In a World Where You Don’t Know What to Watch This Summer…
On the heels of a first quarter full of big blockbuster movies like John (AKA Jim from The Office) Krasinki’s The Quiet Place, Marvel’s Black Panther and Infinity Wars, Star Wars’ Solo, and still more to come. June is finally here with the start of summer right around the corner, but does it have anything in store that could topple these behemoths?
So, you still have an itch for some high-octane action? Avengers didn’t really cut it for you? Well maybe one of these summer mayhems has your name written right on it.
Check out this list of the top summer movies coming out this year in 2018.
Ocean’s 8 (June 8, 2018)
Directed by Gary Ross, the unique thing about this new installment of the Ocean’s franchise, AKA one of the original heist movies, is that it features an all women main cast, but they’re not just any women. These are heavy hitters like Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Dakota Fanning, Olivia Munn, Kate Holmes and more, can you believe there’s more?
Incredibles 2 (June 15th, 2018)
Returning director Brad Bird of the first Incredibles (2004) has created another success. If you’re still in a fix for some superheroing, why not give this long-awaited Disney-Pixar sequel a try. The first movie acclaimed for how it dealt with superhero and family tropes returns with a sequel fourteen years later. Will it still have the charm and the heart that made the first one great? Spoilers, it probably will.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22nd, 2018)
Directed by J. A. Bayona, this sequel follows up the relatively liked Jurassic World (2015). There’s dinosaurs, seismic activity of the volcanic kind, and Chris Pratt. If that doesn’t sound like a great potential for a great summer block buster, then this will be a very cold summer.
Adrift (June 1st, 2018)
Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, Adrift is based on a true story. Want to go out on a romantic ocean adventure of a life time where you get caught in a hurricane and have to survive on wits alone? No? If you want to vicariously go through that then this is the movie for you. Starring Shailene Woodley of Fault in Our Stars fame this could be a thrilling tear jerker that’ll make you relive your Jack trauma all over again.
American Animals (June 1st, 2018)
Directed by Bart Layton, this stylish British-American drama based on a true story tells the tale of four young men trying to live life to the fullest and what does that involve? Planning a heist of course, because that’s what everyone does when their bored.
A Kid Like Jake (June 1st, 2018)
Directed by Silas Howard, this is a story about a parents’ struggle when their kid is different. Jake who prefers fairy tales to cars and dresses to pants, Claire Danes and Jim Parsons play the two parents who want to raise their son with as much freedom and care as they can give.
Upgrade (June 1st, 2018)
Directed by Leigh Whannell, this is an action, comedy, and horror all in one. There’s a man out for revenge and with the help of a new technology and an A.I. named Stem who can have full control of his body, he’s going to get it, one way or another. Dealing with the horrors of where technology can go while still being a fun action romp, Upgrade has it all.
Hereditary (June 8th, 2018)
Directed by Ari Aster, this horror movie is just in time for the month after Mother’s Day. This is a horror that’s sure to make your skin crawl if nothing else. With a dollhouse aesthetic and some creepy visuals this movie’s sure to give you nightmares to hold you over until next Mother’s day.
-Honorable Feel Good Mention-
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (June 8th, 2018)
Directed by Morgan Neville, this is a documentary of an extraordinary man who believed in love and kindness and the great potential of children. The late Fred Rogers was a hallmark of a person who emobodies empathy and is a stunning example of what hard work and dedication to something you love can result in. Just hearing the man testify before a senate subcommittee on communications shows how much Mr. Rogers really cared. If you want a feel-good movie of the summer, this is probably it.
Which movies are you most excited about this summer?! Leave a comment down below to get the conversation going.