A wide variety of films are opening the weekend of July 19-21, giving moviegoers plenty of choices. From action to horror to comedy to animated films, there’s something for just about everyone. Take a look at six films opening this weekend.
“Red 2” is the sequel to “Red,” an action comedy based on the limited-run comic-book miniseries of the same name by Homage Comics. "Red 2" follows Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) as he reunites with his team of elite agents to track down a technologically advanced bomb that was smuggled into Moscow during the height of the Cold War. Moses & Co. face assassins, terrorists and even government officials looking to get their hands on the bomb. Bruce Willis (“Die Hard”) along with John Malkovich (“Burn After Reading”), Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”), Anthony Hopkins (“Thor”), Byung Hun Lee (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), Brian Cox (“The Bourne Supremacy”), and Neal McDonough (“Minority Report”)
What happens when the dead won’t move on to the afterlife? That’s where the Rest in Peace Department, or R.I.P.D., a supernatural agency dedicated to keeping the dead in the afterlife, comes in. Jeff Bridges (“Iron Man”) and Ryan Reynolds star in this 3D action-adventure film as two agents who seek out and find the dead hiding among the living and return them to the afterworld.
Based on the true-life story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, “The Conjuring” tells the story of their experience investigating a dark presence that was terrorizing a family living in a secluded farmhouse. Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”) and Patrick Wilson (“Insidious”) star as the Warrens, along with Ron Livingston (“Office Space”) and Lili Taylor (“Hemlock Grove”) as Roger and Carolyn Perron, the owners of the farmhouse.
Girl Most Likely
Kristin Wiig (“Bridesmaids”) stars in “Girl Most Likely,” a comedy about a New York playwright who tries to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend with a suicide attempt. As a result, she ends up back in New Jersey under the care of her mother Zelda, played by Annette Bening (“American Beauty”), and compulsive-liar boyfriend, played by Matt Dillon (“Crash”).
Only God Forgives
This crime thriller follows Julian (Ryan Gosling), the owner of a Thai boxing club that is a front for a drug smuggling operation. After his brother is murdered, his mother, Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas), the owner of the crime empire behind the smuggling operation, travels to Bangkok to eliminate the people responsible for her son’s death. Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) directs.
“Turbo” is a 3D animated comedy that follows Turbo (Ryan Reynolds), a snail who strives to get into the Indy 500. While his family is content with taking life at a (ahem) snail’s pace, Turbo dreams about being a great racer, until he’s sucked into a drag racer and transformed into a supercharged snail. David Soren (“Shark Tale”) directs this animated feature by DreamWorks.
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