Movies Released July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24

Pixels

Story is an adaptation of Patrick Jean’s short film, which depicted popular ’80s videogame characters attacking New York City. The movie follows a group of videogame experts who are recruited by the government to help deal with the threat.
Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Columbus, Jack Giarraputo, Tim Herlihy
Action Comedy Sci-Fi Animation 3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Paper Towns

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.
Caitlin Carver, Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Halston Sage
Drama Comedy Adaptation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
88 mins

The Vatican Tapes

Follows the haunting tale of 27 year-old Angela Holmes, who accidentally cuts her finger and ends up in the emergency room. Infection leads to erratic behavior, and she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Priests examine Holmes and believe she is possessed, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined.
Chris Morgan, Chris Cowles, Tom Rosenberg, Christopher Borrelli, Michael Peña, Mark Neveldine, Gary Lucchesi, Djimon Hounsou
Thriller Suspense
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
94 mins

American Heist

James (Hayden Christensen) owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody) after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections (Akon) and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives.
Adrien Brody, Hayden Christensen, Sarik Andreasyan, Vladimir Poliakov, Jordana Brewster, Akon, Joseph Nasser, Jack Nasser
Action Thriller

Samba

When Samba (Sy) is suddenly ordered to leave France, he enlists the help of Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg), an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. As the immigrant aspiring chef and the burned-out corporate executive tentatively explore an unexpected bond, they inspire each other to reinvent themselves in this vibrant comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Omar Sy
Drama Comedy
New York / Los Angeles
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
130 mins

Mad Women

The story of a beautiful woman in her late 40s, the mother of three daughters, who conspires to commit a crime of conscience, becomes radicalized in prison, and upon her release determines to change the world…while her middle daughter struggles to find a place for herself in a family of overachievers, and lets nothing stand in her way in doing so.
Jeff Lipsky, Reed Birney, Kelsey Lynn Stokes
Drama Family
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
82 mins

SMOSH: The Movie

SMOSH: The Movie revolves around Ian and Anthony’s adventure through the YouTube portal to delete an embarrassing video of Anthony before his high school crush, Anna, has the chance to see it. They run into one YouTube celebrity after another on their quest to rewrite history before their high school reunion.
Brian Robbins, Grace Helbig, Alex Winter, Eric Falconer, Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox, Steve Austin, Michael Ian Black
Action Adventure Comedy

Frank the Bastard

Frank the Bastard centers around Clair Defina (Miner), a 33year-old New Yorker who returns to the childhood home she and her father fled after her mother’s tragic and mysterious death. Arriving in the seemingly quaint Maine town, Clair encounters an undercurrent of secrecy and hostility, most of it linked to the local bigwig Cyrus Gast (Sadler), whose latest land development scheme promises to revitalize the community but is not what it appears to be. Most of the town is intimidated by Cyrus, and when Clair starts delving into events, both present and past, she finds herself in jeopardy. As she comes face to face with a dark legacy that has been buried--literally and figuratively--for decades, she also has a series of strange encounters with the enigmatic Frank Byron, (Comeau) Cyrus' bastard son. In Frank, Clair ultimately finds her only ally in a battle to redeem the crimes of the past.
Brad Coley, Chris Sarandon, Rachel Miner, William Sadler, Andy Comeau
Thriller
New York / Los Angeles
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, July 24