Can you believe it’s already June! How the time passes by. Anyway, the second month of the Summer Movie Season goes into full swing and, just like May, brings with it some highly anticipated movies. Let’s take a look shall we?
Yes, after years of talking about, the HBO show Entourage has made it to the big screen. The gang seems to be all together and is bringing some celebrity cameos too. I personally never watched the show, so I’m going to take a pass on this one. It also takes the privilege of getting the early release date, during the week.
Limited Release: Love & Mercy and Testament of Youth
Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy reunite with this action comedy. McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who steps up to take down a deadly arms dealer from releasing a dangerous bomb. I’ll admit I wasn’t looking completely forward to it, but after watching some of the trailers, I want to go watch it. Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Allison Janney also star.
Insidious: Chapter 3
Series writer Leigh Whannell takes over the directing duties on the third chapter of the Insidious series. The movie is said to be a prequel to the first movie and show how Tucker (Angus Sampson), Specs (Whannell), and Elise (Lin Shaye) got together and dealt with supernatural monsters. I liked the Insidious movies and look forward to see how this holds up against the rest. It also looks equally creepy and old school like the previous two.
Limited Release: Me and Early and the Dying Girl
Based off the book by the same name, the film has made some great waves and buzz on the film festival circuit and it’s now getting a limited release. I read the book, which I loved, and can’t wait to see how they adapt it to the big screen.
A brand new installment to the beloved franchise comes with some beefed up CG and cast. The movie is set twenty years after the events of the first Jurassic Park where the dinosaur theme park has finally opened and has a new attraction: A genetically engineered dinosaur, of course, chaos ensues. The cast is pretty damn impressive enough to at least make you go watch it not for anything else (I’m speaking to all you non-Jurassic Park fans). Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, and Judy Greer star. A nice plus, original Jurassic Park star BD Wong returns as Dr. Henry Wu.
Another film that made some waves and buzz on the film festival circuit is getting a big wide release. A coming of age comedy/drama that follows Malcolm and his friends dreaming of getting out of their neighborhood, end up in possession of something that takes them into an adventure that they didn’t see coming.
Pixar’s latest film takes us in the heads of their characters, literally. The film follows the emotions –Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and Anger (Lewis Black) – of a little girl. Pixar doesn’t seem to fail for the most part, so I’m in.
Limited Release: Big Game and Batkid Begins
Seth MacFarlane brings back the crass-talking, but lovable teddy bear, Ted, in a sequel to the hit comedy. This time Ted (MacFarlane) and John (Mark Wahlberg) have to work together to convince a court that Ted is actually a person so that he and his wife, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) can have a baby. The movie also stars Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, and Sam Jones. The movie will also have an appearance by Tom Brady.
The movie follows a dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan that returns to the U.S and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience. I didn’t know about this movie until I started doing the list. The movie also has a few big names like Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham and Jay Hernandez attached.
What are you looking forward to?