Movie theaters are up and running and we’ve been waiting over a year for a lot of these summer blockbuster movies. Here are my top five movies you should check out in theaters this month.
- The Suicide Squad– 6th
Box office numbers might say differently but we can argue that the first Suicide Squad movie underperformed drastically. Critics have been raving about the new installment to the DCEU. Directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), The Suicide Squad returns Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and the villains of DC. Also starring Idris Elba, John Cena, Pete Davidson, and Sylvester Stallone as the voice of King Shark. Unlike the first movie, the sequel will be R-rated so you may not want to bring your kiddos to this one.
2. Candyman– 27th
The legend of Candyman has left an impact on me since I was little. Why was I watching a horror movie at a young age I do not know, but I do know this film is bound to keep me from looking in the mirror for awhile. Produced by horror genius Jordan Peele (wrote and direct Get Out, Us), Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen (Aquaman) as Anthony McCoy who becomes obsessed with the story of Candyman and allows it to influence his art. Soon Candyman returns and kills again. I had the hardest time getting through the trailer because its just too creepy and chilling. You give it a try!
3. Don’t Breathe 2– 13th
Don’t Breathe followed three friends who break into a blind veterans house and soon discover the man is not as helpless as you think. Released in 2016, the movie had the audiences on the edge of their seat through this horror set film. No spoilers here but the first film had a crazy twist of events towards the end. Don’t Breathe 2 takes us back to the blind man’s house, but this time he has to protect his orphan daughter.
4. Respect– 13th
R-E-S-P-E-C-T! The Queen of Soul Miss Aretha Franklin is heading to the big screen, played by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and I cannot be more excited. We follow the story of Aretha Franklin from singing in her father’s church to becoming an icon.
5. Free Guy– 13th
I’m sure this script was an interesting pitch to movie studios but when you add Ryan Reynolds in the mix for a comedy, you’re destined to get a thumbs up! Free Guy is about a bank teller named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) who discovers he’s a background character in a video game that will soon go offline. The film also stars Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
Other moves to look out for: The Kissing Booth (8th on Netflix), The Night House (20th), The Protege (20th), He’s All That (27th on Netflix)