The summer of 2019 is upon us and with it come big comic book adaptations, movies with toys in them, huge monsters, live-action versions of previous animated films, spin-offs, and much more. Let’s dive right into the 2019 Summer Movie Preview!
1AVENGERS: ENDGAME (April 26)
With Thanos wiping out half the universe with a snap of his fingers in Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Infinity War, the remaining Avengers will have to come together and figure out how to beat the villain. Luckily they will be getting the help from a powerful superhero, Captain Marvel. Get ready to see them do whatever it takes to avenge the fallen!
Infinity War opened on this same weekend in 2018 and ended up grossing $2.048 billion worldwide, becoming the fourth-biggest movie of all time. The grand conclusion to 22 films was again directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
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2THE INTRUDER (May 3)
And we thought Dennis Quaid was such a nice guy! The veteran actor plays a strangely attached seller of the perfect home for a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good). When Quaid’s character continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect there is more to him just selling the house.
The PG-13 Sony Pictures thriller was directed by Deon Taylor from a script by David Loughery.
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3LONG SHOT (May 3)
The creators of Sausage Party, Neighbors, and Knocked Up are back with this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine that teams up Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. Rogen plays Fred Flarsky, who reunites with his first crush, who just happens to be the country’s top diplomat. She hires him to punch up her campaign and their chemistry leads to an affair, which could bring down everything she’s worked for.
From Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment, the film was written by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah from a story by Sterling.
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4UGLYDOLLS (May 3)
STXfilms is bringing the plush toy phenomenon UglyDolls to theaters in a movie with the voices of and new music by Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. Also voicing characters are Wanda Sykes, Emma Roberts, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, and Lizzo.
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. But the UglyDolls are about to discover another world named Perfection, a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.
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5THE HUSTLE (May 10)
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in this female-centered remake of the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The actresses play scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
Directed by Chris Addison from a script by Jac Schaeffer, the United Artists Releasing movie also stars Alex Sharp, Tim Blake Nelson, Ingrid Oliver, and Emma Davies.
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6POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (May 10)
Pika Pika! Ryan Reynolds is on the case as Detective Pikachu in the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure. The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.
Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy co-star in the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. Rob Letterman directs from a screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly.
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7POMS (May 10)
Diane Keaton plays a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. The STXfilms comedy co-stars Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, and Rhea Perlman. Zara Hayes directed the script by Shane Atkinson.
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8A DOG’S JOURNEY (May 17)
There’s the Dennis Quaid we remember! After turning evil in The Intruder, the actor stars in the heartwarming sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. The dog Bailey (again voiced by Josh Gad) is living on the Michigan farm of Ethan (Quaid) and his wife (Marg Helgenberger). His new playmate is Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost.
Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs. Gail Mancuso directed the Universal release from a script by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon, and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky.
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9JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM (May 17)
In this third installment of Lionsgate’s adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
Directed by Chad Stahelski, the anticipated third installment also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jerome Flynn, Jason Mantzoukas, Tobias Segal, Boban Marjanovic, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane.
10THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR (May 17)
An adaptation of the Nicola Yoon New York Times bestseller, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM’s The Sun Is Also a Star features Yara Shahidi (grow-ish) as Natasha and Charles Melton (Riverdale) as Daniel. The two fall for each other over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. But with Natasha’s family facing deportation in just hours, will Daniel be able to convince her they are destined to be together forever? Ry Russo-Young directed from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver.
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11ALADDIN (May 24)
Aladdin is the first of two Disney films on the 2019 Summer Movie Preview that are live-action adaptations of animated films. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the anticipated movie is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud), the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), and the Genie (Will Smith) who may be the key to their future.
The film, also starring Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, was written by John August and features a score by Alan Menken and songs by Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice. Also included are two new songs written by Menken and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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12BOOKSMART (May 24)
Olivia Wilde‘s feature directorial debut is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.
The Annapurna release stars Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis.
13BRIGHTBURN (May 24)
James Gunn produced the Screen Gems and The H Collective release, which is introducing a new genre to theaters: superhero horror. Much like a Superman movie, Brightburn features a child from another world crash-landing on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proves to be something far more sinister.
The film, directed by David Yarovesky from a script by Gunn’s brother, Brian Gunn, and cousin, Mark Gunn, stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner.
