Summer Movie Preview: July 2018

July 6

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel’s latest is a direct antidote to the sturm und drang of Infinity War and it succeeds within in its own modest parameters. Also, like Spider-Man: Homecoming, this is pretty much just a comedy with some superhero stuff in it.

Full review here.

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Summer Move Preview: May 2018

May 4

Overboard

A gender-swapped remake of the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell screwball comedy reveals the real issue with Overboard is not a man lying to a woman with a traumatic brain injury, it’s ANYONE lying to ANYBODY with a traumatic brain injury.

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Summer Movie Preview: August 2017

August 4

Brigsby Bear

Limited

Best known for writing the weird and frequently cut sketches on SNL, Kyle Mooney now moves up to feature film, with this movie about a sweet odd dude who learns a devastating truth and turns to a childhood show for comfort. More or less. Brigsby Bear is both more complex than the trailer makes it seem, and simpler. It is, though, a strong debut for Mooney as a features writer, even if the high concept doesn’t quite pan out.

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Summer Movie Preview: August 2013

Last month of summer movies, and we’re finishing with one of the best—Edgar Wright’s The World’s End—one of the few originals, Elysium, and one of the most promising sequels, Kick-Ass 2. There’s also a bunch of random Wednesday releases this month.

August 2

2 Guns

Alternate title: 2 Men Who Are Very Secure in Their Manhoods, No Seriously, We’re Not Compensating for Anything.

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