Summer Movie Sneaks 2014 | ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ | May 2
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Summer Movie Sneaks 2014

Summer Movie Sneaks 2014 | ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ | May 2
Two women -- a geneticist and a cancer patient -- devote their lives to proving a link between heredity and cancer. With Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton and Aaron Paul. Written by Adam Bernstein, Steven Bernstein and Michael Moss. Directed by Steven Bernstein. eOne (Entertainment One Films)
‘Ida’ | May 2
In 1962 Poland, an 18-year-old orphan preparing to become a nun learns that she has a living aunt she must visit before taking her vows, and their meeting leads to startling revelations. With Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska and Dawid Ogrodnik. Written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Directed by Pawlikowski. In Polish with English subtitles. Music Box Films (Music Box Films)
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2' | May 2
The wall-crawling superhero Spider-Man tries to balance his ordinary life as Peter Parker with his extraordinary responsibilities. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Marc Webb. Columbia Pictures (Columbia Pictures)
‘Walk of Shame’
Sarah Wright Olsen, from left, Elizabeth Banks and Gillian Jacobs in “Walk of Shame.” (Jamie Trueblood / Focus World)
‘Belle’ | May 2
A biographical drama about Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral, as she navigates 18th-century British high society. With Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Sarah Gadon. Written by Misan Sagay. Directed by Amma Asante. Fox Searchlight Pictures (David Appleby /Fox Searchlight)
‘Where We Started’ | May 2
Two married strangers meet at a roadside motel one night and as their initial attraction develops, they’re forced to confront the crossing of a line they know they shouldn’t. With Matthew Brumlow and Cora Vander Broek. Written and directed by Chris Hansen. Indie Rights (Taylor Rudd / Indie Rights)
‘Neighbors’ | May 9
Having relocated to the suburbs to raise a baby, two young parents begin feuding with the fraternity that moves in next door. With Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Universal Pictures (Glen Wilson / Universal Pictures)
‘The Double’ | May 9
A timid office worker’s life is turned upside down by the appearance of a new hire who looks just like him but is otherwise his polar opposite. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska and Wallace Shawn. Written by Richard Ayoade and Avi Korine. Directed by Ayoade. Magnolia Pictures (Dean Rodgers / Magnolia Pictures)
‘Devil’s Knot’ | May 9
Reese Witherspoon as Pam Hobbs and Alessandro Nivola as Terry Hobbs in the drama/thriller movie “Devil’s Knot.” (Tina Rowden / RLJImage Entertainment)
‘Chef’ | May 9
Having quit his job at a prominent restaurant over refusing to compromise his creative integrity, a chef teams with his best friend and son to start his own food truck. With Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo. Written and directed by Favreau. Open Road Films (Open Road Films)
‘Palo Alto’ | May 9
Three high school students -- a shy soccer player, an introspective artist and his unpredictable best friend -- navigate teenage ennui and impending adulthood. With Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer and James Franco. Written and directed by Gia Coppola. Tribeca Film (Tribeca Film)
‘Stage Fright’ | May 9
A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a bloodthirsty masked killer. With Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith and Brandon Uranowitz. Written and directed by Jerome Sable. Magnet Releasing (Sabrina Lantos / Magnet Releasing)
‘Godzilla’ | May 16
Godzilla rises to restore balance to the natural order as humanity stands defenseless in this reboot of the kaiju franchise. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche. Written by Max Borenstein. Directed by Gareth Edwards. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures (Warner Bros)
‘The Immigrant’ | May 16
Separated from her ill sister at Ellis Island in 1921, a Polish immigrant is released to the mean streets of Manhattan and falls prey to a conniving man. With Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. Written by James Gray and Ric Menello. Directed by Gray. The Weinstein Co. (Anne Joyce / The Weinstein Co.)
