Remakes, sequels and oddities: A list of 2018's summer movies
A Mexican playboy with amnesia (Eugenio Derbez) goes on a misadventure with a woman (Anna Faris) hired to clean his yacht in the comedy "Overboard" (May 4).(Photo: DIYAH PERA) Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. Just not at the movies. This summer is filled with remakes and sequels, even more so than most. It’s all over the map, too, with some odd choices — Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep star in their first sequels. You’d think they’d have better things to do. Whatever the case, there is some original fare sprinkled throughout, as well, but this looks awfully familiar. SUMMER PREVIEW: Number of sequels is ridiculous Like always, dates are tentative, so always check listings. APRIL 27 “Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13) OK, everyone’s seen it already. Still, this mash-up of Marvel heroes trying to keep Thanos from collecting all six Infinity Stones kicks off the summer season. And you’ll probably see it again, anyway. REVIEW: Too many heroes, not enough story MAY 4 “Overboard”(PG-13) In "Overboard," Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez, right) doesn't fit in with the other workers, including (from left) Bobby (Mel Rodriguez), Burro (Omar Chaparro) and Burrito (Adrian Uribe). (Photo: Diyah Pera) A remake of the 1987 comedy with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, only this time with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez. Not exactly something everyone was asking for, but here we are. “Tully” (R) Director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody reunite for a film about a harried mother (Charlize Theron) who hires a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) to help her regain her sanity. MAY 11 “Breaking In” (PG-13) Gabrielle Union plays a woman who must protect her family during a home invasion. Cheery sounding film. “Life of the Party” (PG-13) May 11: Melissa McCarthy goes back to college - her daughter's college, to be exact - in "Life of the Party." (Photo: Hopper Stone) Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone (who also directs) wrote this comedy together. McCarthy stars as a woman whose husband dumps her, prompting her to go back to school to get her degree and cuts loose on campus. MAY 18 “Book Club” (Not yet rated) Four women read “50 Shades of Grey” in their book club and their lives are changes. For the worse, you’ve got to believe. “Deadpool 2” (Not yet rated) Ryan Reynolds returns this summer in "Deadpool 2." (Photo: Joe Lederer/Marvel) Ryan Reynolds returns as the profane Marvel antihero. The first one was hilarious and a surprise monster hit. Can they repeat the success? (Points for bringing back the coolest-named superhero of them all: Negasonic Teenage Warhead.) “Show Dogs” (PG) A Rottweiler police dog has to go undercover at a hoity-toity dog show. With the voices of Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci, and the live-action talents of Will Arnett. MAY 25 “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (Not yet rated) Another one of these. Seriously, I’m as big a “Star Wars” fan as the next person, but how many of these do we need? But I’ll play along. Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo before he grows up to be Harrison Ford (OK, not exactly, but you get the idea). Ron Howard came on board late in the game as a replacement director, so that’s interesting. And if you’ve seen the “Teddy Perkins” episode of “Atlanta,” you’ll watch Donald Glover in anything. JUNE 1 “Action Point” (Not yet rated) Johnny Knoxville plays a daredevil — go figure — who opens a theme park with his friends. If some bones aren’t broken, it’ll be a disappointment. “Adrift” (Not yet rated) Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley play an engaged couple who embark on a romantic sailing trip in "Adrift." (Photo: MATT KLITSCHER/STXFILMS) Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin play a couple who set out on a sailing trip, only to run into one of the worst hurricanes in history. Based on a true story. “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” (R) Aliens invade the London punk scene in the 1970s. If nothing else, you can’t say there are no original ideas anymore. With Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman. JUNE 8 “Hereditary” (R) June 8: Milly Shapiro (from left), Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Alex Wolff confront some uncomfortable family truths in the horror-thriller "Hereditary." (Photo: James Minchin/A24) Toni Collette plays a woman whose mother dies and leaves her some sort of horrifying curse or something. Is that really so much worse than a closet full of clothes that don’t fit? “Hotel Artemis” (Not yet rated) Jodi Foster plays a nurse who runs a secret emergency room in a near-future Los Angeles. Wonder if they take insurance? “Ocean’s 8” (PG-13) Sandra Bullock leads a crew of women in an attempt to pull off a heist at the Met Gala. Bullock plays the sister of George Clooney’s character in the “Ocean’s” movies. So it’s basically that, with women, including Cate Blanchett, Dakota Fanning, Olivia Munn and Anne Hathaway. Cool. JUNE 15 “Incredibles 2” (Not yet rated) This image released by Disney Pixar shows characters, from left, Bob/Mr. Incredible, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, Helen/Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter, Dash, voiced by Huck Milner, Jack Jack and Violet, voiced by Sarah Vowell in "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15. (Disney/Pixar via AP) (Photo: AP) Dicey to make a sequel to one of Pixar’s all-time best films. But Brad Bird wrote and directed, and the gang’s all here again. Still, remember when Pixar was more into originals? “Loving Pablo” (R) I’m no expert when it comes to romantic advice, but this seems like a bad idea: A journalist (Penelope Cruz) begins a romantic relationship with drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem). I'd go with admiration from afar. Real far. “SuperFly” (Not yet rated) June 15: Jason Mitchell (left) and Trevor Jackson in a scene from the remake of "Superfly," by Director X. (Photo: Quantrell D. Colbert/CTMG Inc.) Remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film, starring Trevor Jackson. They’re remaking everything else, so why not? Going to be difficult to top the Curtis Mayfield soundtrack, though. “Tag” (Not yet rated) Former classmates set up an elaborate game of tag that involves traveling all over the country. Don’t we already have “The Amazing Race?” Good cast, though, including Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones and Jeremy Renner. JUNE 22 “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG-13) June 22: Owen (Chris Pratt) meets a T. rex in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." (Photo: Universal Pictures) There are no end of stupid ideas to take us back to that stupid island. This time a volcano is about to blow (there’s a volcano?) so Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt have to rescue the dinosaurs, who doubtless see them as tasty snacks. JUNE 29 “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” (R) Really sorry to see that Emily Blunt isn’t back for the sequel, but Josh Brolin and, most importantly, Benicio Del Toro, are. Cartels are trafficking terrorists across the border. Who wrote the script, Donald Trump? “Uncle Drew” (Not yet rated) Dax (Lil Rel Howery, center) leads an aging group of hoopsters (including Chris Webber, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, Shaquille O'Neal, Kyrie Irving and Reggie Miller) in the comedy "Uncle Drew" (June 29). (Photo: QUANTRELL D. COLBERT) The Pepsi commercial becomes a movie, with Dax (Lil Rel Howery) entering a team of geezers in the Rucker Classic tournament in Harlem. Lots of former NBA and WNBA stars, lots of makeup. Would still rather see a documentary about the real Rucker league... JULY 4 “The First Purge” (Not yet rated) A prequel that tells us how the Purge came to be, because who wasn’t clamoring for that? The bigger question is, what is Marisa Tomei doing in this? “Under the Silver Lake” (R) Andrew Garfield plays a man who becomes obsessed with the murder of a billionaire and the kidnapping of a girl. It’s from David Robert Mitchell, who made the great “It Follows,” so I’m in, no questions asked. JULY 6 “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Not yet rated) Hope van Dyne (left, Evangeline Lilly) joins Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in the superhero game in Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (July 6). (Photo: Ben Rothstein / BEN ROTHSTEIN) Paul Rudd returns as Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly joins in as the Wasp, saving the world and avoiding swatters. Yet another sequel in a summer sick with them, but the first film was underrated and, sadly, the lowest-grossing Marvel film, so kudos for even making the thing. JULY 13 “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” (Not yet rated) Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler, left) and friends hit the high seas for fun in "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (July 13). (Photo: SONY PICTURES ANIMATION) Sigh. Another one. Mavis (Selena Gomez) arranges for Dracula (Adam Sandler) to take a cruise. One bright note: Steve Buscemi returns as Wayne, the werewolf exhausted by his many cubs. "Skyscraper” (Not yet rated) Can only Dwayne Johnson save us? This time the ridiculous premise is Johnson as an FBI hostage team leader and veteran who assesses security for skyscrapers. He gets framed for a blaze in the world’s safest one, in which his family is trapped. He needs that giant ape and flying wolf from his last movie, sounds like. JULY 20 “The Equalizer 2” (Not yet rated) Of all the movies Denzel Washington has made, is this the one you really wanted a sequel to? Me neither. He must have, though — it’s the first sequel he and director Antoine Fuqua have ever made. Go figure. Check cashes either way. