Reel Corner - July 2024

Summertime at the Movies

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June 2024 Issue
Reel Corner by Donne Paine

Summertime at the Movies
Get ready for a whole lot of
action, twists and fun!

The beach, pools, tennis/pickleball courts, and bike paths are bustling with busyness and baking in the summer heat. Meanwhile, the Reel Corner encourages you to look for a cool dark theater, wafting with the smell of popcorn, to escape these hot afternoons.

The Bikeriders
Austin Butler, Jodie Comer | Directed By: Jeff Nichols

Inspired by the 1967 photo book of the same name, this fictional story chronicles the rise of a Chicago motorcycle club over the course of a decade through the lens of its members.

A Quiet Place: Day One
Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn | Director: Michael Sarnoski

A Quiet Place: Day One is the third movie in this series. With the thrilling exception of the second movie’s opening scene, the action in this franchise has taken place after the super-deadly aliens with an acute sense of hearing have already invaded and destroyed society as we know it. As the title here implies, Day One will go back and show the first days of the alien attack, well before anybody knows what’s going on or what to expect from these monsters.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F
Eddie Murphy, Kevin Bacon, Judge Reinhold, Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Director: Mark Molloy

Axel Foley is back! It’s been almost 30 years since 1994’s Beverly Hills Cop III, but Eddie Murphy doesn’t look like he’s missed a beat as the Detroit cop who returns to Los Angeles to investigate corruption after the death of an old friend. This star-studded cast will not disappoint.

Despicable Me 4
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara
Directors: Chris Renaud & Patrick Delage

Don’t forget which master the Minions serve. Coming two years after the last installment in the franchise, the spin-off Minions: The Rise of Gru, Despicable Me returns to the mainline series, with Gru and his family—including a baby Gru, Jr.—squaring off against an enemy out for revenge (voiced by Ferrell).

Fly Me To The Moon
Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Woody Harrelson | Director: Greg Berlanti

This romantic comedy is set against the backdrop of the 1960s space race, when a marketing guru (Johansson) is hired to help jazz up the populace about NASA’s efforts to man a mission to the moon. The fun begins when she ends up developing a relationship with one of the scientists (Tatum) involved in the mission.

Longlegs
Nicolas Cage, Maika Monroe, Blair Underwood | Director: Oz Perkins

Maika Monroe and Nicolas Cage star in this psychological horror/thriller about an FBI agent (Monroe), who discovers links not only to an occult, but also to her own family, while on the trail of a serial killer. She must act quickly to prevent another tragedy.

Deadpool & Wolverine
Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner | Directed By: Shawn Levy

Wolverine (Jackman) is recovering from his injuries when he crosses paths with the loudmouth Deadpool (Reynolds). They team up to defeat a common enemy.

Borderlands
Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Gina Gershon | Directed By: Eli Roth

Get ready for some outer space shenanigans as Director Eli Roth takes the helm for this adaptation of the popular and wacky video game series. This all-star, action-adventure follows a ragtag team of misfits on a mission to find a missing girl who holds the key to unimaginable power.

Trap
Josh Hartnett, Haley Mills, Saleka Shyamalan | Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film is a psychological thriller which focuses on a father (Hartnett) who takes his daughter to a pop concert and discovers the whole affair is an elaborate trap to capture a notorious serial killer rumored to be in attendance. The twist: You won’t believe who the killer is. And knowing Shyamalan, we are sure that won’t be the only surprise in the film!

Sources: www.imdb.com, www.rottentomatoes.com, www.parade.com

ReelCorner 1219 DonneDonne Paine, film enthusiast, once lived around the corner from the Orson Wells Theater in Cambridge, Massachu-setts, where her strong interest in films, especially independent ones, began. Supporter of the arts, especially films, she has traveled to local and national film festivals including Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca. There is nothing like seeing a film on the big screen. She encourages film goers to support Hilton Head local theaters, Park Plaza Theater and Northridge. To support her habit of frequent movie going, Donne is a vaccine medicine nurse consultant and also the author of 4 Interview Pillars available on Amazon. See you at the movies!

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