‘Chinese Puzzle’ | May 16
A heartsick Parisian writer follows the mother of his two children to New York City in this sequel to “L’Auberge Espagnole” and “Russian Dolls.” With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France and Kelly Reilly. Written and directed by Cedric Klapisch. In English and French. Cohen Media Group (Cohen Media Group)
‘Half a Yellow Sun’ | May 16
Twin sisters from a wealthy Nigerian family return to their newly independent homeland in the 1960s after an English education and pursue different paths, then become caught up in civil war. With Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Written and directed by Biyi Bandele. Monterey Media (Half of a Yellow Sun / Montery Media)
‘Million Dollar Arm’ | May 16
In a last-ditch effort to save his career, a sports agent travels to India to find a young cricket player he can turn into baseball’s next great pitching ace. With Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton and Suraj Sharma. Written by Tom McCarthy. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Walt Disney Pictures (Ishika Mohan / Disney)
‘Wolf Creek 2' | May 16
Another unwitting tourist falls prey to a crazed serial killer in the Australian outback. With Ryan Corr, John Jarratt and Shannon Ashlyn. Written by Greg Mclean and Aaron Sterns. Directed by Mclean. Image Entertainment (Mark Rogers / RLJImage Entertainment)
‘Blended’ | May 23
After a disastrous blind date, two single parents hope to never see each other again but end up on the same vacation with their respective children. With Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon and Terry Crews. Written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Directed by Frank Coraci. Warner Bros. Pictures (Warner Bros. Pictures)
‘The Hornet’s Nest’ | May 23
A documentary chronicling a planned three-day military mission in Afghanistan that stretched into nine days of harrowing combat. Directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud. Freestyle Releasing (Highroad Entertainment)
‘Cold in July’ | May 23
A Texas man shoots and kills a burglar in his home and is hailed as a hero, but he soon fears for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father seeks revenge. With Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Written by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici. Directed by Mickle. IFC Films (IFC Films)
‘Words and Pictures’ | May 23
A prep-school English teacher trying to galvanize student interest in the written word declares a war between literature and visual art, and a new teacher accepts his challenge. With Juliette Binoche, Clive Owen and Valerie Tian. Written by Gerald Di Pego. Directed by Fred Schepisi. Roadside Attractions (Doane Gregory / Roadside Attractions)
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ | May 23
The X-Men join forces with their younger selves from the past to change a major historical event in hopes of saving the future. With Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Written by Simon Kinberg. Directed by Bryan Singer. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox (20th Century Fox)
‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas’ | May 30
A well-to-do medieval horse merchant resorts to violent extremes to obtain justice after a nobleman humiliates him by stealing two horses. With Mads Mikkelsen, Sergi Lopez and Bruno Ganz. Written by Arnaud des Pallieres and Christelle Berthevas. Directed by Des Pallieres. In French. Music Box Films (Music Box Films)
‘Maleficent’ | May 30
A retelling of the classic “Sleeping Beauty” tale from the perspective of the villainess Maleficent. With Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley. Written by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Robert Stromberg. In 3-D and Imax. Walt Disney Pictures (Frank Connor / Disney Enterprises)
‘The Odd Way Home’ | May 30
A young woman from an abusive home hits the road, where she forms a bond with a recluse from a tiny Southwest town. With Chris Marquette, Rumer Willis and Brandon Sexton III. Written by Rajeev Nirmalakhandan and Jason Ronstadt. Directed by Nirmalakhandan. Breaking Glass Pictures (Breaking Glass Pictures)
‘Night Moves’ | May 30
Three radical environmentalists plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam. With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard. Written by Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt. Directed by Reichardt. Cinedigm (Tipping Point Productions /Cinedigm)
‘We Are the Best!’ | May 30
In 1980s Stockholm, three girls decide to form a punk band despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. With Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv Lemoyne. Written and directed by Lukas Moodysson. In Swedish with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures (Per-Anders Jorgensen / Magnolia Pictures)
‘The Grand Seduction’ | May 30
To secure a lucrative contract, the townsfolk of a Newfoundland fishing village woo a big-city doctor there on a trial residence into sticking around. With Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch and Liane Balaban. Written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott. Directed by Don McKellar. eOne (Marlene Gelineau Payette / Entertainment One Films)
‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ | May 30