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14GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (May 31)
Following Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse continues with a new installment. The film centers on the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
Directed by Michael Dougherty from a script by Zach Shields, Godzilla: Kind of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
15MA (May 31)
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions teamed up again for this new thriller, in which Octavia Spencer plays a different kind of role. The actress plays Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in a quiet Ohio town, until one day she is asked by teenager Maggie (Diana Silvers) to buy some booze for her and her friends. Sue Ann offers the kids to also use her basement to hang out, as long as they never go upstairs. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare.
Directed by Tate Taylor, the film also stars Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Missi Pyle, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo, and Dante Brown.
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16ROCKETMAN (May 31)
Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (uncredited for Bohemian Rhapsody), the film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John, as played by Taron Egerton.
Written by Lee Hall, the movie also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
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17DARK PHOENIX (June 7)
With 20th Century Fox now owned by Disney, the new X-Men movie will be the latter’s third superhero movie of the year already, following Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
During a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable and it causes her to unleash her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With the X-Men family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
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18LATE NIGHT (June 21)
Mindy Kaling wrote, produced and stars alongside Academy Award winner Emma Thompson in the new dramedy from Amazon Studios. Thompson plays a legendary late-night talk show host, whose world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer played by Kaling.
Directed by Nisha Ganatra, the film also stars Golden Globe winner John Lithgow, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, Ike Barinholtz, John Early, Paul Walter Hauser, and Amy Ryan.
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19THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (June 7)
With the first film having earned $875.5 million worldwide, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s sequel explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?
Directed by Chris Renaud from a Brian Lynch script, the film features the voices of Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, and Bobby Moynihan.
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20THE DEAD DON’T DIE (June 14)
Writer and director Jim Jarmusch (Paterson, Only Lovers Left Alive, Stranger Than Paradise) is back with “The Greatest Zombie Cast Ever Assembled,” according to distributor Focus Features. You can’t argue too much with that claim when you have a cast that includes Academy Award nominee Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, and Tom Waits.
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21MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL (June 14)
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who had such great chemistry in Thor: Ragnarok, reunite for this new installment of the Men in Black franchise. In the new adventure, the Men in Black will tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Directed by F. Gary Gray from a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the Sony Pictures release also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson.
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22SHAFT (June 14)
The coolest private eye on any New York City block returns! Tim Story directs this all-new take on a legend, starring Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
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23CHILD’S PLAY (June 21)
A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, Child’s Play follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature. Mark Hamill (Star Wars films) will provide the voice of Chucky in the movie, which also stars Brian Tyree Henry.
Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is directing from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury, Quantum Break video game) that is based on the original motion picture.
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24TOY STORY 4 (June 21)
We’re only getting one Disney•Pixar movie in 2019, but it’s a good one. In the fourth installment, directed by Josh Cooley, Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as “trash” and not a toy. Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy, but when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep.
The massive voice cast includes Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Maddie McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage, Don Rickles, Jeff Garlin, Maliah Bargas-Good, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, and Estelle Harris.
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25ANNABELLE COMES HOME (June 28)
The infamous sinister doll from the Conjuring universe returns in New Line‘s third installment of the hit series will. Screenwriter Gary Dauberman (The Nun, IT films, Annabelle films) helms his first feature, which is once again produced by Conjuring universe creator James Wan and Peter Safran.
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warren’s ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
Annabelle Comes Home stars McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson, and Vera Farmiga.
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26YESTERDAY (June 28)
Director Danny Boyle teams up with screenwriter Richard Curtis for Universal Pictures‘ music-themed fantasy dramedy starring Jack Malik and Lily James. In the film, Malik plays a struggling singer-songwriter who, after a mysterious global blackout, wakes up from a bus accident to discover he is the only one who knows that The Beatles existed. Jack’s fame explodes as he begins performing their songs, but he risks losing Ellie (James), the one person who always believed in him.
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27SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (July 2)
Although he was snapped away in Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Infinity War, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker returns in the new Spider-Man movie that has him and his school friends going on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
In addition to Holland, the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast includes Samuel L. Jackson
Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Jon Watts is directing again from a script by Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna.
