Summer Movie Preview: June 2015

A week late, oops.

June 5

Entourage

Bro this movie is terrible, bro.

Insidious: Chapter 3

I’m starting to get these horror franchises confused. This is the one with the demon kids, right? Or is it the one with the possessed photographs? Everything looks the same.

Love & Mercy

Paul Dano and John Cusack both portray Beach Boys’ frontman Brian Wilson at different points in his life as he struggles with fame and mental illness. I don’t really care about the Beach Boys, but this is an interesting approach to the biopic, and I’ll see Dano in just about anything.

Limited

Spy

FANTASTIC. Full review here.

June 12

Jurassic World

I still don’t understand how the tagline for this movie isn’t: Jurassic Park, Never not a bad idea.

Madame Bovary

Mia Wasikowska stars as Emma Bovary, the country doctor’s wife who longs for more and ultimately is destroyed by her excesses.

Limited/VOD

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The first of two Sundance breakouts, Me and Earl and Holy Shit This Title is about a high school student who, along with his friend Earl, makes movie parodies and is generally socially awkward. Then he meets a classmate recently diagnosed with cancer, and Life Lessons ensue. No but seriously, this looks really good.

Limited

June 19

Dope

The other Sundance breakout coming out this month, Dope is about another geeky kid, but this time instead of cancer his Life Lessons come via a party in Los Angeles. I’m not sure anyone ever learned anything good at a party in LA, but once again, this looks really good.

Infinitely Polar Bear

Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana star in this movie about a manic-depressive man trying to keep his family together. This is the directorial debut of screenwriter Maya Forbes (Monsters vs. Aliens, The Larry Sanders Show), and early reviews are generally positive. It looks fine, I’m just more taken with Dope this month.

New York/Los Angeles

Inside Out

Pixar returns this summer with what many are calling their best movie yet, which is kind of saying something. Featuring the emotions that “live” inside a young girl’s mind, Inside Out looks incredible.

Manglehorn

David Gordon Green’s latest stars Al Pacino as a loner weirdo still stuck on his long lost love. Pacino seems to be trying to reengage as an actor—as opposed to being a person who shouts on film for money—which is welcome, but early reviews for Manglehorn have not been great.

Limited/VOD

The Overnight

Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling star in this comedy about a couple who accidentally stumble into a swingers’ situation. It played well at Sundance, and the trailer is solid, but it’s going to get buried by higher-profile comedies like Spy and Trainwreck. Still, might be worth seeking out at some point.

Limited

June 26

Big Game

SOLD.

Limited/VOD

Max

I’m too cynical for this.

Ted 2

Seth MacFarlane attempts to bounce back from the disastrous A Million Ways to Die in the West by revisiting the profitable Ted well. Kind of looks like a case of diminishing returns, but we’ll see.

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6 thoughts on “Summer Movie Preview: June 2015

  1. Agent K

    Inside Out is a must but a bit of a so so month otherwise?

    Sorry to hear the female lead in Jurassic World kind of sucks. Furiosa saved the summer for me on that front (I was lukewarm on Black Widow and Tomorrowland? Ugh.). Guess it’s time for viewing number 2 of Mad Max.

  2. Agent K

    Yes Spy is back on my list. McCarthey’s last few movies had been pretty bad (I did like Heat) but the reviews and word of mouth have convinced me. Fingers-crossed for Trainwreck.

    Terminator Genysis looks like they completely missed the point. Ant Man with Evangeline Lily? Maybe? I actually think Man From U.N.C.L.E. has potential from what I have seen with Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki; if the movie is good.

    1. Ant-Man is a little curious because, and nerds will never want to hear/accept this, Edgar Wright had zero interest Wasp as a character, so Lilly’s character is sorta wonky in this installment, as Marvel tried to salvage just the idea of Wasp after Wright left. It’s not going to do them any favors in re: their ongoing woman problem, but I do think the next time Lilly pops up, she’ll be in a better position within the MCU.

      On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Cinesnark wrote:

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  3. Heidi H

    Yay for Onni Tommila. I thought he was amazingly talented in Rare Exports and judging by the Big Game trailer he’s only gotten better. I love these kinds of films and seeing that he is in it makes me even more excited for this one.

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