In the Wild West, a cowardly farmer backs out of a gunfight and loses his girlfriend, only to fall for a beautiful woman who helps him find his courage but also has an outlaw husband. With Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Giovanni Ribisi. Written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Directed by MacFarlane. Universal Pictures (Lorey Sebastian /Universal Pictures)
‘Next Year Jerusalem’ | May 30
Eight elderly nursing-home patients make a pilgrimage to Israel. Directed by David Gaynes. First Run Features (First Run Features)
‘Filth’ | May 30
A deviant, drug-abusing Edinburgh cop tries to solve a murder to secure a promotion he thinks will help him win back his wife. With James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Imogen Poots. Written and directed by Jon. S. Baird. Magnet Releasing (Neil Davidson / Magnolia Pictures)
The Fault in Our Stars’ | June 6
Two teenagers meet and fall in love at a cancer support group in this adaptation of the novel by John Green. With Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Sam Trammell. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Directed by Josh Boone. 20th Century Fox (James Bridges / 20th Century Fox)
‘Canopy’ | June 6
In 1942 Singapore during the Japanese invasion, an Australian fighter pilot downed in the jungle and an injured resistance fighter realize they are each other’s best hope to survive. With Khan Chittenden and Tzu-yi Mo. Written and directed by Aaron Wilson. Monterey Media (Monterey Media)
‘The Sacrament’ | June 6
Two journalists set out to document a friend’s journey to find his missing sister at a religious-socialist community, and things aren’t as idyllic as they seem. With Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen and Kentucker Audley. Written and directed by Ti West. Magnet Releasing (Magnet Releasing)
‘Edge of Tomorrow’ | June 6
During an alien invasion, an inexperienced soldier is dropped into battle and promptly killed, only to wake up in a time loop and relive the battle over and over. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson. Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Directed by Doug Liman. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures (David James / Warner Bros.)
‘A Coffee in Berlin’ | June 13
A twentysomething law-school dropout drifting through Berlin must reconsider his ways after being cut off financially by his father and rebuffed by his girlfriend. With Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter and Marc Hosemann. Written and directed by Jan Ole Gerster. In German. Music Box Films (Christiane Pausch / Music Box Films)
‘22 Jump Street’ | June 13
Having conducted a successful narcotics operation posing as high school students, two cops try to crack a new case at a college. With Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube. Written by Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Columbia Pictures (Glen Wilson / Columbia Pictures)
‘Lullaby’ | June 13
A man estranged from his family discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in 48 hours and seeks to reconcile. With Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins and Amy Adams. Written and directed by Andrew Levitas. Arc Entertainment (JOJO WHILDEN / Arc Entertainment)
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2' | June 13
A young Viking and his faithful dragon must protect both their kind from a power-hungry warlord in this sequel to the 2010 animated film. With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington and Cate Blanchett. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox (DreamWorks Animation / 20th Century Fox)
‘I Am I’ | June 13
A woman meets her estranged father for the first time at her mother’s funeral, and when his mental state leads him to think his daughter is his ex-wife, she goes along with his delusions. With Jocelyn Towne, Kevin Tighe and Jason Ritter. Written and directed by Towne. Gravitas Ventures (Gravitas Ventures)
‘Life’s a Breeze’ | June 13
An unemployed slacker, his aging mother and his niece race to recover the old woman’s stash of nearly 1 million euros they’ve unknowingly thrown out while cleaning up her apartment. With Pat Shortt, Fionnula Flanagan and Eva Birthistle. Written and directed by Lance Daly. Magnolia Pictures (Magnolia Pictures)
‘The Signal’ | June 13
Three college students track a hacker and have a mysterious encounter, then wake up isolated in a government facility. With Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp and Laurence Fishburne. Written by William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio. Directed by William Eubank. Focus Features (Focus Features)
‘Think Like a Man Too’ | June 20
Couples gather for a wedding in Las Vegas, but their plans for a romantic weekend go awry in this sequel to 2012’s “Think Like a Man.” With Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good and Taraji P. Henson. Written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Directed by Tim Story. Screen Gems (Matt Kennedy / Screen Gems)
‘Redemption Trail’ | June 20
The daughter of a murdered Black Panther living off the grid has her hermetic life interrupted when she gives reluctant shelter to a young woman who has attempted suicide. With Lily Rabe, LisaGay Hamilton and Hamish Linklater. Written and directed by Britta Sjogren. Breaking Glass Pictures (Breaking Glass Pictures)
‘Jersey Boys’ | June 20
Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks form the ‘60s music group the Four Seasons in this adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. With John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Warner Bros. Pictures (Keith Bernstein / Warner Bros.)
