We know most Minnesotans will be taking advantage of the warm weather this summer to spend time outdoors. Still, when it comes time for a change of pace (and some air conditioning!), the movies are a great option. Here are a few releases currently in theaters and soon to come. What’s our criteria for this list? We think the sights and sounds in these films will make them prime additions to your home theater collection once they leave the big screens.
“Ocean’s 8”: In this female-led spinoff of “Ocean’s Eleven,” Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) seeks to pull off a heist – robbing New York’s Met Gala of $150 million worth of diamonds – enlisting the help of a cast including Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. (Premiered June 8)
“Skyscraper”: Current king of the popcorn movies, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is back at it again, as an FBI agent on assignment in Hong Kong who gets blamed for a fire that breaks out in the world’s tallest, safest building. He’ll have to clear his name, and save his own trapped family along the way. (Premieres July 13)
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”: Expect another round of deliriously dangerous stunt scenes from Tom Cruise, who reprises his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt. Director Christopher McQuarrie, who made the entertaining “MI: Rogue Nation,” is back at the helm. (Premieres July 27)
Sci-Fi & Superheroes
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”: Chris Pratt returns as a Velociraptor trainer who is asked for help by his ex-girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) when a volcano threatens the now-defunct Jurassic World theme park – where the dinosaurs are currently roaming free. (Premiered June 22)
“Ant-Man and the Wasp”: Paul Rudd and director Peyton Reed reteam for the sequel to the humorous action-adventure from blockbuster powerhouse Marvel. Evangeline Lilly returns to add her sting as the sassy superhero Wasp, as does Michael Douglas as her inventor father. (Premieres July 6)
Family & Musicals
“The Incredibles 2”: In this sequel to Pixar’s marvelous 2004 animated film about a family of superheroes, Helen Parr (voiced by Holly Hunter) sets aside her role as stay-at-home mom to put on her Elastigirl suit once again to help save the world. (Premiered June 15)
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”: How many ABBA songs are there? Enough for a sequel, obviously. Centered around both a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and flashbacks featuring the younger days of her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), and also featuring Cher. (Premieres July 20)
“Christopher Robin”: A grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) heads back to the Hundred-Acre Wood to find his childlike spirit in this blend of live action and animation from Disney. (Premieres August 3)
Whichever of the movies listed above suits your taste, we’re sure you’ll enjoy it in the theater, and again on home video. To get the most out of a home viewing experience, however, you’ll want a state-of-the-art home theater setup – and you can trust the Twin Cities’ top home-systems experts to install your system with efficiency and skill. You will experience our reputable service first-hand when you hire us to help you create the perfect residential or commercial surveillance package to fit your needs. Contact SLH Home Systems to schedule a consultation today!
Note: This article uses information adapted from an original article by Rob Lowman for the Los Angeles Daily News. A link to this article may be accessed below.