I didn’t see a movie this weekend. I was going pretty strong, I was probably on a two month streak of one movie a week. Nothing really caught my eye this week and unfortunately I don’t get paid for this and movies aren’t cheap. So instead of writing a movie review, here is a list of my most anticipated movies coming out this summer. The films will be listed in order of release.
Baby Driver (June 28th)
Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. – TriStar Pictures
This movie looks like Drive. I loved Drive and it looks like Baby Driver is just a comedic musical version of Drive. Can’t go wrong with that combo in my opinion. Plus what a stellar cast. Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort and more. Can’t wait for this one, looks like a lot of fun.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7th)
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. – Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures
Spider-Man is finally home. He has returned to the MCU, were he belongs. Peter Parker is finally in high school and he actually looks like a kid. I am looking forward to everything about this movie. Spider-Man is one of my favorite superheroes.
War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14th)
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet. – 20th Century Fox
Monkeys doing human things, who doesn’t like that? They ride horses and shoot guns. All kidding aside I really like the first two ones. These movies really make you hate humans. Also Woody Harrelson looks badass, The dude shaves his head with a straight razor in front of his army.
Dunkirk (July 21st)
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. – Warner Bros.
I really don’t know much about this movie but I generally like Christoper Nolan films. This movie has the normal Nolan crew such as Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, they are usually good in Nolan movies. War movies are usually pretty good. Definitely a movie I need to see in IMAX.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July 21st)
In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe. – STX Entertainment
When the first trailer came out. I watched it and it gave me zero desire to see the movie. But each new trailer that comes out intrigues me more and more. I dig the two leads. The space stuff looks super cosmicy and cool and everything just looks bizarre. I have no idea if this movie is going to be good but I plan on seeing it.
Atomic Blonde (July 28th)
Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on an impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to retrieve a priceless dossier from within the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through a deadly game of spies. – Focus Features
Lady John Wick, it’s even directed by the same guy. I’m sold. Plus who doesn’t like James McAvoy.
The Dark Tower (August 4th)
Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil. – Columbia Pictures
I love Stephen King. I’ve ready many of his books. For years I’ve been trying to read The Dark Tower series, I just haven’t gotten around to it. I’d like to think I’ll read it before this movie comes out but probably not. Idris Elba looks perfect as the gunslinger and McConaughey looks like he can pull off a good villain, so I’m in.
It (September 8th)
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. – Warner Bros.
Another movie based on a Stephen King book. I’ve actually read this book and it is my favorite book of all time. The book is absolutely terrifying and unfortunately the original mini series didn’t leave me feeling the same way as the book. I have high expectations for this, the trailer made it look terrifying. I need another reason to be afraid of clowns, hopefully this gives me one.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September 22nd)
With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy. – 20th Century Fox
I absolutely loved the first one, a perfect combo of style, comedy and action. This time they’re coming to America and I am hyped. Mission Impossible and 007 watch out this is the feature of the spy genre. Bloody hell, I can’t wait.