Summer movie reviews 2019

This is just a section of movies I’ve watched over the summer, hoping to follow up this section with reviews of the movies.

During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. I also wrote about Dark Phoenix here.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 follows Max the terrier who encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses. Probably one of the more boring movies realised this summer. See my review here.

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and the Toy Story cast are back in an all-new adventure that finds them trying to rescue a homemade toy named Forky when he and Woody get separated from the group during a road trip.

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren lock the possessed doll in the artifacts room in their house. But when the doll awakens the room’s evil spirits, it soon becomes an unholy night of terror for the couple’s 10-year-old daughter, her friends and their young baby sitter.

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) takes a trip to Europe with his classmates and meets Nick Fury, who wants him to team up with a new guy named Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to battle some unusual creatures. You can read my thoughts on this movie here.

Director Ari Aster returns with a follow-up to his hit horror film Hereditary, this time setting the action in the broad daylight of a Swedish village, where a young couple on vacation clash with a local cult.

Jon Favreau takes the helm for Disney’s “live-action” retelling of the beloved 1994 animated film, hoping to do for it what he did with 2016’s The Jungle Book. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, and James Earl Jones.

Set in 1969, Quentin Tarantino’s much-anticipated ninth film centers on an actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), his stunt man (Brad Pitt), and, in some tangential way, Charles Manson. That and the movie’s stunning cast is about all we know so far.

Crawl is a 2019 American disaster horror film directed by Alexandre Aja and written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. It stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as a daughter and father, who along with their dog are hunted by alligators after becoming trapped in their home during a Category 5 hurricane.

Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up.