2018 June Movies
- Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
This is the fifth overall installment in the popular Jurassic Park franchise, which began with Steven Spielberg's seminal film in 1993. Fallen Kingdom is the sequel to 2015's Jurassic World, which broke box office records upon its release that summer. The movie ended up grossing more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, all but guaranteeing a followup would be made eventually. The filmmakers have said Fallen Kingdom is the second installment of a new trilogy.
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- Action, Adventure, Animation
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
This is the long-awaited sequel to Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles, the 2004 Oscar-winning film that received widespread critical praise and earned $261.4 million at the domestic box office. The film is arriving at the peak of superhero movie popularity, which gave writer/director Brad Bird a challenge while crafting the narrative. Despite the extensive gap between installments in this franchise, Incredibles 2 picks up right from where the first left off, meaning there is no time jump.
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Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
This film is billed as a continuation of the Ocean's Eleven franchise from director Steven Soderbergh that began back in 2001. The trilogy starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon (among others) proved to be very successful, grossing over $1 billion worldwide collectively. Ocean's Eight looks to follow a similar formula, only with the spin that the crew of thieves is all-female. Sandra Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, sister of Clooney's Danny, and works with a crew of other criminals to get the job done.
Right now, it is unknown if there will be sequels, though that is likely if the film proves to be successful,
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- Crime, Drama, Thriller
The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
This is the sequel to the hard-hitting crime drama Sicario, which was directed by Denis Villeneuve and released in 2015. Though the original was a modest box office success ($84.8 million worldwide), the enthusiastic response led to the creation of a followup. Soldado was first announced in 2015, and the plan was for the film to center around Benicio del Toro's acclaimed hitman character. The creative team has described this as a "standalone spinoff" as opposed to a sequel or prequel, fleshing out the Sicario universe. Villeneuve was unable to return to direct due to his commitment to Blade Runner 2049. There has been talk about a third film.
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- Drama, Mystery, Horror
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited as it slowly destroys everything they know. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
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For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.
Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
The film entered development in 2013 and was originally envisioned as a vehicle for Jack Black and Will Ferrell. It started to gain more traction in 2016, after Black and Ferrell left. The current cast came together in 2016 and 2017 before the film entered principal photography.
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- Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Principal photography on the film began in 2017.
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- Biography, Documentary
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.
Fred Rogers was the host and creator of the popular television program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran for 31 seasons, beginning in 1968. The show was primarily aimed at children, but was seen as something for the whole family. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was noteworthy for address real issues in society, covering topics such as assassination and racism. It was nominated for three Primetime Emmys during its tenure.
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After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.
NBA star Kyrie Irving first portrayed the Uncle Drew character as part of a Pepsi promotional campaign in 2012. PepsiCo announced that an Uncle Drew film was in development in February 2017, with the full cast being revealed in September of that year.
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- Adventure, Simulation
Jurassic World Evolution is based on Universal Pictures’ record-setting film franchise and created in collaboration with Universal, expanding on the original Jurassic World mythology and putting players in charge of their own Park, where they will have the opportunity to create and manage their own Jurassic World across multiple islands. Jurassic World Evolution tells an all-new story that touches on key characters and events from across the Jurassic World film franchise. Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm guides players through the moral choices and tactical decisions that will test their building and management skills as they attempt to successfully run their own Jurassic World.
Jurassic World Evolution places players in control of operations on the legendary island of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago. Players will build their own Jurassic World as they bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and construct attractions, containment and research facilities. Every choice leads to a different path and spectacular challenges arise when “life finds a way.”
Poster art by Evanuss.
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- Action, Crime, Thriller
This film is a remake of the 1972 movie, Super Fly. The original Super Fly was about an African-American cocaine dealer who looks to quit the drug business.
Super Fly is regarded as one of the most prominent blaxploitation films of its era. A pair of sequels to the original film were made following its success. Arguably, the property is better known for its soundtrack. The album actually outgrossed the movie, which rarely happens in the industry.
Filming on the remake began in January 2018.
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- Action, Drama, Adventure
Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
STX Entertainment acquired the rights to Adrift in February 2017, which was when Shailene Woodley was confirmed as one of the stars. Miles Teller was originally in line to play the role that eventually went to Sam Clafin, but he had to pass due to schedule conflicts. Principal photography took place in Fiji during July 2017.
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