Summer means fireflies, late nights and movies. The summer blockbuster is almost as anticipated as Christmas. This summer is no different. There are a slew of films that we can’t wait to escape the heat with in a nice, cool theater. From highly anticipated sequels to exciting reboots the summer of 2016 has a lot of promise.
1. “Finding Dory”
The world feel in love with Dory when she helped a scared father find his son in the family classic “Finding Nemo.” Now Dory, played by Ellen DeGeneres, needs our help to find her family. The highly anticipated sequel is sure to be a fan favorite of the summer.
Out June 17, 2016
2. “Independence Day Resurgence”
“The fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as a day that the world declared in one voice, ‘We will not got quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We’re going to live on. We’re going to survive.'” It’s been 20 years since aliens invaded over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and now they’re back. This sequel has fresh faces — like Liam Hemsworth — paired with favorites from the first film: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman.
Out June 24, 2016
3. “The BFG”
The BFG is the latest offering from Steven Spielberg, based on the book by Roald Dahl (the dude that wrote “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory;” “Matilda;” and “James and the Giant Peach”). The film focuses on a young British orphan who befriends a Big Friendly Giant and sets out to save humanity with him. It’s a fantasy, adventure all set in London and the land of the giants.
Out July 1, 2016
It’s “Ghostbusters” but with girls. Taking the beloved places of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and more are Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The classic finds a new audience in this gender swap reboot.
Out July 15, 2016
5. “Hell or High Water”
When a good person is backed into a corner, do they become a bad person? Two brothers are on a mission in Hell or High Water to take revenge on the bank that left their mother in near poverty and save her land. Meanwhile, Jeff Bridges — and his fellow Texas Rangers — are dead set on stopping the bank robbers. It’s a story of love, loss and money.
Out August, 12, 2016
BONUS: “Deepwater Horizon”
In 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and became the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The film takes audiences onto the rig and through the crisis. Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell lead the cast.
Out Sept. 30, 2016