 1968 televised debates between staunch conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and the liberal writer, Gore Vidal. Firmly planted in their respective ideologies, the men often fought bitterly in their attempts to discredit each other, nearly coming to blows on more than one occasion. The film delves into their personal histories, mining for clues as to how the contrary political leanings of these two brilliant but complicated men evolved.
Vacation (R, 1hr 39m, Action/Adventure & Comedy)
Directors: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann
Synopsis: Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (PG-13, 2hr 11m, Family, Action/Adventure)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris
Synopsis: Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his teammates reunite for this pulse-pounding sequel, in which they attempt to take down a secret international organization known as the Syndicate–highly skilled ex-IMF agents who are intent on bringing down their former outfit.