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Yoga Hosers, the second part of Kevin Smith’s “True North Trilogy” (following Tusk), catches up with convenience store clerks Colleen C (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen M (Harley Quinn Smith) as they find an ancient evil buried beneath their store: tiny Nazi’s made of sausage (aka "Brat-zis"). Also reappearing from the first film is Johnny Depp as Montreal-based detective Guy Lapointe, while other cast members take on new guises: Justin Long plays a yoga instructor and Haley Joel Osment is Canada’s Hitler. When it played at Sundance, the July 29 release received mostly poor reviews.
A 1980s sex comedy set in India, Brahman Naman follows Naman and his best friends Ajay and Ramu as they qualify for the National Quiz Championships and make a booze-fueled train trip across the country determined to defeat their rivals in Calcutta and desperate to get laid. With solid reviews from its premiere in Sundance, this raucous comedy comes to Netflix on July 7th.
As the final trailer for The Shallows reveals, Blake Lively must become “self-reliant” when she’s attacked by a great white shark and stranded 200 yards from the shore. Stalked by the shark, she devises a plan to survive. Find out if it works when the film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Run All Night) from a Black List script by Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street), hits theaters June 24th.
Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, the directors of A Cat in Paris, return with another animated gangster tale, this time set in New York. Leo has a mysterious illness that allows him to leave his body and explore the city like a ghost. When New York is thrust into chaos by a criminal controlling the city’s power supply, Leo teams up with Alex, a cop he meets in the hospital, to save the city. Phantom Boy comes to select theaters July 15th.
Coming to select theaters September 9th, Kicks follows fifteen-year-old Brandon (newcomer Jahking Guillory), a poor, hardworking kid whose new Air Jordans are stolen off his feet by a local thug named Flaco. Determined to get his sneakers back, Brandon and his two best friends go on a risky mission to retrieve them. Director Justin Tipping’s debut feature earned good reviews when it premiered in Tribeca this year, where it won a cinematography award.
Writer-director Brett Rapkin takes the subject of his 2006 documentary, Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey, as the source of his debut narrative feature, Spaceman. Josh Duhamel stars as Bill “Spaceman” Lee, a pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969-1978 and the Montreal Expos from 1979-1982. This August 19 release focuses on Lee’s refusal to quit the game after being cut by the Expos.
Luke Meyer’s documentary Breaking a Monster chronicles the break-out year of the teen rock band Unlocking the Truth. Find it in select theaters June 24th.
At the Fork looks at how farm animals are raised for human consumption. Look for it in theaters beginning July 8th.