Starting Memorial Day weekend, movies are back in a big way. Here's our handy primer to get you going:
A Quiet Place Part II
After a harrowing first edition, Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds of the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival amidst a terrifying silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
In 1970s London, a young fashion designer Estella de Vil (Emma Stone) becomes obsessed with dogs’ skins, especially—you guessed it—Dalmatians'. It's a preoccupation that puts her well on the path to becoming that ruthless and terrifying legend known as Cruella.
Extreme athlete Matthias Giraud weighs his passion for skiing and BASE jumping against the grounding effects of raising a young family.
A teenager helps a kinkajou travel from Havana to Miami to deliver a message to a famous singer.
In the Heights
A musical exploring three days in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
The world’s most lethal odd couple—bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson)—are back on another life-threatening mission in this sequel to the 2017 film. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con-artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman.
After losing his young wife during childbirth, a young man (Kevin Hart) raises his newborn daughter and finds love again. A bit of gossip: Did you know that Channing Tatum was once attached to star?
A coming-of-age story about a young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
The Sparks Brothers
One of our favorite directors, Edgar Wright, chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the pop duo Sparks.
Finally, it’s time. Dominic Toretto and his crew join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered—Toretto's forsaken brother.
Based on the 2015 Rolling Stone article, the latest from A24 revolves around Zola, a Detroit waitress. When Zola strikes up a new friendship with one of her customers, Stefani, she races into a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of "hoeism" rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters, and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.
Summer of Soul
The feature directorial debut of Academy member Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, this doc unearths footage of the Harlem Cultural Festival, a historic musical event that took place the same summer as Woodstock in 1969.
The Tomorrow War
The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.
In another chapter of the Marvel epic, The Black Widow gets her origin story: Natasha Romanova is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she works as a freelance operative.
The Night House
Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together—but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing—a mystery she’s determined to unravel.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang are once again teamed up with NBA stars—including Lebron James—in this sequel to Space Jam.
The latest feature from M. Night Shyamalan follows a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach they're relaxing on is causing them to age rapidly, compressing their entire lives into a single day.
Calling all GI Joe fans—this one is for you. An ancient Japanese clan teaches Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) the ways of the ninja warrior after he saves the life of their heir apparent. However, when secrets from Snake Eyes' past are revealed, his honor and allegiance get tested.
The Green Knight
We’ve been waiting for this one: The David Lowery x Dev Patel collaboration takes us to the time of King Arthur. Sir Gawain, Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in a journey that deepens to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom.
Emily Blunt teams up with Dwayne Johnson in the adaptation of the Disneyland attraction we never quite knew we needed.
In an alternate reality where each soul goes through an interview process in order to be born into the world, an interviewer must choose between an applicant tough enough to survive and one for whom he has unexpected feelings.
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) is back, this time with Matt Damon playing an American oil-rig roughneck who travels to Marseille, France, to help prove his estranged daughter (Abigail Breslin) innocent of murder. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences and a complicated legal system, Damon must navigate all of it to win her freedom.
The Suicide Squad
Director James Gunn lends his chops to this adaptation of the infamous DC comic, in which a group of imprisoned super-villains are offered their freedom if they agree to attempt a dangerous mission on a remote island.
This one looks fun...a bank teller (played by Ryan Reynolds) discovers he's a character in a video game and could be the only hope in saving the world. The film also features our fave Lil Rel Howery.
Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson is back in the biopic of iconic singer Aretha Franklin.
Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson and Micheal Keaton as a trio of assassins? Yes, please.
Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s reboot of the 1992 film draws its source material from "The Forbidden," a short story written by Clive Barker and first published in volume five of his anthology series "Books of Blood" in 1985. A bit of trivia: Did you know that recent Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield was once attached to this project?