July is coming to a close with a pair of new releases. Atomic Blonde and The Emoji Movie are set to debut this weekend. The Emoji Movie comes at a time with major animated releases starting to fade. Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3 are seemingly wrapping up their theatrical runs and will likely see a drop off with Emoji hitting theaters. Meanwhile, Atomic Blonde will have more competition in the form of holdovers like Dunkirk, War For the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming. With that, here’s a closer look at the two films opening this week plus a quick look at some indies as well.

Atomic Blonde

Starring:
Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones
Directed by: David Leitch
Rating: R (for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity)
Synopsis: The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. Written by Focus Features

 

The Emoji Movie

Starring:
TJ Miller, Anna Farris, Patrick Stewart, James Corden, Steven Wright, Maya Rudolph, Jennifer Coolidge, Sofia Vergara
Directed by: Anthony Leondis
Rating: PG (for rude humor)
Synopsis: The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Also opening
Brigsby Bear (Limited)
An Inconveinient Sequel: Truth to Power (Limited)
Detroit (Limited)

What are you looking forward to the most? Comment and let us know!

 

 

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