2012 July Movies

 (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises

  • 87%
  • PG-13
  • 164 min
  • Action

The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. After eight years of struggling with his new status as a wanted vigilante, Batman must contend with newcomers Catwoman and the brutal and villainous Bane.

 (2012)

Savages

  • 51%
  • R
  • 131 min
  • Adventure

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town... until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon--with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)--wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high-stakes, savage battle of wills.

 (2012)

V/H/S

  • 55%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Horror

V/H/S is a POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. In 'V/H/S', a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicable than the last...

 (2012)

The Watch

  • 17%
  • R
  • 81 min
  • Comedy

Four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives, one night a week. When they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood -- and the world -- from total extermination.

 (2012)

Amour

  • 93%
  • PG-13
  • 127 min
  • Drama

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

 (2012)

Ruby Sparks

  • 79%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Comedy

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

 (2012)

Step Up: Revolution

  • 42%
  • PG-13
  • 99 min
  • Drama

Emily, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer, but soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs. The crew, called the MOB, strives to win a contest for a major sponsorship opportunity, but soon Emily's father threatens to develop the MOB's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people. Emily must band together with Sean and the MOB to turn their performance mobs into protest mobs, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.

 (2012)

Holy Motors

  • 91%
  • NONE
  • 116 min
  • Drama

While following a day in the life of Mr. Oscar as he attends several appointments, things quickly unravel and spiral out of control, abandoning all sense of logic or sanity. Fans of Carax's 'Mierde' segment of Fantastic Fest 2008 hit TOKYO! will be right back at home.

 (2012)

Wolf Children

    • 117 min
    • Animation

    Hana, a nineteen-year-old college student, falls in love with a man only for him to reveal his secret; he is a Wolf Man. Eventually the couple bear two children together; a son and daughter they name Ame and Yuki who both inherit the ability to transform into wolves from their father. When the man Hana fell in love with suddenly dies, she makes the decision to move to a rural town isolated from society to continue raising the children in protection.

     (2012)

    Mac & Devin Go to High School

      • R
      • 75 min
      • Comedy

      Valedictorian hopeful, Devin Overstreet (Khalifa) struggles to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements left him with little-to-no life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg), the least achieving student on campus. Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies man, is smitten with the school’s new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he’ll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school. In only three weeks, Mac must cram four years of high school academics and Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.