June 16th :Chappie starring Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, and Sigourney Weaver. This movie takes place in a future where the police are androids and one in particular, Chappie, is reprogrammed to be able to think and feel for himself like a human. This very programming is what makes him a danger in the eyes of the government. I plan to watch this but I have issues knowingly watching a film that will make me cry (aka any film from a Nicholas Sparks novel). Also released is the action film Run All Night starring Liam Neeson as a hit man for the mob who has a very strained relationship with his son. His boss/best friend played by Ed Harris is demanding retribution from Neeson's son for the death of his own. It also stars musician (one of my favs) Common. This is a must watch for me but I really like action/thriller types of movies. Unfinished Business is the newest comedy featuring Vince Vaughn. It also stars Dave Franco. This is your standard "guys go on a trip and everything goes comically wrong" type of movie. I feel like this could either be real funny or it could be disappointing like when the trailers show all the good parts and the rest of the movie is just sort of blah. For those of you who like a little scary/creepy type of movie The Lazarus Effect should be right up your alley. It stars Olivia Wilde and Evan Peters. Olivia Wilde plays the main character who dies and then ends up being brought back to life by her medical student friends with some very unexpected results.
June 23: Today's releases leave me uninspired to write. There are really only 3 for me to mention. Survivor starring Mila Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, and Emma Thompson. This one involves the prevention of a terrorist attack on NY and a wrongly accused/framed Foreign Service Agent. The Forger stars John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, and Tye Sheridan as Grandfather-Father-Son art thieves planning the biggest heist of their careers. Last but not least, American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success starring Virginia Madsen. If you have any younger ones running around they may want to watch this family friendly film, especially if they are a fan of The American Girl doll/book series. Grace plans to start a business over the summer with her friends until her Mother plans an unexpected trip to Paris that changes everything.