Anyone heard of Jurassic World? Cha… right! It’s only just become the highest box office opener of all time. Apparently people have been excited for this one… who would have thought that? Obviously that’s the big earner at the box office so need I say more? This week it might just have a run for its money with the new highly anticipated Pixar movie. But that’s kind of old news, here’s what’s coming out this week.
Inside Out is a new movie from Pixar that I can’t wait to see. Pixar sort of slipped into decline after Toy Story 3 in 2010. Don’t fight me, you know it’s true. Cars 2, Brave, and Monsters University were all under performers and you know it. We needed a refresher on what those geniuses could do and I think this one’s it. In fact, I know it’s it! Rotten Tomatoes says 100 percent and you can’t get any better than that! If you haven’t heard, it’s about a tweenage girl’s emotions inside of her head and how they work with one another. You got Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and a lot of other funny people. How could this not be the best animated movie since Up? Jurassic World, prepare to be extinct.
Dope is the polar opposite to Pixar. Well, it’s similar in the sense it’s about decisions and emotions. We follow a nerdy teenager and his night at an underground party that might just change his social status. As a black coming of age comedy/drama, this film wreaks importance and freshness which is obviously what the critics are feeling as well. 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes is great sign. It might be an acquired taste, but coming of age is my weakness for sure. Sounds similar to Superbad, but you know it’s going to be a lot more indie and dramatic.
Manglehorn is also worth a mention because it’s Al Pacino. Judging by my other posts, I think it’s safe to say I’m a fan. He already graced the screen in the sweet comedy Danny Collins, here he stretches his dramatic bone again with a role as a charismatic locksmith trying to reinvent his life. Rotten Tomatoes says 32 percent which honestly isn’t bad for a new Al Pacino movie. This one did come out last year, but it is only now getting a major release.
You can also check out Infinitely Polar Bear, a drama with Mark Ruffalo who plays a manic depressive Father. That’s what’s playing for the week of June 19th, happy movie watching.
By Ryan Uytdewilligen