“Spiderman: Across The Spiderverse” (June 2)
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, introduced us to a shared multiverse of alternate universes called the “Spider-Verse.” In this second film, Miles Morales (Spider-Man) and Gwen Stacy (Spider-Woman) will join with a common mission, to save all universes, on an adventure through the Multiverse where they will meet a new team of spider-people.
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (June 9)
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” is the sequel to Bumblebee (2018) and the prequel to the 2007 film. The seventh installment in the Transformers movie saga is set in 1994 Brooklyn. Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, will take audiences on an adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformer, the Maximals, to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
“Elemental” (June 16)
Elemental is an animated romantic comedy produced by Disney and Pixar. Set in a world inhabited by anthropomorphic elements of nature, the story follows fire elemental Ember Lumen (Lewis) and water elemental Wade Ripple (Athie), who meet and fall in love. While they can’t touch each other, Ember and Wade discover how much they have in common.
“Asteroid City” (June 23)
Asteroid City is a comedy-romance film directed by Wes Anderson. The film stars, among others, Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hanks. The plot revolves around a Junior Stargazer convention in 1955, where students and parents from across the country gather to compete and learn about astronomy. However, their plans are disrupted by unexpected events that change their lives and the world. The film is a homage to the golden age of science fiction and features Wes Anderson’s signature style of quirky humor, colorful visuals, and symmetrical compositions.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (June 30)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a thrilling action-adventure film that follows the legendary archaeologist as he embarks on a perilous quest to find a mysterious artifact that can alter the fate of the world. Along with his goddaughter Helena, a brilliant historian, Indy must race against time and face his old nemesis Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi who now works for NASA and has sinister plans for the dial. The film is directed by James Mangold and stars Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Antonio Banderas. It is the fifth and final installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.
“Joy Ride” (July 7)
Joy Ride is a comedy film that follows four Asian-American friends as they travel through Asia in search of one of their birth mothers. Along the way, they discover the truth of what it means to know and love who they are, while having a lot of fun and trouble. The film is directed by Adele Lim and stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu.
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One” (July 14)
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One is the latest installment in the popular spy thriller franchise starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, the leader of the Impossible Mission Force (IMF). In this film, Hunt and his team must stop a rogue former IMF agent, Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), who has escaped from a high-security prison and is plotting to unleash a deadly virus that could wipe out millions of people. Hunt is also pursued by the CIA, who suspect him of being a traitor and want to bring him in for questioning, consequently, Hunt must stop Lane’s plan and clear his name. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also helmed the previous two films in the series, Rogue Nation and Fallout.
“Oppenheimer” (July 21)
Oppenheimer is a 2023 biographical drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist who led the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. The film explores Oppenheimer’s life and career, from his early scientific achievements to his involvement in the Manhattan Project, the secret program that produced the first nuclear weapons. The film also depicts Oppenheimer’s moral dilemmas, personal relationships, and political conflicts, as well as the historical events and consequences of his work.
“Barbie” (July 21)
Barbie 2023 is an adventure, comedy, and fantasy film directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and Nicola Coughlan. The film is based on the famous Mattel doll and tells the story of Barbie, a perfect inhabitant of Barbie Land who suffers an existential crisis and decides to explore the real world with her boyfriend Ken. The film is a satire of gender stereotypes and pop culture, with a humorous and ironic tone.