Cruella | In Theaters and on Disney Plus Premier Access on Friday, May 28
Sometimes the world of remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings makes us shake our fists at the sky; other times, you picture Emma Stone stepping into Cruella de Vil’s furs and you’re powerless to resist the allure of this origin story. Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl and I, Tonya) directs.
A Quiet Place Part II | In Theaters on Friday, May 28, Coming to Paramount Plus in July 2021
After postponing the wide-release date twice, audiences finally get to see Paramount’s post-apocalyptic horror sequel starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Cillian Murphy. With A Quiet Place generating $340.9 million in worldwide box office revenue, plus a $17 million production budget, we expect AQPII to make a loud debut.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It | In Theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, June 4
The eighth film in the ever-expanding Conjuring franchise returns to its roots with the much-anticipated comeback of leading duo Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren. Original Conjuring and Conjuring 2 director James Wan has enlisted The Curse of La Llorona’s Michael Chaves to helm the sequel.
Infinite | Premieres on Paramount Plus on Sunday, June 6
The Antoine Fuqua and Mark Wahlberg sci-fi thriller Infinite is bypassing theatres and heading straight to Paramount Plus this summer. Based on the novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” Infinite follows the story of a troubled man whose past-life memories almost destroy him until he discovers that a secret society of 28 others also possesses this gift. The premise alone makes it a must-watch for us, but the supporting cast also has us excited with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dylan O’Brien, Toby Jones, and more.
Awake | Premieres on Netflix on Wednesday, June 9
We’re always up for a good post-apocalyptic disaster movie, and this time-boxed, 96-minute thriller about a global event that wipes out all electronics and takes away mankind’s ability to sleep is an intriguing new take on the genre. Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) stars as an ex-soldier with a troubled past whose daughter may hold the key to a cure. Will she safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind? Most likely yes, but we can’t wait to see how she gets there.
In the Heights | In Theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, June 11
Before “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda blew Broadway away with “In the Heights.” The upcoming film adaptation celebrates life in the barrio with stunning visuals courtesy of Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. Be on the lookout for Hamilton’s Philip, Anthony Ramos, taking a starring turn in the role of Usnavi, originated on Broadway by Miranda. The musical drama will be available in theatres worldwide and on HBO Max in the U.S.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard | In Theaters on Wednesday, June 16
Sign us up for two hours of absurd antics from Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in this follow-up to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Despite his best efforts to keep a low profile, unlicensed bodyguard Michael Bryce gets pulled back into action with Darius Kincaid’s wife and international con artist, Sonia (Salma Hayek) in the mix. The villain shaking things up in this sequel? Antonio Banderas as a madman named Aristotle Papadapolous.
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Luca | Premieres on Disney Plus on Friday, June 18
This sweet tale of an unlikely friendship between a human and a sea monster will be the second Pixar film to side-step theatres and debut on Disney Plus, following the virtual release of Soul. That means audiences can celebrate summer movie season and soak up director Enrico Casarosa’s vibrant renderings of the Italian Riviera from home. The unique animation style, inspired by the films of Hayao Miyazaki, serves up colourful, summery visions of Vespas and Gelato by the sea, and we’re ready for the adventure.
F9 | In Theaters on Friday, June 25
Expect more of the superhero-calibre stunts and international villains introduced in Fast Five with Justin Lin’s ninth instalment in the Fast Saga, which stars John Cena as Dom Toretto’s brother, Jakob, and promises the return of Han, a favourite franchise character. After a year lacking in action-packed blockbusters, our appetite for flying cars, missile-equipped planes, and 18-wheel tanks are at an all-time high.
The Tomorrow War | Premieres on Prime Video on Friday, July 2
Chris McKay (“Robot Chicken,” The Lego Batman Movie) makes his live-action directorial debut in The Tomorrow War, a time-travelling, alien invasion story about soldiers from the past who are recruited to fight a war set in the future, and we can’t wait to see how his animated-comedy sensibilities mix with military, sci-fi action. Sadly, we’re probably not going to get an “Everything Is Awesome” style musical number, but we’ll be waiting until the end of the credits just in case.
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