Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Summer Movie Preview

Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief for the pop-culture website Rotten Tomatoes, breaks down the movies to go see, and the ones to skip this summer.

Jurassic World – June 12

  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed)
  • Genetically modified dinosaurs are scarier than ever in the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise.

San Andreas – May 29

  • Starring: Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti
  • Directed by: Brad Payton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)
  • A LAFD helicopter pilot races to save his daughter after a devastating earthquake.

Minions – July 10

  • Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2)
  • This prequel gives us their history, and shows their quest to find the ultimate villain to work for.

Magic Mike XXL – July 1

  • Starring: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Jada Pinkett-Smith
  • Directed by: Reid Carolin (Writer of Magic Mike)
  • The team gets together for a road trip for a stripper convention.

Spy – June 5

  • Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Allison Janney, 50 Cent
  • Directed by: Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat)
  • A CIA analyst proves she has what it takes to be a field agent, and takes on an arms dealer.

Ted 2 – June 26

  • Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth McFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson
  • Directed by: Seth McFarlane
  • Ted wants to have a child, but first he has to prove that he's a person.

Trainwreck – July 17

  • Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton
  • Directed by: Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This Is 40)
  • A hard-living, promiscuous woman may have finally found true love, but can she settle down?

Inside Out – June 19 (100%)

  • Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Diane Lane
  • Directed by: Pete Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc.)
  • The emotions inside a kid's head have to help her adjust to a cross-country move.

Ant-Man – July 17

  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed (The Break-Up, Down with Love, Bring It On)
  • A con man joins forces with a scientist to protect a powerful invention.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – August 7

  • Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher)

You can catch Atchity on his Rotten Tomatoes Podcast, which is available on the Rotten Tomatoes website and on iTunes. In addition, check out "Rotten Tomatoes TV Zone" here.


Connect with Atchity on Twitter @Matchity and on Google+.

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