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (PG-13) Young Donna (right, Lily James) forms a band with her best friends Rosie (Alexa Davies) and Tanya (Jessica Keenan Wynn) in the musical sequel "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (July 20). (Photo: Jonathan Prime / JONATHAN PRIME) And Meryl Streep joins the sequel madness for her first one. With singing. Probably turned into one of those people who take the “lather, rinse, repeat” instruction on the shampoo bottle seriously. JULY 27 “Blindspotting” (Not yet rated) Daveed Diggs stars as an ex-con trying to reconnect with his ex (Janina Gavankar) in the comedy/drama "Blindspotting" (July 27), which explores race and class in Oakland. (Photo: LIONSGATE) Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in a film making some noise on the festival circuit, about a couple of friends in the gentrifying Bay Area. “Eighth Grade” (R) Bo Burnham’s coming-of-age story of a girl (Elsie Fisher) trying to navigate the end of junior high is enjoying tremendous buzz. (Full disclosure: I’ve seen it, and it’s great.) “Mission Impossible — Fallout” (Not yet rated) July 29: Tom Cruise is back as superspy Ethan Hunt, hanging on for dear life, in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." (Photo: Paramount Pictures) OK, without looking at any information, I’m guessing Tom Cruise does spy stuff and performs his own insane stunts. Let’s have a look. Yep, looks like that’s about the size of it. “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” (Not yet rated) The TV show is good (it’s minor-level superheroes as teenagers). For the movie, they’re bringing in bigger names and heroes (Nicolas Cage finally gets to be Superman, Halsey as Wonder Woman, etc.). Always a dicey move, but it’s still intriguing. AUG. 3 “The Darkest Minds” (Not yet rated) Teens develop powers; adults, naturally, imprison them. A group of teens escape, and sci-fi thrills ensue, presumably. Based on the Alexandra Bracken novel, though the added powers part sounds like a wish-fulfillment fantasy for my kids. “Christopher Robin” (Not yet rated) The film stars Ewan McGregor as an older Christopher Robin, who thinks back to his storied days hanging out with Pooh and company. (Photo: Deseret News Hive) Ewan McGregor plays the grown-up Christopher Robin, who gets a visit from his childhood pal Winnie the Pooh. Marc Foster (“Finding Neverland”) directs. Pretty interesting, actually. “Mile 22” (Not yet rated) Mark Wahlberg plays an American intelligence officer who has to smuggle a police officer out of the country. Shoots a lot of guns in the process, I’m guessing. “Searching” (Not yet rated) John Cho plays a father whose 16-year-old girl disappears. The entire film takes place on computer screens. Yeah, it’s been done, but that setup did make for one of my favorite episodes of “Modern Family,” so I’m willing to give it a try. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (Not yet rated) Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon inadvertently wind up doing spy stuff after Kunis’ boyfriend dumps her (he was a spy, unbeknownst to her). Sounds stupid, but those two are funny, so who knows? Break out the popcorn, because the summer of 2018 brings the return of the Avengers ("Infinity War"), Deadpool, the Incredibles and an island full of dinos. USA TODAY AUG. 10 “Dog Days” (Not yet rated) LA residents are brought together by their “lovable canine counterparts,” according to the press materials. Let me know when it’s their “mangy rabid mutts.” “The Hustle” (Not yet rated) A remake, because evidently that’s all we’re allowed to see this summer, of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson in the Michael Caine and Steve Martin roles. At this point, what the heck — why not? "Alpha" premieres August 17. (Photo: Columbia Pictures) “The Meg” (PG-13) Jason Statham vs. a 70-foot shark. Hey, at least it’s not a remake. I mean, there’s never been a movie about a killer shark before. (We’re going to need a bigger joke.) AUG. 17 “Alpha” (PG-13) A survival story set in — um, the Ice Age. Albert Hughes directs. Next summer they’ll make one set in the Holocene Epoch. “Captive State” (PG-13) Aliens have invaded Chicago; now, 10 years later, people are either collaborators or dissidents. Among those people are Vera Farmiga and John Goodman. “Crazy Rich Asians” (PG-13) Economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) learns her boyfriend comes from a world of wealth in the romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians" (Aug. 17). (Photo: SANJA BUCKO) Kevin Kwan’s novel, about three rich Chinese families preparing for a wedding, gets the big-screen treatment. “The Happytime Murders” (Not yet rated) Let’s just go with the press synopsis here, because it sounds pretty swell: “When the puppet cast of an ’80s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.” The cast includes Elizabeth Banks and Melissa McCarthy. Different, anyway. AUG. 24 “Papillon” (Not yet rated) "Papillon" will be in theaters August 24. (Photo: Jose Haro) Charlie Hunnam stars in a remake of the 1973 film. Oh good. There weren’t enough remakes so far this summer. “Replicas” (PG-13) Keanu Reeves plays a scientist determined to bring his dead family back. You had me at, “Keanu Reeves plays a scientist.” “Slender Man” (Not yet rated) The urban legend that’s made its way into real news stories becomes a movie, about a tall, thin figure who haunts children. AUG. 31 “Kin” (PG-13): An ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are on the run from, among others, James Franco. Who wouldn’t run? Reach Goodykoontz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: facebook.com/GoodyOnFilm. Twitter: @goodyk. AZCENTRAL Things To Do app: Get the best in events, dining and travel right on your device READ MORE: MORE AZCENTRAL ON SOCIAL:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Read or Share this story: https://azc.cc/2r0GCqg
Summer 2018 Movie Release Schedule
MAY 11 BEAST Jessie Buckley, who earned raves for her performance at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, plays a young woman on the island of Jersey whose new crush (Johnny Flynn) may be a serial killer. Michael Pearce directed, in his first feature. BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT Jean-Michel Basquiat has been the subject of other films (the documentary “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child”; Julian Schnabel’s biopic “Basquiat”). But Sara Driver, who as a filmmaker swam in the same downtown scene in the 1980s, is bound to bring something special to this account of how he discovered his sensibility as an artist. BREAKING IN Gabrielle Union plays a mother who discovers that her late father’s house gives the apartment in “Panic Room” a run for its money in the security department. In keeping with Murphy’s law, the home comes under siege; Ms. Union’s character has to save her children after they are taken hostage. James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”) directed. CLASS RANK Miffed that she has wound up a mere No. 2 in her high school class rankings, a teenager (Olivia Holt) contrives to get a friend (Skyler Gisondo) elected to the school board to change the system. Eric Stoltz directed. THE DAY AFTER The prolific South Korean director Hong Sang-soo (“Claire’s Camera”) varies his formula a bit: Instead of a philandering filmmaker, “The Day After” gives us a philandering book publisher (Kwon Hae-hyo) whose new assistant (Kim Min-hee, Mr. Hong’s muse of late) inadvertently gets caught up in adultery-related animosity. FILMWORKER The longtime Stanley Kubrick associate Leon Vitali tells the story of how he went from playing Barry Lyndon’s stepson to serving as an all-purpose assistant and gopher for the director, performing tasks