After Avengers, Deadpool and Han Solo, how will June ever top the May blockbusters? Let’s see what’s on tap.
Adrift — It’s 1983, and Richard and Tami are to deliver a boat from Tahiti to San Diego. Based on a true story, they run into one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded. Richard is hurt, the boat damaged; it’s either find Hawaii or die.
Ocean’s 8 — Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been planning a jewel heist at the Met Gala for over five years, i.e., the time she spent in prison for robbery. She needs an ensemble of characters to pull this off, including Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna Helena Bonham Carter, Dakoata Fanning, and more. I hope this is better than the female Ghostbusters.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — Will people really go see Mr. Rogers? The previews are not exactly, how shall we say, stirring. It’s a documentary and no one expects tem to make any money.
A Kid Like Jake — If Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, and Priyanka Chopra are cast in a movie, then it will catch your attention. In this case, four year old Jake is described as gender-expansive and the parents have different ideas how to respond.
Gotti — You will recognize lots of familiar places around Cincinnati as John Travolta is John Gotti. From the head of the Gambino family to a prison sentence, this is also based on a true story.
Incredibles 2 — Elastigirl put her life on hold to have children. Now it is her turn to save the world while Mr. Incredible must be the stay-at-home dad. It’s hard to believe the original came out back in 2004.
Tag — A strange premise where five friends play a game of tag each year, the location be damned. You could be tagged at your wedding, in an operating room, at a funeral, or anywhere they might find you. The film stars Ed Helms, Isla Fisher, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner. Can one of the players remain undefeated even though the others intend to gang up on him?
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — Advertised as saving the dinosaurs from extinction, in reality, there may be a conspiracy that threatens the planet. The island of Isla Nublar is about to suffer a massive volcanic eruption. Will Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard be able to save the dinos and the world?
Sicario: Day of the Soldado — Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro decide to start a war with everyone. The Mexican cartels have been declared terrorists and Brolin tells the government he will have to get dirty. But what happens when Del Toro kidnaps the daughter of a kingpin? Who decides if she lives or dies?
Uncle Drew — Old guys playing basketball with some of the worst make-up ever seen on screen. But you get to see Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Lisa Leslie. Don’t get your expectations too high.
Oceans 8, Incredibles, Jurassic World, and Sicario are supposed to be the big hits of June, but none have the hype of the Big 3 of May. Let the box office games begin.
Don’t miss TMJ’s review of Deadpool 2 posted last night! We can’t have any “lazy writing!”