SUNSHINE'S TOP 10 Most Anticipated Movies - Summer 2017
Sunshine Mayfield @Mr_Sun_Shine
It’s that time of year again! Studios are going to be throwing, what they believe will be, their best chance of making money onto the silver screen. Now, The Blanchard Brothers have already regaled us with their most anticipated movies of the summer, but I have been asked to drop my opinion about the subject onto them internets, in written form. Turns out that some of you are readers instead of podcast listeners and we want to be as inclusive as possible. So here are the 10 movies I am looking forward to this summer!
10. The House (June 30th)
So there is a decent chance that this movie will just be mediocre. In fact, I’m pretty confident that it will be. That being said, if someone gives me the opportunity to watch 78 minutes of Jason Mantzoukas, I’m going to seize the day. Plus it has Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, and they have never made a bad movie.*
9. All Eyez on Me (June 16th)
This is a bit of a toss up. There are a lot of unknowns as far as the production team and cast, but there is a lot of potential. This is the 1st feature film of Demetrius Shipp Jr, who is starring as Tupac Shakur and I’m excited to see what he brings to the table. Plus, it’s a Tupac bio-pic!
8. War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14th)
I have really enjoyed this series. Rise and Dawn did not disappoint. Both were fun to watch and had an uncanny ability to make me care about the characters involved. You add Woody Harrelson into the mix and you’ve got a movie I’m not going to miss.
7. Detroit (August 4th)
A movie depicting the events of the 1967 Detroit Riots starring Anthony Mackie, John Boyega, and directed by 2-Time Oscar Winner Kathryn Bigelow. Shut up and take my money.
6. Ingrid Goes West (August 11th)
Aubrey Plaza plays an unhinged social media stalker who inserts herself into the life of an instagram star. Folks at Sundance really enjoyed this one and based off the trailer, I think there is a good chance that I might as well. I’m excited for a wider release in the late summer.
5. It Comes at Night (June 9th)
Joel Edgerton has done an excellent job in his last few outings, specifically in Midnight Special and Loving. Edgerton’s talent, mixed with the skill of director Trey Edward Shults, gives this the potential to be the best horror movie of the year.
4. Baywatch (May 24th)
Before you flip out on me and say “This guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about! #4?!?!” , please note that there is a decent chance I do not know what I’m talking about and yes, #4. Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron are both incredibly likeable and it doesn’t seem like anyone is taking this movie seriously, which is exactly the attitude you should have when making a Baywatch movie. It looks like they had a blast making it and I think I’m going to have a blast watching it.
3. Alien Covenant (May 19th)
Michael Fassbender could very well be the greatest actor currently working. There is a great chance that if he is in a movie, I’m going to go see it. Also, out of all the major franchise releases coming out this summer, I believe that this will be the best. “Oh but what about Spider-man: Homecoming?” I typed what I typed.
2.IT (September 8th)
You know who is creepy? Bill Skarsgard! I believe that he is going to be terrifying as the iconic Pennywise. I dig the tone of the trailer and I think it is going to deliver some solid scares to make up for the lackluster TV mini-series.
1. Baby Driver (June 28th)
Normally, this would be the part in the article where I tell you why Edgar Wright could be the best director currently working. If you are interested in reading a more indepth breakdown, you should click here. You take Wright, add an all-star cast that includes Oscar Winner Kevin Spacey, Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx, Primetime Emmy Winner Jon Hamm, Stellar Bassist Flea, and you have the recipe for the best movie that won’t win a damn thing.
Enjoy the summer!
*Denotes sarcasm. Turns out tone of voice doesn’t translate well in this medium.