Infinity War and Solo are just the beginning of this year’s summer blockbuster season. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is doing well to the surprise of no one, while the latest Star Wars movie has not lived up to its lofty expectations, possibly leaving the top spot at the box office for another movie.
Action Point (Nationwide): Is there still a market for watching Johnny Knoxville do stupid stunts in 2018? The question may not even matter since these types of movies are inexpensive to make per Hollywood standards.
Upgrade (Nationwide): In this modern take on the Six Million Dollar Man, Logan Marshall-Green gets a chip implanted into him that turns him into a pseudo android. Looks like it will be really fun or really bad, but there is no in between.
Adrift (Nationwide): Romantic drama starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a couple stranded on a boat in the middle of an ocean. This one is based on a true story, but aren’t they all?
Ocean’s 8 (Nationwide): The spinoff to the Ocean’s trilogy has an all-star cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkawafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter in a heist film. Heist movies tend to be fun and there is no reason this should not be also.
Hereditary (Nationwide): A24 has made a name for itself releasing edgy movies that also happen to be good. The trailer for Hereditary looks promising while giving nothing away.
Hotel Artemis (Nationwide): A sci fi action film starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, a woman who runs a secret hospital for criminals. Sounds a little like John Wick. Hopefully, it will be as good.
Won’t You be My Neighbor? (Limited): A documentary about Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The trailer mixes nostalgia, activism, and tear jerking moments that will draw in even those who did not grow up on the show.
Incredibles 2 (Nationwide): Everyone’s favorite Fantastic Four movie gets a sequel that looks equally fun. The first movie was more about family than about superheroes and the second looks to be more of the same.
Superfly (Nationwide): The remake is directed by a music video director that goes by the name Director X. Not the most auspicious of starts. The original is a classic and how much of a remake versus a reimagining this is may decide how good this is.
Tag (Nationwide): Starring an ensemble cast, the movie is about a decades long game of tag that may soon be coming to an end. The premise is very silly, but the movie looks like a lot of fun.
Gotti (Nationwide): Anyone who remembers the ’80s and ’90s remembers the name John Gotti. Gotti was a real life godfather who seemed like he would get away with everything until one of his own men turned on him. Starring John Travolta, this should be interesting even in the worst case scenario.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Nationwide): Filled with amazing special effects and seemingly little else, this is the perfect summer movie. Chris Pratt can be counted on to be charming, but will it be enough?
Under the Silver Lake (Limited): Andrew Garfield stars in this thriller that seems to deal with a deeper conspiracy that may involved everything and everyone.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Nationwide): The first movie came out of nowhere and was surprisingly good. Benicio del Toro is a great actor and Josh Brolin has been having an amazing year.
Uncle Drew (Nationwide): Based on a character from a Pepsi commercial this movie will appeal to a certain fan base. There are so many movies to choose from this summer, but it is nice to see one targeted at families.
The summer movie season continues with some major releases. With Solo underperforming, June looks to be a month when Disney does not own the number one spot-until the middle of the month.
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