With the heatwave and humidity hitting us so hard this summer, what’s a better way than to spend the day safely ensconced in an air-conditioned theater, on a seat (that reclines, because we’re bougie now!), snacks lined up on either side, watching actors create havoc on the big screen?
Here are six feature films too cool to miss!
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Aug. 2)
The 9th film in the Fast and Furious franchise finds unlikely frenemies Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) teaming up to save humanity from the evils of Idris Elba’s cyber villian Brixton.
TLDW (Too Long Didn’t Watch): Three attractive men fight while shiny cars whiz by in the background.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (August 9):
Popular cartoon Dora the Explorer gets a live-action rebooting with Dora and the Lost City. Dora, played by newcomer, Isabela Moner, is now a high schooler, and instead of exploring jungles, she is exploring 4th period Algebra and the woes of high school drama. Things go awry when her parents go missing. Dora embarks on a trip, along with all her new friends, through a lost Inca city to find them.
TLDW: A former home-schooled kid makes friends in high school. I venture to say that this is probably Dora’s biggest challenge to date.
The Kitchen (August 9):
Three gangster wives, in the 1970s, find themselves in a bind after their husbands are thrown in jail. Chaos ensues when the women team up to carry on the family business.
TLDW: Here’s what you have to look forward to: Melissa McCarthy as a powerhouse, Tiffany Hadish channels her comedic chops into some serious acting, and Elizabeth Moss will probably bring her hardcore Handmaid’s Tale stare to the big screen.
Good Boys (August 16):
Three best friends in sixth grade journey through the perils of growing up and interact with teenage girls, adult toys and drugs, as they prep themselves for their first ever “kissing party”.
TLDW: This movie is basically pre-pubescent Superbad.
Ready or Not (August 21):
A budding bride (Samara Weaving) is set to marry the heir to a board game forture, but before she’s given the keys to the castle, her future husband’s eccentric family forces her to take part in one last game.
TLDW: If you thought your in-laws were bad, this might offer you some perspective.
Brittany Runs a Marathon (August 23):
A young woman (Jillian Bell) living in New York decides to take steps toward improving her life, by signing up for the NYC Marathon.
TLDW: Jillian Bell’s authenticity as an actress might make you feel as though you’re running alongside her, which is great, because I, for one, have no intention of actually running a marathon.