The Florida Project, the new highly-anticipated film from Sean Baker (Tangerine), stars Brooklynn Prince (in a breakout role) as a young girl in Orlando, Florida, who spends her summer engaging in mischief and going on adventures with her ragtag friends while the adults around her struggle with hard times living in a motel on the outskirts of Walt Disney World.
Warner Brothers’ second adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel, directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama), follows a group of misfit kids that come together when a monster (taking the form of a clown) begins terrorizing and preying upon the town’s children.
Girls Trip is perhaps the biggest surprise of the year, and by far the most memorable film I’ve seen this summer. In the R-Rated raunch-fest, four life-long friends (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish-in a breakout role) head over to the New Orleans’ Essence Festival for a weekend of debauchery as hilarity ensues.
Atomic Blonde is the breath of fresh air this summer desperately needed. Amidst all the latest franchise-installments and box-office-bombs is Atomic Blonde: a thrilling, expertly-crafted (not to mention feminist) spy thriller. In the film, Charlize Theron stars as Lorraine Broughton, an undercover M16 agent sent to Berlin during the Cold War to recover a top-secret list of double agents.
68 Kill, adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, stars Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) and AnnaLynne McCord (Excision) as Chip and Liza, a young couple whose plan to steal $68,000 from Liza’s sugar daddy leads into something more deranged and violent.
Fresh out of the Sundance Film Festival comes another dark comedy from graphic novelist, Daniel Clowes (author of the source material for the 2001 cult-film Ghost World) who teams up with director, Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins), for a cynical, offbeat dramedy about an anti-social man (Woody Harrelson) who re-connects with his ex-wife (Laura Dern) and his teenage daughter (Isabella Amara).
After leaving Marvel’s Ant-Man, director Edgar Wright returns to the big-screen with an original script, over 20 years in the making.
Baby Driver follows a young getaway driver, (Ansel Elgort) who is coerced by a crime boss (Kevin Spacey) to take part in a heist that quickly goes south. The twist here being, he is a music fanatic whose life syncs up to the tunes on his iPod. The simplest way to describe Baby Driver is “La La Land meets The Fast and the Furious”. It’s high-speed thrills often paired with a playful soundtrack, all done in Wright’s signature flashy style.
Rough Night stars Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz and Ilana Glazer as a group of girlfriends who reunite in Miami for a bachelorette party, only to accidentally kill a male-stripper amidst their hard-partying. ‘Hangover’ and ‘Very Bad Things’ comparisons aside, Rough Night sets up a fun premise with a cast of very talented actresses, who are all energetic and fun to watch.
47 Meters Down, fresh off the success of 2016's sleeper-hit “The Shallows”, stars Claire Holt and Mandy Moore as two sisters vacationing in Mexico, who go on an impromptu cage-diving excursion until their cage breaks down and they are trapped 47 meters below the surface in shark infested waters.
Seeing the advertisements for “Unforgettable” in theaters and on television, I knew exactly how I was going to have the most fun watching it: with a group of friends at a crowded advanced screening. Between the constant laughing, or snoring, of my audience, this is what I’ve gathered as being the film’s “plot”.