The Summer Rush of movies are in full effect! Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max and San Andreas lit up the May charts and June is looking to keep the box office rolling. Who’s going to be the big winner this month? We can’t say for sure but the month is really front loaded. Can The Rock keep the San Andreas momentum rolling or is it going to be the boys from Entourage packing the house. Will it be the cursing puppet holding the crown or will Dinosaur Merch have the big revival it needs this year( I might be the only one, but I miss the battle damage dinosaur toys from the 90’s)? Insidious should be a date night favorite, not for me though. I don’t like screaming in public places…
Entourage – June 5th
Our Take: The boys are back in town, the problem is, do we care? Sort of. Ari Gold and Lloyd are always scene stealers, but we hope this show does what it does best and that’s show them having fun. Leave the Drama at home. It’s currently at a Rotten Tomato score of 29%
Synopsis: Based on the HBO Comedy series. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Spy – June 5th
Our Take: Melissa McCarthy is on fire. She has the charm and delivery to make the meanest person at least crack a smile. This is a definite yes for us, get the popcorn and enjoy this summer spy comedy. It’s currently at a Rotten Tomato score of 95% Fresh
Synopsis: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Insidious: Chapter 3 – June 5th
Our Take: The tag line is “This is how you die” and well that sums it up for me. Trailer sets up a great atmosphere though and it looks to be a great ticket for horror fans.
Synopsis: A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Jurassic World – June 12th
Our Take: It’s hard for me to not get goosebumps everytime I hear the main intro theme to Jurassic Park, so every part of me wants this movie to be great. Especially since Pratt is in it. Chris Pratt is funny and charming and coming off the super successful underdog Guardians of the Galaxy so we hope he has what it takes to make this a worthy sequel to the original. We won’t count the other two.
Synopsis: Twenty-two 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. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.
Inside Out – June 19th
Our Take: Pixar has worked really hard at developing a reputation based on quality CG movies and Inside Out looks to be no exception. The trailers have been funny, sharp and based off a fresh and charming idea. Definitely go see it. It’s currently at a Rotten Tomato score of 100%
Synopsis: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Dope – June 19th
Our Take: I’m really excited for Dope. Funny, well shot and sitting at a Rotten Tomato score of 100%. We can definitely recommend checking this out.
Synopsis: A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. 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.
Manglehorn- June 19th
Synopsis: A strange and lonely man tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life.
Ted 2- June 26th
Our Take: Seth and Mark Whalberg are back with a sequel that looks to take the humor from the first even further. Also going by their trailer there’s a scene to give Tom Brady’s Deflategate new legs. Insert deflated balls joke here. Definite watch for fans of Seth or the original.
Synopsis:Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.
Did we miss anything worth checking out? Let us know in the comments! I will be back next month with a look at the movies of July which looks to continue the summer madness and keep the super hero train rolling.