By Tom Cannon & Ed Symkus
Opening July 27
Step Up Revolution
Down in Miami, boy (Ryan Guzman), who runs a flash mob dance team, meets girl (Kathryn McCormick), who wants to be a dancer. But his career, as well as those of the dancers in his troupe, are headed for trouble when a wealthy businessman comes to town to redevelop the neighborhood. Oops, that businessman is her dad. What’s a girl to do?
Take This Waltz
The second film from actor-turned-director Sarah Polley takes a serious look at big-time problems in a “happy-enough” marriage between Margot and Lou (Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen) when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby). Complications ensue, especially when Daniel discovers he lives across the street from them. Rogen is said to be terrific in a dramatic role.
SNL director Akiva Schaffer is promoted to feature films with this sci-fi comedy about some suburban guys who get together once a week, but not for bowling or poker. Nope, they’re doing neighborhood watch duty. At least that’s what they tell their families. And they actually do end up trying to protect their streets – from other-worldly creatures disguised as humans. With Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill.
Opening August 3
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, and Robert Capron are back as Greg, his brother Rodrick, and his pal Rowley, in the third offering from the series of Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney. This is actually based on two of the books: The Last Straw and Dog Days, and introduces viewers to the family’s dog Sweetie.
After cutting his directing teeth on a couple of pretty good Underworld films, then proving with Live Free or Die Hard that he could make a really cool action movie, Len Wiseman got the assignment for this sort of remake of the Ahnold sci-fi film that was based on Philip K. Dick’s We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. Colin Farrell is now the guy who goes on a mind vacation, where, watch out, everything that can go wrong goes wrong.