MOVIES: JUNE EDITION!
It's that time again! "Blockbuster season" is in full swing now! However, I'm not extremely anxious to see too much this month (I already saw the one I REALLY wanted to see!), but there are a few movies that I'm looking forward to seeing either this month or soon after (including the one I've seen already and will see again this weekend aka opening weekend :) lol)!
A few movies to watch in JUNE:
- Wonder Woman***
- Baby Driver
- All Eyez on Me
- The Beguiled
WONDER WOMAN (Action / adventure / fantasy)
Also, I'd love to state once again that Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, is the first live-action film directed by a woman to ever have a budget over $100 million -- and Patty could very well have the highest grossing opening for a female director with this film. I hope to see a lot more from Patty. After listening to her talk and seeing this film, I'm hoping she's given more opportunities with great content.
Go out and support Wonder Woman this weekend if you can!
Gal Gadot, aside from being beautifully stunning, carries the film with grace, courage, power, and wonder. (See what I did there! lol). She has found a role that is utterly hers.
Check out Wonder Woman, in theaters TODAY (June 2nd) -- and experience the WONDER! Go to the theater and have a great time. :) I'm seeing it again on Saturday with my boyfriend! :) Let me know your thoughts about it!
BABY DRIVER (action / crime / music)
Baby Driver: "After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver named Baby, who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game, finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail."* If you just read the logline, this film can seem like a typical crime heist movie (and I must admit the title made me roll my eyes when I first saw it lol). But after seeing the movie's trailer, seeing the name of the director, and seeing the great reviews it's getting (100% rating so far, whaaat?!), I can say that I'm really looking forward to catching this one in the theater.
I hear that the soundtrack is pretty great too! The main character, played by The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort, listens to his own music via some good 'ole earbuds, as he drives the getaway cars. The music plays a huge part in the film.
The cast (Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, and Lily James) seems like a great combo as well. Also, Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, A Wrinkle in Time) mentioned how much she loved this film -- so yeah, I definitely take her recommendations seriously! :)
Directed by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Baby Driver is in theaters on June 28th!
THE BEGUILED (drama / western)
The Beguiled follows a group of young women "at a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where they have been sheltered from the outside world. A wounded Union soldier is taken in by the young women. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events."* This Southern gothic tale is based on Thomas Cullinan's novel, The Painted Devil (which was later changed to The Beguiled).
There was actually a previous take on Cullinan's novel back in 1971, starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. This thriller's newest version is written and directed by Sophia Coppola which pairs her back with Kirsten Dunst (The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette) and Elle Fanning (Somewhere). Nicole Kidman (who's having a great year so far with her "killer" performance in Big Little Lies earlier this year) leads this cast, along with Colin Farrell as the Union soldier who bombards the women's lives.
Sophia just won the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival in France for it, where it had its world premiere (she's just the 2nd woman to win this award in the festival's 70 year history!).
I just recently saw the trailer for this thriller -- looking forward to watching the completed film! The Beguiled hits theaters at the end of the month on June 30th!
ALL EYEZ ON ME (Bio / drama / music)
All Eyez on Me "tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur." I mean, that's all you really need to know, am I right!? Lol! This is a long overdue biopic -- and it's led by newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. (just from the trailer and photos, I would say this was great casting!).
From Rollingstone: "His (Tupac's) story is a film-ready rise-and-fall narrative: a come-from-nothing origin, some jail time, a visionary style that mixed poetics with street-hardened gangsta authenticity, and controversy in every direction."
My girl, Danai Gurira from The Walking Dead also stars in the film as Tupac's mom, Afeni Shakur -- and fellow Walking Dead cast member, Lauren Cohan, pops up as well as Tupac's manager (early on in his career), Leila Steinberg.
The title of the film stems from the name of Tupac's fourth and last studio album. Directed by veteran music video director Benny Boom, All Eyez On Me is in theaters on June 16th!
Some "maaaaybe" movies I might (maybe) see:
- The Book of Henry (Drama/Thriller) -- starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent, Midnight Special, It), and the little kid who stole our hearts in the Oscar nominated film, Room, Jacob Tremblay -- in theaters on June 16th!
- The Big Sick (Rom-Com) -- starring Kumail Nanjiani, alongside Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, and Holly Hunter (Nanjiani also co-wrote it with his wife, Emily Gordon, and is based on their real-life, unorthodox courtship) -- in theaters on June 26th!
- The Mummy (Action/Adventure/Fantasy) -- starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond), and Russell Crowe -- in theaters on June 9th.
I gotta say, I'm pretty over the whole Transformers franchise. So I don't have any interest in seeing Michael Bay's newest one, which hits theaters later this month. So that's most likely on my "skip it" list!
What movie are you looking forward to, if any, in June!? Let's chat! Hit me up on Insta! :)
*(Movie descriptions taken from IMDb and all four movie poster photos belong to and are the property of their respective owners.)