It is a pretty quiet movie weekend after the last two weekends that included Deadpool 2 and Solo, but there still seems to be some interesting summer movies coming out.
Steve had told me stories about Action Park that was nearby where he grew up. It sounded insane and when I saw the trailer for Action Point, I knew it had to be the story of that amusement park. With Adrift, it might be a thrilling true story about survival, but I feel like I saw it all in the trailer. I spent most of the Upgrade trailer trying to figure out if the main character was Tom Hardy or his brother, but it is only a guy that looks a little bit like him. It does look like a fun action movie. Finally, I had heard nothing about American Animals, but I love heist movies so I really want to see that one when it comes to Portland. It’s in limited release currently.
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Susan Yeagley, Johnny Pemberton
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky
Length: 1 hour 25 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%
Quick Description: Dangerous theme park
A guy decides to design an amusement part that doesn’t really bother with pesky safety precautions
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer, Jeffrey Thomas
Directed by: Baltasar Kormakur
Written by: Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, David Branson Smith, Tami Ashcraft (book)
Length: 1 hour 36 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%
Quick Description: Lost at sea
A young couple get caught up in a huge hurricane when out in the ocean on a tiny boat.
Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Anastasios, Rosco Campbell, Richard Cawthorne
Directed by: Leigh Whannell
Written by: Leigh Whannell
Length: 1 hour 35 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%
Quick Description: Revenge fantasy
A quadriplegic gets some tech put into him that not only gives him use of his limbs but speeds up his reflexes.
Starring: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner
Directed by: Bart Layton
Written by: Bart Layton
Length: 1 hour 56 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%
Quick Description: True-story heist
Four bored, young men decide to try to pull off a crazy difficult heist.