June movies offer something for everyone
June’s most awaited triple blockbuster will see a return to save the nearly extinct dinosaurs left running free in “Jurassic World.” For “Fallen Kingdom” Claire (Bryce Dallas howard, minus her sturdy high heels) and Owen (Chris Pratt) return to the forbidden (and abandoned) isle where an extinction event volcanic eruption (did anyone stage that Hawaiian catastrophe?) threatens to again remove the giant “saurus” lizard creatures from Earth.
Considering the impact of 2017’s “Wonder Woman,” “Ocean’s 8” sterling female cast (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Dakota Fanning, Rihanna) endeavor their own heist – at the annual Met Opera Gala. Debbie Ocean (Bullock), estranged sis of the legendary Danny, has put prison bars behind her and she’s assembling a team of strong females to snatch a $150 million dollar necklace. Director Gary Ross (“Hunger Games,” “Seabiscuit”) has the helm (rather than someone like “Wonder Woman’s” Patty Jenkins) so we will see if he’s caught on to newly instilled female bravado and confidence.
Johnny (“Jackass”) Knoxville has taken over a low budget theme park known as “Action Point” where a misfit crew match their minimum safety, maximum fun thrill rides against a looming corporate menace. Knoxville is known for a “Dukes of Hazzard” big screen comedy, “Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (as executive producer) and “Thrillbillies Double Wide.” (June 1)
And let’s not forget “Solo: A Star War Story” which has brought a light, entertaining, less complicated look at the universe, to which Alden Ehrenreich earns his heroic claim to fame under Ron Howard’s step in direction.