Five Movies to See This Summer

Summer has finally arrived! Warmer temperatures mean it’s time to enjoy visiting parks, terraces, and cafés. But with a long list of star-studded movies coming out, one outing seems to be a top choice no matter the weather –  the movie theatre.

To welcome the new season, we’ve complied a list of must-see summer movies. From Hollywood blockbusters to comedies, there’s an option for every preference. So, take some time out of your busy schedule to sit back and enjoy a movie.

Ocean’s 8

Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

We stopped counting the sequels following Ocean’s 11, 12…13. But, logically, we expected an Ocean’s 14 to hit the big screen at some point. Everything changed when the producers decided to switch up the cast. Eight Hollywood starlets including powerhouses like Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter grace the silver screen in an all-female installment of the classic heist franchise.

The highly anticipated film fulfills its promise to give new life to the Ocean’s saga. However, the plot follows the same storyline as the previous movies. A team of expert criminals plans an elaborate heist to get rich quick. Con artist Debbie Ocean (Bullock), assembles a band of women to rob a necklace worth $150 million. Here’s the catch: the necklace will be on actress Daphne Krueger’s (Anne Hatheway) neck during one of the most glamorous events of the year – the Met Ball.

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada

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Released June 8

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Director: Juan Antonio Bayana
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum

Credit: Universal Pictures

It’s been four years since the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar escaped from their enclosures and took over the theme park. Since then, the island has been left to the dinosaurs where they roam freely. Now, the volcano on the island is showing signs of eruption and threatens to wipe out the entire dinosaur species for a second time in history. Owen (Christ Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dalls Howard) reunite in the sequel to Jurassic World to save the once extinct reptiles.

Originally directed by Steven Spielberg, the saga is based on the novels written by Michael Crichon. This is the fifth movie in the Jurassic Park fictional world and the dinosaur-filled thriller is sure to captivate audiences everywhere.

Credit: Universal Pictures

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Released June 22

Book Club

Director: Bill Holderman
Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Credit: Paramount Pictures

Four lifelong friends meet for the same book club every week. Out of intrigue, one of the women suggests reading Fifty Shades of Grey. Once they’re hooked on the romance novel, the book inspires them to live a little differently. Diane (Diane Keaton) discovers the magic of love at first sight; Vivian (Jane Fonda) reconnects with an almost-lover from her past; Sharon (Candice Bergen) decides to try online dating; Carol (Mary Steenburgen) attempts to spice up her sex life.

This charming comedy filled with a star-studded cast of women shows that there is no age limit to gaining a new outlook on life. After all, the best years may be yet to come.

Credit: Paramount Pictures

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Released May 18

Deadpool 2

Director: David Leitch
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Our favourite Marvel superhero (or anti-hero) is back for a second movie. As arrogant as ever, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) puts his mask back on for duty. This time, he faces a super soldier programmed to kill. Through new challenges, Deadpool contemplates life, friendship, and overall what it means to be a hero.

It’s Reynolds’ second time putting on the superhero spandex as Deadpool. Not only is the actor praised for his physique, we can definitely say everyone will enjoy his coy sense of humour.

He’s even funnier in real life. Don’t believe us? Check out his Twitter account.

Credit: 20th Century Fox

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Released May 18

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Credit: Sony Music Entertainment Canada / 20th Century Fox

 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Director: Ol Parker
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Cher

Credit: Universal Pictures

Ten years to the day after the release of Mamma Mia! comes its sequel. And if you take a look at fans’ reactions on the internet, people are overjoyed.

In the first movie, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) prepares for her wedding on the picturesque Greek island Kalokairi, where she lived with her mother Donna (Meryl Streep) her entire life. The young bride-to-be is faced with a dilemma when she wants to invite her estranged father – or rather one of three possibilities. Not knowing her father’s identity for certain, she invites three of her mother’s past lovers to the wedding.

Now, Sophie is pregnant with her first child and she looks to her mom’s closest friends for advice on motherhood. Through this, Sophie discovers the story of how her mother found out she was pregnant. The past meets the present with a new cast of actors depicting a young Donna (Lily James) and the three charming fathers.

Can we expect another ode to the timeless songs of ABBA? One thing is sure, fans of the Swedish band will be waiting to get their fill of disco music. But the biggest question is what happened to Donna? To find out, we’ll have to make our way over to the closest movie theatre—and in the meantime get an ABBA fill with an impromptu karaoke night (with a lot of dancing!).

Credit: Universal Pictures

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What movies are you eagerly waiting for this summer? Share your recommendations in the comments below!

 

Adapted from French by Kylee Ross

 

Written by Dali B.

While making the world a better place with one good deed at a time, Dali keeps her identity a secret. Now, she’s putting away her superhero cape to blog for Laura Canada. It’s been her biggest undercover mission yet, and it’s accomplished on the condition that she has a litre of coffee at hand. Since her start at Laura, she has learned to tell the difference between polyester and viscose – soon she will be able to tell them apart with her eyes closed. Before giving up her cape, her last heroic act was leaving a cold country to live in an even colder country. Will she survive ? Stay tuned to find out.

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