Summer Movie Preview: June 2017

June 2

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Apparently this is a popular children’s book series, and while Wonder Woman is set to dominate the weekend, this could pull in those too young for the superhero stuff.

Wonder Woman

Princess Diana of Themyscira finally gets her big screen due, and while it’s not a perfect film, it is fun and not a disaster, which for DC is a big improvement.

Full review here.

June 9

The Hero 

Sam Elliott stars as an actor famous for cowboy roles—so, himself?—who gets a bad diagnosis and decides to reconnect with his daughter. This looks like a solid “watch with parents” choice.

Limited

It Comes at Night

Noooope.

Meagan Leavey

A Marine fights to be allowed to adopt her K9 companion from the war and I will probably cry all the way through this because animal friends are best friends.

The Mummy

God this looks so fucking stupid and I still can’t believe Universal is building their whole monster cinematic universe off of THIS.

My Cousin Rachel

Uptight British People In A Psychosexual Gothic Drama is one of my favorite subgenres, alongside Sassy Lady Sleuths Solving Murders With Uptight Detectives.

June 16

47 Meters Down

NOOOOPE.

All Eyez On Me

The first of several Tupac Shakur projects coming down the pipe, this is the biopic one, as opposed to the murder investigation one.

Cars 3

Hey you goddamn Millennials with your computers and virtual reality, don’t you know the only way to succeed is to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work hard the old-fashioned way? This movie looks like half Rocky IV With Cartoon Cars and half Baby Boomers Yell At Clouds.

Rough Night

I’ll watch anything with Jillian Bell, but it helps that this is actually a funny trailer. I just hope the movie itself can deliver.

Red Band, NSFW

June 21

Transformers: The Last Knight

*garbage disposal sounds*

June 23

The Bad Batch

Keanu Reeves is a cult leader in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, from the woman who made A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. SOLD.

Limited/VOD

The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola’s latest—and her third collaboration with Kirsten Dunst—won her a Best Director prize at Cannes. I’m split on her movies—sometimes I just don’t care about her privileged protagonists—but this one looks more on the Marie Antoinette/Lost In Translation side of things, in that it’s about alienation and deception in a remote and lavish location. Also very curious to see what happens to result in Colin Farrell screaming, “You vengeful bitches!” That’s a good hook.

Limited

The Big Sick

Real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon co-wrote a romantic dramedy about their courtship, including Emily’s mysterious illness and coma. This won over audiences at Sundance, and looks like solid summer counter-programming.

Limited

June 28

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s latest looks like one long car chase and I am into it.

Okja

Bong Joon-ho follows up Snowpiercer with this story about a girl and her…hippo monster?…and the evil corporation that wants to turn her animal friend into hamburgers. TERRIFIC cast, and despite Pedro Almodovar’s “Fuck Netflix” attitude at Cannes, I bet Bong appreciated knowing how and when his film would be released, instead of doing the Weinstein Shuffle like he went through with Snowpiercer.

Netflix

June 30

Despicable Me 3

I mean…kids like them.

The House

I’ll also watch anything with Jason Mantzoukas, but again, I hope the actual movie delivers.

Red Band, NSFW

The Little Hours

And I REALLY hope this one delivers.

Limited

Red Band, REALLY NSFW

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2 thoughts on “Summer Movie Preview: June 2017

  1. Ruth

    ‘while it’s not a perfect film, it is fun and not a disaster’

    If it was marvel it would the greatest movie in the world. The same with your comments on The Mummy.

    1. No, if it was Marvel it would still be a fun but messy origin story. It ranks in the mid-level of origin stories. Reminds me most of Thor: Some good humor and action, likeable characters, but messy and the usual third-act collapse. Cap 1 collapses in the third act, too, for very similar reasons.

      Are you the same nut who keeps emailing me from fake addresses? If so, you should know this system identifies your IP address, which makes blocking A LOT simpler.

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