The movies you need to see in theaters this summer
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Sometimes it’s just too hot and humid to be outside on a summer day. For a fun indoor activity, hit your local movie theater to see one of these flicks. Don’t forget the yummy buttered popcorn!
In theaters now
Run time: 2 hours, 21 minutes
Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, kicks some serious ass in this movie, and she has a good heart to boot. The movie made history during its $223 million opening weekend, becoming the best domestic opening for film directed by a woman (yay, Patty Jenkins!) and the third-biggest opening for a DC Comics movie. It is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, having garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews from audiences and critics alike.
Opens July 21
Run time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall, this combination road trip/girls’ night out film is sure to be a hoot. It is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who also helmed The Best Man Holiday and Barbershop: The Next Cut. I dare you to watch the trailer and not laugh out loud.
In theaters now
Run time: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Yes, you read that right: Baby. Driver. It’s about a young man named (or nicknamed?) Baby, played by Ansel Elgort, who is coerced into being the getaway driver for a heist. Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm play some of the criminals, so I’m already rooting for the gang.
Opens July 28
Run time: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Charlize Theron plays an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Germany during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent. The trailer includes several scenes of her fighting multiple bad guys at once, stabbing people with shoes and making out with a woman during a fight scene. So it’s basically a James Bond movie.
Spider Man: Homecoming
Opens July 7
This iteration of Spider Man takes place in the Avengers universe and has already generated a ton of social media buzz. Its storyline picks up following the events of Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, tries to balance his dual lives as a superhero and an ordinary high school student. And you thought calculus was hard.
The run time and rating had not been released at press time.