2021 Summer Movies Preview

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Black Widow

Following the events of 2016's Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Ned Benson, Michelle Lee, Jac Schaeffer, Scarlett Johansson, O-T Fagbenle , Olivier Richters, Kevin Feige, Florence Pugh
Superhero
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Marry Me

Moments before marrying her rockstar fiance at Madison Square Garden, a pop star finds out that he cheated on her with her assistant. She breaks down on stage and picks a random man out of the crowd to marry instead. What starts as a goof ends up becoming an exploration of relationships, expectations and destiny.
Owen Wilson, Kat Coiro, Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Harper Dill, Maluma
Romance
Nationwide
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Rumble

In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a lovable underdog monster into a champion.
Richard Lowell, Hamish Grieve, Steve O’Brien, Naia Cucukov, Susan Levison, Frank Smith, Geraldine Viswanathan, Tony Danza
Animation
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Spirit Riding Free Untitled Movie

When headstrong Lucky Prescott is forced to move from her big city home to a small frontier town, she becomes a complete fish-out-of-water. But her life is changed forever when she makes new friends and forms an inseparable bond with a wild mustang named Spirit. When Spirit's herd is captured by rustlers, the girls and their horses must undertake the adventure of a lifetime to save them.
Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan, Karen Foster
Spin-off
Nationwide
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Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla and Kong meet in the same film. Classic Toho monsters including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan may also join the Legendary pantheon of giant monster mayhem going forward.
Adam Wingard, Terry Rossio, Alexander Skarsgard, Demian Bichir, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry
Sequel
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Spiral

A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
Samuel L. Jackson, Pete Goldfinger, Marisol Nichols, Dan Petronijevic, Darren Lynn Bousman, Josh Stolberg, Chris Rock, Max Minghella
Horror
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Starbright

Sarah Bolger will play a young woman who escapes into a world of fantasy and fairytales to hide the pain of a childhood tragedy. The role of the archangel Raphael will be played by James Earl Jones.
Anthony Romano, Elisabeth Rohm, Francesco Lucente, Michel Shane, Jorg Neumann, Ted Levine, John Rhys-Davies, Diego Boneta
3D
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Cruella

Centers on the 101 Dalmatians dog-fur-loving fashionista, Cruella de Vil.
Glenn Close, Kristin Burr, Jez Butterworth, Emma Stone, Paul Walter Hauser, Aline Brosh McKenna, Emma Thompson, Andrew Gunn
Spin-off
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F9

Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).
Tyrese Gibson, Neal H. Moritz, Daniel Casey, Charlize Theron, Justin Lin, Samantha Vincent, John Cena, Vin Diesel
Sequel
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Infinite

For Evan McCauley (Mark Wahlberg), skills he has never learned and memories of places he has never visited haunt his daily life. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, a secret group that call themselves “Infinites” come to his rescue, revealing to him that his memories are real – but they are from multiple past lives. The Infinites bring Evan into their extraordinary world, where a gifted few are given the ability to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers in his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who seeks to destroy it.
Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Rafi Crohn, Ian Shorr, James Coyne, Jason Mantzoukas
Sci-Fi
Nationwide
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Samaritan

Described as a dark, fresh take on the superhero genre.
Sylvester Stallone, Braden Aftergood, Bragi Schut
Superhero
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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
Patrick Wilson, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson, Vera Farmiga, Michael Chaves, Peter Safran, Julian Hilliard, Charlene Amoia
Horror
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Vivo

Follows a capuchin monkey with a thirst for adventure – and a passion for music – that makes a treacherous passage from Havana to Miami to fulfill his destiny.
Kirk DeMicco, Larry Mark, Laurence Mark, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Peter Barsocchini, Quiara Alegria Hudes
Animation
Nationwide
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

A single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Paul Rudd, Peter Kiernan, Gil Kenan, Finn Wolfhard, Celeste O’Connor, Dan Aykroyd, McKenna Grace, Sigourney Weaver
Sci-Fi
Nationwide
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In the Heights

Takes place over three days in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, where a bodega owner inherits his late grandmother's lottery winnings and plans to shutter his store and retire on a beach in the Dominican Republic. Trying to say farewell to the characters who live on the block, he realizes that his neighbors are his real family, and he's torn about leaving.
Melissa Barrera, Jon Chu, Scott Sanders, Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mara Jacobs, Jay-Z
Based on Play
Nationwide
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Luca

