Out This Week: 29 June 2017

A few movies to pick from before the BIG SUMMER onslaught starts next weekend.

The last weekend of June is jam-packed with a few big releases across many genres: animation, comedy, biopics, and more. Below we highlighting the biggest of these releases, so keep reading:

Despicable Me 3

Directed by: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
With: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, and Russell Brand
What is it about? Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist
Heads Up: Is this one gonna be as charming as the first film? No! But I still think it will be highly entertaining, and even though Minions the movie was not all that good, having them back as the side characters should be so much fun.

The House

Directed by: Andrew Jay Cohen
With: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Allison Tolman
What is it about? A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund.
Heads Up: This has the potential to be as good as Neighbors or The Hangover, or at least I’m hoping. Especially with Ferrell and Poehler as the leads.

All Eyez on Me

Directed by: Benny Boom
With: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, and Kristen Bell
What is it about? Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.
Heads Up: This biopic was hoped to enjoy the critical and commercial success of Straight Outta Compton, and although it’s doing decent business in the US box-office, reviews are very negative calling it by-the-numbers, a Wikipedia biopic, and not worthy of a larger-than-life icon. That said, I think many will go for it for the nostalgia. I know I am curious myself.

How To Be a Latin Lover

Directed by: Ken Marino
With: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, and Jamal Woolard
What is it about? Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.
Heads Up: A broad comedy that has mixed reviews and did decent business in US box-office. I am curious about it, but I am not sure it needs to be seen in cinema, if at all.

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