Coming Soon: July 10th, 2020

Hello, and welcome to this week’s edition of Back Lot 605’s Coming Soon column! We’re still letting you know what big new movies are debuting on your favorite streaming services. Here’s what’s coming soon for the week of July 10th, 2020:

New Streaming and VOD Premieres

The Old Guard

First up this week, we have Netflix’s latest action tentpole, hot on the heels of April’s Chris Hemsworth hit Extraction. Based on a comic book, the movie stars Charlize Theron as Andy, the leader of a team of mysterious globe-trotting mercenaries. But, there’s a twist with this team: They’re all immortals, most of whom have been around for thousands of years! And so, Andy must welcome a new immortal (If Beale Street Could Talk‘s KiKi Leyne) into their group, while fending off a pharmaceutical boss (Harry Melling) who wants to profit off the team’s powers. Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star. Most intriguingly, this is the first action film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood… who’s best known for the modern romance classic Love & Basketball, but who also helmed such dramas as The Secret Life of Bees and Beyond the Lights. (Premieres Friday, July 10th on Netflix.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9NjS8E_ziU

Greyhound

Next, we have a movie event that I never thought would happen: Tom Hanks’ very first straight-to-streaming film! (Although the man himself isn’t pleased about it!) To explain: This movie was originally slated to be released in theaters by Sony Pictures back in March 2019… but after a couple of schedule shuffles, its theatrical release was finally pulled due to COVID-19, as Sony sold the movie off to Apple for their streaming service. The movie itself is a WWII naval thriller, with Hanks playing a newly-minted commander who’s leading a convoy of ships while being chased by Nazi U-boats. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue also star. The movie is directed by Aaron Schneider (Get Low); in addition, the script was written by Tom Hanks himself! (Premieres Friday, July 10th on Apple TV+.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyzxu26-Wqk

Palm Springs

Next up is one of Sundance 2020’s biggest hits… to the extent that Neon and Hulu purchased the distribution rights to this movie for a whopping $17.5 million (and 69 cents). And watching the trailer below, you can see why: It’s a high-concept comedy (with, as of this writing, a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%!) that’s essentially a riff on Groundhog Day, with Andy Samberg as a man who’s stuck reliving the same day over and over again at a wedding in Palm Springs for someone he barely knows. Cristin Milioti (best known as The Mother from How I Met Your Mother) plays the maid of honor who Samberg unwittingly pulls into his time loop. J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camilla Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher also star; this is the feature scripted directorial debut of Max Barbakow. (Premieres Friday, July 10th on Hulu.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpBLtXduh_k

Money Plane

Normally, we don’t cover many VOD cheapie action movies in this column, because there’s just so many to try and sift through. But, this movie has managed to rise from the ashes, thanks in large part to its wonderfully ridiculous title… because you see, there’s a plane with a money on it – and that’s because said plane is an infamous illegal casino, full of regular money, cryptocurrency, cocaine, and “some of the Enter Adam Copeland (aka the WWE’s Edge), who’s hired by Kelsey Grammer to rob said Money Plane, so that Edge can resolve his debts and get his wife (Denise Richards) and daughter out of harm’s way. Also, Thomas Jane stops by, and Grammer screams, “Now bring me my money?!?” And if that wasn’t all… this movie is directed by Andrew Lawrence, younger brother of Joey and Matthew… and all three Lawrence brothers make on-screen appearances! Whoa! (Premieres Friday, July 10th on VOD retailers.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMaH2pKheH0

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

If you’re reading this article, you know who Danny Trejo is: beloved tough-guy character actor; the once-and-forever Machete; and a man with hundreds upon hundreds of credits to his name. Well, now, his amazing life story has been captured in documentary form: from his early bouts with drug addiction and his frequent stays in San Quentin Prison, to his recovery from addiction and becoming a drug counselor… leading to his unlikely screen debut as a boxer in 1985’s Runaway Train, and his redemption into becoming one of moviedom’s most memorable faces. Interviewees include not only Trejo himself, but also frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez, and co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Cheech Marin. (Premiered Tuesday, July 7th on VOD retailers.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C59f07pt-Nk

The Beach House

Finally, we have this week’s Shudder offering, in which a young couple go on a beach house getaway… only to have their minds and bodies altered by the environmental oddities of the beach itself. This is the feature directorial debut of longtime location manager Jeffrey A. Brown. (Premieres Thursday, July 9th on Shudder.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLa9mY4FUBM

Moonlight Movies: Frozen II!

It may be the middle of July, but if you want to experience some autumnal vibes, head on down to this weekend’s Fawick Park Moonlight Movie in downtown Sioux Falls: 2019’s Frozen II! The movie screens this Saturday, July 11th, at dusk; for more information, check out the Downtown Sioux Falls web site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwzLiQZDw2I

South Dakota Movie Theaters Update!

Yes, we’re still covering the currently open South Dakota movie theaters, as well as the classic (and in some cases, brand-new!) movies they’re showing! Check it out below, and please consult each theater’s web site (linked below) and/or Facebook page for showtimes and updates, as well as to find out each theater’s social distancing policies.