‘Yves Saint Laurent’ | June 25
A biopic about Yves Saint Laurent, who at 21 was called upon to oversee the Paris fashion house of Christian Dior. With Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne and Charlotte Le Bon. Written by Marrie-Pierre Huster, Jalil Lespert and Jacques Fieschi. Directed by Lespert. The Weinstein Co. (Thibault Grabherr / The Weinstein Co.)
‘I Am Happiness on Earth’ | June 27
As a filmmaker’s new project begins to mirror his daily life, the line between reality and fiction blurs. With Hugo Catalan, Alan Ramirez and Andrea Portal. Written by Julian Hernandez and Ulises Perez Mancilla. Directed by Hernandez. Breaking Glass Pictures (Breaking Glass Pictures)
‘Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger’ | June 27
A documentary about the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. Directed by Joe Berlinger. Magnolia Pictures (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ | June 27
Three years after an epic battle has forced the shape-shifting robots known as Transformers into hiding, a garage inventor makes a startling discovery. With Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Sophia Miles. Written by Ehren Kruger. Directed by Michael Bay. In 3-D and Imax. Paramount Pictures (Andrew Cooper / Paramount Pictures)
‘Nothing Bad Can Happen’ | June 27
A young man involved with the underground Christian punk movement falls in with a dysfunctional family that tests his seemingly unwavering faith. With Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak and Annika Kuhl. Written and directed by Katrin Gebbe. In German. Drafthouse Films (Drafthouse Films)
‘Snowpiercer’ | June 27
A global-warming experiment has killed off most life on the planet and the survivors reside aboard a train that travels around the frozen globe. The oppressed passengers in the rear section revolt against the elites up front. With Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton. Written by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson. Directed by Bong. Radius-TWC (Radius-TWC)
‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ | June TBA
A biopic covering a transformative year in the life of Jimi Hendrix as he went from an unknown guitarist to a rock musician on the verge of stardom. With Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell. Written and directed by John Ridley. XLrator Media (Patrick Redmond / XLrator Media)
‘Tammy’ | July 2
After wrecking her car, getting fired from her thankless fast-food job and catching her husband cheating, a small-town woman sets out on a trip to Niagara Falls with her hard-drinking grandmother. With Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney and Gary Cole. Written by McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Directed by Falcone. Warner Bros. Pictures (Michael Tackett / Warner Bros.)
