What to Watch This Summer: Summer Movies Part II

The end of the school year is the time for fun, sun and movies!  After finals is the perfect time to concentrate on relaxing summer days filled with popcorn, Buncha-Crunch and blue ICEES.  While few are predicting any blockbusters among the summer releases, there are some big stars that should fuel ticket sales.  Here is a guide to the movies and their release dates up for the month of June, conveniently scheduled well before the new school year begins on August 29, 2019.

May 31                       Godzilla:  King of The Monsters

Godzilla: King of Monsters

Tokyo and the world have been safe for years until this summer with the release of GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, with one exception:  this time he’s on our side.  Millie Bobby Brown, from the series “Stranger Things” showcases her star power and the plot unleashes formidable foes, such as Mothra, to challenge Godzilla’s title of King.

May 31                       Rocketman

Taron Egerton portrays Elton John in the popsinger’s biopic movie: Rocketman.

Taron Egerton will do his own singing as the star of this “biopic,” unlike Rami Malek’s lip-syncing for his Academy Award performance as Freddy Mercury.  Pure talent as a method actor and an outrageous wardrobe provides the perfect setting for Edgerton to channel Elton John to perfection. Taron Egerton as Elton John in the biopic “Rocketman.”

June 7             Late Night

Late night talk show host, Katherine Newbury (Thompson), and her newly hired first female staff writer, Molly Patel (Kaling) star in this comedy about these two women separated by generation.

Women take the spotlight in this dramedy written by and starring Mindy Kahling as the “diversity hire” joining the production team of a talk show hosted by Emma Thompson.  These stars will draw people into the theaters as Kahling provides a socially important and current topic for thought and conversation.

June 14                       The Dead Don’t Die

Bill Murray (left), Chloe Sevigny (center) and Adam Driver (right) portray cops in this thriller comedy.

Apparently zombies and ghouls are here to stay in this “zombie comedy” starring Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Selena Gomez.  Critics call it pleasantly shambling leaving room for a lot of interpretation about believable ghouls.

June 14                        Men in Black:  International

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star in the upcoming Summer blockbuster Men in Black: International. This will be the fourth Men in Black movie added to the series.

Many fans will be glad to know that “Thor” has joined the Men in Black secret agency charged with fighting aliens and wearing sunglasses.  Although not exactly “Thor,” Chris Hemsworth stars with Tessa Thompson fighting aliens and looking good in the process.   Chris Hemsworth really does make the suit look good.

July 2              Spider-Man:  Far From Home

Picking up after Avengers: Endgame, Tom Holland and Zendaya return to play their beloved roles in Spiderman: Far From Home.

Spider-Man has just saved the world in Avengers:  Endgame and has clearly earned a European vacation.  Tom Holland again stars as “Spidey,” teaming up with Nick Fury, played by (Samuel L. Jackson) to take on the most challenging and funny supervillain, “Mysterio,” played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

July 19                        The Lion King

James Earl Jones returns to the big screen to voice the beloved character of Mufasa, once more, in the 2019 live action remake of The Lion King.

Disney does it again with a re-make of this fan favorite that includes state of the art computer animation. The beloved James Earl Jones returns with newly casted voices including Beyonce, John Oliver and Seth Rogen.

Enjoy Your Summer!

Other releases include Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio looking for work in 1969 Hollywood. Brad Pitt and horror films such as Ma, starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will bring audience in out of the heat but it is certainly clear that there will be no chance of a summer 2019 movie blockbuster.  The reason:   The Avengers have re-assembled!

The Avengers: Endgame raised almost $400 million in the box office opening weekend.


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