We may be book lovers first and foremost around here, but we also love a good binge session of all the great movies and TV that entertainment has to offer. Some are amazing novels that have been adapted to film and others are just great stories we can’t wait to get into. Here’s what we’ll be watching in July 2023.
Whether you’re venturing to the theaters to beat the heat or enjoying an all-day stream session, summer blockbuster season is officially in full swing. From heartwarming romance to epic historical fiction, there’s something for everyone out this month.
Say what you will about our favorite plastic person, but this movie looks like it will be a lot of fun. With Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling leading the film, this has some serious heavy hitters from the acting world. The explosion of pink gives us all those nostalgic vibes and we can’t wait to see how this toy that has impacted generations of kids plays out on the big screen.
Happiness for Beginners
Katherine Center tells some of the most heart-warning stories you can find and her novel Happiness for Beginners will be out on Netflix July 27. With The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper and Yellowstone’s Luke Grimes starring, we’re already swooning. In the story, recently divorced Helen Carpenter agrees to go on a wilderness survival trip at the urging of her brother. Lost in her own way, she tries to find footing in the woods and her brother’s best friend is along for the trip. With one of our favorite romance novel tropes involved, we’re sure it will be a winner.
One of history’s most controversial men is coming to film and A-list director Christopher Nolan is leading the charge. Starring Cillian Murphy, this movie is based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. In this story of pride and devastating consequences, audiences will get a glimpse of one of the world’s most horrific inventions.
If you need a light watch for an easy summer day, Adam DeVine’s new action-comedy out on Netflix is bound to be a fun romp. When strait-laced bank manager, Owen, meets his future in-laws, their interactions are lukewarm at best. But when he discovers they are infamous bank robbers, things heat up!
In this new movie Bridesmaids meets Road Trip when Audrey’s business trip to Asia goes off the rails. Seeking the help of her childhood best friend and a few other quirky characters, they take a trip filled with laughs, ludicrous antics and debauchery. Along the way she learns to love herself for who she is and where she comes from.
While summer tends to be a bit of a slow down for TV premieres, a few beloved shows are back with a second season. And if you haven’t seen these shows, now is a good time to get caught up!
The Witcher Season 3
When Henry Cavill hit the screen with Season 1 of The Witcher, audiences fell hard for his portrayal of Geralt. Being a huge fan of the books, Cavill not only brought his A-list star power to the screen, but a deep wealth of knowledge regarding the story. Now in its third season, The Witcher is saying goodbye to Cavill after this release and Liam Hemsworth is going to take his place in the leading role. Whether you’re thrilled or heartbroken over the switch, we get once last chance to see Cavill in the role.
Good Omens Season 2
After a long wait, season two of Good Omens is finally here! Based on one of Neil Gaiman’s most iconic works, fans will be thrilled to see Aziraphale and Crowley back on the screen as they try to prevent Armageddon and secure their place on Earth.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2
If you’re a big fan of Jenny Han books, then you likely already have this one marked on your calendar. In her second series of adaptations, The Summer I Turned Pretty centers around a teen love triangle between two brothers as the main character makes her way through those heartbreaks and hardships of growing up. If you adored All The Boys I Loved Before on Netflix, then this Amazon Prime series is the perfect followup for all those feel-good, summer love vibes.