Nothing beats the summer heat like an air conditioned movie theatre, and a blockbuster film to distract for a couple hours. 017’s lineup is full of movies worth hiding from the sun for. With a few big name movies coming, can any of them topple the current July opening weekend champion- the final installment of the Harry Potter series. Let’s have a look at the contenders-
Director Christopher Nolan is already a champion of July, raking in near a billion dollars with the unforgettable Dark Knight, and its follow up. Dunkirk takes a different spin from previous Nolan films, taking a look at a WWII evacuation of Allied forces in France, 1940. Another spin, I am unsure how to handle, would be the debut performance by boy band member Harry Styles. Either way, this will be worth a watch.
There is simply no way to describe what to expect from this unorthodox looking film. All I can say is watch the trailer. Critics are praising this comedy for its originality, and one look at the film can tell you that we have seen nothing like it before. Featuring one of SNL’s more underrated players Kyle Mooney, plus names like Mark Hamill and Andy Samberg, this film may be the sleeper, cult hit of the summer. Honestly, I cannot wait to watch it.
War for the Planet of the Apes
When it comes to rebooting a series that a modern generation has all but forgot about, Planet of the Apes sets the bar. The last couple installments in this franchise can only be described as pure entertainment. Watching these previews, I think we can expect nothing less. I am excited to continue on Caesar’s historical journey as this time he faces off against humanities last hope, an army Colonel, played by Woody Harrelson.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
We have been receiving peaks at this obscure comic book adaptation for awhile now, promising something new, and fresh to the SciFi genre. The style and cinematography look pretty amazing, but reading any synopsis makes it sound like a teen romance- in space. I don’t think we are going to receive ‘Fifth Element’ originality, but I like to keep my hopes up. Plus, this movie boasts the first time an original master copy of any Beatles song has been used in film, which is kind of a big deal.
Here we go! Our third variation on a live action Spidey in ten years. Early reviews from last nights premiere are positive- more positive than any other web slinging flick- at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. After Tom Holland’s appearance in Captain America 3, I am sold on the kid. I am also thoroughly enjoying the relationship with Robert Downey Jr./Tony Stark, but I am more excited to see that falling out. Easily one of my most anticipated films of the year, I am trying to keep expectations close to the ground.
Thanks film-geeks, what are you excited to see this month?