Even though things are getting a little chilly down here in the Republic, the hot summer movie season is heating up in Hollywood, which means that we are set for some monster blockbusters and big-name sequels this next month. Check out our five biggest movies of June 2015:
Melissa McCarthy has become quite a sought-after talent in Hollywood these days, and the Bridesmaids star’s latest flick is a action comedy movie set in the world of espionage. It stars Jason Statham, Jude Law and Rose Byrne and is full of crude, ridiculous and downright hilarious moments that get the month off to a good start. MenStuff writer James even got a chance to check out the film early and gave his thoughts on the spoof movie.
The Riot Club
The Riot Club is somewhat reminiscent of films like The Skulls, focusing on a secret fraternity where power and privileged get taken a little too far. The Riot Club follows two first-year students at Oxford University who join the infamous society, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
Chris Pratt stars in the fourth instalment in the beloved Jurassic Park franchise, and Parks and Recreation star should breathe some new life into the prehistoric romp. This time around, the park is bigger, more dangerous, and there’s some hybrid dinos hanging around, so expect some pretty hair-raising moments when Jurassic World drops this month.
If the prospect of seeing Salma Hayek kickass and looks great doing it, Everly should be on your radar. Directed by Wrong Turn 2 helmer Joe Lynch, the film stars Hayek as a slave who escapes her captors and systematically takes out the criminals sent to kill her. And more specifically, it’s basically Die Hard in a room.
Frequent collaborators Jonah Hill and James Franco are starring in a new film together, but this time, it’s no laughing matter. In True Story, Hill plays disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel opposite Franco as Christian Longo, a man charged with killing his own family and taking Finkel’s name. The journalist ended up writing True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa about how their lives intertwined. It looks pretty disturbing with some impressive-looking performance from the duo.
Much-buzzed-about animated outing about a young girl whose emotions compete for control of her mind. With the voices of Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Kyle McLachlan and Bill Hader. Rated PG for action and mild mature themes.
Insidious Chapter 3
Those pesky spirits just won’t seem to rest, as Insidious Chapter 3 hits theatres this month. This time, however, the film is a prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family seen in (Insidious 1 and 2) that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
When The Statham is in a movie, there’s one guarantee: people are going to get punched in the face, and Wild Card will have a lot of that. The film follows a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem, but he gets in trouble with the mob (c’mon, Jason…) and has to find a way out of his problems. Consider us sold.
Foul-mouthed teddy bear Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), one of 2012’s big comedy hits, is back — and this time he wants to be a parent. However, he’s going to need some help from his friend John (Mark Wahlberg), and he has to prove to the courts that he’s human. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and drug use.
One of the flagpole movies of the Summer is the big budget disaster movie by the name of San Andreas, and it stars Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, Iaon Gruffudd, Kylie Minogue (yip, the singing Aussie who also appeared in Street Fighter movie), Ken Watanabe and Colton Hayes. And basically, it looks like an effects-driven extravaganza, with Johnson playing a rescue helicopter pilot dealing with the aftermath of a massive earthquake.