‘Deliver Us From Evil’ | July 2
A New York police officer joins forces with an unconventional priest to investigate a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. With Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn. Written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman. Directed by Derrickson. Screen Gems (Screen Gems)
‘Earth to Echo’ | July 2
Three boys start to receive strange coded messages on their cellphones, and their investigation brings them into contact with an extraterrestrial. With Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley and Reese Hartwig. Written by Henry Gayden. Directed by Dave Green. Relativity Media (Patrick Wymore / Relativity Media)
‘Venus in Fur’ | July 4
After an unsuccessful day auditioning actresses for his new play, a writer-director is surprised by a last-minute candidate who seems ill-prepared but proves to be an all-too-perfect fit. With Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. Written by Roman Polanski and David Ives. Directed by Polanski. In French with English subtitles. Sundance Selects (Sundance Selects)
‘Begin Again’ | July 4
Reeling from a breakup with her musical partner and longtime boyfriend, a songwriter in New York City has a chance encounter with a disgraced record label exec that blossoms into something more. With Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine. Written and directed by John Carney. The Weinstein Co. (Andrew Schwartz / The Weinstein Company)
‘And So It Goes’ | July 11
A willfully obnoxious real estate agent wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire, until his estranged son suddenly drops off a 9-year-old granddaughter he never knew existed. With Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins. Written by Mark Andrus. Directed by Rob Reiner. Clarius Entertainment (Clay Enos, Clarius Entertainment)
‘A Five Star Life’ | July 11
A fortysomething woman devoted to her job as an incognito hotel critic has her luxurious lifestyle shaken by a series of personal setbacks. With Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi and Henry Arnold. Written by Maria Sole Tognazzi, Francesca Marciano and Ivan Cotroneo. Directed by Tognazzi. In Italian with English subtitles. Music Box Films  (Music Box Films)
‘Life Itself’ | July 11
A documentary recounting the life of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, based on his bestselling memoir of the same name. Directed by Steve James. Magnolia Pictures (Kevin Horan / Magnolia Pictures)
‘Boyhood’ | July 11
A drama shot over 12 years chronicling the journey of a young boy and his family as he goes from childhood to adulthood. With Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane. Written and directed by Richard Linklater. IFC Films (IFC Films)
‘The Girl on the Train’ | July 11
A documentary filmmaker headed to an interview in upstate New York has a chance encounter with a mysterious woman who leads him on a dangerous journey. With Henry Ian Cusick, Stephen Lang and Nicki Aycox. Written and directed by Larry Brand. Monterey Media (The Girl On The Train / Monterey Media)
‘A Long Way Down’ | July 11
Four strangers happen to meet on the roof of a London building on New Year’s Eve, each with the intention of committing suicide, then mutually agree to temporarily call off their plans. With Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots. Written by Jack Thorne. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Magnolia Pictures (Nicola Dove / Magnolia Pictures)
‘May In the Summer’ | July 11
A sophisticated New Yorker returns to her childhood home in Jordan for her wedding, and cultural and familial conflicts lead her to question the step she is about to take. With Cherien Dabis, Alia Shawkat and Nadine Malouf. Written and directed by Dabis. In English and Arabic, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group (Cohen Media Group)
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ | July 11
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier in this sequel to the 2011 film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” With Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell. Written by Mark Bomback, Rich Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Directed by Matt Reeves. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox (WETA / 20th Century Fox)
‘The Purge: Anarchy’ | July 18
A new group of individuals fights to survive the annual night on which all crime is legal for 12 hours in this sequel to the 2013 film “The Purge.” With Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez. Written and directed by James DeMonaco. Universal Pictures (Universal Pictures)
‘I Origins’ | July 18
A molecular biologist’s study of the human eye points to evidence with far-reaching scientific and spiritual implications. With Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. Written and directed by Mike Cahill. Fox Searchlight Pictures (Jelena Vukotic / Fox Searchlight)
‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ | July 18
In this animated movie set in a world of anthropomorphic aircraft, a famous air racer learns that his engine is damaged and shifts gears into the world of aerial firefighting. With the voices of Dane Cook and Julie Bowen. Directed by Bobs Gannaway. Walt Disney Pictures (Disney)
‘Jupiter Ascending’ | July 18
A housecleaner has her life turned upside down when she is saved from bounty hunters by a genetically engineered ex-military warrior and learns she is intergalactic royalty. With Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne. Written and directed by Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures (Warner Bros)