A young boy living on the Italian Riviera shares adventures with his newfound best friend. But a dark secret about his true identity seeks to threaten that bond.
Enrico Casarosa
Animation
Nationwide
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Tom Hardy returns as a journalist who joins with an alien symbiote.
Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Michelle Williams, Andy Serkis, Avi Arad, Hutch Parker, Reid Scot, Tom Hardy
Comic Book
Nationwide
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Minions: The Rise of Gru

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.
Russell Brand, Taraji P. Henson, Danny Trejo, Chris Meledandri, Pierre Coffin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, RZA, Brad Ableson
Animation
Nationwide
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Top Gun: Maverick

Ace pilot Maverick aims to show the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today's high-tech, drone-centric war environment.
Lewis Pullman, Glen Powell, Miles Teller, Justin Marks, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Greg Tarzan Davis
Reboot
Nationwide
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Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi is a master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gun, nunchaku, and jian.
Kevin Feige, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Destin Daniel Cretton, Victoria Alonso, Dave Callaham, Simu Liu, Louis D’Esposito
Comic Book
Nationwide
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The Forever Purge

Another tale centered on the 12-hour lawless rampage.
Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Everardo Gout, James DeMonaco, Andrew Form
Horror
Nationwide
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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Follows best friends Barb (Wiig) and Star (Mumolo), who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.
Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Will Ferrell, Josh Greenbaum, Jessica Elbaum, Adam McKay, Kristen Wiig, Damon Wayans Jr.
Comedy
Nationwide
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Space Jam: A New Legacy

An animated/live-action mash-up Space Jam sequel with Looney Tunes characters and NBA player LeBron James.
Don Cheadle, Ryan Coogler, Charlie Ebersol, Alfredo Botello, Sonequa Martin, Eric Bauza, Malcolm D. Lee, Justin Lin
Live-Action/CGI
Nationwide
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Uncharted

Based on the prequel storyline from the Naughty Dog video game for PlayStation, the story is focused on the young thief Drake, and his first encounter with the professional rogue, Sullivan.
Mark Wahlberg, Ruben Fleischer, Avi Arad, Tom Holland, Antonio Banderas, Charles Roven, Tati Gabrielle, Alex Gartner
Based on Game
Nationwide
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Old

No plot details have been announced for M. Night Shyamalan's next film - a thriller project to be distributed by Universal Pictures.
Gael Garcia Bernal, M. Night Shyamalan, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Nikki Amuka-Bird
Suspense
Nationwide
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The Tomorrow War

A man must confront his past to fight in a war.
Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, Zach Dean, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, Seychelle Gabriel, Chris McKay, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Sci-Fi
Nationwide
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Jungle Cruise

Set in the early 20th century and takes place in the Amazon jungle. Dwayne Johnson will play a boat captain who takes his sister (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Whitehall, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Dany Garcia, Beau Flynn, Michael Green
Adventure
Nationwide

Hotel Transylvania 4

Count Dracula and the gang returns in an all new fourth adventure.
Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Kluska, Derek Drymon, Genndy Tartakovsky
Animation
Nationwide

The Suicide Squad

The 2016 original movie featured the characters Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter prison sentences. This new movie -- a reboot of sorts -- will feature new cast of characters.
Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Charles Roven, Alice Braga, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion
Reboot
Nationwide

Deep Water

An attractive young married couple's mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. The couple staves off divorce in a loveless marriage by allowing each to take lovers, but it becomes messy.
Ben Forkner, Ana de Armas, Jacob Elordi, Adrian Lyne, Anthony Katagas, Steve Zaillian, Arnon Milchan, Sam Levinson
Psychological
Nationwide

Respect

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans, Skye Dakota Turner, Scott Bernstein, Tituss Burgess, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Audra McDonald
Music
Nationwide

Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project II

An untitled film from Blumhouse Productions.
Suspense
Nationwide

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. Get ready for exciting missions, high-stake rescues, new pups and amazing new vehicles making this the biggest Paw Patrol story ever!
Tyler Perry, Jimmy Kimmel, Cal Brunker, Dax Shepard, Marsai Martin, Peter Schlessel, Jennifer Dodge, Kim Kardashian
Based on TV
Nationwide

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Follows bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), who’s enlisted by two (Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek) to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.
Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Frank Grillo, Salma Hayek, Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Tom Hopper, Patrick Hughes
Sequel
Nationwide

Candyman

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright , move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
Teyonah Parris, Christiana Clark, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Colman Domingo, Nia DaCosta, Ian Cooper, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Reboot
Nationwide

The Beatles: Get Back

A documentary behind-the-scenes film showing The Beatles prepping and recording 1970 swan song “Let It Be.”
Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen, Ken Kamins
Music
Nationwide

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