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Summer Movies

Summer Movies

News and reviews of 2019's biggest summer blockbuster films.

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Men in Black: International is charming and fun but squanders the chance to tell a richer story

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The summer movie outlook, from arthouse to zombies

Spider-Man: Far From Home is teasing alternate universes. But there’s a catch.

Pennywise torments Jessica Chastain in the first trailer for It: Chapter Two

Watch: the first full trailer for Disney’s Lion King remake is impressive and nostalgic

Avengers: Infinity War is the beginning of a goodbye to Captain America

Captain Marvel and the future of the Avengers, explained

Watching blockbusters in an age of calamity

The Little Stranger is a quietly brilliant tale of pain, grief, and possibly ghosts

Crazy Rich Asians shows us desire — and power — through women’s eyes

Crazy Rich Asians is a dazzling, sumptuous success

Support the Girls, set in a Hooters-style bar, is an outstanding, quietly feminist comedy

The Happytime Murders turns raunchy puppet comedy into inexplicably boring dreck

How Minding the Gap went from skateboard documentary to a raw look at domestic abuse

Crazy Rich Asians is a $34 million box office success

Alpha takes a conventional boy-and-his-dog tale and does something wholly unexpected with it

Crazy Rich Asians: 5 things to know about the effervescent rom-com

Jason Statham and a colossal shark can’t save The Meg from a lifeless existence

Why we love shark movies

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman draws a ham-fisted line from white supremacy’s past to its present

Christopher Robin is a corporate cash-in, but it fakes sincerity better than most

Here’s how to drop Tom Cruise from 2,000 feet in the air without killing him

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is a candy-colored cure for superhero movie fatigue

Mission: Impossible — Fallout is the most entertaining blockbuster of the summer

Blindspotting is the rare buddy comedy that tackles social issues. It works.

With Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham gives the selfie generation the portrait it deserves

The Equalizer 2: Denzel Washington as a superhero should be more fun

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a kooky, poppy romp

Eighth Grade’s R rating deters actual 8th-graders from seeing it. What a shame.

“So that’s what gaslighting feels like”: Terry Crews on #MeToo and Sorry to Bother You

Watching Skyscraper is like watching someone play a video game starring The Rock

Redditors love Infinity War’s Thanos so much, 300,000 of them just faked their own internet deaths

Sorry to Bother You is a bananas satirical comedy about code-switching and exploitative capitalism 

Why Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley thinks artists should be activists

The folks behind Ant-Man and the Wasp on why Marvel doesn’t always have to save the world

Netflix’s totally delightful Set It Up proves just how durable the romcom formula is

Why Uncle Drew looks to be a summer sleeper hit

The First Purge completes the franchise’s transition to full-on social horror

Lakeith Stanfield talks about Tupac, cockroaches, and his star turn in Sorry to Bother You

Leave No Trace is a heart-rending film about a father and daughter living on the margins

Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a soulless shell of its predecessor

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a charming, nimble showcase for the Wasp

Why Incredibles director Brad Bird gets compared to Ayn Rand — and why he shouldn’t be