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 preview some releases that seem to be generating the biggest Hollywood buzz.
Release Date: July 7
Starring: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Keaton
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: July 14
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria
In “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Release Date: July 21
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles
Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 4, 1940, during Battle of France in Word War II.
The Emoji Movie
Release Date: July 28
Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Ilana Glazer
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene.
The Dark Tower
Release Date: Aug. 4
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Abbey Lee
Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Catch your favorite new release at one of Cape May County’s theatres such as Frank Theatres Rio Stadium 12 on Route 9 in Rio Grande or Harbor Square Theatre on 96th Street in Stone Harbor.