Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself to be amazed by incredible people in animated form, dinosaurs roaming the earth again, Avengers beyond those who were in theaters last week and yet another impossible mission. Yes, the 2018 iteration of our favorite time of the year, Summer Movie Season, is upon us, so let’s take a peek at what we can expect to see at the movies.
Look for laughs as Melissa McCarthy goes back to college in Life of the Party (May 11), while more mature laughs come your way as Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and friends start to read Fifty Shades of Grey in Book Club (May 18).
Prefer irreverent comedy with your action? Deadpool 2 (May 18) features Ryan Reynolds returning as our favorite superhero not bound by a PG-13 rating.
Memorial Day weekend takes us to a galaxy far, far away for Solo: A Star Wars Story from director Ron Howard. Wait, who shot first again?
Ocean’s 8 (June 8) has women doing the caper, with Sandra Bullock leading the way for her friends.
Our favorite animated superhero family is back in Incredibles 2 (June 15), and we can’t wait.
What if a game of tag was never-ending? That’s part of the premise behind Tag (June 15) with Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner.
The dinosaurs roam the earth for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22) in a film that looks to be larger than life.
And Sicario: Day of the Soldado (June 29), a second chapter from my favorite film of 2015, will close the month out with a bang for sure.
See The First Purge (July 4) as we celebrate the holiday with another chapter in the horror franchise.
While Avengers: Infinity War kicked off the summer, Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6) keeps it going with more of what we have come to expect from Marvel.
The weekend of July 13 has something for the kids with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and an action film with Dwayne Johnson set high in Skyscraper.
Don’t worry, Denzel Washington fans, The Equalizer 2 (July 20) brings him back to the big screen for more of the same.
Those who are saying, “Where’s the musical?” Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (July 20) arrives just in time for you.
July closes with the superheroes we are all waiting for in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (July 27).
And if that wasn’t what you expected, maybe the incredible blockbuster franchise film Mission: Impossible — Fallout (July 27) will impress you, with Tom Cruise rocking a lot of his own stunts yet again.
If there is one thing we know, it is that we already know a lot about what to expect this summer, given the number of sequels coming to theaters. But this is just scratching the surface on what looks to be good fun at the box office, as a slew of smaller films will hit theaters in the coming months, so keep watching right here for some of the best all summer long. Pass the popcorn — large, of course.
NEW THIS WEEK
Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral
Director: James McTeigue
Shaun Russell is a woman who will not go quietly into the night. During a home invasion, she decides to fight back to protect herself and her family.
Life of the Party
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan
Director: Ben Falcone
When Deanna is hit with an abrupt divorce from her husband, there is only one thing to do: return to college and complete her degree. But guess who is attending the same college as Dee Rock (as she’s soon known)? Yep, her daughter!
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