Yes, it’s that time of year again. All the summer movies trailers are starting to come out and one looks better than the next. They can’t ALL be THAT good. But here are 16 in the next 4 months that look irresistible to me. The trick is, how many will you drag your ass to the theater for?
M A Y
The Nice Guys (May 20): 10 years ago screenwriter Shane Black made his directorial debut with the overlooked cult comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Black directs this new buddy action/comedy that’ll hopefully find a mass audience a bit more easily.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (May 20): Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen are back in round 2. The couple and frat buddy Zac Efron take on a sorority with Chloë Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, and Dope’s Kiersey Clemons.
Money Monster (May 13): Jodie Foster directs George Clooney as a TV financial advisor and Julia Roberts as his producer, when a disgruntled viewer turns a live broadcast into a hostage situation.
X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27): Bryan Singer brings us another installment fronted by JLaw, one of the biggest stars on the planet. How can it fail?
Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27): Tim Burton’s reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic. Watch.
J U N E
Finding Dory (June 17): Pixar‘s Finding Nemo was an all-out hit, and all the key players are all back again. Ellen!
Popstar: Never Stop Stopping (June 3): The Lonely Island — with Andy Samberg in the lead — takes on pop star “documentaries” with this ridic spoof. King of Comedy, Judd Apatow is producer. Watch.
J U L Y
The BFG (July 1): Steven Spielberg re-teams his Oscar-Winning star, Mark Rylance for an adaptation of Roald Dahl. Melissa Mathison adapted it.
The Secret Lives of Pets (July 8): It’s a kid’s movie but admit it, you want to hear Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Steve Coogan, and Hannibal Buress voicing household pets.
Ghostbusters (July 15): Not the most loved trailer ever, but Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy’s last outing, Spy, didn’t have the best trailer either. You’ll, see it won’t you?
Jason Bourne (July 29): Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to their superspy franchise. Bonus; Tommy Lee Jones and fresh Oscar-Winner Alicia Vikander!
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (July 22): Twelve years after the conclusion of the revival series, Edina and Patsy (+ 60 cameos!) finally make their way to the big screen. Watch.
A U G U S T
Sausage Party (August 12): Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s hard-R animated comedy musical, food cartoon could be a this summer’s sleeper hit.
War Dogs (August 19): Todd Phillips used to make very funny movies. This war-profiteering comedy with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller might be just that.
Suicide Squad (August 5) Will it live up to the hype? With Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, blah, blah, blah… like Superman V Batman, I’ll bet you don’t care and you’ll see it anyway. Watch.