Summer Movies: Opening June 9, 2017

Summer Movies: Opening June 9, 2017

I’m sad that The Mummy is not getting good reviews since I do love me a good Tom Cruise action flick. It Comes at Night is not a straight up horror movie, but one that scares you by what you can’t see. Megan Leavy might veer on the sappy side since it does involve a war dog, but it still has decent reviews. Beatriz at Dinner seems like it would be really good but also very awkward to watch. My Cousin Rachel looks predictable, but creepy enough that I want to check it out. The Hero looks like a good character flick with an interesting cast.

The Mummy

Starring:  Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Written by:  David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%
Quick Description: Tom Cruise action

Tom Cruise unearths an ancient mummy which is a really old and pissed of Egyptian princess.

It Comes at Night

Starring:  Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott

Directed by:  Trey Edward Shults
Written by: Trey Edward Shults

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 31 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%
Quick Description:  Less-is-more horror

A family is waiting out some worldwide epidemic in a remote cabin when a family shows up wanting to join them.

Megan Leavy

Starring:  Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford

Directed by:  Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written by:  Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 56 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%
Quick Description: Dog war film

A marine bonded with her K9 patrol dog during two tours of duty in Iraq so you know there will be some crying at some point.

Beatriz at Dinner

Starring:  Salma Hayek, John Lithgow

Directed by:  Miguel Arteta
Written by:  Mike White

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 23 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%
Quick Description: Awkward dinner party

At a dinner party, an immigrant holistic practitioner and self-satisfied billionaire butt heads.

The Hero

Starring:  Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter

Directed by:  Brett Haley
Written by:  Brett Haley, Marc Basch

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 33 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%
Quick Description: Estranged family drama

An old father tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

My Cousin Rachel

Starring:  Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin

Directed by:  Roger Michell
Written by:  Roger Michell

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 46 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%
Quick Description: Mysterious cousin in the olden times

A man plans to seek revenge on his cousin who he thinks murdered his guardian, but then he starts falling in love with her. He’s awful at revenge.

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