A new week is upon us and that means we have some films to look forward to. Or, if you’re seeing The Mummy, maybe look another way. Here are some June 9, 2017 releases (North America).
Director: Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella
An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Look, y’all, we don’t need a reboot of The Mummy. The 1999 film with Brendan Fraser was fun enough, and where are the herds of people clamoring for a reboot?
Exactly, there isn’t a herd. Alex Kurtzman goes from romance/drama to … adventure/horror? I haven’t a clue what to expect other than many groans and sighs.
The Mummy will kick-off the Dark Universe. Ya know, Frankenstein, Mummy, the works.
It Comes at Night
Director: Trey Edward Shults (Krisha)
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
OK, so, moviegoers, It Comes at Night is the film I’m most looking forward to in the month of June. There’s an ominous tone to its trailers, coupled with the mystery of what really is going on outside in the woods.
Trey Edward Shults is another young director, with this being his second feature-length film. From what I’ve seen, Joe Edgerton will be the powerhouse actor on-screen. There are going to be constant questions going on inside my mind while watching, and I’m sure the film will throw some curveballs.
It helps that A24, the independent distribution company behind Moonlight and The Witch, is behind this one. Grab your popcorn, folks. Or your partner’s arm — just don’t cut off any circulation.
The Hunter’s Prayer
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Starring: Sam Worthington, Martin Compston, Tina Maskell
An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Starring: Kate Mara, Tom Felton, German Shepard
Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.