This Week in Movies

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen.


Release date: July 2
Director: Ben Falcone
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Nat Faxon, Toni Collette

Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad case of the Mondays. After totaling her car and getting fired from her fast food restaurant job, she finds her husband (Faxon) in bed with another woman (Collette). With nothing to lose and no reason to stay around town, Tammy snatches up her grandmother (Sarandon), her grandmother’s car and her grandmother’s cash and hits the road. Tammy is directed by first-timer Ben Falcone, the actor best known for playing an air marshal in Bridesmaids, who just happens to be McCarthy’s real-life husband.


Release date: July 2
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale

Deliver Us From Evil is based on the 2001 book Beware the Night, which details the supposedly true paranormal experiences of 16-year NYPD veteran Ralph Sarchie, who moonlighted as a demonologist. The film follows Sarchie (played by Bana) as he joins forces with a brash priest (Ramirez) to solve a case involving demonic forces. Sarchie was reportedly mentored in exorcisms by Ed and Lorraine Warren – the paranormal investigators who famously examined the Amityville Horror case and inspired the movies The Haunting in Connecticut and The Conjuring. Joel McHale plays a tough cop for some reason. Just show me clips from Maury, dummy.


Release date: July 2
Director: Dave Green
Cast: Teo Halm, Brian Bradley, Reese C. Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt

Earth to Echo is getting a surprising amount of buzz. Surprising because the directors, producers, writers and stars could be standing next to you right now, reading this on the floor below the urinal and you’d have no idea. Here’s the catch – the film, which is being released by and promoted as a Relativity Media production, was actually created and shot by Disney. One part Goonies and one part Wall-E, this Disney movie chronicles the story of four kids who discover an alien and embark on one last adventure before a construction project forces them from their homes.


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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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