Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means! Movie time! There are quite a few films coming out this Summer, some are looking better than others and here is our breakdown of the must-see flicks for Summer 2016. So here we go!
If you are a fan of such films as “Old School” and “The Hangover”, “Search Party” falls under the same raunchy/goofy style of comedy. “Silicon Valley” stars T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch team up with Adam Pally to get in some serious trouble across the border. Action and Apatowesque style comedy are like wine and cheese, a perfect fit in my opinion. These guys are always funny and I am sure this film will be no different.
“The Free State of Jones”
Matthew McConaughey never seems to make a bad film, and here at FAT BOX we are suckers for a true story brought to life on the silver screen. This summer war epic follows Mississippi farmer Newton Knight, (McConaughey) and his bold rebellion against the Confederacy in 1862, including his ensuing relationship with a freed slave, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Like I said, we love a true story, and McConaughey looks almost identical to his character on screen. This has the makings for a great film and “Seabiscuit” director Gary Ross definitely knows how to bring a true story to life.
“The Secret Lives of Pets”
The trailer for this film came out long before the movie was even close to being released, and now it’s here! How time flies. The directors of “Despicable Me” give us a glimpse into what really happens when you leave your furry little friend at home when you head to the office. Voiced by an all star cast, Louis C.K, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, and Albert Brooks, this Universal picture has the makings for a definite summer hit.
Bryan Cranston bears a strange resemblance to Gene Hackman as a federal agent going undercover into the depths of Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking ring. With the success of Netflix’s “Narcos”, it will be interesting to see how they tell another side of the Escobar saga. Touted as the biggest sting in American history, Cranston alongside the great John Leguizamo look to make a great team in this 80’s thriller, also based on a true story.
Australian director James Wan has continued to terrify us with films such as “Saw”, “Insidious” and “The Conjuring”, all of which have produced equally terrifying sequels. His latest film, “Lights Out” could be one of the scariest films so far. Trailers for horror films can go either way. If the trailer makes you jump out of your seat, chances are the film will give you nightmares. This looks to be a nightmare inducing film which preys on one of our most basic fears, the dark.
Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the hard-charging salesman who helped turn a humble little burger joint into a global sensation. Not everyone was on board with the idea, and his biggest challenge happened to be the McDonald brothers themselves played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch. Michael Keaton is an amazing actor, and placing him in the role of a real life figure such as Ray Kroc seems like an obvious choice. Another period piece brought to life, definitely on our list of must-sees!
In the same vein as “The Secret Lives of Pets”, this animated film shows the kitchen and journey of your everyday food items from their point of view. The trailer begins quite innocent, but quickly takes an unexpected turn. From the minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this R-rated animation also includes an all star cast including, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Michael Cera. Think of it as a twisted “Toy Story” with food. This has all of the ingredients for an unexpected Summer blockbuster.