Summer Movie Guide: Oddities And Delights

Summer is here, and with the easing of the pandemic, it's time to get back to the movies. Here are some films that we're excited to watch or unable to stop thinking about this summer, from Marvel and Mad Max to Lipizzan horses and Lindsay Lohan.

Cinematic sensations and surreal surprises are on the docket this summer, with something for everyone: franchise fare, horror hoots, Emmy-winning epics, and canine classics. Grab a tub of popcorn (or a bucket of fried chicken) and get ready for some cinematic splendor with our summer movie guide.

Here are some films we're excited to see this summer:

  1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (May 20) - A young boy learns he's a descendant of the gods and must save the world. It's The Mighty Ducks meets Harry Potter, perfect for aunts, uncles, and godparents everywhere.
  2. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (April 7) - This animated film follows the famous video game brothers on their journey through the Mushroom Kingdom. With a star-studded cast including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Charlie Day, this film promises to be a joy for gamers and non-gamers alike.
  3. Asteroid City (June 16) - This epic drama follows a group of friends as they navigate love, friendship, and the aftermath of a traumatic event. With a star-studded cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill, Asteroid City is sure to be one of the biggest films of the summer.
  4. The Wild Bunch (June 16) - This new film follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through a dangerous and mysterious forest. With a star-studded cast including Nicholas Braun, Kristen Stewart, and Jesse Plemons, The Wild Bunch is a must-watch for thriller fans.
  5. A Million Ways To Die In The West (May 19) - A cowboy tries to protect his girlfriend from a dangerous gang leader. With a star-studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt, A Million Ways To Die In The West is a hilarious western you won't want to miss.

Here are some films we can't believe are actually a thing:

  1. Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story (May 3) - This comedy follows the creation of the Pop-Tart. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld and starring Kevin Bacon, this film is sure to be a hilarious take on the classic breakfast food.
  2. Babes (May 17) - This comedy follows a group of friends who become pregnant at the same time. With a star-studded cast including Ilana Glazer, Michelle Buteau, and John Carroll Lynch, Babes is sure to be a hilarious and heartfelt look at pregnancy and friendship.
  3. The Crow (August 23) - A remake of the classic horror film, The Crow follows a man who returns from the dead to avenge his girlfriend's death. With a star-studded cast including Bill Skarsgård, Alexander Skarsgård, and FKA twigs, this film is sure to be a dark and twisted ride.
  4. Kraven The Hunter (August 30) - This film follows a famous hunter who becomes obsessed with hunting down the world's most dangerous animal. With a star-studded cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe, and Ariana DeBose, Kraven The Hunter promises to be a wild and adventurous ride.
  5. The Garfield Movie (May 24) - This animated film follows the famous cat Garfield and his adventures in the world of basketball. With a star-studded cast including Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, and Hannah Waddingham, The Garfield Movie is sure to be a fun and fluffy watch.

Here are some films that look terrible but will probably make bank:

  1. Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes (May 10)

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