What to do when a stormy forecast clouds big plans for a beach day in Cape May County? When in doubt, an afternoon at the movies is a classic choice. This summer features plenty of highly anticipated feature film releases that you won’t want to miss. Read on to see a preview of some that seem to be generating the biggest Hollywood buzz.
The Secret Life of Pets
Release Date: July 8
Starring: Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.
Release Date: July 15
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon
30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.
Star Trek Beyond
Release Date: July 22
Starring: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine
The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Ice Age: Collision Course
Release Date: July 22
Starring: Melissa Rauch, Stephanie Beatriz, Jennifer Lopez
Scrat’s epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.
Release Date: July 29
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles
Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Catch your favorite new release at one of Cape May County’s several theatres such as Frank Theatres Rio Stadium 12 on Route 9 in Rio Grande; Harbor Square Theater on 96th St. in Stone Harbor (opening soon); or Moorlyn Family Theatre on the Boardwalk in Ocean City.