What? No Marvel nor DC superhero films opening this June? I feel a tiny bit faint, but not to worry, we have a ton of good and maybe some not so good reasons for you to go and enjoy your local movie theater – The Conjuring 2, The Fits, Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones and Finding Dory just to name a few. 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.
-Myrna E. Duarte
Me Before You
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer
Directed By: Thea Sharrock
Synopsis: A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.
Our Two Cents: A little romance if you are in the mood.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry
Directed By: Dave Green
Synopsis: The Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat.
Our Two Cents: This seems as goofy and absurd as the first one.
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Michelle Ryan, Danny Glover
Directed By: Francesco Cinquemani
Synopsis: A group of people are plunged into a dark, claustrophobic maze, where they must fight to survive, as the outside world watches.
Our Two Cents: I’m not sure if it’ll be any good at all.
Approaching the Unknown (Limited)
Stars: Mark Strong, Sanaa Lathan, Luke Wilson
Directed By: Mark Elijah Rosenberg
Synopsis: An American astronaut prepares for a mission to Mars.
Our Two Cents: This is really a one-man show and I am a fan of Mark strong.
The Fits (Limited)
Stars: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Inayah Rodgers
Directed By: Anna Rose Holmer
Synopsis: While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.
Our Two Cents: I’ve seen the film and definitely recommend it.
Time to Choose (Limited)
Stars: Peter Agnefjall, Tasso Azevedo, Neal Barnard
Directed By: Charles Ferguson
Synopsis: Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.
Our Two Cents: It focuses on the many people around the world actually coming up with and implementing creative solutions to the climate problem.
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene, Alexis Knapp
Directed By: Aaron Kaufman
Synopsis: A weekend getaway takes a dangerous turn when a mysterious nightclub owner (Pierce Brosnan) introduces a group of friends to a new designer drug. Stripped of their inhibitions, they start living out their wildest fantasies – but what starts out as a fun night of partying quickly turns deadly, as the island paradise deteriorates into a tropical madhouse. URGE also stars Justin Chatwin, Ashley Greene, Alexis Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, Nick Thune, and Danny Masterson.
Our Two Cents: Pierce Brosnan as the top man peddling a magnificent designer drug? I’m curious.
The Conjuring 2
Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Franka Potente
Directed By: James Wan
Synopsis: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Our Two Cents: The Exorcist was on steroids.
Now You See Me 2
Stars: Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe
Directed By: Jon M. Chu
Synopsis: The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
Our Two Cents: I’m curious about the water and umbrellas, but not much more.
Stars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster
Directed By: Duncan Jones
Synopsis: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.
Our Two Cents: I am excited to see what Duncan Jones has done.
De Palma (Limited)
Stars: Brian De Palma
Directed By: Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow
Synopsis: A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.
Our Two Cents: Looks like for anyone who loves filmmakers or the art of making movies, this is a must see documentary.
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, Jude Law, Colin Firth
Directed By: Michael Grandage
Synopsis: A chronicle of Max Perkins’s time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
Our Two Cents: These guys! I’m in.
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart
Directed By: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Synopsis: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Our Two Cents: Another Kevin Hart money maker.
Pixar’s Finding Dory
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba
Directed By: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Synopsis: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Our Two Cents:
Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare
Directed By: Jon Watts
Synopsis: A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.
Our Two Cents: I’m just too scared pf clowns to even comment.
The Last King (Limited)
Stars: Anders Dahlberg, Åsmund Brede Eike, Elg Elgesem
Directed By: Nils Gaup
Synopsis: In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country’s history.
Our Two Cents: Norwegian Game of Thrones?
Free State of Jones
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell
Directed By: Gary Ross
Synopsis: As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.
Our Two Cents: A profound film with plenty to say.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Stars: Maika Monroe, Joey King, Liam Hemsworth
Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Synopsis: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defenses be enough?
Our Two Cents: No one was asking for this sequel, but it looks like it might bet better than I thought at least. I can always go see some Jeff Goldblum. Just sayin.
The Duel (Limited)
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Emory Cohen
Directed By: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Synopsis: A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.
Our Two Cents: A summer Western, I’m in.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Limited)
Stars: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
Directed By: Taika Waititi
Synopsis: A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Our Two Cents: This film looks hilarious, heartfelt.
The Neon Demon (Limited)
Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn
Synopsis: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Our Two Cents: Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, of Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives, I’m so there!
Stars: Gene Tognacci, Andy Boswell, John Causby
Directed By: Penny Lane
Synopsis: The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station.
Our Two Cents: Totally wacky, almost unbelievable true story documentary.
Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen
Directed By: Jaume Collet-Serra
Synopsis: A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
Our Two Cents: I’m a sucker for a big mean shark movie.