that ranged from the bizarrely personal (setting up surveillance so that Mr. Kubrick could monitor an ailing cat) to the essential (running print checks on “Eyes Wide Shut” after the auteur’s death). I HAD NOWHERE TO GO The visual artist Douglas Gordon — perhaps best known for his cinematic installations (“24 Hour Psycho”) — here salutes another great experimentalist: Jonas Mekas, the Lithuanian-born filmmaker and writer and a founder of Anthology Film Archives, where the movie will screen. There’s only occasional imagery; the audio is of Mr. Mekas reading his memoir. LIFE OF THE PARTY Blazing new frontiers in helicopter parenting, a mother (Melissa McCarthy), who regrets not earning a college degree, enrolls alongside her daughter (Molly Gordon). Gillian Jacobs and Maya Rudolph also star, and Ms. McCarthy’s husband and co-writer, Ben Falcone, directed. LU OVER THE WALL A mermaid who can toe-tap — yes, she grows toes — when a teenage rock band plays is the star of this anime feature. MEASURE OF A MAN An overweight teenager (Blake Cooper) endures a trying summer in a coming-of-age film directed by Jim Loach (a son of Ken Loach). With Donald Sutherland, Judy Greer and Luke Wilson. THE SEAGULL Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll and Elisabeth Moss tackle Chekhov, here adapted by Stephen Karam, a Tony winner and Pulitzer finalist for “The Humans.” [Read more: Chekhov is always ready for his close-up.] TERMINAL Set against a stylized, artificial urban landscape that looks like a Las Vegas casino’s impression of film noir, this thriller casts Margot Robbie as a waitress leading a double life. Simon Pegg is also involved. May 18 BOOK CLUB With four Oscars among them, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen star as book club companions whose romantic lives are reinvigorated after they delve into “Fifty Shades of Grey.” DEADPOOL 2 Since variety is the spice of life, take a break from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and enjoy this second outing with Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), a non-Universe Marvel hero whose chief attribute is cracking wise. Josh Brolin is the villain this time. [Read more: This story has already stressed Ryan Reynolds out.] FIRST REFORMED Tipping his hat rather vigorously to Robert Bresson’s “Diary of a Country Priest” and Ingmar Bergman’s “Winter Light,” Paul Schrader tells the story of an upstate New York pastor (Ethan Hawke) whose worldview is thrown out of balance after he meets with a radical environmentalist. With Amanda Seyfried and Cedric Kyles, better known as Cedric the Entertainer. ON CHESIL BEACH Ian McEwan adapts his own novel, the story of newlyweds (a superb Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle) in 1962 England whose apparently limitless affection and understanding hit a snag when it’s time to consummate their marriage. Dominic Cooke directed; Anne-Marie Duff and Emily Watson also star. POPE FRANCIS — A MAN OF HIS WORD Wim Wenders tours the globe and sits down with Pope Francis, who isn’t the first pope to tweet, but is the first to star in a documentary by the director of the angels-in-Berlin classic “Wings of Desire.” SAVING BRINTON Mike Zahs, a collector in Iowa, discovers nitrate reels from the early years of movies; they were brought to the state by a man named William Franklin Brinton. This documentary follows Mr. Zahs as he works to revive Mr. Brinton’s legacy and show the films where they were originally screened. SHOW DOGS Remember “Miss Congeniality”? This is the same movie, except that instead of Sandra Bullock as an F.B.I. agent who goes undercover as a beauty pageant contestant, this has Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as the voice of a police dog forced to infiltrate a dog show. With Will Arnett (as his human partner), Natasha Lyonne, and the vocal stylings of Jordin Sparks and Gabriel Iglesias. SOLLERS POINT McCaul Lombardi plays a recently released prisoner who lives with his father (Jim Belushi) in Baltimore — a regular setting for the Charm City-based filmmaker Matthew Porterfield, known for movies (“Putty Hill”) that blur the traditional boundaries of fiction and nonfiction. THAT SUMMER This assemblage by Goran Hugo Olsson presents what amounts to a dry run for the Maysles brothers’ classic documentary “Grey Gardens.” In 1972, Lee Radziwill commissioned the artist Peter Beard to make a movie about her aunt and cousin Big and Little Edie Beale; the Maysles were involved. Rediscovered footage has been fashioned into this film. May 25 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ Kate Novack directs this documentary portrait of the fashion world fixture André Leon Talley. Fran Lebowitz and Anna Wintour are among the many talking heads. HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES Returning to the campy sensibility of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” John Cameron Mitchell directs this adaptation of a Neil Gaiman story, about a group of teenagers in 1977 England who, in true punk spirit, stumble into a party full of aliens. Alex Sharp leads the cast, which includes Nicole Kidman (as a human) and Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson (as extraterrestrials). MARY SHELLEY The parallels between the life of Mary Shelley and the treatment of the monster in “Frankenstein” have been examined in ample scholarship and literary criticism. Now they’re the subject of a biopic. Elle Fanning plays the author and Douglas Booth her out-of-wedlock lover and eventual husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Haifaa Al-Mansour (“Wadjda”) directed. THE MISANDRISTS Bruce LaBruce, the John Waters of Canada, writes and directs the story of a man who stumbles into the secret lair of the “Female Liberation Army.” (The trailer actually bills it as “a movie by the FLA and Bruce LaBruce.”) SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Say what you will about George Lucas; he didn’t let these characters out of the gate too often. Seeing a second “Star Wars” movie in five months might be more exhausting than making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. On the other hand, Alden Ehrenreich — the movie cowboy in “Hail, Caesar!” — has the perfect looks and attitude to play the young Han Solo. Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson also star. Ron Howard replaced Chris Miller and Phil Lord (“The Lego Movie”) at the helm. SUMMER 1993 After her mother’s death, a young girl (Laia Artigas) moves in with her uncle and aunt. The Catalan writer-director Carla Simón based the movie on her own experiences. June 1 ACTION POINT Facing new competition, the owner of an amusement park (Johnny Knoxville) vows to give the place an “excitement enema.” Since Mr. Knoxville’s “Jackass” days are over, what happens here is probably not quite as gross as that sounds. ADRIFT Shailene Woodley plays Tami Oldham Ashcraft, who co-wrote the autobiographical book on which this is based. She and her paramour and boating partner (Sam Claflin) get caught in a hurricane and face long odds navigating to safety after the ensuing injuries and damage. Baltasar Kormakur directed. AMERICAN ANIMALS Continuing the truth-or-fiction gamesmanship that distinguished his documentary “The Imposter,” Bart Layton weaves real interviews into an otherwise dramatized true-crime heist movie, about the planning and unraveling of a robbery of a university library. Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson are embroiled in the scheme. BREATH Young aspiring surfers (Samson Coulter and Ben Spence) in Australia in the 1970s learn from a master (Simon Baker, also the director) who teaches them their limits. Elizabeth Debicki and Richard Roxburgh also star. A KID LIKE JAKE Claire Danes and Jim Parsons play parents coming to grips with the notion that their 4-year-old may not have a traditional gender identity. Silas Howard, a transgender filmmaker, directed. June 8 EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA An undocumented immigrant (Fernando Cardona) faces a choice between his job — and everything that stems from it — and playing in the finals with the soccer team he captains. Jim McKay (“Our Song”) directed. HEARTS BEAT LOUD Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons play a father and daughter who start an improbable band together. Brett Haley (“The Hero”) directed. HEREDITARY The death of a kooky grandmother unleashes a house of horrors for the family of her daughter (Toni Collette in a performance that exceeds her Oscar-nominated work in “The Sixth Sense”). The superlatives from critics at Sundance probably set expectations unreasonably high, but this is scary stuff. With Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne and Milly Shapiro as the requisite creepy moppet. HOTEL ARTEMIS The hotel is actually a front — it’s a hospital that treats reprobates in hiding in Los Angeles of the future. Jodie Foster is the proprietor, and Sterling K. Brown and Sofia Boutella are among the guests. Drew Pearce, who had a hand in scripts like “Iron Man 3” and “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” wrote and directed. OCEAN’S 8 Sandra Bullock, as Debbie Ocean (of the Clooney Oceans), celebrates her release from prison as one does: by assembling an all-star cast (Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter et al.) to rob diamonds from the annual Met Gala. [Read more: Sandra Bullock and Mindy Kaling discuss “Ocean’s 8.”] WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST Vivienne Westwood, the fashion titan who defined the Sex Pistols’ aesthetic and eventually became a global brand, tells her story in a documentary directed by Lorna Tucker. