Summer 2019 brings new movies to help ward off summer boredom and heatwaves.
May 31, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” will hit theaters. This makes the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise but only the third one to be produced completely in Hollywood. It is also a sequel to the 2014 movie, “Godzilla.”
Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”) and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” franchise and “Bates Motel”) star alongside “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown. They work to heal the planet after the ancient mythological monsters, such as Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, battle against Godzilla.
The “Men in Black” franchise is offering up a new movie, starring “Thor: Ragnarok’s” Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie). The two play Agent H and Agent M respectfully, as they try to save the planet from a mole in the Men in Black organization.
“Men in Black: International” is set for release June 14.
For horror fans, Halloween comes early this year in June with the new “Chucky” movie, “Child’s Play,” a remake of the 1988 film of the same name. The 2019 remake is being released June 21.
The 1988 film was followed by six sequels, with the 2019 “Child’s Play” being the first remake of any of the films. However, familiar faces and names have decided against returning for the film.
“Child’s Play” centers around a mother who wants to gift her young son a much sought-after doll, not realizing the doll has a sinister nature due to the serial killer’s soul possessing it. The boy, whose name is Andy, along with his family, fight to rid Chucky of their home before worse comes to worse.
June 21 seems to be the day for toys, as another movie about toys coming to life is hitting screens the same day. “Toy Story 4” will be premiering nine years after the last “Toy Story” movie, “Toy Story 3.”
Andy, not the one from “Chucky,” thankfully, gifted all his childhood toys to his little sister, Bonnie, in “Toy Story 3.” Now, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the gang embark on a road trip with the family, but things turn disastrous – as they always do – when Woody finds his long-lost friend, Bo Peep.
The film appears to center around the differences in their “lives” that Woody and Bo Peep both want as a toy.
While “Avengers: Endgame” has broken box office records, it doesn’t mean that the stories of our favorite superheroes and villains are over. On July 5, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will hit theaters everywhere.
In this film, Peter Parker is enjoying a much-needed vacation. That is, until Nick Fury shows up requesting Parker’s help as Spider-Man in a battle against Mysterio.
Later that month on July 19, children and adults alike can relive their childhoods with the live action remake of Disney’s “The Lion King.”
With favorite characters returning, such as Mufasa, Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa, as well as the villainous Scar, “The Lion King” looks to be just as big a hit as it was in 1994, when the animated version premiered.
With voices by Seth Rogan, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyonce and others, this “Lion King” might just be a new favorite among Disney fans.
To wrap up summer break, an interesting coming-of-age story is sure to bring laughs when it premieres August 16. “Good Boys,” starring Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) and newcomers Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams, centers around three sixth graders as they try to impress girls, spy on teenage hookups, traffic drugs and run from cops.
While summer can bring boredom and days of “nothing to do,” be sure to mark your calendars to find a theater near you.