JULY SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW:
The summer movie season hits its groove, starting with Spielberg’s BFG and ending with Matt Damon’s return to JASON BOURNE. In between there’s laughs and sequels and remakes, as per usual.
THE BFG: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls. Starring: Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Mark Rylance Dir: Steven Spielberg.
LEGEND OF TARZAN: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Starring: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson.
CELL: When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England. Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, John Cusack Novel: Stephen King.
MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES: Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.Starring: Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza.
SECRET LIFE OF PETS: Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. Starring: Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell.
GHOSTBUSTERS: 30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon. Dir: Paul Feig.
ICE AGE COLLISION COURSE: Scrat’s epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet.
STAR TREK BEYOND: Plot unknown. Starring: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine. Dir: Justin Lin.
JASON BOURNE: Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. Starring: Alicia Vikander, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles Dir: Paul Greengrass.
BAD MOMS: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence. Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate.