What to watch for this summer

Summer movies posters

Movies that will be playing this summer. Courtesy of IMDB

By Danny Villalobos
Staff Writer


Detective PikachuDetective Pikachu (May 10)

Finally, a live action movie with Pokemon! And hey, it seems that the character models actually look good (unlike other live-action adaptations, cough cough, Sonic the Hedgehog).

Even if it doesn’t live up to people’s expectations, it seems fun to watch Pikachu Sherlock his way throughout the movie.




John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum (May 17)

Action lovers rejoice! John Wick is back and must fight his way out of New York when a large bounty is placed on him and all world’s best assassins are out to get him.

The first John Wick movie, released in 2014, was an unexpected thrill ride for audiences and “John Wick: Chapter 2” further hooked audiences.

“John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum” looks to bring audiences more badass action.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (May 31)

Let’s go!

The last “Godzilla” movie back in 2014 was a joyful ride of watching cities be destroyed and Godzilla duke it out with two other monsters. Nothing sophisticated narratively, but the cream is all in the action on screen.

The new trailer for Godzilla seems to have upped the dial, with destruction that’ll blast its way off the screen.


The Last Black Man in HollywoodThe Last Black Man in San Francisco (June 14)

Coming out of the Sundance Film Festival with universal praise, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” hits theaters June, 14.

The story centers on Jimmie Fails’ attempt to reclaim his childhood home that his grandfather built, while finding a way to adapt to an ever-changing city that has deserted him.

From the same company that brought us “Moonlight,” and “Lady Bird,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is one of many A24 movies that looks to find itself on another high pedestal.



Midsommar (July 3)

Coming from the same director of “Heredity,” last year’s horror flick that brought tense excitement to audiences, “Midsommar” will continue Art Aster’s mission to take audiences into the occult.

Spiderman: Far From Home (July 5)

In this “Spiderman” film, Peter Parker’s vacation to Europe is cut short when Nick Fury asks for his assistance to fight Mysterio.

Spiderman has always had problems maintaining his identity a secret in lore. Now, vacationing in Europe with a new powerful villain to fight is not going help maintain that secretive status.

Once Upon a Time in HollywoodOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 26)

Since his debut with “Reservoir Dogs,” Quentin Tarantino has had a long line of entertaining movies and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” seems like it will fall right in the mix.

Taking place during the Summer of Love and Hollywood’s golden age, the story focuses on a TV star and his stunt double as they adventure through a changed Hollywood, all while Charles Manson is readying his insane plans into action.




Goodboys (August 16)

Taking place in middle school, 6th-grader Max is invited to his first party alongside his pals. While trying to learn how to kiss, his drone is taken by some spying teenagers. Little do the teenagers know, Max and his friends have their drugs.

While the film may seem like another “Superbad,” but with younger kids, “Goodboys” still looks worth the watch.



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