Post Civil War: 10 movies still to look forward to this summer

7. THE LOBSTER (May 27) – With a load of critical acclaim and high accolades through the film festival circuit, THE LOBSTER is finally getting a wide release this summer.  I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz and with the odd ball synopsis of a hotel for single adults who must find a mate within 45 days or they receive a biological transformation into an animal of their choosing, I’m hooked.  This unique film may not be for everyone, but I go nuts for a squirrelly love story.

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters

6. GHOSTBUSTERS (July 15) – I admit that the trailers looked pretty bad but I can’t help myself, I’m still excited.  I’m a huge fan of the original (who isn’t?) and I’m also a big fan of the talented comedic actresses involved in the new one.  Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS) directing Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones reinventing one of my favorite childhood movies from 30 plus years ago seems like a natural fit.  The creative story of a bunch of misfit scientist capturing ghosts is ripe for comedic and inventive avenues.  I may regret it, but I’ll be reserving a seat.

5. STAR TREK BEYOND (July 22) – FAST AND FURIOUS franchise guy, Justin Lin, is directing the third Star Trek film after J.J. Abrams moved on to STAR WARS.  I love the characters and the world they have created in this new version of a beloved classic but I’m fearful that we might be heading into a downward trend.  Nevertheless, I want see where the crew of the Enterprise go… I guess that’s a stupid question – where no man has gone before, of course.

Finding Dory

4. FINDING DORY (June 17) – I will never bet against a Pixar film.  They have made some of my favorite movies ever with WALL-E and INSIDE OUT and nearly every other one has made my top ten list for their given year. While the sequels are rarely as good (other than TOY STORY) I think the sequel to FINDING NEMO will at the very least be enjoyable and at the very most be the greatest film of the year.  It has a lot of up side.

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