Date Night!

New Summer Movies Flood the Box Office

The weather is hot and theater is cold, so grab some popcorn and savor a new summer flick.

By Liz Hardaway June 28, 2016

The Shallows

Nancy, played by Blake Lively, surfs her troubles away off a secluded, secret beach. But paradise quickly turns into Hell after a great white shark pays her a visit, leaving Nancy stranded 200 yards from the shore. And you thought Jaws was scary.

Released June 24. Rated PG-13.

Free State of Jones

Set during the Civil War, Southern swooner Matthew McConaughey plays a Mississippian who leads a band of local farmers and slaves to rebel against the Confederacy and secede, creating the Free State of Jones in this historically-inspired film.

Released June 24. Rated R. 

Independence Day: Resurgence

Twenty years later, the aliens are back and Jeff Goldblum is still our go-to guy. With advanced technology from the previous attack plus a star-studded cast (minus Will Smith, but adding Liam Hemsworth), we watch Earth fight a rematch that’s literally out of this world. 

Released June 24. Rated PG-13. 

The Neon Demon

Jesse, an aspiring model played by Elle Fanning, dives headfirst into the competitive beauty business of Los Angeles. Chockfull of jealousy and danger, the film spotlights the lowest moments of high-fashion modeling and how it can lead to a pretty ugly lifestyle.

Release June 24. Rated R.

Swiss Army Man

Stranded on a deserted island, hopeless Hank, played by Paul Dano, tries to take his life when a corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe, washes up on the beach. Hank discovers that this corpse can talk (and fart!) and the two partake on a unique adventure to get back home. Psst: Critics are calling this dark comedy the best movie of the year.

Release June 24. Rated R.

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