5 Biggest New Movies of July 2024 – It’s Tornado Season

If you feel it, chase it.


This time last year, we had the whole Barbenheimer spectacle to look forward to. While there are some heavyweight entries this July, there’s nothing quite on the level of having the pleasure of watching Barbie and Oppenheimer in quick succession. Still, there’s quite a number of options for horror fans, as well as a comic book movie that everyone’s been anticipating.


1. MaXXXine | July 5th, 2024

MaXXXine is the thrilling conclusion to Ti West’s horror trilogy. Given how outstanding both X and Pearl are, it’s likely that we’ll end on a high note, and the early reviews point to it being a success (currently it stands at 87% with 45 reviews). While Pearl focused on the 40s and X the 1970s, MaXXXine takes into 80s grindhouse horror.

Adult film star Maxine Minx (Mia Goth) wants to prove that she’s capable of more than just having sex on screen. She auditions for a role in a slasher feature – the film’s meta that way – and she gets it, but the path to stardom is the furthest thing from glitz and glamour. MaXXXine finds herself having to contend with a stalker of her own, as well as the Night Stalker prowling the streets of L.A at the time.


2. Longlegs | July 12th, 2024

Longlegs is getting quite a bit of traction, with many calling it the scariest serial killer movie since Silence of the Lambs. Hyperbole? Maybe, but this movie is directed by Oz Perkins, the same man who directed The Blackcoat’s Daughter – an underrated horror movie in my opinion. Perkins was also in Legally Blonde, which seems like pertinent information for you to have.

The film follows young FBI recruit Lee Harker (Maika Monroe). Harker is so gifted that she is brought into an ongoing investigation of serial killer Longlegs (Nicolas Cage). With its skin-crawling tone and fantastic performances all around, Longlegs is not a movie to miss for die-hard horror fans.


3. Fly Me to the Moon | July 12th, 2024

Out of all the movies on this list, Fly Me to the Moon is the one that I’m a bit mixed on. On one hand, it stars Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson, actors with acting chops and charisma. On the other, the trailer comes across as a bit meh, so I don’t know if the end result will actually be compelling.

The movie is about NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Johansson’s Kelly Jones is in marketing, while Tatum Cole Davis is the launch director. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Kelly is hired to stage a fake moon landing as back-up in case something goes wrong with the real launch. This movie is probably going to stir up more moon landing conspiracy theories.


4. Twisters | July 19th, 2024

Listen, at this point I will watch any project Glen Powell’s a part of. He’s charismatic, funny, and has value-added to all the movies he’s been a part of. He was the best thing in Anyone but You, and Top Gun: Maverick became a whole lot more fun because he was in it. 2024 is truly his year, with his recent film Hit Man achieving critical success and being a great spotlight for him and his talents. So yeah, I predict Twisters is going to be a hella good time. I also really enjoyed the original with Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.

Twisters follows Kate Cooper (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who had a devastating run-in with a tornado in her college years. This encounter makes her retreat to safely tracking tornados behind screens, until her friend Javi (Anthony Ramos) brings her back into the fold. She meets tornado chaser Tyler (Powell), who posts his storm-chasing adventures with his crew on social media. His motto: if you feel it, chase it.

Though initially on separate teams, Kate and Tyler join forces when frightening new updates emerge as storm season intensifies.


5. Deadpool & Wolverine | July 26th, 2024

Deadpool & Wolverine is probably the one movie on this list closest to what Barbenheimer brought to the table. It’s the stuff of dreams to have both Deadpool and Wolverine exchanging quips in a movie together – we’re not counting X-Men Origins: Wolverine since Deadpool was barely in it.

Deadpool is living a peaceful existence, that is until the Time Variance Agency (TVA) hires him to safeguard the multiverse, and yes, it’s the TVA from Loki, headed by Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Paradox. We can also look forward to banter between Wolverine and Deadpool, as well as a comic book accurate costume for Wolverine. What a time to be alive.

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