While Blockbuster Season starts sooner and sooner every year, the rest of America starts it’s summer in June. In case you don’t want to spend your free time outside at the beach, at a park, or anywhere that the sun touches, we’ve got a packed slate of films that will gladly keep you in doors.
As the US Box Office prepares to get squashed under the prehistoric foot of Jurassic World, three genre-specific movies open this week in hopes of making some of that sweet, sweet box office cash. On the cusp of a mega-blockbuster release, the window is small for these movies to matter. It all comes down to how you want to spend your time:
Option 1: With the broiest bros who ever bro’d
Option 2: Getting scared out of your skin
Option 3: Watching the two of the greatest physical actors working today mixing it up in Europe
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.
A million inside jokes
A million Hollywood references
A million years since this has been on TV
THE BIG QUESTION: Does America still care about Entourage?
Insidious Chapter 3
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
The first horror movie of the summer in wide release
The only movie of it’s kind at the box office
THE BIG QUESTION: Will a horror movie perform during Blockbuster season?
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Jason Statham being Jason Statham
Melissa McCarthy being Melissa McCarthy
Action comedies with international settings are a recipe for success
THE BIG QUESTION: Is this the best of these actors talents on display or a quick paycheck movie?