2017 June Movies
- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
The character of Wonder Woman first appeared in DC’s All-Star Comics #8, published in 1941. More than seven decades later, she is one of the company’s most popular and recognizable characters, considered by fans to be one of the Trinity (along with Batman and Superman). Wonder Woman has appeared in several forms of media since her debut, including video games, animated series, and live-action. Lynda Carter famously portrayed Diana in a television series that aired in the 1970s. Warner Bros. had spent years trying to get a feature film version off the ground, before Gadot co-starred in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Wonder Woman will return in the Justice League movie to be released in November 2017. It is unknown at this point if she will receive a solo sequel or not.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it’s up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.
The Transformers films are based on the toy line originally created by Hasbro and Takara Tomy in 1984. It revolved around the conflict between the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons and their ongoing struggle. When it was first launched, Transformers was a comic book series and animated TV show, and the franchise continued to expand from there. Michael Bay helmed the first live-action movie, which was released in 2007. He has since directed all of the installments released to date: Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, and The Last Knight.
In keeping with the new Hollywood business model, Paramount is looking to create a shared cinematic universe for Transformers by alternating between entries in the main storyline and various spinoffs.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy is a reboot of Universal’s famous monster franchise. It was originally created back in 1932 as part of the studio’s monster film series. It gained popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s with a trilogy starring Brendan Fraser, which also spawned the Scorpion King spinoff series. Universal is positioning this new version with Tom Cruise as the first installment of a potential shared universe and have several other reboots for monster characters planned, including Frankenstein, Dracula, the Invisible Man, and others. Russell Crowe is appearing in The Mummy as Dr. Jeckyll to serve as connective tissue.
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- -Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
- -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.
Wanting to get back on the winners’ list, he approaches Rust-eze, who is now owned by Sterling. Sterling is a fan of McQueen but has suggested he spend his days endorsing Rust-eze new products instead. However McQueen makes a deal that if he wins, he will decide when his retirement will be and if he loses, he will retire immediately.
He went on to meet his trainer Cruz Ramirez who actually dreams of racing herself. McQueen felt the old training method was better for him so he looked for Smokey, who was his mentor Doc’s mentor. There he learned that Doc continued to feel victorious in the race by mentoring him when he was no longer capable of winning himself.
When the next racing season began, it slowly dawned on McQueen that it is time to mentor instead of racing and, he gets Cruz to race for him. Cruz wins and continued to race with McQueen as her trainer.
The ending gave Cars movie franchise fans hope that a fourth installation could happen. However no sequel has been officially announced yet. Cars 3 was directed by Brian Fee, written by Bob Peterson, Kiel Murray and Mike Rich and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Actor Owen Wilson is the voice behind Lightning McQueen. Other stars that lent their voices to various characters include Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Chris Cooper, Cristela Alonzo, Jennifer Lewis, Kerry Washington, Larry the Cable Guy, Lea DeLaria, Margo Martindale, Nathan Filion, and Tony Shalhoub.
The movie premiered in the United States on June 16, 2017.
- -Genre: Animation, Comedy
Despicable Me 3 picks up with Gru, Lucy and their daughters – Margo, Edith and Agnes – as they face off with Balthazar Bratt, a former ’80s child star-turned supervillian. Meanwhile, Gru is united with his long-lost twin brother, Dru.
- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.
- -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy
Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
- -Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur.
- -Genre: Comedy
Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.
- -Genre: Horror, Thriller
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order that a husband has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge.
- -Genre: Comedy
A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund.
- -Genre: Drama
Single mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress alongside her feisty family friend Sheila. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own way is Susan’s older son Henry. Protective of his brother and a tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother, Henry blazes through the days like a comet. When Susan discovers that the family next door harbors a dark secret, she’s surprised to learn that Henry has devised a plan to help the young daughter.
- -Genre: Comedy
A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.
- -Genre: Sci-Fi
The Recall centers on a group of friends vacationing at a remote cabin lake house when aliens attack Earth. Charlie (Jedidah Goodacre) and his friends Brendan (R.J. Mitte), Annie (Laura Bilgeri), Rob (Niko Pepaj), and Kara (Hannah Rose May) are forced to rely on an eccentric and mysterious hunter (Wesley Snipes) with special knowledge of the attack, explaining this day has been prophesied for years.