What to do when a stormy forecast clouds big plans for a beautiful Cape May County day? When in doubt, an afternoon at the movies is a classic choice. While the summer winds down, there are still plenty of highly anticipated feature film releases to come. Here, we preview those that seem to be generating the biggest Hollywood buzz.
Release Date: July 10th
Starring: Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos
Twenty years after an accident during a small town high school play results in death, students at the school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.
Release Date: July 10th
Starring: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation. Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the… Written by Universal Pictures
Release Date: July 24th
Starring: Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff, Halston Sage
Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears – leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship – and true love. Written by 20th Century Fox
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Release Date: July 31st
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Release Date: August 7th
Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan
FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Written by 20th Century Fox
Catch your favorite of these new releases at one of Cape May County’s several theatres such as Frank Theatres Rio Stadium 12 on Route 9 in Rio Grande; Frank Theatres Harbor 5 on 96th St. in Stone Harbor; or Frank Theatres Moorlyn Stadium 5 Theatre on the Boardwalk in Ocean City.