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? The documentarian Morgan Neville (the Oscar-winning “20 Feet From Stardom”) blows the lid off the tawdry secret history of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Just kidding! The movie celebrates Fred Rogers’s legacy, values and unlikely status as a TV pioneer. Festival audiences were said to be in tears by the end. June 15 EATING ANIMALS If Jonathan Safran Foer’s book on factory farming didn’t unsettle your stomach, it’s now a documentary narrated by Natalie Portman (who, along with Mr. Foer, is one of the producers). THE INCREDIBLES 2 “They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity,” Mr. Incredible warned in 2004 in “The Incredibles,” inadvertently setting a high bar for a sequel, which has to rise well above mediocrity to avoid running afoul of its own ethos. The director Brad Bird returns along with the vocal cast, which includes Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson. SUPERFLY Trevor Jackson steps into Ron O’Neal’s duds — or the 2018 equivalent — in this remake of Gordon Parks Jr.’s blaxploitation classic, reimagined for contemporary Atlanta. The filmmaker, known as Director X, has done music videos for Drake, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar. Jason Mitchell and Michael Kenneth Williams also star. TAG Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner are grown men who still spend one month a year participating in a game of tag (as in “You’re it!”) that has persisted since their playground years. Yes, tag. A version of this actually happened: A Wall Street Journal article inspired the movie. June 20 SPIRAL The director Laura Fairrie investigates the escalation of anti-Semitic incidents across Europe. June 22 BOUNDARIES Sure, Christopher Plummer could step in at the last minute and earn an Oscar nomination as J. Paul Getty, but “Boundaries,” which casts him as an aging pot dealer, might seriously stretch his range. With cannabis in tow, the character goes on a road trip with his daughter (Vera Farmiga) and her son (Lewis MacDougall). Also starring Bobby Cannavale and … Peter Fonda? Far out. THE CATCHER WAS A SPY A catcher who hit only six home runs in 15 years in the major leagues, Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) fit the definition of “unassuming.” And just before and during World War II, he worked as an American spy, helping to uncover atomic secrets in Europe. Jeff Daniels, Mark Strong and Sienna Miller also star. Ben Lewin directed. DAMSEL Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and a miniature horse that was the talk of Sundance star in this tongue-in-cheek western from the brothers David and Nathan Zellner (“Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter”). JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM It’s been 25 years since “Jurassic Park.” Have we not learned anything? And by anything, I mean which aspect ratio dinosaurs look best in. The Spanish director J. A. Bayona (“The Orphanage”) takes over dino-wrangling duties from Colin Trevorrow, who directed the 2015 “Jurassic World.” Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return from that film, along with Jeff Goldblum. Will Ms. Howard runs in heels again? THE KING The documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (“The House I Live In”) drives across the country in Elvis’s Rolls-Royce before the 2016 election, drawing connections between the singer’s life and the condition of the country. UNDER THE SILVER LAKE Andrew Garfield plays a Los Angeles resident who goes looking for a mysterious blonde (Riley Keough) who disappeared shortly after they met. At 139 minutes, this tribute to film noir looks to be a huge leap in ambition for the writer and director David Robert Mitchell (the sleeper horror hit “It Follows”). June 29 CUSTODY Xavier Legrand’s well-reviewed French drama concerns the fallout from a custody decision that an abusive husband exploits to maintain a presence in the life of his former wife. LEAVE NO TRACE In its opening moments, the new feature from Debra Granik (“Winter’s Bone”) almost seems like science fiction — the story of a man (Ben Foster) and his daughter (an extraordinary Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) living in the woods in a bombed-out future. But it’s no such thing: The father is a paranoid survivalist, and they live in a park on the outskirts of present-day Portland, Ore. Moving and harrowing, the film, which earned strong reviews at Sundance, charts their relationship after social services step in, a change that tests their loyalty to each other. LOVE, CECIL Returning to the milieu of her documentary “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” Lisa Immordino Vreeland looks at the life of the British fashion photographer and costume designer Cecil Beaton. SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO Crucial components of the first “Sicario” — Emily Blunt and the director Denis Villeneuve — are gone, but so are the rules, or at least that’s what Josh Brolin tells Benicio Del Toro in the trailer. The two set out to stoke wars among the Mexican cartels. Stefano Sollima (the “Gomorrah” TV series) directed. THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS The director Tim Wardle pulls the rug out from viewers more than once in this cleverly structured documentary about the identical triplets Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, who were separated shortly after birth for adoption and found one another at college age. Comic, then tragic, it is likely to be among the year’s most entertaining nonfiction films. UNCLE DREW The Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, in old-age makeup, plays an aging basketball player who reunites some fellow athletes (including the former N.B.A. stars Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller — also in old-age makeup) for a last hurrah on the court. With Tiffany Haddish. WOMAN WALKS AHEAD Jessica Chastain plays the painter Catherine Weldon, who went west to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes) and became an activist for Native American rights. Sam Rockwell and Bill Camp also star. Susanna White directed. THE FIRST PURGE We know that first purge — 12 hours during which all crime was declared legal — went well enough to become a repeat event. After all, this is the fourth movie in the series. But how did that inaugural evening go? Did anyone hesitate? Who drew first blood? The franchise turns back the clock to answer such questions. July 6 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Put a Marvel movie in theaters, and it’s like laying a trail of pheromones for fanboys. The colony continues to grow with this sequel to “Ant-Man” (2015), which once again shrinks Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. Michael Douglas returns, too, along with the director Peyton Reed. BLEEDING STEEL All hail Jackie Chan, who is now in his 60s and still dangling from high places. It doesn’t sound quite like a return to “Police Story” or its sequels, but he does play a cop in this futuristic thriller. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA Stephen Nomura Schible directed this portrait of the Japanese composer. Whether playing a piano partly destroyed in the 2011 tsunami or musing on the relationship between nature and music, Mr. Sakamoto makes for fascinating company, and this film is markedly accessible when it comes to showing his working process. SORRY TO BOTHER YOU In this Sundance hit, Lakeith Stanfield stars as an Oakland, Calif., telemarketer who rises through the ranks of a company and into the good graces of an unhinged entrepreneur (Armie Hammer). Your mileage may vary on whether the rapper Boots Riley’s feature writing-directing debut bites off more than it chews, satirically, but it has plenty going on. Tessa Thompson also stars. WHITNEY The second Whitney Houston documentary in a year, after “Whitney: Can I Be Me,” is the estate-sanctioned version, so expect less muckraking and more music. Kevin Macdonald directed. July 13 DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT In a return to form and the realization of a long-gestating project, Gus Van Sant adapts the memoir of the cartoonist and Portland, Ore., fixture John Callahan (1951-2010), who became a quadriplegic after an alcohol-fueled car accident but retained his sense of humor. Joaquin Phoenix gives another fine performance, but Jonah Hill, as Mr. Callahan’s sponsor, is sensational in support. With Rooney Mara. EIGHTH GRADE The comedian Bo Burnham makes his feature writing and directing debut with this Sundance charmer about an eighth-grader (Elsie Fisher) whose confidence dispensing advice in web videos belies her tentativeness in real life. