Films to look out for over break

Roadmap of all the movies set to be released over the summer


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"The Lion King," directed by John Favaru is set to come out on July 19.

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Staff Writer

While the stereotypical idea of summer is envisioned as lounging on beaches and poolsides with a tropical drink in hand, burning up in the sun, it rarely is ever that. High schoolers tend to spend summer break either in rooms, huddled under a cocoon of blankets watching Netflix or in movie theaters watching summer’s most highly anticipated films.

 Since the dog days are right around the corner, I thought I would give a brief roadmap and personal anticipation rating of all of the movies set to come out over break so you know what to be looking out for.


Godzilla: King Of Monsters

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Release Date: May 31

Director: Michael Dougherty

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe

Summary: A fight between an ancient race of god-sized monsters such as Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah leaves humanity on the brink of extinction.

Anticipation Scale: 6/10



Hollywood Reporter

Release Date: May 31

Director: Tate Taylor

Rating: R

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers

Summary: Octavia Spencer plays a lonely middle-aged woman named Ma, who befriends a group of teenagers, allowing them to party in her basement. Their newfound friendship soon takes a darker turn for the worst.

Anticipation Scale: 8/10




Release Date: May 31

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Rating: R

Cast: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Summary: This up and coming biopic covers the musical journey of the singer Elton John, and how he  became a flamboyant rockstar.

Anticipation Scale: 9.5/10


Dark Phoenix


Release Date: June 7

Director: Simon Kinberg

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender

Summary: After a life-threatening mission out in space, Jean Grey evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix with newfound powers.

Anticipation Scale: 9/10


The Dead Don’t Die


Release Date: June 14

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Rating: R

Cast: Adam Driver, Selena Gomez

Summary: In the small town of Centerville, nothing is ever predictable. No one could foresee the dangerous repercussions that would soon plague the town and everyone in it: the dead rising from the grave, feasting on the living, and forcing everyone to fend for themselves to survive.

Anticipation Scale: 4/10


Men In Black International

Release Date: June 14

Director: F. Gary Grey

Rating: Not yet rated

Cast: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth

Summary: Two agents employ high-tech weaponry in order to save the world from invading aliens.

Anticipation Scale: 3/10


Toy Story 4

Hollywood Reporter

Release Date: June 21

Director: Josh Cooley

Rating: G

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

Summary: When the Toy Story gang embarks on a new adventure, Woody runs into old friend Bo Peep only to realize the two want something very different when it comes to the life of toys.

Anticipation Scale: 3/10


Childs Play


Release Date: June 21

Director: Lars Klevberg

Rating: R

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill

Summary: After a child’s toy comes to life and starts wreaking havoc around the neighborhood, Andy and his friend team up to put a stop to the doll’s madness.

Anticipation Scale: 8/10


Annabelle Comes Home

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Release Date: June 26

Director: Gary Doberman

Rating: R

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Madison Iseman

Summary: After paranormal investigators lock Annabelle in an artifacts room to keep her from causing trouble once again, the doll awakens alongside every other spirit in the room.

Anticipation Scale: 5/10


Spider-Man: Far From Home

Los Angeles Times

Release Date: July 2

Director: Jon Watts

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal

Summary: After the events of Avengers Endgame, Peter Parker attempts to let off some steam on a school field trip, only to be called upon by Nick Fury for a mission only he can complete.

Anticipation: 9/10



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Release Date: July 12

Director: Alexandre Aja

Rating: Not yet rated

Cast: Kaya Scodelario. Barry Pepper, Morffyd Clark

Summary: After a hurricane hits Florida, a woman and her father desperately try to escape from the wreckage only to find themselves surrounded by giant alligators.

Anticipation Scale: 4/10


The Lion King


Release Date: July 19

Director: John Favaru

Rating: PG

Cast: Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles, Eric Andre

Summary: A live adaptation remake of the animated classic released in 1994.

Anticipation Scale: 10/10


Hobbs and Shaw


Release Date: August 2

Director: David Leitch

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson

Summary: Spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise, sworn enemies, Hobbs and Shaw must team up in order to save humanity from being forever altered.

Anticipation Scale: 7/10


The New Mutants

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Release Date: August 2

Director: Josh Boone

Rating: Not yet rated

Cast: Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton

Summary: A group of individuals try to cope with their superpowers while being locked inside a secret facility.

Anticipation Scale: 8/10


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