Summer is officially here! That means blockbusters on remakes on more blockbusters – but hey, I ain’t complaining! With Jurassic World just around the corner, and Entourage I will basically be living in the past (or at my local theater).
So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
Insidious: Chapter 3
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson
Directed By: Leigh Wannell
Synopsis: Serving as a prequel to the original film, Chapter 3 follows the origins of Elise Rainier (Vera Famiga in earlier films) as she reluctantly becomes a conduit for evil spirits looking to do harm.
Our Two Cents: The sequel was remarkably tolerable (as far as horror sequels go), so they could push for a third and I wouldn’t be offended.
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, and Jude Law.
Directed By: Paul Feig
Synopsis: When a top agent goes missing and the identities of the other agents are compromised, the only person left who can save the CIA is the unassuming Susan, who is forced to go deep undercover.
Our Two Cents: Please. Stop.
Love & Mercy
Stars: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti
Directed By: Bill Pohlad
Synopsis: The films shows two periods in young Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys fame) from his early success and the dormancy of his mental illness, to the later periods in his life when he is without all hope. It is the arrival of Melinda, his second wife, that he finally finds refuge.
Our Two Cents: Paul Dano might just be at his very best in this.
Directed By: Rodney Ascher
Synopsis: The documentary follows the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, named after the famous painting by Henry Fuseli. Experiencers feel trapped by fear as they dream, and it is thought to have lasting health effects.
Our Two Cents: An accessible documentary has never been made about this topic, and it could prove revolutionary for the disorder.
Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven
Directed By: Doug Ellin
Synopsis: The gang reunites as Ari becomes the head of a studio, prompting Vinny to demand he direct the first picture. Naturally, disaster ensues.
Our Two Cents: The TV series was always hysterical yet witty, flamboyant yet engaging. Here’s hoping the film is the same.
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Stars: Nisse Vestblom, Holger Andersson
Directed By: Roy Andersson
Synopsis: In a series of bizarre encounters, two travelling salesmen find their fantasies and realities mixing in a inquiry into the human condition.
Our Two Cents: This won the Golden Lion. End of.