by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Montage: 2017 Blockbusters Head for Possible Records
Montage: 2017 Blockbusters Head for Possible Records

 

UPDATING.......  Move over Wonder Woman. Pixar has "Cars 3" racing this weekend. 

Tom Cruise toplines a reboot of "The Mummy," but the high flying movie idol be it from "Risky Business" to "Mission Impossible" will likely not overcome the surprise female hero, "Wonder Woman," who has outperformed expectations from fans, critics, and viewers ..... Experts predict WW to outdo Mummy about $50 to $32 million

The week also will see the debut of the horror flick, "It Comes at Night." This one has the potential for a 'sleeper' if enough fans discover it. That's good for #4 below Captain Underpants and above Dead Men Tell No Tales.

This one has great reviews as a contribution to the pandemic genre including "blood curdling tension out of controlled camera movements, creative practical lighting and a red door."

After two families survive the apocalypse,  this "screw with your head" script . plays on cultural anxieties, is impossibly tense, effective, slow boiling and unsettling.

Kate Mara, the female lead as the composite cheerleader (Annie) in  "We Are Marshall" , stars as a Marine Corporal working with her military combat dog, Rex. For this based on truth, personal journey, Mara (according to the Chicago Sun Times) turns in "one of the best performances of her career." Another suggest that by adding a dog, "Megan" becomes the most emotional of Iraq War combat films, which celebrates  soldier canine comrades.

HOLD OVERS ....

Since there has not been an animated film since April, Captain Underpants likely will woo families and young children. It's following the same buzz path as Boss Baby, but it has two well recognized sequels headed into theaters later in June --- Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3.

Described as "fresh, funny and frantic" the charming, ingenious and absurd tale of friendship has gained acceptance for appealing immaturity. Tom Russo in the Boston Globe wrote, "it's healthy, even vital, to laugh at scatological silliness, adults included."

Johnny Depp's  swashbuckling nonsense and soggy mythology "Pirates,...Dead Men..." will hold on to third place in the weekly popularity derby. Viewers have tended toward "mixed" reactions. Fans of the franchise rank it one of the best; others define it as having too many plot holes and contradictions.

By the way, the film version of the TV series dominated by Pamela Anderson has been branded as a wash out, but a mid-range would be more fair.

Filled with soapy charms the R-rated surf party contains a flurry of genitalia jokes and F-bombs, hulking , dim-witted Dwayne Johnson and hazy one liner king Zac (Neighbors) Efron boost the film. However, it's also labeled "second rate," "a meandering misdemeanor" and "equal opportunity" stupid.

Depending upon your own funny bone, it seems "Baywatch" is a matter of personal taste -- you have to determine whether it's a decent wave or only quicksand.

 

 

Catch the newly release Blade Runner 2049 official trailer above.

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA  (to be UPDATED...)

Based on the daily top ten, Transformers Last Knight has 32,892,315 likes and Pirates Dead Men has  24.598,661 million likes on Facebook. The top ten film "likes" on June 8 were Wonder Woman,  The Mummy, Justice League, Boss Baby, It Comes at Night, Baywatch, Everything Everything, Dunkirk, Atomic Blonde, 47 Meters Down




FOR TWITTER, the top 10 for Thursday, June 8,  does not include a total tally, just daily numbers.

1. Wonder Woman

2. The Mummy

3. Spider Man Homecoming

4. Transformers the Last Knight

5.  Star Wars Last Jedi

6. Baywatch

7. Beauty and the Beast

8. Dunkirk

9. Fate of the Furious

10. Pirates of the Caribbean Men Tell No Tales


Numbers: Boxofice.com.


***

Opening this week,  47 Meters Down; Rough Night; Cars 3; All Eyez on Me

Flashback Cinema:  Ferris Bueller's Day Off (June 11 & 14); Raiders of the Lost Ark (June 18 & 21); Blues Brothers (June 25 & 28); Jaws (July 2 & 5); Sandlot (July 9 & 12). 

 

 

CARS 3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!

