After a pretty damn good month of May to kick-off the summer movie season, June looks to continue that with some great looking titles. With a mixture of genres and a variety of big, mid, and low budget films, June looks just as promising as it should. And even though I would love to say I’m looking forward to them all, I’m really not; here are the four that I’m most excited for.
Set in the post-hip hop, gang-infested neighborhood of Inglewood, Calif., Dope tackles the story of a high school geek trying to get into Harvard while dodging drug dealers and other obstacles.
Over the last year or so I’ve really become fond of the indie film industry. Not because they are so dan creative and just that good, but because of the passion behind them. And from everything I’ve seen (and heard) on Dope, it looks to be all that and more. From magnificent trailers to the incredible word of mouth, Dope is the one movie on June that you haven’t heard of that you should be excited for.
Dope opens on June 19th, 2015.
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold.
What can I really say? I’ve been waiting for a Entourage movie like everyone else, and it is finally here. Of course there is a part of me that is afraid it will damper what the TV series did and kind of just continue it in an unnecesary way, but who am I kidding? It looks exactly like the series just bigger, better, and longer. I can’t describe how excited I am to jump back in with Vinny and the boys, and of course to laugh my ass off at Ari and his anger issues.
Entourage hits theaters June 3rd, 2015.
2. Inside Out
After a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind.
When I see anything on this movie, especially those magical trailers, I shoot right back to my childhood. I grew up on Pixar films and no matter how old I get, my love for them with ALWAYS be there. And surprisingly, this is the most excited I’ve been for a Pixar film since Toy Story 3.
Before the trailer was released, I heard what they were cooking up and the thoughts they had behind it, like that they think this is their best movie ever. EVER. That was hard to believe because of all the masterpieces they’ve made, but the moment I saw that first trailer… Man did I start to believe. I truly think this could end up being one of Pixar’s best movies, possibly the best out of the entire bunch. And if it ends up living up to that, holy freaking crap are we all in for a treat.
Inside Out is released on June 19th, 2015.
1. Jurassic World
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.
How can this not be my number one? Jurassic Park is one of the most amazing, magical, and terrifying movies ever made, something that will forever stand the test of time. But even with that, it never got the sequel it deserved. Now from the beginning, everyone’s been hoping Jurassic World can live up to the name and be the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, and it now has a pretty damn good chance of that (I believe it will be).
Early buzz on the movie just came out and let me just say that you should be standing in line for the premiere show in two weeks. With a driven and talented young director, an concept and idea that we’ve always wanted to see since the original, and many of the right pieces (including the cast) in place, Jurassic World should be one of this summers best experiences.
Jurassic World opens June 12th, 2015.
Honorable mentions: Spy, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Love & Mercy.
What does your June list look like?