Opens: June 28 in theaters
Los Angeles Film Festival audiences got an early peek at Pedro Almodovar’s raunchy comedy about a possibly doomed plane headed for Mexico City, starring Almodovar regulars Javier Camara, Cecilia Roth and Lola Duenas.
The Way, Way Back
Opens: July 5 in theaters
The screenwriters of “The Descendants,” Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, make their directing debut with a coming-of-age dramedy starring Steve Carrell and Toni Collette as a dating couple on a family vacation. With music from Edie Brickell and INXS on the soundtrack and a beachy Massachusetts setting, “The Way, Way Back” went over well at Sundance.
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Opens: July 12 in theaters
Winner of both the audience award and the grand jury prize at Sundance, “Fruitvale Station” also impressed in its Cannes Un Certain Regard slot. Based on the true story of San Francisco-area man Oscar Grant, the emotional drama stars Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Chad Michael Murray.
Only God Forgives
July 19 in theaters and on demand
Ryan Gosling’s legions of fans may be surprised by his mysterious drug dealer character in Nicolas Winding Refn’s violent crime thriller, which had a mixed reaction in Cannes.
Opens: July 26 in theaters
Woody Allen’s San Francisco-set drama will have to work extra hard to reach “Midnight in Paris”-sized success, but the cast looks promising with Cate Blanchett as a wife running from her privileged life, as well as Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K. and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The Spectacular Now
Opens: Aug. 2 in theaters
Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley won a special acting prize at Sundance for their performances in James Ponsoldt’s meaningful high school romance. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Brie Larson co-star.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Opens: Aug. 16 in theaters, on demand Aug. 23
Sundance’s cinematography award went to this deliberately-paced Texas-set outlaw drama starring Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck and Keith Carradine.
Opens: Aug. 16 in theaters
“Napoleon Dynamite” writer Jerusha Hess switches gears with a comedy/romance starring Keri Russell as a woman obsessed with the novelist who travels to a British Austen-themed amusement park in search of her perfect Mr. Darcy. “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer produces.
Opens: Aug. 16 in theaters and on demand
Before David Gordon Green directed “Pineapple Express” and “Eastbound and Down,” he crafted quiet, fine-tuned indies including “George Washington.” Though it stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, this picaresque tale of two highway road workers is closer to the style of his early shoestring films and won a directing Silver Bear for Green in Berlin.
Short Term 12
Opens: Aug. 23 in theaters
Indie film favorite Brie Larson stars in Destin Daniel Cretton’s feature directing debut, which won both the audience and grand jury prizes at SXSW for the story of a young woman working in a foster care facility.