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION Since “Nosferatu,” at least, we’ve known that vampires and boats are bad news. But in the second sequel to “Hotel Transylvania,” Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) and the other hotel residents go for a summer cruise. Any series that keeps Mel Brooks working can’t be all bad. RELAXER The director Joel Potrykus returns to the star and basic thematic territory of his 2015 indie breakthrough, “Buzzard.” In the run-up to Y2K, Abbie (Joshua Burge) accepts a challenge to beat an impossible level in Pac-Man — without ever leaving the couch. SHOCK AND AWE Rob Reiner returns to the historical dramatization mode of “Ghosts of Mississippi” for a movie about journalists (played, principally, by Woody Harrelson and James Marsden) who questioned the Bush administration’s argument that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. SKYSCRAPER Dwayne Johnson can’t catch any break time, can he? This time he plays a former F.B.I. officer who takes a job evaluating security for the world’s tallest building (in China — for this movie, at least). When the building catches fire, he is blamed even while the flames ensnare his family. [Can you guess all 11 high-rise movies pictured in this article?] July 20 BLINDSPOTTING The second Oakland-set satire of the summer (after “Sorry to Bother You”) addresses the racial and economic fault lines of the city from a more grounded perspective. Daveed Diggs (of “Hamilton,” and also one of the film’s screenwriters) plays a mover who has only a few days left of probation when, while driving one night, he sees a white cop shoot a fleeing black civilian. THE EQUALIZER 2 The retired government assassin Denzel Washington played in “The Equalizer” (2014) evidently wasn’t so retired that he couldn’t return for a sequel and another round of violent revenge. Antoine Fuqua is back as the director. FAR FROM THE TREE A documentary version of Andrew Solomon’s best-seller about families and how they adapted to children who didn’t meet their expectations — because of developmental disabilities, because of their actions or because of their identities. GENERATION WEALTH In a recent exhibition and a book — both called “Generation Wealth” — the photographer and documentarian Lauren Greenfield (“The Queen of Versailles”) cast a critical eye on conspicuous consumption. This nonfiction movie expands the project. MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN The songs of Abba skip Broadway this time for a sequel to the 2008 musical comedy. If you like the music, Greek island scenery and Meryl Streep, you surely already know what this movie is. If not, head for the mainland, pronto. Lily James and Cher are new to the cast. MCQUEEN Drawing on video footage and interviews with friends, family and collaborators, Ian Bonhôte’s documentary aspires to be a definitive portrait of the fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010), his sensibility and his working methods. THE THIRD MURDER In a change of pace, the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, best known for his domestic dramas, tries his hand at a courtroom mystery in which a man who has confessed to murder (Koji Yakusho) may not actually be guilty. July 27 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — FALLOUT Brian De Palma. John Woo. J.J. Abrams. Brad Bird. Christopher McQuarrie. Until now, each “Mission: Impossible” has been directed by a different filmmaker with a recognizable style or signature. Mr. McQuarrie becomes the first director to repeat with this installment. Has Hollywood run out of auteurs? Are women allowed to direct “Mission: Impossible” movies? SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD In this documentary, Scotty Bowers explains how he acted as a procurer for stars of Hollywood’s golden age. He chronicled his exploits in a memoir called “Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Live of the Stars.” TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES The Cartoon Network series takes a trip to the big screen with the added vocal talent of Will Arnett and Kristen Bell. Aug. 1 NICO, 1988 Susanna Nicchiarelli’s portrait of the final years of the Velvet Underground singer and Andy Warhol superstar is an offbeat biopic shot in the squarish aspect ratio of Mr. Warhol’s Edie Sedgwick films. The Danish actress Trine Dyrholm does her own singing. Aug. 3 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN An adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) reunites with Winnie-the-Pooh (the voice of Jim Cummings) in a reboot that mixes actors and computer-animated favorites from the Hundred Acre Wood. The story is by Alex Ross Perry, the caustic filmmaker behind the Philip Roth tribute “Listen Up Philip,” which might be the strangest mix of sensibilities since George Miller (“Mad Max”) wrote “Babe.” Marc Forster directed. THE DARKEST MINDS A detained teenager with special powers (Amandla Stenberg) escapes and joins a group of like-powered teenagers to form a rebellion. It sounds like an X-Men sequel, but it’s based on the Alexandra Bracken novel. Mandy Moore co-stars. Jennifer Yuh Nelson directed. MILE 22 In the latest bang-’em-up derby from Peter Berg (“Deepwater Horizon”), Mark Wahlberg plays an intelligence officer charged with smuggling a police officer out of the country. Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey star as well. THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST Set in the 1990s, the winner of the top United States dramatic competition prize at Sundance this year sends a high schooler played by Chloë Grace Moretz to a center for gay conversion therapy. Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr. and Jennifer Ehle also star. Desiree Akhavan directed. SEARCHING When his daughter disappears, a widowed father (John Cho) searches for her using any clue he can find — and a lot of them are available online. Thanks to clever use of FaceTime-like videos and news broadcasts, every shot in Aneesh Chaganty’s movie is of a computer screen. With Debra Messing. THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME After one of them has a breakup with a C.I.A. operative, two friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) become embroiled in international intrigue. Susanna Fogel directed this comedy. THE WIFE Tensions come to a head between a writer (Glenn Close) and the husband (Jonathan Pryce) for whom she shortchanged her career as he prepares to receive the Nobel Prize. Christian Slater also stars in this adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel. BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee, who coaxed a great performance out of the N.B.A. player Ray Allen in “He Got Game,” directs John David Washington — a son of Denzel and a former professional football player — as an African-American cop who goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. Adam Driver plays his partner, and Jordan Peele is one of the producers. Based on the memoir by Ron Stallworth, it also represents the first time since “Jungle Fever” (1991) that Mr. Lee will show a film in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. MADELINE’S MADELINE Helena Howard stars as a teenager who becomes untethered — or may already be that way — as she prepares for a theater role. Molly Parker plays her director, and a subdued Miranda July her mother. Loved by many at Sundance, this feature from Josephine Decker (“Thou Wast Mild and Lovely”) teeters right on the border between narrative and the avant-garde. THE MEG The rules of Hollywood Mad Libs ensured that it would only be a matter of time before Jason Statham went, uh, fin to fin with a giant prehistoric shark. SKATE KITCHEN A Long Island skateboarder joins up with a crew from the city. Crystal Moselle (the 2015 documentary “The Wolfpack”) turns to fiction filmmaking with this feature, although many of the skaters are played by members of a real-life collective. Rachelle Vinberg and Jaden Smith star. Aug. 15 CIELO Shown in a sidebar at last year’s New York Film Festival, Alison McAlpine’s experimental documentary uses the skies above the Atacama Desert in Chile to pose philosophical questions about humanity and the universe. Aug. 17 ALPHA Separated from his hunting group, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) in the last ice age fights to survive with the help of a wolf he tames. Albert Hughes directed, without his brother Allen. CRAZY RICH ASIANS After several whitewashing controversies and criticism of a lack of roles for Asian stars, anticipation is high for a Hollywood movie that puts an Asian story front and center. A New York economics professor (Constance Wu) accompanies her boyfriend (Henry Golding) to his native Singapore for the first time — and learns that he and his family are extremely wealthy. Jon M. Chu directed this adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel. DOWN A DARK HALL Rodrigo Cortes — who has yet to match the Hitchcockian suspense of “Buried” (2010) — directs this adaptation of Lois Duncan’s young-adult horror novel. AnnaSophia Robb plays a girl sent to a strange boarding school. Uma Thurman plays the headmistress. