Summer Movie Preview

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Snatched” (May 12), in which Amy Schumer heroically coaxes Goldie Hawn to star in her first movie in 15 years

Wonder Woman” (Jun. 2), the first (and not the last) female-centric comic book movie of our modern comic book movie age.

On June 16 we get “Rough Night,” which sounds like “Very Bad Things,” only with ScarJo, Kate McKinnon and Ilana Glazer accidentally killing a stripper this time.

Then on July 21 there’s “Girls Trip,” with Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Queen Latifah way too much fun.


Atomic Blonde,” which doesn’t arrive till July 28, meaning we have to wait nearly three months to watch Charlize Theron kill everybody with her fists and her feet.


Pirates of the Caribbean” (May 25), and yet another “Cars” (Jun. 16), and yet another “Despicable Me” (Jun. 30), and yet another “Transformers” (Jun. 23). On the smaller sides, there’s the prequel “Annabelle: Creation” (Aug. 11), which was a spin-off of the “Conjuring” movies.





It’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” (Jul. 28), and it finds Al Gore returning 11 years after “An Inconvenient Truth” to give us a stern talking-to about not having done much to combat climate change — even electing an orange menace who thinks it was invented by China.


“King Arthur” (May 12) finds Guy Ritchie bringing his own crazy version of Camelot. “Alien: Covenant” (May 19) is both a sequel to “Prometheus” and a prequel to the original creature feature (read: it will be both a philosophical head trip and ridiculously gory). “The Mummy” (Jun. 9) is back, now with Tom Cruise upstaging the undead menace. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (Jul. 7) is only the third new Spidey franchise in 15 years.




“The Dark Tower” (Aug. 4), is finally being sold as a big franchise-starter, and with Matthew McConaughey. And ask your kids to explain “Captain Underpants” (Jun. 2).


“It Comes at Night” (Jun. 9), in which Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough and Christopher Abbott try to avoid being killed by some supernatural menace that lurks outside a remote home.


The Bad Batch” (Jun. 23) to, being as it is an apocalyptic cannibal movie with Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Diego Luna, from the maker of another indie horror great, Ana Lily Amirpour, of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


On August 11, it gets a follow-up, and it’s actually called “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.”


The Emoji Movie” (Jul 28), since no other film (far as we can tell) has ever cast Sir Patrick Stewart as a pile of animated poop. Or maybe it’s “Valerian and the Planet of a Thousand Planets” (Jul. 21


The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (Aug. 18) is a parody-of-sorts of “The Bodyguard,” only with Ryan Reynold saving Samuel L. Jackson. And you can always count on dumb comedies to provide original (or original-ish) ideas. All you need to know about “The House” (Jun. 30) is it pairs Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.




Dunkirk” (Jul. 21, pictured above), an action film that’s also a historical epic, in which Christopher Nolan uses his considerable power to lure the masses into the story of the World War II battle that turned into a wild evacuation.


“All Eyez on Me” (Jun. 16), which finally gifts humanity with a biopic about Tupac (played by Demetrius Shipp Jr.). And it might sound like Oscar bait, but “Detroit,” the latest from “Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty” tag team Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, arrives on Aug. 4, bringing with it the hectic feel of the 1967 Detroit riots and the three black men who were killed by white cops.



It’s “The Beguiled” (Jun. 23), the latest from Sofia Coppola and a remake of one of the craziest Clint Eastwood movies ever.