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Sunday, April 12, 2015

18 Groovy Movies to See This Summer

Yesterday I received Entertainment Weekly's Summer Movie Preview featuring "all the buzz on 86 new films", so here is a list of 18 movies that caught my eye (in order of their release dates):

Welcome to Me (release date: May 1)
Director: Shira Piven
Stars: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins

5 Flights Up (May 8)
Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon

The D Train (May 8)
Directors: Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel
Stars: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn

Saint Laurent (May 8)
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel

I'll See You in My Dreams (May 15)
Director: Brett Haley
Stars: Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place

Aloha (May 29)
Director: Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous)
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski

Love & Mercy (June 5)
Director: Bill Pohlad
Stars: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks

Live From New York! (June 12)
Director: Bao Nguyen
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Amy Poehler and many others

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (June 12)
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Stars: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon

Magic Mike XXL (July 1)
Director: Gregory Jacobs
Stars: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello

Do I Sound Gay? (July 10)
Director: David Thorpe
Stars: Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, George Takei

Irrational Man (July 17)
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey

Mr. Holmes (July 17)
Director: Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls)
Stars: Sir Ian McKellen, Laura Linney

Trainwreck (July 17)
Director: Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up)
Screenwriter: Amy Schumer
Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton

Vacation (July 31)
Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth

Ricki and the Flash (August 7)
Director: Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Something Wild)
Screenwriter: Diablo Cody (Juno)
Stars: Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield

The New Girlfriend (August 8)
Director: François Ozon
Stars: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz

Grandma (August TBD)
Director: Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy)
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Laverne Cox

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