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS A son of Jim Henson, Brian Henson directs a puppet story that sounds considerably darker than most of what his father is known for. This is a mystery in which the cast members of a puppet TV show called “The Happytime Gang” are murdered. Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks are in the cast. JULIET, NAKED In this adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel, Rose Byrne plays a museum curator at an impasse in a relationship with an obsessed fan (Chris O’Dowd) of a rock star (Ethan Hawke) who disappeared. Inadvertently and without her boyfriend’s knowledge, she strikes up an email relationship with the musician. Jesse Peretz directed. MEMOIR OF WAR Adapted from Marguerite Duras’ memoir, Mélanie Thierry plays the writer during World War II, when she and her husband were part of the French Resistance. After he is taken to Dachau, she must get close to a Vichy officer (Benoît Magimel). PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH S. Craig Zahler, of the uncommonly good neo-exploitation movies “Brawl in Cell Block 99” and “Bone Tomahawk,” wrote this horror film about puppets who come to life at a convention. Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund directed. Aug. 22 JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION Julien Faraut uses footage from the 1984 French Open to construct this meditation on the court style and inimitable personality of the tennis star. Aug. 24 THE BOOKSHOP Emily Mortimer plays a widow who opens a bookstore in an English town in 1959 and scandalizes her neighbors with Vladimir Nabokov, among other authors. Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy co-star. Isabel Coixet directed. PAPILLON In another adaptation of the Henri Charrière novel “Papillon” — perhaps the best-known take is the 1973 version starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman — Charlie Hunnam steps in for McQueen and Rami Malek has the Hoffman role as allies at a penal colony. (This film also draws on “Banco,” Mr. Charrière’s follow-up to “Papillon.”) SLENDER MAN This is probably the first horror movie inspired by a character created for a humor website. Slender Man, the work of Eric Knudsen, also known as Victor Surge, became an internet meme and the subject of art and fan fiction after he first appeared in 2009. SUPPORT THE GIRLS Having explored the friction between personal trainers in “Results,” Andrew Bujalski examines the atmosphere of camaraderie at another type of workplace: a Hooters-like restaurant whose manager (Regina Hall) always looks out for her employees. With Haley Lu Richardson and Shayna McHayle. Aug. 31 THE LITTLE STRANGER In his first feature since “Room,” Lenny Abrahamson directs this adaptation of Sarah Waters’s 2009 novel, about a doctor (Domhnall Gleeson) who pays a house call to a haunted estate (headed, of course, by Charlotte Rampling). Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter also star. A PARIS EDUCATION Jean-Paul Civeyrac directs this black-and-white story about a film student in Paris working to refine his notions of cinema and of romance. Correction: An earlier version of this article, using information from the film’s representatives, misstated the release date for “McQueen.” It is July 20, not July 13.
It's blockbuster season: All the movies you want to see this summer
Well, if the latest “Avengers” movie is here, it’s officially the season for massive, studio tent pole movies. There are a fair number of them this summer, but don’t forget the indies, the documentaries and the comedies. From superhero flicks to potential Oscar-bait, here’s a brief look at everything the upcoming season has to offer. “Avengers: Infinity War” – April 27 "There was an idea…" Avengers: Infinity War. In theaters May 4. ► Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Follow Marvel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marvel Like Marvel on F ... "There was an idea…" Avengers: Infinity War. In theaters May 4. ► Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Follow Marvel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marvel Like Marvel on F ... SEE MORE VIDEOS The blockbuster superhero series returns bigger than ever with the addition of new heroes, including Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and a brief appearance from the “Guardian of the Galaxy” crew (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, etc.) “Overboard” – May 4 Overboard Trailer 1 (2018): Check out the new Overboard trailer starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris and Eva Longoria! Be the first to watch, comment, and share trailers and movie t ... Overboard Trailer 1 (2018): Check out the new Overboard trailer starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris and Eva Longoria! Be the first to watch, comment, and share trailers and movie t ... SEE MORE VIDEOS After his arrogance costs her a job, a working-class mom (Anna Faris) exacts revenge on a wealthy playboy by convincing him that they’re married when he wakes up from a fall with amnesia. (If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a remake of the 1987 film of the same name starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.) “RBG” – May 4 Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RBGmovie/ At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an u ... Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RBGmovie/ At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an u ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets the documentary treatment in a film that covers her storied career and ascension to pop culture stardom. “Tully” – May 4 Watch the official trailer for Jason Reitman's new movie, #Tully, starring Charlize Theron. A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and ... Watch the official trailer for Jason Reitman's new movie, #Tully, starring Charlize Theron. A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and ... SEE MORE VIDEOS An overworked mother of three (Charlize Theron) is forced to reevaluate life when her brother hires a young, cheerful night nurse — full of verve and pithy truisms — to help take care of the kids. “Life of the Party” – May 11 In Theaters May 11 -- www.facebook.com/LifeOfThePartyMovie www.instagram.com/LifeOfThePartyMovie www.twitter.com/LOTPMovie www.lifeoftheparty-movie.com -- New Line Cinema’s come ... In Theaters May 11 -- www.facebook.com/LifeOfThePartyMovie www.instagram.com/LifeOfThePartyMovie www.twitter.com/LOTPMovie www.lifeoftheparty-movie.com -- New Line Cinema’s come ... SEE MORE VIDEOS A comedy for Mother’s Day weekend: Abandoned by her husband and fed up with the banality of middle age, a straight-laced housewife (Melissa McCarthy) returns to complete her degree at the same college as her 20-something daughter. “Breaking In” – May 11 Breaking In Trailer 1 (2018) Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke Thriller Movie HD [Official Trailer] Breaking In Trailer 1 (2018) Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke Thriller Movie HD [Official Trailer] SEE MORE VIDEOS A woman (Gabrielle Union) and her two children travel to her recently deceased father’s home — which is fortified by an ironclad security system — only to be attacked by invaders. After the kids are taken captive, she’s forced to rely on wits alone to break back into the house and set them free. “Deadpool 2” – May 18 After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to ... After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Did someone say superhero franchise? This time, the perennially irreverent Deadpool returns to create the super-taskforce X-Force in an effort to save a young mutant boy (yes, mutant like “X-Men”). “Book Club” – May 18 The next chapter is always the best chapter! Watch the new trailer for #BookClub, starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen, in theatres May 18th. F ... The next chapter is always the best chapter! Watch the new trailer for #BookClub, starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen, in