ROUGH NIGHT

Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

47 METERS DOWN

Sisters Kate and Lisa are ready for the holiday of a lifetime in Mexico. When the opportunity to go cage diving to view Great White sharks presents itself, Kate jumps at the chance while Lisa takes some convincing. Lisa finally agrees and the girls soon find themselves two hours off the coast and about to come face-to-face with nature's fiercest predator. But what should have been the trip to end all trips soon becomes a living nightmare when the cage breaks free from the boat and plummets to the ocean floor. Kate and Lisa find themselves trapped deep underwater with less than an hour of oxygen left in their tanks. They must somehow work out how to get back to the safety of the boat above through 47 meters of shark-infested waters.

ALL EYEZ ON ME

 

All Eyez On Me" tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world's most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur's raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

 

 

THE MUMMY

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

IT COMES AT NIGHT

Secure within a desolate home with his vigilant, protective and heavily armed parents, 17-year-old Travis navigates fear, grief and paranoia amid scarce resources as a desperate young couple seeks refuge in his family home with their young child.Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

 

MEGAN LEAVY

MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.

 

WONDER WOMAN

 Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny.

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS

 This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

 

BAYWATCH

The story follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon as he butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

 

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

 

 The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea - notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

 

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

 Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together - even if it means losing everything.

 ALIEN COVENANT

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID THE LONG HAUL

in DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL, based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course--thanks to Greg's newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.

 

SNATCH

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter - in unpredictable, hilarious fashion - is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

 

 

 

ALL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IMAGES ARE PROVIDED BY DISNEY

Beauty and the Beast continues strong in hold over family friendly business. The sing-a-long did not take off. Most 3D showings have ceased.  So, it's time to catch it one more time on the big screen with digital sight and sound.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

 

COMING SOON

 



 

Viewer Discretion

Friday, June 16: All Eyes on Me, Cars 3, Rough Night; All Eyez on Me

Friday, June 23: Transformers Last Knight; 47 Meters Down

Friday, June 30: Amityville The Awakening; The House; Despicable Me 3; Wish Upon

Friday, July 7, Spiderman Homecoming


Friday, July 14, War for the Planet of the Apes; Midnight Sun

Friday, July 21, Dunkirk, Girls Trip,

Friday, July 28, Atomic Blonde; EMOJ Movie; An Inconvenient Sequel

 

 

HUNTINGTON


MARQUEE PULLMAN 16

FLASHBACK CINEMA



 


FLASHBACK: Sunday June 18 and Wed June 21. 330 & 7 p.m.  "Raiders of the Lost Ark."


STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 16


47 Meters Down (PG-13)

Horror
1 hr. 27 min.

CAST
Matthew Modine, Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Yani Gellman

DIRECTOR
Johannes Roberts

More Information ► 2D 12:10PM2:25PM4:40PM7:00PM9:15PM

Trailer ▶

All Eyez on Me (R)

Musical
2 hr. 20 min.

CAST
Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh

DIRECTOR
Benny Boom

More Information ► 2D 12:00PM3:10PM6:20PM9:30PM

Trailer ▶

Cars 3 (G)

Animation
1 hr. 49 min.

CAST
Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington

DIRECTOR
Brian Fee

More Information ► 2D 11:40AM12:40PM2:40PM3:40PM5:40PM6:40PM8:15PM9:15PM 3D 12:10PM3:10PM6:10PM8:45PM

Trailer ▶

Rough Night (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 40 min.

CAST
Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell

DIRECTOR
Lucia Aniello

More Information ► 2D 11:50AM2:20PM4:50PM7:20PM9:50PM

Trailer ▶

It Comes At Night (R)

Horror
1 hr. 37 min.

CAST
Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo

DIRECTOR
Trey Edward Shults

More Information ► 2D 11:55AM2:30PM4:55PM7:30PM9:55PM

Trailer ▶

Megan Leavey (PG-13)

Drama
1 hr. 56 min.

CAST
Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Edie Falco

DIRECTOR
Gabriela Cowperthwaite

More Information ► 2D 12:35PM3:35PM6:35PM9:20PM

Trailer ▶

The Mummy (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
1 hr. 47 min.