West Mall 7, Sioux Falls, SD (all movies playing Friday, July 10th-Thursday, July 16th):

  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Bloodshot (2020)
  • Grease (1978)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Major League (1989)
  • Irresistible (2020)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
  • The Invisible Man (2020)
  • Trolls World Tour (2020)

Brookings Cinema 8, Brookings, SD (all movies playing Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th):

  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • The Notebook (2004)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Abominable (2019)
  • 1917 (2019)
  • Trolls World Tour (2020)

Starlite Drive-In Theatre, Mitchell, SD:

  • Jurassic Park (1993) (playing Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017) (playing Friday, July 17th-Sunday, July 19th)
  • Wonder Woman (2017) (playing Friday, July 24th-Sunday, July 26th)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (playing Friday, July 31st-Sunday, August 2nd)

Verne Drive-In, Luverne, MN:

  • Inside Out (2015) (playing Friday, July 10th-Thursday, July 16th)
  • Black Panther (2018) (playing Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (playing Monday, July 13th-Thursday, July 16th)

Dakota Cinema, Madison, SD:

  • Gremlins (1984) (playing Wednesday, July 8th-Friday, July 10th)

Odyssey Grand 8 Theatre, Watertown, SD (all movies playing Friday, July 10th-Thursday, July 16th):

  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Black Panther (2018)

Hot Springs Theatre, Hot Springs, SD:

  • Back to the Future (1985) (playing Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th)
  • Despicable Me (2010) (playing Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) (playing Friday, July 17th-Sunday, July 19th)
  • Sing (2016) (playing Friday, July 17th-Sunday, July 19th)

State 123, Pierre, SD (all movies playing Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th):

  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Trolls World Tour (2020)

Pheasant City Drive-In Theatre, Redfield, SD:

  • Shrek (2001) (playing Friday, July 10th only)
  • Back to the Future (1985) (playing Saturday, July 11th only)
  • Stripes (1981) (playing Sunday, July 12th only)

Winner Drive In Theatre, Winner, SD:

  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (playing Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th)
  • Inside Out (2015) (playing Sunday, July 12th and Monday, July 13th)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017) (playing Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th)
  • Iron Man (2008) (playing Sunday, July 19th and Monday, July 20th)

The Elks Theatre, Rapid City, SD (all movies playing Friday, July 10th-Thursday, July 16th, except where noted):

  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Abominable (2019)
  • Relic (2020)
  • Archive (2020)
  • The Greatest Showman (2017) (outdoor screening on Monday, July 13th only)
  • The Wedding Singer (1998) (outdoor screening on Monday, July 20th only)
  • Men in Black (1997) (outdoor screening on Monday, July 27th only)
  • Wild Hogs (2007) (outdoor screening on Monday, August 3rd only)

Golden Ticket Cinemas Rushmore 7, Rapid City, SD (all movies playing Friday, July 3rd-Thursday, July 9th):

  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Irresistible (2020)
  • Trolls World Tour (2020)
  • The Wretched (2020)

New This Week to Blu-ray and 4K

  • The Swing of Things (2020)
  • Enter the Fat Dragon (2020)
  • Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits (Criterion Collection box set)
  • The Missing (2003) (Shout Select 2-disc set)

Older Movies New to Streaming

Netflix:

  • No older movies are being added to Netflix this week. Sorry!

Hulu:

  • The Rest of Us (2019) (premieres Monday, July 13th)
  • The Weekend (2019) (premieres Wednesday, July 15th)

Amazon Prime:

  • Vivarium (2020) (premieres Saturday, July 11th)
  • The Weekend (2019) (premieres Wednesday, July 15th)

Shudder:

  • Maniac Cop (1998) (premieres Monday, July 13th)
  • Maniac Cop 2 (1990) (premieres Monday, July 13th)
  • Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1992) (premieres Monday, July 13th)

Disney+:

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) (premieres Friday, July 10th)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) (premieres Friday, July 10th)

HBO/HBO GO:

  • Last Christmas (2019) (premieres Saturday, July 11th)

HBO Max (includes everything from the above HBO/HBO GO section):

  • No new HBO Max exclusive movies this week. Sorry!

The Criterion Channel:

  • Thursday, July 9th: Scores by Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), The Sheltering Sky (1990), The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), High Heels (1991), Wuthering Heights (1992), Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998), Gohatto (1999), Tony Takitani (2004), Women Without Men (2009), Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)
  • Friday, July 10th: Double Feature: Loving on the Edge – Mala Noche (1986), My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  • Saturday, July 11th: Saturday Matinee – The White Balloon (1995)
  • Sunday, July 12th: Marriage Stories – Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), The Bigamist (1953), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), La Notte (1961), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Faces (1968), A Married Couple (1969), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), California Suite (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), 5×2 (2004), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Antichrist (2009), Certified Copy (2010), Tuesday, After Christmas (2010), A Separation (2011), 45 Years (2015)
  • Monday, July 13th: Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
  • Tuesday, July 14th: Short + Feature: Lost Pets – Pickle (2016); Gates of Heaven (1978)
  • Wednesday, July 15th: Directed by Miranda July – The Amateurist (1998), Nest of Tens (2000), Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), The Future (2011)

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Derrick Veurink has been consuming anything and everything movie-related since he was 5, and is an encyclopedic fount of random movie information. He is an avid physical media supporter, and sees nearly every major theatrical release. (Yes, even "Playmobil: The Movie".)
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