Alice Through the Looking Glass
Mia Wasikowska returns as Lewis Carroll’s curious heroine in this Tim Burton-produced sequel to Disney’s 2010 live-action Alice in Wonderland. Johnny Depp reprises his role as the Mad Hatter, now madder than ever, and Sacha Baron Cohen joins the cast to play Time (the concept and the character).
Me Before You
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke anchors this romantic drama, adapted by JoJo Moyes from her novel of the same name about a woman who becomes a caregiver for a cynical, paralyzed young man (Sam Claflin, of Hunger Games fame). It may be this summer’s most likely movie to make you kick yourself for leaving your tissues at home.
It’s been 13 years since we went looking for Nemo, and now it’s time for his amnesiac best friend Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) to embark on a search of her own (specifically, for her family). Pixar’s only movie out in 2016, Finding Dory also features the vocal cords of Diane Keaton, Albert Brooks and Eugene Levy.
This documentary about the bizarre world of competitive tickling—yes, it’s a thing—starts off as a lighthearted profile of an underground subculture but gradually morphs into a disturbing thriller about a world of intrigue, secrets and crime.
Swiss Army Man
If you can get past the idea of a farting corpse (which half of the audience at the movie’s Sundance premiere could not), this story of a man (Paul Dano) stranded on a deserted island and the corpse he befriends (Daniel Radcliffe) is a surprisingly beautiful blend of erection jokes, whimsical visuals and deep philosophical reflection.
Star Trek Beyond
The third installment in the latest reboot of the Star Trek franchise, Beyond finds Justin Lin taking the reins from J.J. Abrams, who was too tied up with another intergalactic franchise to direct this one. New additions Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella join returning cast members Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.
Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep is a superhuman who seems to do everything well. Here, she sings very, very badly, very, very well. The comedy, which costars Hugh Grant, tells the true story of a wealthy socialite who became an opera phenomenon for her utter and complete lack of rhythm and tone. Though his subject’s voice is hilariously atrocious, director Stephen Frears maintains a sense of compassion through the laughter.
Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. The film stars are Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott. The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016.
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