CAST
Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

DIRECTOR
Alex Kurtzman

More Information ► 2D 12:20PM1:00PM3:20PM4:00PM6:20PM7:00PM9:05PM9:45PM

Trailer ▶

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG)

Animation
1 hr. 28 min.

CAST
Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch

DIRECTOR
David Soren

More Information ► 2D 11:55AM2:10PM4:25PM6:45PM9:00PM

Trailer ▶

Wonder Woman (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 21 min.

CAST
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright

DIRECTOR
Patty Jenkins

More Information ► 2D 12:10PM3:20PM6:30PM9:40PM

Trailer ▶

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 15 min.

CAST
Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites

DIRECTOR
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

More Information ► 2D 12:50PM3:50PM6:50PM9:45PM

Trailer ▶

Baywatch (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 59 min.

CAST
Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach

DIRECTOR
Seth Gordon

More Information ► 2D 12:25PM3:25PM6:25PM9:25PM

Trailer ▶

Everything, Everything (PG-13)

Drama
1 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Nick Robinson, Amandla Stenberg

DIRECTOR
Stella Meghie

More Information ► 2D 12:45PM3:15PM7:10PM9:35PM

Trailer ▶

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 17 min.

CAST
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

DIRECTOR
James Gunn

More Information ► 2D 11:45AM3:00PM6:05PM9:10PM




 

MARQUEE SOUTHRIDGE

FLASHBACK SERIES:

 



Flashback: Sun/Wed June 18 and June 21   ,  Raiders of the Lost Ark   3:30 & 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 16


Trailer ▶

47 Meters Down (PG-13)

Horror
1 hr. 27 min.

CAST
Matthew Modine, Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Yani Gellman

DIRECTOR
Johannes Roberts

More Information ► 2D 12:10PM2:25PM4:40PM7:00PM9:15PM

Trailer ▶

All Eyez on Me (R)

Musical
2 hr. 20 min.

CAST
Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh

DIRECTOR
Benny Boom

More Information ► 2D 12:00PM3:10PM6:20PM9:30PM

Trailer ▶

Cars 3 (G)

Animation
1 hr. 49 min.

CAST
Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington

DIRECTOR
Brian Fee

More Information ► 2D 11:40AM12:40PM2:40PM3:40PM6:40PM9:15PM 3D 12:10PM3:10PM6:10PM8:45PM

Trailer ▶

Rough Night (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 40 min.

CAST
Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell

DIRECTOR
Lucia Aniello

More Information ► 2D 11:50AM2:20PM4:50PM7:20PM9:50PM

Trailer ▶

It Comes At Night (R)

Horror
1 hr. 37 min.

CAST
Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo

DIRECTOR
Trey Edward Shults

More Information ► 2D 12:00PM2:30PM5:00PM7:25PM

Trailer ▶

Megan Leavey (PG-13)

Drama
1 hr. 56 min.

CAST
Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Edie Falco

DIRECTOR
Gabriela Cowperthwaite

More Information ► 2D 6:10PM9:10PM
Trailer ▶

The Mummy (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
1 hr. 47 min.

CAST
Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

DIRECTOR
Alex Kurtzman

More Information ► 2D 12:20PM1:00PM3:20PM4:00PM6:20PM7:00PM9:05PM9:45PM

Trailer ▶

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG)

Animation
1 hr. 28 min.

CAST
Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch

DIRECTOR
David Soren

More Information ► 2D 11:55AM2:10PM4:25PM6:40PM9:00PM

Trailer ▶

Wonder Woman (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 21 min.

CAST
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright

DIRECTOR
Patty Jenkins

More Information ► 2D 12:10PM3:20PM6:30PM9:40PM

Trailer ▶

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 15 min.

CAST
Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites

DIRECTOR
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

More Information ► 2D 12:50PM3:50PM6:50PM9:45PM

Trailer ▶

Baywatch (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 59 min.

CAST
Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach

DIRECTOR
Seth Gordon

More Information ► 2D 9:50PM