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28MIDSOMMAR (July 3)
Hereditary writer and director Ari Aster is back with a new horror film starring Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) and Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction). They play a couple that travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
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29CRAWL (July 12)
Horror filmmaker Alexandre Aja (Horns, Piranha 3D, Mirrors) directs this thriller starring Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper. Scodelario plays Haley Keller, who is struggling to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane. She finds herself trapped inside a flooding house and fighting for her life against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.
30STUBER (July 12)
Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista team up for this new action comedy from director Michael Dowse. Nanjiani plays a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu who picks up a passenger (Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer. Stu is thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.
Released by Disney’s 20th Century Fox, the film also stars Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan.
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31THE LION KING (July 19)
Following Aladdin, The Lion King is the second Disney film on the 2019 Summer Movie Preview that is a live-action adaptation of an animated film. The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau’s adaptation journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.
The cast includes Donald Glover as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, and Alfre Woodard portrays Simba’s no-nonsense mother, Sarabi. JD McCrary fills the shoes of Young Simba, a confident cub who can’t wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph brings tough cub Young Nala to life.
John Kani plays the wise baboon Rafiki, and John Oliver plays hornbill Zazu, Mufasa’s loyal confidant. When Simba goes into exile, he relies on two newfound friends—Seth Rogen lends his comedic chops to naïve warthog Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner is the know-it-all meerkat Timon.
As far as the hyenas, Florence Kasumba portrays Shenzi, Eric André is Azizi, and Keegan-Michael Key plays Kamari.
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32BRAHMS: THE BOY II (July 26)
With the first film having earned $64 million worldwide on a budget of just $10 million, STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment are back with another movie about the creepy doll. In the sequel, a young family moves into Heelshire Mansion, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.
William Brent Bell again directs from a script by Stacey Menear. The sequel stars Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman, and Ralph Ineson.
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33ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD (July 26)
Sony Pictures spared no expense bringing on the talent for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Clifton Collins Jr., Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Scoot McNairy, Damian Lewis, the late Burt Reynolds, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Luke Perry, Keith Jefferson, and Nicholas Hammond.
The film is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.
34FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (August 2)
Universal Pictures is taking advantage of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s great chemistry in this spinoff in which the duo has to face cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton, played by Idris Elba. Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister.
The action-packed film was directed by Deadpool 2‘s David Leitch from a script by Chris Morgan.
35DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (August 9)
The animated series comes to life in the Paramount and Nickelodeon live-action adaptation in which Dora (Isabela Moner) finds herself leading Boots, Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
Directed by The Muppets‘ James Bobin, the movie also stars Adriana Barraza, Temuera Morrison, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, and Danny Trejo.
36THE KITCHEN (August 9)
Based on the comic book series created for DC Vertigo by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, this R-rated mob drama stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition… literally.
Written and directed by Andrea Berloff, the film also stars Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, E.J. Bonilla, Wayne Duvall, Annabella Sciorra, and Myk Watford.
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37SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (August 9)
Directed by André Øvredal from a script by Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman and Guillermo del Toro, the film is an adaptation of the terrifying bestselling trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz. The cast includes Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.
It’s 1968 in the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.
3847 METERS DOWN – UNCAGED (August 16)
47 Meters Down – Uncaged, the sequel to 2017’s highest-grossing independent movie, stars John Corbett, Nia Long, Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stalllone, Brianne Tju, Davi Santos, and Khylin Rhambo.
Directed by the first film’s Johannes Roberts, the follow-up tells the story of four teens diving in a ruined underwater city, who quickly find themselves in a watery hell as their adventure turns to horror when they learn they are not alone in the submerged caves. As they swim deeper into the claustrophobic labyrinth of caves they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean.
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39THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 (August 16)
Sony Pictures and Rovio’s Angry Birds are back and this time they’ll have to team up with the pigs to save their homes. When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice.
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40GOOD BOYS (August 16)
The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy from Universal Pictures. In the R-rated comedy directed by Gene Stupnitsky, 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is invited to his first kissing party, but he is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door.
But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Molly Gordon and Midori Francis).
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41ANGEL HAS FALLEN (August 23)
In Lionsgate‘s third installment of the popular franchise, including Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is framed for an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman). Pursued by his own agency and the FBI, he must find the real threat to the president’s life, uncovering a plot to hijack Air Force One.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Piper Perabo and Tim Blake Nelson co-star.
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