Summer movies: June releases

With the summer movie season now in full swing, June brings us some very anticipated releases. The long awaited movie sequel to the HBO series Entourage comes to theaters, Pixar returns to form with Inside Out, and the foul mouthed but lovable living teddy bear Ted is back on the big screen. Of course the biggest movie may just well be a return to Jurassic Park with a whole new group of dinos in Jurassic World. So off we go to take a look at some of June’s biggest releases.

JUNE 5

Entourage

The long anticipated movie sequel to the long running HBO comedy series hits the big screen, reuniting friends Vincent (Adrian Grenier), Johnny (Kevin Dillon), Eric (Kevin Connolly), and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) along with movie agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) for more Hollywood hijinks. Joining the boys on the screen is a wide range of guest stars, including Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg (who also serves as one of the producers), Jessica Alba, Ronda Rousey, and Tom Brady. The comedy is directed by Doug Ellin, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. Ellin wrote and directed several episodes of the series, and it will be seen if the show’s humor translates well to the big screen.

Insidious 3

The third film in the horror series from director Leigh Whannel is a prequel, taking us back before the haunting of the Lambert family. Psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) comes to the aid of a teenage girl targeted by a supernatural entity. Expect some creepy visuals and a few jump scares. The cast also includes Dermot Mulroney (Stoker), Stefanie Scott (Jem and the Holograms), and Angus Sampson (Insidious: Chapter 2).

Spy

Moved from its original May date, The Melissa McCartney action comedy now opens in the beginning of June.

JUNE 12

Jurassic World

Perhaps the month’s biggest release ( maybe literally, considering the size of some of its “stars”), viewers are returned to Jurassic Park, now a thriving tourist attraction run by Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) along with the help of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt). For 10 years the park, envisioned by John Hammond, has thrived on Isla Nublar, attracting plenty of visitors. To spice things up they again meddle with dino genetics to create a new attraction. Naturally, the “oohs” and “aahs” become replaced with running and screaming as things go horribly wrong. The cast also features Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Judy Greer (Tomorrowland), Jake Johnson (Neighbors), and Katie McGrath (Merlin). Expect some nifty visual effects and cool dino designs, including a new take on the franchise’s raptors.

JUNE 19

Inside Out

Pixar returns to form with a tale of a young girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) who finds her emotions in chaos after a move to a new home. The emotions- Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), and Anger (Lewis Black)- compete with each other for control of Riley’s mind in the animated comedy directed by Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.) and Ronaldo Del Carmen, who worked as a storyboard artist on the films Up and Ratatouille as well as Batman: The Animated Series. Expect plenty of laughs along with some typical Pixar heart tugging moments.

JUNE 26

Ted 2

Ted is back on the big screen in this sequel from Seth MacFarlane. This time around the bear (voiced again by MacFarlane) and his new bride Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) face an obstacle in adopting a child: Ted must prove that he’s a person. Enter thunder buddy John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and attorney Samantha Jackson (Amanda Seyfried) to aid Ted in proving his case in a court of law. The first film struck a chord with audiences, mixing MacFarlane’s trademark of crude humor and pop culture references with some genuinely heartfelt moments, and we’ll have to see if lightning strikes twice. Others in the cast include Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton, and Dennis Haysbert.

And that’s a look at some of June’s biggest releases. What will you be catching in your local cineplex this month? Let us know in the comments below. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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