theatres May 18th. F ... SEE MORE VIDEOS A group of older women, chastely clad in shawls and wool sweaters, believe their days of love and lust are over until they read “Fifty Shades of Grey” in their book club. The film’s groundbreaking thesis: Life actually doesn’t end for women over the age of 50! “Solo: A Star Wars Story” – May 25 Watch the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story and see it in theaters May 25. Visit Star Wars at http://www.starwars.com Subscribe to Star Wars on YouTube at http://www.youtube ... Watch the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story and see it in theaters May 25. Visit Star Wars at http://www.starwars.com Subscribe to Star Wars on YouTube at http://www.youtube ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Despite hiccups during production (and cries from “Star Wars” purists that no one will ever be able to out-Solo Harrison Ford), the latest installment in the series promises to spin a new yarn about the iconic character — and at the very least, you’ll be able to catch acting turns from Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson. “First Reformed” – May 25 SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/A24subscribe From Paul Schrader and starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric Kyles. First Reformed – Coming May 18. RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2018 D ... SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/A24subscribe From Paul Schrader and starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric Kyles. First Reformed – Coming May 18. RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2018 D ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Ethan Hawke stars as an ex-military priest tormented by the death of his son and the revelation that one of his parishioners may have been plotting a terrorist attack at the time of his suicide. “The Seagull” – May 25 THE SEAGULL Official Trailer (2018) Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Drama Movie HD © 2018 - Sony Comedy, Kids, Family and Animated Film, Blockbuster, Action Cinema, Blockbuster, S ... THE SEAGULL Official Trailer (2018) Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Drama Movie HD © 2018 - Sony Comedy, Kids, Family and Animated Film, Blockbuster, Action Cinema, Blockbuster, S ... SEE MORE VIDEOS This adaptation of the classic Anton Chekov play of the same name features a stacked cast, including Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss and Corey Stoll. “Adrift” – June 1 Check out the official Adrift trailer starring Shailene Woodley! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Adrift: https://www.fandango.com/adrift-2018-209 ... Check out the official Adrift trailer starring Shailene Woodley! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Adrift: https://www.fandango.com/adrift-2018-209 ... SEE MORE VIDEOS A young, adventurous couple (Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin) embark on a trans-Pacific sailing trip only to get thrust off track and shipwrecked by a massive hurricane — a grueling, sunburnt ordeal based on a true story. “Action Point” – June 1 Johnny Knoxville stars in the official trailer for Action Point. In theatres 6.1.18. #ActionPoint #ActionPointMovie #JohnnyKnoxville Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/action ... Johnny Knoxville stars in the official trailer for Action Point. In theatres 6.1.18. #ActionPoint #ActionPointMovie #JohnnyKnoxville Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/action ... SEE MORE VIDEOS After a competitor opens shop nearby, a renegade amusement park owner (Johnny Knoxville) decides to dangerously refurbish his rides, with plenty of “Jackass”-style gags along the way. “A Kid Like Jake” – June 1 A KID LIKE JAKE Official Trailer (2018) Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra Movie HD © 2018 - IFC Films Comedy, Kids, Family and Animated Film, Blockbuster, Action Cinema, ... A KID LIKE JAKE Official Trailer (2018) Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra Movie HD © 2018 - IFC Films Comedy, Kids, Family and Animated Film, Blockbuster, Action Cinema, ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Two parents (Claire Danes and Jim Parsons) are put to the test when a teacher (Octavia Spencer) notes that their young son’s gender non-conforming behavior — donning dresses and playing with princess dolls — might be more than just a stage to outgrow. “Ocean’s 8” – June 8 In theaters June 8th, 2018 -- Having this much fun is a crime. #Oceans8 stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna a ... In theaters June 8th, 2018 -- Having this much fun is a crime. #Oceans8 stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna a ... SEE MORE VIDEOS The late-aughts film series is revamped with an all-female cast of heisters (Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna and others) who are tasked with stealing a multimillion dollar diamond necklace off the neck of a celebrity at the Met Gala. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – June 8 Watch the official trailer for Morgan Neville's new movie, Won't You Be My Neighbor? #MrRogersMovie From Academy Award® -winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), W ... Watch the official trailer for Morgan Neville's new movie, Won't You Be My Neighbor? #MrRogersMovie From Academy Award® -winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), W ... SEE MORE VIDEOS A documentary that delves into the legacy of kindness imparted by Fred Rogers and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” “Hereditary” – June 8 SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/A24subscribe From Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro – Coming June 8, 2018. RELEASE DATE: June 8, 2018 DI ... SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/A24subscribe From Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro – Coming June 8, 2018. RELEASE DATE: June 8, 2018 DI ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Sinister happenings — visions, levitations, spirit possessions, inexplicable nosebleeds — begin to torment a family after their maternal grandmother dies, leaving behind a trove of secrets. “American Animals” – June 8 The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to exe ... The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to exe ... SEE MORE VIDEOS A pack of young, aimless ne’er-do-wells (Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan and Jared Abrahamson) plot a heist that involves stealing a book of rare Audubon prints from a university library. “Tag” – June 15 http://www.tagthemovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tagthemovie https://www.twitter.com/tagthemovie https://www.instagram.com/tagthemovie For one month every year, five highly co ... http://www.tagthemovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tagthemovie https://www.twitter.com/tagthemovie https://www.instagram.com/tagthemovie For one month every year, five highly co ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Each year, a group of adult friends plan a convoluted, highly involved game of tag — a bizarre premise that the trailer promises is based on a true story. “Superfly” – June 15 A new era is about to redefine the hustle. #SUPERFLY is in theaters this summer. Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive content: http://bit.ly/SonyPicsSubscribe Follow us on so ... A new era is about to redefine the hustle. #SUPERFLY is in theaters this summer. Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive content: http://bit.ly/SonyPicsSubscribe Follow us on so ... SEE MORE VIDEOS This remake of the 1972 Blaxploitation crime drama of the same name moves the story of an opulent drug dealer trying to quit the business from Harlem to Atlanta, with a soundtrack produced by Future. “Incredibles 2” – June 15 Watch the brand new trailer for Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2, coming to theatres in 3D June 15! Website: http://disney.com/incredibles2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/DisneyPix ... Watch the brand new trailer for Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2, coming to theatres in 3D June 15! Website: http://disney.com/incredibles2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/DisneyPix ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Fourteen years after the first film was released, The Incredibles are back — and this time, Mr. Incredible is forced to step into the role of stay-at-home dad when his wife Elastigirl is chosen to be the new face of a superhero movement. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” – June 22 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom In Theaters June 22, 2018 https://www.jurassicworld.com It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by di ... Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom In Theaters June 22, 2018 https://www.jurassicworld.com It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by di ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Following the shutdown of the Jurassic World theme park, the few remaining dinosaurs are under threat of extinction via volcanic eruption, leaving former dinosaur trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and park-manager-turned-dinosaur-activist Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save them. “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” – June 29 Check out the official Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado trailer starring Benicio Del Toro! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Sicario: Day of the Solda ... Check out the official Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado trailer starring Benicio Del Toro! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Sicario: Day of the Solda ... SEE MORE VIDEOS The sequel to the 2015 “Sicario” follows a federal agent and a rogue undercover operative as an attempt to mitigate the trafficking of terrorists across the U.S. – Mexico border goes awry. “Uncle Drew” – June 29 Uncle Drew – In Theaters June 29, 2018! Starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Erica Ash, Lisa Leslie, with Tiffany Ha ... Uncle Drew – In Theaters June 29, 2018! Starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Erica Ash, Lisa Leslie, with Tiffany Ha ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Formerly a Pepsi web series, “Uncle Drew” hits the big screen as aged-yet-legendary former basketball player (Kyrie Irving in passable age makeup) agrees to play one last tournament so long as his former crew (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie) can join the team. “Under the Silver Lake” – June 29 SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/A24subscribe From David Robert Mitchell and starring Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, and Topher Grace. Under the Silver Lake – Coming Soon. RELEASE DATE: ... SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/A24subscribe From David Robert Mitchell and starring Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, and Topher Grace. Under the Silver Lake – Coming Soon. RELEASE DATE: ... SEE MORE VIDEOS A man living in L.A. (Andrew Garfield) becomes obsessed with uncovering the puzzle behind the disappearance of his pretty neighbor (Riley Keough), stumbling into a complex web of codes and conspiracy in the process. “The First Purge” – July 4 Announcing the commencement of #TheFirstPurge. In theaters July 4. -- Facebook: http://unvrs.al/TFPFB Twitter: http://unvrs.al/TFPTW Instagram: http://unvrs.al/TFPIN Site: http:// ... Announcing the commencement of #TheFirstPurge. In theaters July 4. -- Facebook: http://unvrs.al/TFPFB Twitter: http://unvrs.al/TFPTW Instagram: http://unvrs.al/TFPIN Site: http:// ... SEE MORE VIDEOS This prequel to the first three “Purge” films focuses on the inception of the yearly Purge ceremony that allows crime to go unpunished for 12 hours — and by extension, how the lawlessness allows the government to exploit already marginalized communities. “Skyscraper” – July 13 Skyscraper – In theaters this summer Official Website - http://www.skyscrapermovie.com/ Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage ... Skyscraper – In theaters this summer Official Website - http://www.skyscrapermovie.com/ Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage ... SEE MORE VIDEOS A skyscraper safety inspector (Dwayne Johnson) finishes examining the world’s tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong and voices his concerns over its potential dangers. Later, he’s blamed as the building is set ablaze and is forced to pull off ridiculous stunts to clear his name and save his trapped family. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” – July 20 MAMMA MIA 2 HERE WE GO AGAIN Official Trailer © 2017 - Universal Pictures Comedy, Kids, Family and Animated Film, Blockbuster, Action Cinema, Blockbuster, Scifi Movie or Fantasy ... MAMMA MIA 2 HERE WE GO AGAIN Official Trailer © 2017 - Universal Pictures Comedy, Kids, Family and Animated Film, Blockbuster, Action Cinema, Blockbuster, Scifi Movie or Fantasy ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Your mother’s favorite musical is back with a story of motherhood, delving into the backstory of Donna (Meryl Streep, Lily James in flashbacks) as her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) seeks advice about her own pregnancy. “Eighth Grade” – July 20 Check out the new trailer for Eighth Grade starring Emily Robinson! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Eighth Grade: https://www.fandango.com/eighth ... Check out the new trailer for Eighth Grade starring Emily Robinson! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Buy Tickets to Eighth Grade: https://www.fandango.com/eighth ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Comedian Bo Burnham wrote and directed this coming-of-age tale about a Generation Z teen awash with anxieties of the social media age and trying to find her footing in the final week of eighth grade. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” – July 27 Watch the official trailer for Mission: Impossible - Fallout starring Tom Cruise. In theatres 7.27.18. #MissionImpossible #MissionImpossibleMovie Facebook: https://facebook.com/ ... Watch the official trailer for Mission: Impossible - Fallout starring Tom Cruise. In theatres 7.27.18. #MissionImpossible #MissionImpossibleMovie Facebook: https://facebook.com/ ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Tom Cruise returns yet again as Ethan Hunt, the death-defying secret agent permanently trying to fight his way out of a mission that some might say is … impossible. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” – Aug. 3 The Spy Who Dumped Me – In Theaters August 3, 2018! Starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan. Subscribe t ... The Spy Who Dumped Me – In Theaters August 3, 2018! Starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan. Subscribe t ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Two best friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) become embroiled in a massive, globetrotting assassination scheme when one of the women realizes her ex-boyfriend is a spy on the lam. “The Meg” – Aug. 10 TheMeg.movie Facebook.com/MegMovie Twitter.com/MegMovie Instagram.com/MegMovie #TheMeg Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actres ... TheMeg.movie Facebook.com/MegMovie Twitter.com/MegMovie Instagram.com/MegMovie #TheMeg Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actres ... SEE MORE VIDEOS In case “Shark Week” didn’t sate your oceanic terror quota for the month, “The Meg” imagines a world where the 70-foot-long Megalodon shark, long thought to be extinct, is alive and terrorizing well-populated waters off the Chinese coast. “The Wife” – Aug. 10 Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan ... Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan ... SEE MORE VIDEOS Glenn Close stars as a skilled writer who has tamped down her talent for decades in order to let her controlling husband, also a writer, enjoy the limelight — but when he’s awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, years’ worth of secrets and simmering frustration may finally rise to the surface. “Dog Days” – Aug. 10 An ensemble cast — including Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria and “Stranger Things’” Finn Wolfhard — intermingle in Los Angeles, connected by the bonds of dog ownership. “Crazy Rich Asians” – Aug. 17 A Chinese-American professor of economics is thrust into the opulent world of some of Asia’s richest families when she accompanies her boyfriend to a large wedding in Singapore. The adaptation is based on Kevin Kwan’s ultra-successful book of the same name, starring Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Ken Jeong. “Juliet, Naked” – Aug. 17 Tied down to her insufferable, music-loving boyfriend, a woman (Rose Byrne) embarks upon an unlikely romance with a singer-songwriter named Tucker Crowe — with whom her boyfriend is obsessed — after she writes a scathing review about one of his solo acoustic demos. “The Happytime Murders” – Aug. 17 As the cast of a circa-1980s puppet TV show gets picked off by a murder on the loose, an ex-LAPD detective (also a puppet) looks into the case. “Captive State” – Aug. 17 Set in a yet-to-be-named Chicago neighborhood (though it was filmed largely in Pilsen), this sci-fi thriller explores the aftermath of an extraterrestrial invasion nearly a decade after its occurrence. “The Little Stranger” – Aug. 31 A humble country doctor (Domhnall Gleeson) travels to a storied estate to treat a patient only to find its inhabitants haunted by an insidious and unyielding force. 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