Summer Movies: Opening June, 8 2018

Summer Movies: Opening June 8, 2018

I am so glad that Ocean’s 8 is finally coming out. I have wanted to see it since I saw the first trailer, but there have been so many trailers for it that I’m afraid I have seen the entire movie already. I want to watch and enjoy it since I love heist movies. Hereditary looks incredibly scary and has the best reviews out of all the summer movies opening this week. The cast for Hotel Artemis is really interesting, especially Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, and Dave Bautista, but it seems like it doesn’t have much of a plot beyond its concept. Hearts Beat Loud looks like a super sweet coming-of-age story with a teenage girl and Nick Offerman as her dad.

There are also some interesting documentaries coming out today. Be ready to cry while watching the story of Mr. Rogers in Won’t You Be My Neighbor? I don’t know anything about either chef Alain Ducasse or designer Vivienne Westwood, but the two documentaries about them (The Quest of Alain Ducasse and Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist) make them seem like super interesting people.

Finally, some smaller limited-release movies are Nancy starring Steve Buscemi, Zoo is a family-friendly movie about animals, and Bernard and Huey seems to be another one suffering from an interesting cast, but possibly not much of a plot.

Wide Releases

Ocean’s 8

Ocean's 8

Starring:  Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Directed by:  Gary Ross
Written by:  Gary Ross, Olivia Milch

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 50 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%
Quick Description: Fashion heist

Debbie Ocean assembles an all-woman crew to pull off a heist at the Met Gala.


Hereditary

Hereditary

Starring:  Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Directed by:  Ari Aster
Written by:  Ari Aster

Rating: R
Length: 2 hours 7 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%
Quick Description: Spooky horror

After her mother dies, a woman starts discovering some disturbing family secrets.


Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis

Starring:  Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista

Directed by:  Drew Pearce
Written by:  Drew Pearce

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 33 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%
Quick Description: Bad guy action

The hotel is a hospital where criminals can go as long as they follow the rules.


Limited Releases

Hearts Beat Loud

Hearts Beat Loud

Starring:  Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette

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

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 37 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%
Quick Description: Father-daughter band

In the summer before college, a girl and her dad write a song together that takes off.


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Starring:  Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., Francois Scarborough Clemmons, Kailyn Davis

Directed by:  Morgan Neville

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 34 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%
Quick Description: Mr. Rogers documentary

Covers the life of Fred Rogers.


The Quest of Alain Ducasse

The Quest of Alain Ducasse

Starring: Alain Ducasse

Directed by:  Gilles de Maistre

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%
Quick Description: Award-winning chef documentary

A very private chef with 18 Michelin stars was followed around for two years and showed how he doesn’t just open restaurants but also builds schools.


Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Starring: Vivienne Westwood

Directed by: Lorna Tucker

Length: 1 hour 23 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%
Quick Description: Fashion designer documentary

A sassy fashion designer that is also an activist since she wants the world to be a better place.


Nancy

Nancy

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd

Directed by: Christina Choe
Written by: Christina Choe

Length: 1 hour 27 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%
Quick Description: Missing child possibly found

A woman thinks she might have been kidnapped 30 years before and finally found her real family


Zoo

Zoo

Starring: Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton, Art Parkinson

Directed by: Colin McIvor
Written by: Colin McIvor

Rating: PG
Length: 1 hour 37 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%
Quick Description: Family-friendly elephant true story

A boy tries to save an elephant from a zoo when Germans are bombing Belfast in 1941.


Bernard and Huey

Bernard and Huey

Starring: David Koechner, Jim Rash, Mae Whitman, Richard Kind

Directed by: Dan Mirvish
Written by: Jules Feiffer

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%
Quick Description: Complicated friendship

Two friends reunite after 25 years and it doesn’t go smoothly

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