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The Second Union Summer Movie Guide – 2017

With the summer months fast approaching, we’re all going to be looking for ways to stay cool! One way we do that is by packing ourselves into our local air-conditioned cineplexes and watching (and sometimes rewatching) our favorite summer blockbusters on the big screen. This summer will be no exception, Despicable Me 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Wonder Woman are just a few of the great films to look forward to. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Summer 2017’s most anticipated offerings, with trailers as available.

MAY

Baywatch (2017)

Official Synopsis: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Directed By: Seth Gordon

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Release Date: May 25, 2017

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Official Synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old nemesis, Armando Salazar, who along with his Spanish Navy ghost crew has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack, aided by new allies Henry and Carina, must seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.

Directed By: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Starring: Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, and Kevin McNally.

Release Date: May 26, 2017

 

JUNE

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Official Synopsis: Two imaginative elementary school students, George Beard and Harold Hutchins (Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch), hypnotise their arrogant principal, Benny Krupp (Ed Helms), who transforms into their titular kind hearted comic book creation known as Captain Underpants, and together, they are setting out to a dangerous journey in stopping a mad scientist Pippy Poopypants (Nick Kroll) who threatens the world.

Directed by: David Soren

Starring: Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal.

Release Date: June 2, 2017

 

Wonder Woman

Official Synopsis: In the early 20th century, the Amazon princess Diana, who is living on the island of Themyscira, meets American military pilot Steve Trevor when he is washed ashore. After learning from him about the ongoing events of World War I, she leaves her home for London to bring an early end to the war.

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, and Danny Huston.

Release Date: June 2, 2017

 

It Comes At Night

Official Synopsis: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order a man has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.

Directed by: Trey Edward Shults

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Carmen Ejogo.

Release Date: June 9th, 2017

 

The Mummy (2017)

Official Synopsis: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman

Starring: Sofia Boutella, Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Javier Botet, Chasty Ballesteros, and Courtney B. Vance.

Release Date:  June 9, 2017.

 

Cars 3

Official Synopsis: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Directed by: Brian Fee

Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, John Ratzenberger, Tony Shalhoub, Katherine Helmond, Kerry Washington, and Nathan Fillion.

Release Date: June 16, 2017

 

Transformers: The Last Knight

Official Synopsis: In the absence of Optimus Prime, a battle for survival has commenced between the human race and the Transformers. Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) forms an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor to learn why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth.

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, John Goodman and Gemma Chan.

Release Date: June 23, 2017.

Baby Driver

Official Synopsis: A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Written and Directed by:  Edgar Wright

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.

Release Date: June 28, 2017.

 

Despicable Me 3

Official Synopsis: Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the ’80s, and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist to steal the diamond that Bratt has stolen.

Directed by: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon.

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Trey Parker, and Russell Brand.

Release Date: June 30, 2017.

 

JULY

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Official Synopsis: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by:  Jon Watts.

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, and Jon Favreau.

Release Date:  July 7, 2017.

 

War for the Planet of the Apes

Official Synopsis: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar, and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Directed by: Matt Reeves.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval and Terry Notary.

Release Date: July 14, 2017.

 

Dunkirk

Official Synopsis: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Harry Styles.

Release Date: July 21st, 2017.

 

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Official Synopsis: Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.”

Director: Luc Besson

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, and Kris Wu.

Release Date: July 21, 2017

 

Atomic Blonde

Official Synopsis: Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. The film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series“The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart.

Directed by: David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2)

Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones.

Release Date: July 28, 2017

 

AUGUST

The Dark Tower

Official Synopsis: Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is an 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters a Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower” that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save all existence from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.

Directed by:  Nikolaj Arcel

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Michael Barbieri, Claudia Kim, José Zúñiga, Alex McGregor, Nicholas Hamilton, De-Wet Nagel, and Dennis Haysbert.

Release Date: August 4, 2017.

 

Detroit

Official Synopsis: From the Academy Award-winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow.

Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris David, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.

Release Date: August 4, 2017.

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