The top 5 new movie releases in July, including Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’

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“Black Widow.”

  • Every month, the app TV Time provides Insider a list of the most anticipated new movies being released, based on the movies its US users have indicated they intend to watch.
  • “Black Widow,” Marvel’s first theatrical release in two years, topped the list.
  • The “Space Jam” sequel and Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” are also anticipated this month.
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5. “Old” – in theaters July 23

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Description: “This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day.”

4. “Space Jam: A New Legacy” – in theaters and on HBO Max July 16

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Description: “Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “‘Space Jam: A New Legacy,’ from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids.”

3. “Jungle Cruise” – in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access July 30

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Description: “Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila — his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities — possessing the power to change the future of medicine.”

2. “The Tomorrow War” – on Amazon Prime Video July 2

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Description: “In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 51%

What critics said: “Watching Chris Pratt fight to save the future has a certain appeal, but in the here and now, he can’t even save the movie.” — CNN

1. “Black Widow’ – in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access July 9

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“Black Widow” is the first movie of the MCU’s phase four.

Description: “Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 83%

What critics said: “I think I can say for the first time in years about a Marvel property that the next chapter can’t come soon enough.” — Slate

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