the founder trailer

The Founder

Release Date: August 5

It’s not a comic book flick, video game adaptation or sequel, and that makes this one of the most original films arriving this summer. Michael Keaton plays the man who turned McDonald’s into a fast food empire, and it looks to be a story every bit as fascinating as The Social Network. Even though this is a late summer release, there’s a chance this one could end up in the Oscar race next year. If anything, we’re just happy to see Michael Keaton getting a role like this to keep his career resurgence going after Birdman and Spotlight.

Watch The Founder trailer right here.

Suicide Squad Trailer

Suicide Squad

Release Date: August 5

Since Batman v Superman wasn’t quite the success that Warner Bros. Pictures was hoping it would be, there may be even more riding on the success of Suicide Squad than there otherwise would have been. With a team of bad guys rounded up as the heroes of this flick, it’s certainly one of the more risky and original comic book movies to come together. With roster that includes Deadshot (Will Smith), a new Joker (Jared Leto) and the first big screen iteration of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), there’s a lot here for DC Comics fans to get excited about, and we’re hoping Fury director David Ayer has crafted something fun in the DC Comics movie universe.

Watch the Suicide Squad trailer right here.

pete's dragon poster

Pete’s Dragon

Release Date: August 12

Since Disney’s new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book fared well, following a commendable update of Cinderella and the revisionist fairytale Maleficent before that, there’s every reason to think that Pete’s Dragon will be worth watching late this summer. Pete’s Dragon is a little different since the original was an animated/live-action hybrid, and this update seems to be taking a much different, contemporary approach to the story. But with a filmmaker like David Lowery on board and a cast that includes Robert Redford, Pete’s Dragon could prove to be something special.

Watch the Pete’s Dragon trailer right here.

sausage party

Sausage Party

Release Date: August 12

An R-rated animated movie in the hands of This Is The End writers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg? Yes, please! The first trailer shows us a twisted and crazy story about the food from a supermarket who learns what people really do when they take food home. And so, they must escape and head back to the store in order to free their friends before an upcoming holiday that would result in the certain death of all their edible friends. This movie looks dark, wild and truly original.

Watch the Sausage Party trailer right here.

War Dogs trailer

War Dogs

Release Date: August 19

Todd Phillips was stuck directing two sequels to The Hangover, but thankfully he’s back a few years later with something a little more original. This time he’s blending comedy and drama with the story of two twentysomethings who find themselves landing a huge arms contract through the United States government. Before you know it they’re running guns in the Middle East and more than likely get in over their heads. Jonah Hill and Miles Teller are in the lead roles, and having them team up sounds like a pretty damn great idea. Plus, you can’t go wrong with Bradley Cooper getting involved as well.

Watch the War Dogs trailer right here.

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There’s something to be excited for pretty much every week, and some weekends there are multiple movies that will have us heading to the movie theater. May 20 and June 10 are particularly crowded weekends at the movies that will have something for everyone. And we’re not even talking about the indie releases that will be hitting theaters throughout the season as well. Stay tuned later in the week to find out about the more low key movies to watch out for, and get ready for what will hopefully be a great summer at the movies.

What movies are you looking forward to the most this summer? Did we miss any?

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