‘Wish I Was Here’ | July 18
When his ailing father takes a turn for the worse, a thirtysomething actor struggling to support his family decides to pull his kids from the pricey yeshiva school their grandfather was paying for. With Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Josh Gad. Written by Zach Braff and Adam Braff. Directed by Zach Braff. Focus Features (Merie Weismiller Wallace / Focus Features)
‘Happy Christmas’ | July 25
The household of an aspiring novelist, her filmmaker husband and their 2-year-old son is turned upside-down when the father’s irresponsible younger sister comes to stay with them after a breakup. With Melanie Lynskey, Joe Swanberg, Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham. Written and directed by Swanberg. Magnolia Pictures (Ben Richardson / Magnolia Pictures)
‘A Most Wanted Man’ | July 25
German and U.S. intelligence agents take notice when a brutally tortured half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe. Written by Andrew Bovell. Directed by Anton Corbijn. Roadside Attractions (Kerry Brown / Roadside Attractions)
‘Cinemanovels’ | July 25
The estranged daughter of a famous, recently deceased filmmaker decides to help put together a retrospective of his work. With Lauren Lee Smith and Jennifer Beals. Written and directed by Terry Miles. Monterey Media (Monterey Media, Monterey Media)
‘Sex Tape’ | July 25
To spice up their love life, a couple of 10 years make a marathon sex tape and then scramble to erase it from existence after they accidentally send it to friends and family members. With Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper. Written by Segel, Kate Angelo and Nicholas Stoller. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Columbia Pictures (Claire Folger / Sony Pictures)
‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’ | Aug. 1
A group of friends’ vacation in the Caribbean devolves into a nightmare after they stumble upon an abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed. With Sean Astin, Currie Graham and Ryan Donowho. Written by Jake Wade Wall. Directed by Kaare Andrews. Image Entertainment (Norm Li / RLJImage Entertainment)
‘Get on Up’ | Aug. 1
A biopic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, from his impoverished childhood to his musical stardom. With Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Nelsan Ellis. Written by Steve Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth and Tate Taylor. Directed by Taylor. Universal Pictures (D. Stevens / Universal Pictures)
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ | Aug. 1
After stealing a mysterious orb coveted by an intergalactic villain, a brash adventurer teams with a motley crew of alien outlaws to survive and save the universe in this movie based on the Marvel comic book. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper. Written and directed by James Gunn. In 3-D and Imax. Walt Disney Pictures (Jay Maidment / Marvel)
‘What If’ | Aug. 1
A medical-school dropout who has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships decides to put his love life on hold, only to spark a connection with an animator who, unfortunately, has a live-in boyfriend. With Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Rafe Spall. Written by Elan Mastai. Directed by Michael Dowse. CBS Films (Caitlin Cronenberg / Film District)
‘Into the Storm’ | Aug. 8
A town is ravaged by deadly tornadoes while storm chasers try to obtain a once-in-a-lifetime shot in this found-footage-style thriller. With Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Matt Walsh. Written by John Swetnam. Directed by Steven Quale. Warner Bros. Pictures (Warner Bros.)
‘Lucy’ | Aug. 8
A woman forced to act as a drug mule accidentally ingests some of the contraband and finds it gives her superhuman abilities, then turns the tables on her captors. With Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Written and directed by Luc Besson. Universal Pictures (Universal Pictures)
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ | Aug. 8
Four anthropomorphic turtles trained in martial arts team with a fearless reporter and her wisecracking cameraman to save New York City from the villain Shredder and his henchmen, the Foot Clan. With Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner and K. Todd Freeman. Written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Evan Daugherty. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Paramount Pictures (David Lee / Paramount Pictures)
‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ | Aug. 8
A promising young chef and his family, who have been displaced from India to the South of France and have opened their own restaurant, come into conflict with the icy proprietress of a classical French restaurant in this movie based on the novel by Richard C. Morais. With Manish Dayal, Helen Mirren and Om Puri. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Dreamworks Pictures (Francois Duhamel / DreamWorks)
‘The Two Faces of January’ | Aug. 8
A wealthy American couple touring Greece in the 1960s meet a con artist who becomes entranced by them, and a sudden accident puts them all in danger. With Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Written and directed by Hossein Amini. Magnolia Pictures (Magnolia Pictures)
‘The Giver’ | Aug. 13
In a seemingly utopian society marked by contentment and conformity, a young man is selected to be the new Receiver of Memory, the lone person in his community who carries the knowledge of the old world. With Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Written by Michael Mitnick. Directed by Phillip Noyce. The Weinstein Co. (The Weinstein Co.)
