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 25
Director: Manny Rodriguez
Cast: Gabriel Iglesias

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias’ Wikipedia page boasts that he was called a “comedy genius” by writer Hector Saldaña of the San Antonio Express-News. The Hector Saldaña of the fourth largest daily newspaper in Texas? That’s high praise. My mom told me I was the voice of my generation. So, yeah, we’ve both got stuff going on. You may remember Iglesias as the schlub who was kicked off of “Last Comic Standing” (when people still watched it) in humiliating fashion when he was caught using his Blackberry. Now he has this stand-up comedy concert film. Move over, Eddie Murphy.



Release date: July 25
Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Irina Shayk, Ian McShane

Earlier this year, The Legend of Hercules, starring former Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz, was a box office failure of hunky proportions. This completely unrelated Hercules adventure is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and stars The Rock as the sword-wielding, half-god son of Zeus. The film catches up with a downtrodden and bearded Hercules as he spends his days roaming Greece with a band of mercenaries. When he’s recruited by the King of Thrace (Hurt) and his daughter (Shayk) to take down a ruthless warlord, he rediscovers his true purpose in life.



Release date: July 25
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-Sik, Analeigh Tipton

Average people use about 10 percent of their brain capacity. And, shockingly, fans of Ted Nugent use only a fraction of that paltry portion. When Lucy (Johansson) – an American woman living in Taiwan – is abducted by a street gang and forced to become a drug mule for the mob, the powerful substance implanted inside her begins to leak and unlocks the other 90 percent of her mental capabilities. As everyone around her fights to get their hands on the powerful elixir, Lucy unleashes superhuman powers to fight for her life. Lucy is directed by Luc Besson – the man behind the Taken series.

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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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