It came to my attention that I haven’t seen that many movies this year, only sparing cinema time for a few larger films. I am ashamed, but it is my every intention to do some more homework (ie: leave my home and watch some movies). Here are the five movies I am most excited to get out of the house for this summer.
5. Bad Moms
Firstly, I’ll be reviewing this film and I’m super excited about that. I love seeing atypical motherly dynamics because the media has been saturated with the “Perfect Mom” image. It’s nice to see hard working people blow off steam and indulge in themselves a little. Secondly, I’ll watch pretty much anything with Christina Applegate in it. I was already sold on this movie because the cast is a hilarious, boundary-pushing group of women, but she said something nice about me once, so I’m even more onboard.
4. War Dogs
So, this is based on a true story?! Yeah, I definitely want to see this. Not only does the story excite me, but crime comedy is one of my favourite genres, and it’s always fun to see Jonah Hill leading a film. I am endlessly impressed by his multitalented performances, and the quality of the films he is involved in. This trailer hooked me from start to finish with its outlandish, childlike excitement, that was quickly followed by the consequences that usually come with playing with fire.
3. Sausage Party
ARE YOU NOT INTRIGUED? Animated movies like this (and Toy Story) are the reason that I care about inanimate objects. I know toys don’t have feelings, but as a child, I remember running back into my room trying to catch them talking amongst themselves. I know a packet of hot dogs does not have feelings, but I’ve definitely felt the weird guilt taking a single sausage from a packet, and cooked more than one so it wouldn’t be lonely. That among many other reasons is why this film is on my list. Looking forward to more sausage-guilt.
2. Star Trek Beyond
I grew up watching Star Trek and TNG with my Dad, and it took me a long time to understand a lot of it. I was always in love with space and travel and sci-fi, so I kept up with it as much as I could. This series has really brought the Star Trek franchise into the modern day in a way that doesn’t make it feel corny, or re-hashed, or dated. Each movie has been captivating, exciting, shot beautifully and cast brilliantly (I miss you, Anton Yelchin). Also, anything that was written (or co-written) by Simon Pegg is bound to entertain me, and when it belongs to a series I already love? Beam me up, Scotty.
1. Suicide Squad
Say what you will about BvS, but I still have some hope for Suicide Squad. The idea of making the bad guys good is a fun plot point alone, and bringing such infamous characters to the forefront is more exciting to me than seeing the typical hero doing hero stuff again (sorry, Superman). Plus this movie was filmed right outside my work and I got to see a lot of behind the scenes stuff happening, so that’s a big bonus. Seeing the Canadian (read: proper English) spelling in an “American” city at Yonge-Dundas Square is enough to make me want to see this one.
BONUS: I know it’s out already, but I haven’t had the opportunity to see it yet, so I want to include Swiss Army Man. I love both Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano, and I can’t wait to see a movie that contains both of them. I am so endeared by these characters, and I’ve only seen the trailers. That is how you set up a movie, people. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know enough to want to see it. Besides, who isn’t down to see a whimsical movie about a guy on an island with his farting corpse best friend?