With the May releases out of the way – we’re on to a bigger and possibly better June summer movie release schedule. Here’s some of what’s opening soon…
Spy (June 5)
A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a diabolical global disaster. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs this comedic caper. It’s not a new idea – but I’m hoping for a few good laughs from Melissa McCarthy!
Entourage (June 5)
Yo bro…. whether or not you asked for it…. Vinnie, E, Drama and Turtle are back. There was a time when I would have been really pumped for an Entourage movie. But alas, that time has passed. As much as I miss Ari Gold and Lloyd (honestly, the only characters I truly loved on the show), I don’t know what’s left to tell about Vince & Co.’s story. Is this movie really necessary? Is it even relevant anymore? From the looks of the trailer – it’ll probably just be an extended episode of the HBO show, filled with tons of cameos and bro-moments.
Jurassic World (June 12)
Well… it seems life…found a way (Dr. Ian Malcolm was right!!!). Jurassic Park is back – and looks to be bigger than ever! This is one of, if not THE MOST anticipated flick of the summer blockbuster season!!!!!!!!! (There aren’t enough exclamation points to capture my enthusiasm). Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. A new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly – as things do… in Jurassic Park. Jurassic World features Chris “Starlord” Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and promises to be a monster hit…of gargantuan, dinosaur-sized proportions!
Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (June 12)
The use of the phrase “sundance darling” is aptly placed on the shoulders of this tiny film about a high schooler named Greg, his “coworker” Earl, and their friendship with a dying girl. It’s a smart, weird and funny little flick that pulls at the heartstrings and won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Definitely worth a watch.
The Wolfpack (June 12)
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers (nicknamed ‘The Wolfpack’) learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. This documentary (yes, you read that right…. Documentary) is on everyone’s must watch list. The trailer is completely intriguing and is expected to garner a lot of attention come awards season.
Inside Out (June 19)
Pixar has consistently entertained the masses with wonderful, well-crafted films that are fit for all ages. The streak is expected to continue with Inside Out. After a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind. The cast features some familiar voices, including Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader.
Dope (June 19)
Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. The film’s getting a lot of love coming out of its Sundance and Cannes premieres…and has a kick-ass soundtrack, curated by the one and only Pharrell Williams. Looks totally DOPE.
Ted 2 (June 26)
Admittedly, I didn’t see Ted… but I get the premise. Mark Wahlberg and his foul-mouthed teddy bear pal are back for… probably more of the same antics as the first movie.