Summer Movies 2019

Notable releases. Click on the title for the IMDB page. Click here for John’s Summer Movie Preview.


May 3

“Long Shot” – Political rom-com with Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron.

“UglyDolls” – Animated.

“The Intruder” – Horror/thriller.

May 10

“Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” – Live-action/CGI mix with Ryan Reynolds’ voice.

“The Hustle” – Comedy with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as con artists.

“Tolkien” – Biopic of the “Lord of the Rings” author.

May 17

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” – Capper of the Keanu Reeves action trilogy.

“The Sun is Also a Star” – Teen romance.

May 24

“Aladdin” – Live action adaptation starring Will Smith.

“Booksmart” – Comedy about two bookish teen girls trying to catch up on cool stuff.

“Brightburn” – Dark answer to “Superman” mythos; produced by James Gunn.

May 31

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” – Sequel to “Godzilla” (2014) as this cinematic monster universe (also including “Kong: Skull Island”) expands.

“Rocketman” – Elton John biopic starring Taron Egerton.

“Ma” – Horror flick where perfect teen party house isn’t what they think.


June 7

“Dark Phoenix” – Long-delayed “X-Men” film adapting the famous comic arc on the new timeline.

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” – Animated.

“Late Night” – Dramedy about inner workings of a late-night show.

June 14

“Men in Black: International” – Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth come over from the MCU as a new alien-busting duo.

“Shaft” – Third-generation sequel to the 1970s classic, with Samuel L. Jackson returning as the middle Shaft.

“The Dead Don’t Die” — Arguably the most loaded zombie-film cast ever assembled is led by Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Sevigny.

June 21

“Toy Story 4” – Latest entry in the legendary animated series.

“Child’s Play” – New entry in the old horror franchise, with Mark Hamill as Chucky’s voice.

June 28

“Annabelle Comes Home” – The “Conjuring” universe keeps cranking ’em out with this third “Annabelle” installment.

“Yesterday” — A man enters an alternate reality where the Beatles never existed and becomes a superstar by performing their songs.


July 5

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” – The start of a new wave of MCU films.

“Midsommar” – Writer-director Ari Aster’s followup to the acclaimed “Hereditary”; starring Florence Pugh.

July 12

“Stuber” – Uber-driver comedy with Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista.

July 19

“The Lion King” – A CGI take on the animated classic.

July 26

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” – 1969 period dramedy with Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.

“Brahms: The Boy II” – Unlikely sequel to the surprisingly good horror flick, this one starring Katie Holmes.


Aug. 2

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” – Franchise’s first spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

“The New Mutants” – “X-Men” franchise gets an infusion of the horror genre in long-delayed film. (Moved to April 3, 2020.)

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” – Live-action version of the animated toddlers’ favorite, this time for older kids.

Aug. 9

“Artemis Fowl” – Family fantasy adventure. (Moved to May 29, 2020.)

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” – Teen horror.

Aug. 14

“Blinded By the Light” — In 1980s Britain, Bruce Springsteen’s music helps a teen through tough times.

Aug. 16

“The Angry Birds Movie 2” – Animated.

“Good Boys” – R-rated comedy about sixth-graders behaving badly.

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” – Sequel to the shark thriller, this time with double the terrified divers.