From the first MCU movie in more than a year to a reboot of a beloved 2000s TV show, here are the new movies and TV shows that you shouldn’t miss this July.
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The month of July is almost here, which means another month of entertainment through new movies and TV shows. The month of July looks to be a promising one if the log lines of the releases are to be judged. If you’ve been waiting in anticipation to watch an MCU movie, the wait is over. July is also giving us sequels and reboots of beloved classics. Horror movies fans should also have their options with what’s coming in July. Here are the new movies and TV shows coming in July that you shouldn’t miss.
The Fear Street Trilogy
Netflix is giving us not one, not two, but a three-part horror movie series in the Fear Street Trilogy. Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, the trilogy will follow a group of kids who unravel the dark secrets of Shadyside in a mystery that is 300 years in the making. Each movie is set in a different time period and three different settings but are all connected to one another, which should make for an exciting watch. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 streams on Netflix July 2. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 hits the streaming service on July 9. The finale, Fear Street Part 3: 1666, is available to stream starting July 16.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Resident Evil has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts thanks in part to the success and acclaim of the recent games. Hopefully, then that success can translate to TV and movie spin-offs. As part of Resident Evil’s 25th-anniversary celebration, a new resident evil show will be coming out called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Set between Resident Evil 4 and 5, the 4 episode CG show sees Leon Kennedy team up with Claire Redfield to investigate a zombie outbreak in the White House. The show streams on Netflix on July 8.
Gossip Girl Reboot
Gossip Girl is considered by many to be a beloved show, or at least, it’s a guilty pleasure. Watching the lives of scandalous Upper East Siders proved to be a compelling watch. Gossip Girl still retains its cultural cache and like most things that were popular in the past, the show is getting a reboot, which is premiering this July. The Gossip Girl reboot will follow a new generation of young and rich prep school teens as they deal with the resurgence of Gossip Girl in the age of social media and influencer culture. The concept of Gossip Girl does fit in with today’s generation so we’re hopeful the show can pull it off. Kristen Bell returning to narrate the show and rumors of the original cast members having cameos has gotten us more excited. The Gossip Girl reboot premiers on HBO Max on July 8.
WandaVision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki have been giving us some excellent MCU content. But nothing beats the feeling of watching an actual MCU movie. After nearly two years, we are finally getting a new MCU movie in Black Widow. The movie will follow Natasha post-Civil War but before Infinity War as she deals with her dark past as a spy for the KGB and the relationships she broke when she defected to America. Aside from the fact that it’s a new MCU movie, we’re also happy to see another female-led MCU movie since Captain Marvel. We can’t wait to see what happens in this movie. Black Widow hits theaters and Disney Plus on July 9.
My Amanda stars Piolo Pascual and Alessandra de Rossi as TJ and Amanda respectively. The two of them are very close friends with the pet names of Fuffy and Fream. The movie is set to explore their long-term relationship as well as their own relationship. My Amanda is Alessandra de Rossi’s directorial debut, and she describes the film as an ode to honest and lifelong friendships. The movie premiers exclusively on Netflix on July 15.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
The original Space Jam, which sees Michael Jordan get recruited by the Looney Tunes to help them win a basketball match, can be considered a cult classic. Space Jam: A New Legacy looks to capture that magic for the new generation. The movie follows LeBron James as he is pulled into the digital world to save his son. There, he meets the Looney Tunes, and together, they work to defeat AL G. Rhythm (Don Cheadle) and the Doom Squad in a game of basketball. If done right, Space Jam: A New Legacy could be one of the most enjoyable movies of 2021, and were hoping that is so. The movie’s use of multiple references to many different Warner Bros. properties has gotten us even more hopeful that the sequel is going to be a fun ride. Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters and HBO Max on July 16.
Kingdom: Ashin Of The North
Kingdom is one of Netflix’s best original shows. One of the highlights of season 2 was the appearance of Ashin near the end of the season. Kingdom: Ashin Of The North will serve as her origin story as well as an explanation of what started the events of the series. The special episode will detail the backstory of Ashin and the origins of the resurrection plant that triggered the avalanche of tragic events that swept through Joseon. Kingdom: Ashin of the North will be directed by Kim Seong-hun, who directed and oversaw the production of the first season of Kingdom. Writer Kim Eun-hee, who wrote the two seasons, also returned to write the script the special episode. Gianna Jun returns once again to play Ashin. Kingdom: Ashin of the North will stream on Netflix on July 23.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
The G.I. Joe action figures and comic books are well-liked. The movies, not so much. But that may change with the release of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins which serves as a reboot for the movie franchise. The movie will chronicle the origins of Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) and how he became the ninja he is. Based on the trailers, the movie looks to have some exciting action set pieces and if it is good, it might serve as a starting point for a new series of G.I. Joe movies and spin-offs. The movie lands in theaters on July 23.
M. Night Shymalan has been having a career resurgence as of late thanks to the success of Split in 2016. After directing the sequel to Split and working on his show, The Servant, M. Night is coming out with a new movie. Based on the graphic novel Sandcastles by Pierre-Oscar Levy and Frederick Peeters, Old follows a family on tropical vacation who discover that the secluded beach they are resting at is aging them rapidly and turning their entire lifespan into hours. They must now figure out what is happening and escape before they die on the beach. At his best, M. Night can deliver an attention-grabbing storyline with a jaw-dropping plot twist and we’re hoping that he brought his A-game to the movie. Old is set to hit theaters on July 23.
The Green Knight
From acclaimed director David Lowery (A Ghost Story, The Old Man & The Gun) comes The Green Knight, an adaptation and re-telling of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The movie follows Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s nephew, on his quest to confront the Green Knight (Ralph Ineson) and go on a journey that will test him physically, mentally, and emotionally. The Green Knight may not have the appeal of a big-budget movie, but it looks to offer one of the most unique and intriguing viewing experiences of 2021. Based on the trailers alone, we expect the movie to be a fantastical, dark, weird, and surreal ride. The Green Knight premiers in cinemas on July 30.
Based on the Disneyland theme park ride of the same name (yes, you read that right), Jungle Cruise follows Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), a researcher who acquires the services of Frank Wolff (Dwyane Johnson), a riverboat captain who agrees to take her down the Amazon on his about and help her find an ancient tree with the power to heal. To be honest, this movie could either be a hit or miss, but we’re going to remain hopeful since the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series is also based on a Disneyland ride. Plus the movie stars Emily Blunt and Dwyane Johnson, two of the most likable stars in Hollywood. If the movie is anything like the modern-day Jumanji movies, then we’re ok with it. Jungle Cruise hits theaters and Disney Plus on July 30.
While not technically new, these shows are premiering new seasons that are worthy of a mention: Atypical Season 4 (July 9), Never Have I Ever Season 2 (July 15), Ted Lasso Season 2 (July 23).
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