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Movie Releases This Summer

With the end of the 2023-2024 school year coming soon, summer break is about to begin, and there are several new movies to anticipate this season. Grab some popcorn, and invite a friend or two for the 2024 summer movie lineup. 


Kicking off the summer with a sci-fi action film, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” will be released on May 10 in IMAX. This film is a continuation of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011) where the series introduces a new ape character on a journey to change the dynamics between humans and apes once more. 

On May 17, “IF”, a comedy/fantasy movie, will be released in theaters. “IF” (a film whose title abbreviates the term “imaginary friend”) follows a young girl who, during a difficult time, begins to see the imaginary friends of others who have been left behind as they’ve grown up, and she makes it her goal to help her new friends. 

Another movie to anticipate this May is “The Garfield Movie,” which will be released only in cinemas. The famous orange cat will be thrown into a hectic adventure opposite from his life as a lazy house cat after being reunited with his father who is a street cat. 


The remake of a 1994 classic, “The Crow,” will be released on Jun. 7 and will star Bill Skarsgard as Eric Draven. “The Crow” is an action and thriller movie in which Eric Draven, The Crow, seeks revenge against the people who killed his love interest. 

On June 14, the much anticipated “Inside Out 2” will be released in theaters. This sequel to the 2015 Pixar film, “Inside Out,” will follow the main character from the first movie, Riley, as she navigates her teenage years. Her emotions must now make room and adjust as new emotions, such as Anxiety, Envy, and Ennui, are introduced to Riley’s brain.

For horror fans, “A Quiet Place: Day One” will be coming to theaters on June 28. “A Quiet Place” is a post-apocalyptic horror series in which the characters have to fight to survive against an alien species with sensitive hearing that has invaded Earth. The film takes place in New York and follows a woman named Sammy, played by Lupita Nyongo, as she fights for survival. 


To kick off July, “Despicable Me 4” will be released on July 3 and will follow the life of Gru, Lucy and their girls, following the events of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (2022). In this new installment, Gru and his family struggle with their new addition to the family, Gru Jr., while fighting against Gru’s new nemesis, Maxime Le Mal. 

On July 26, “Deadpool 3” or, as it is now officially titled, “Deadpool and Wolverine,” will be coming out in theaters. Deadpool will get introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) by teaming up with Wolverine, and fans of both franchises are anticipating what this means for the comical character and the series moving forward. 


To bring the summer to a close, “Coraline, a popular horror/fantasy movie that was originally released in 2009, will be re-released on Aug. 14 in 3D. Coraline is an 11-year-old girl who, upon feeling bored and lonely in her new home, finds a doorway to an alternate reality that seems to fulfill her dreams. However, upon being invited to stay in that world forever by her other mother, she realizes that it’s a trap and that she must save her parents and make it back home. 

Many genres will be in theaters soon, ranging from fun family movies to thrilling horror films. This season has many things in store for film lovers and will set the vibes for cool summer movie nights. 

By: Elaina Irving, Reporter

Graphic by Shae-Lynn Henderson, EIC


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