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July Movies Sneak Peek

By on July 3, 2017

Movies kids and families in July include Spiderman’s homecoming to the Bronx, a battle to control an island and a wonderful world of emojis hidden inside your smart phone. Let’s take a closer look.

By Jane Louise Boursaw

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-manIn theaters July 7

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man as he tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York , while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei.


Swallows and Amazons

Swallows & AmazonsNot yet rated.

In theaters July 14

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels.

The Walker children are given permission to camp on an island in the middle of a vast lake. When they get there, they have to battle against a gang of local youths for control of the island. Cast: Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Kelly Macdonald, Dane Hughes.



The Emoji Movie

emoji movie 1Rated PG for mild rude humor throughout.

In theaters 6/2. Ok for kids 7+.

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels.

Hidden within the apps on your smart phone is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an  exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer).  together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through their wild and wonderful world to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever!


One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.

Jane Boursaw is the film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Contact her at Images used with permission of the studios and distributors.

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