‘Let’s Be Cops’ | Aug. 13
Two rudderless friends dress as police officers for a costume party and enjoy their newfound authority, then get mixed up with real mobsters and dirty detectives. With Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle and Nina Dobrev. Written by Luke Greenfield and Nicholas Thomas. Directed by Greenfield. 20th Century Fox (Frank Masi / 20th Century Fox)
‘The Expendables 3' | Aug. 13
The mercenary team known as the Expendables face off against a former member who went rogue and was thought to be dead. With Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas and Jet Li. Written by Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. Directed by Patrick Hughes. Lionsgate / Millennium Entertainment (Phil Bray / Lionsgate)
‘Frank’ | Aug. 22
A young wannabe musician finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by a mysterious, enigmatic genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. With Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Magnolia Pictures (Magnolia Pictures)
‘If I Stay’ | Aug. 22
After a car accident leaves her caught between life and death, a young woman must choose her fate in this adaptation of Gayle Forman’s young-adult novel. With Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos and Jamie Blackley. Written by Shauna Cross. Directed by R.J. Cutler. Warner Bros. Pictures (Doane Gregory / Warner Bros.)
‘The Liberator’ | Aug. 22
A biopic about chronicling the life and times of the South American anti-colonialist leader Simon Bolivar. With Edgar Ramirez, Maria Valverde and Danny Huston. Written by Timothy J. Sexton. Directed by Alberto Arvelo. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group (Cohen Media Group)
‘When the Game Stands Tall’ | Aug. 22
A football coach takes his high-school football team from obscurity to a record-shattering 151-game winning streak. With Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig. Written by Scott Marshall Smith. Directed by Thomas Carter. TriStar Pictures (Tracy Bennett / TriStar Pictures)
‘Underdogs’ | Aug. 27
When the players from his foosball table are magically brought to life, a table-soccer ace recruits them to help save his town and win the heart of his crush. Written by Juan Jose Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri and Gaston Gorali. Directed by Campanella. The Weinstein Co. (The Weinstein Company)
‘One Chance’ | August 29
A biopic telling the story of Paul Potts, a Welsh cellphone salesman and amateur opera singer who became an overnight sensation via the reality TV series “Britain’s Got Talent.” With James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters and Mackenzie Crook. Written by Justin Zackham. Directed by David Frankel. The Weinstein Co. (Liam Daniel / The Weinstein Company)
‘The Loft’ | Aug. 29
Five married guys conspire to share a penthouse loft where they can carry out hidden affairs, but things go awry when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman there and no one knows whom to trust. With Karl Urban, James Marsden and Wentworth Miller. Written by Bart de Pauw and Wesley Strick. Directed by Eric Van Looy. Universal Pictures (Steve Dietl / Universal Pictures)
‘Life of Crime’ | Aug. 29
The wife of a corrupt real-estate developer is kidnapped by two criminals and held for ransom, but his decision not to pay the ransom sets off a chain of double-crosses. With Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and John Hawkes. Written and directed by Daniel Schechter. Roadside Attractions (Barry Wetcher / Roadside Attractions)
‘The Congress’ | Aug. 29
An aging actress with an ailing son makes a deal with a Hollywood studio to have her likeness digitally scanned, preserved and used without restriction in future films. With Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel and Jon Hamm. Written and directed by Ari Folman. Drafthouse Films (Drafthouse Films)
‘Pioneer’ | August TBA
During the Norwegian oil boom of the early 1980s, a deep-sea diver is hired for a dangerous assignment, and a disastrous accident pits him against powerful enemies. With Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephanie Sigman. Written by Hans Gunnarson, Katharina valen Zeiner, Cathinka Nicolaysen, Nikolaj Frobenius and Erik Skjoldbjaerg. Directed by Skjoldbjaerg. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Two Night Stand’ | August TBA
After a regrettable one-night stand, two strangers wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard. With Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr. Written by Mark Hammer. Directed by Max Nichols. eOne (Seacia Pavao / eOne Entertainment)