Summer Movies to Look Out for

Zainab Rentia, News Editor

Critics released dozens of articles singing praises or ending careers, creating an air of excitement as fans patiently waited their turn to finally see long awaited movies, until suddenly the clock was set back a month, then two months and now, over a year later movies anticipated to come out last year are finally coming this summer. Prepare to go back to the now foreign land of public movie theaters, where the sticky seats and the communal soda machines will make you wonder why you ever dreamed of this place during lockdown. However, these movies below will be worth it:

 

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Black Widow

Release Date: July 9

Were you really expecting anything else to be number one? The long anticipated movie is the first film in Phase 4 of Marvel, and is the first solo movie of fan favorite Natasha Romanoff. Taking place after Captain America: Civil War, it sees Natasha return to her roots in Budapest where she confronts some of the darker times in her past. This movie will finally shed some light on her backstory, which has long been hinted at throughout the franchise.

 

 

 

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A Quiet Place Part II

Release Date: May 28

This movie has already been released, however, after being delayed for over a year it deserves to be in the spotlight. Directed and written by Jon Kransinski (aka Jim from The Office) this movie is a sequel to the hit horror family movie (never thought I’d be putting those two words together but that’s exactly what it is) that centers around the life of the Abbott family. They, like all the other humans on Earth, are forced to live in silence due to aliens, which hunt by sound, that have invaded Earth.

 

 

 

 

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In the Heights

Release Date: June 11

Before the groundbreaking success of Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda was most known for his critically acclaimed In the Heights. The feel good movie of the year, In the Heights follows the tight-knit community of Washington Heights, and with spectacular dance scenes and colorful costumes, it is sure to be a highlight of this summer.

 

 

 

 

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Green Knight

Release Date: July 30

Based on the medieval legend, it follows Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) as Sir Gawain, the nephew of Arthur. Like all knights he embarks on a quest, and he makes it his mission to confront the eponymous Green Knight while facing obstacles along the way. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stillwater

Release Date: July 30

This thriller takes place in France, where Academy Award Winner Matt Damon stars as a Southern Oklahoma native who travels there after his daughter is accused of murder and makes it his mission to clear her name. If Matt Damon as a very convincing Southerner isn’t enough to make you watch, the directing and writing by Academy Award winning Spotlight director Tom McCarthy should attract many.

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: 

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania – Get a blast from the past in the fourth and final movie in this hit comedy franchise.

Cruella – Starring Oscar winner Emma Stone, this movie depicts the life of one of the greatest Disney villains in a fun 1970s London setting.

Suicide Squad – Visit you favorite band of villains again in this sequel to the original Suicide Squad that includes big name characters such as Blood Sport, Peacemaker, King Shark and more.

 

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