Greetings my movie geeks!
The year is now three months in and at the beginning of January we listed some of the anticipated movies of the year. Now, by releasing the first article I’ve painted myself into a corner and I have to write another! Why did I only release the first three months? I don’t know, but now I have to do it again! So let’s get started, because if I don’t it’ll be April and the films will already be here.
What movies are coming up in April, May and June?
April – June
Dir: David F. Samberg
Starring: Zachery Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou
Premise: Billy Batson a troubled 14 year old moves in to a new Foster home with the Vasquez family. He meets Freddy Freeman a disabled superhero fan. Whilst on a train Billy is transported to another realm and meets a mystical old wizard who gives Billy powers. When he shouts SHAZAM! He becomes a Godlike Adult superhero. Billy and Freddy need to learn about the powers to stop the evil Dr Thaddeus Sivana (Strong) from wielding his own powers. SHAZAM! Oh it didn’t work.
Dir: Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch
Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
Premise: A doctor moves to the country with his family. He soon discovers a Pet Cemetery behind the house that is built near an ancient Indian burial ground that has mystical properties. If you bury something in that burial ground it doesn’t stay buried long.
Dir: Neil Marshall
Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim
Premise: A reboot of the popular character Hellboy (Harbour doing his Ron Perlman impression) as he takes on the Blood Queen (Jovovich) whom seeks to take over the world. The film draws inspiration from Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt and The Storm and Fury.
The Curse of La Llorona
Dir: Michael Chaves
Starring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramierez & Sean Patrick Thomas
Premise: Anna Garcia is a social worker who discovers similarities between a case and supernatural occurrences that are tormenting her family. She discovers that La Llorona has latched onto her and won’t stop until she has taken her two children. (I wish I had a babysitter!) La Llorona in Mexican folklore is the ghost of a woman who lost her kids. Her spirit searches for her children and takes other lost children. This is linked to the larger Conjuring universe.
Dir: The Russo Bros.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Pom Klementieff, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright
Premise: The sequel and probably jewel in Marvel’s crown. Endgame follows the events of Infinity War where Thanos has killed half of all living creatures in the universe. The original Avengers are left along with Captain Marvel and Antman who seemed to have survived by being in the Quantum Realm. This movie will end the current saga of the Marvel Universe. The Infinity Saga!
Dir: Rob Letterman
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, Bill Nighy
Premise: A former Pokemon trainer Tim Goodman’s (Smith) father, detective Harry Goodman disappears. Tim teams up with Harry’s Pokemon partner Detective Pikachu to solve the case. Bill Nighy’s in this!
John Wick 3: Parabellum
Dir: Chad Stahelski
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jason Mantzoukas, Anjelica Huston
Premise: John Wick is still on the run following his assassination of a member of the High Table in The Continental. He has a $14 million global contract on him and he has to fight his way out of New York without having membership to the Continental.
Dir: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, Numan Acar
Premise: Another Live Action remake of a beloved Disney Classic. It follows Aladdin a street rat who is destined to be a diamond in the rough and find a magical lamp that contains a Genie. A Will Smith looking Genie, who is blue, and after initial teasers the Genie is looking more Genie-like.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Dir: Michael Dougherty
Starring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Zhang Ziyi
Premise: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Dir: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
Premise: This is the story of Elton John’s life from his years at the Royal Academy of Music to his partnership with Bernie Taupin. So enjoy your walk down the Yellow Brick Road, whilst the Sun goes down on the month of May. Oh yeah, I went there!
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Dir: Simon Kinberg
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain
Premise: Set in 1992 a decade after the events of X-Men Apocalypse, the X-Men go on a rescue mission but are hit with a solar flare. Jean Grey loses control (again) and releases the Phoenix… The Dark Phoenix. Will this be a repeat of The Last Stand? I think yes!
Men in Black: International
Dir: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Emma Thompson
Premise: The London based Men in Black agents become involved in a murder mystery and have to travel the world. FLASH!!! The London based Men in Black agents become involved in a murder mystery and have to travel the world. FLASH!!! The London based Men in Black agents become involved in a murder mystery and have to travel the world. FLASH!!! WAIT… WHAT?
Toy Story 4
Dir: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Patricia Arquette, Laurie Metcalf, Wallace Shawn, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Premise: A third sequel to the ground-breaking Pixar movie. Bonnie adds a new ‘toy’ to her bedroom called ‘forky’ and the toys set off on a road trip to discover how big the world really is for a toy. Meeting friends old and new (hopefully not Chucky!) and most likely an enemy or two!
Dir: Lars Klevberg
Starring: Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry
Premise: The story follows a mother named Karen (Aubrey Plaza) who gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its sinister nature. Not another sequel to Toy Story!
Annabelle Comes Home
Dir: Gary Dauberman
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
Premise: The Sneaky Conjuring Universe tried to trick me! Throwing this out secretly.
Premise: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreacking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safety” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target – the Warren’s ten-year-old daughter Judy (Mckenna Grace), and her babysitters (Madison Iseman and Katie Sarife).
And that’s a wrap! Well, for the second quarter of movie releases. I’m invested now so I might as well get started on the next quarter. I probably won’t, I am the Great Procrastinator after all! Does anyone find it weird that there are three movies released fairly closely that involve living toys?
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