This Week in Movies

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

THE PURGE: ANARCHY

Release date: July 18
Director: James DeMonaco
Cast: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez
Website: blumhouse.com/film/thepurgeanarchy

While it was by no means a perfect movie, last year’s horror-thriller The Purge had one of the most fascinating plots to hit theaters in years. The concept: in the not-too-distant future, the United States allots one 12-hour period a year to an event called The Purge, during which all crime – including murder – is legal. By giving citizens an arena for their rage, the government successfully decreases crime and unemployment rates. This sequel follows five new characters as they flee, survive and/or participate in this year’s Purge. Just remember all the good The Purge does.

 

PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE

Release date: July 18
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Cast: (voices of) Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Dale Dye
Website: movies.disney.com/planes-fire-and-rescue

Months before Disney’s animated movie Planes debuted to dismal critical reviews last August, the Mouse House had already announced the sequel, Planes: Fire and Rescue, for this very date in 2014. So, here we are. Hooray. Dusty Crophopper (Cook), the world-famous air racer, has returned for the sequel. But this time, a damaged engine forces him into semi-retirement. Not content with staying grounded, Dusty joins a wildfire air attack team led by a rescue helicopter named Blade Ranger (Harris), a super scooper named Lil’ Dipper (Bowen) and an ex-military transport plane named Cabbie (Dye).

 

SEX TAPE

Release date: July 18
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper
Website: sextape-movie.net

After 10 years of wedded bliss, Jay (Segel) and Annie (Diaz) have lost the spark that once ignited their fiery bedroom antics. Is it because Cameron—er—Annie’s face is collapsing in on itself like a dying star? Who’s to say? In an effort to jump-start their love life, the couple uses their iPad to record a sex tape, which is subsequently uploaded to the cloud and synced with the iPads of their friends and family. With their dangly parts exposed for all to see, Jay and Annie must race around the city deleting the video before they become the next Kim and Ray J.

 


 

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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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