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Although Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime offer a seemingly endless repository of film and TV viewing options, a trip to a movie theater is still a fun experience, especially when a group of friends joins in. Despite how firm a grip the streaming services now offer on visual media consumption, many remarkable movies still make their debuts in traditional movie theaters to eager audiences gripping buckets of salty, oily popcorn.
Enough movies still premiere at theaters that deciding which films to buy tickets for can take a bit more time and work than most consumers want to spare. Narrow the choice down with these four great options for movies coming to theaters this month.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
In theaters June 7
Danny Glover is among the many names starring in The Last Black Man in San Francisco, which marks Joe Talbot’s directorial debut. Talbot co-wrote the film’s story with Jimmie Fails, upon whose life the screenplay is partially based. In the movie, Fails and his best friend Mont aim to reclaim the beautiful house that Fails’ grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. The quest proves challenging, as San Francisco has changed massively in the decades between Fails’ grandfather’s birth and the modern tech era of sky-high rents and widespread gentrification.
Men in Black: International
In theaters June 14
Men in Black: International is the fourth film in the long-running Men in Black film series, which began with the beloved, titular 1997 film. In the films, which are based on the comic book series The Men in Black, the protagonists, who essentially act as government spies, keep Earth’s people protected from malicious outside forces. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones famously played the series’ main antagonists in the first three films, but for Men in Black: International, they’ll be nowhere to be found. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will star in their places.
Toy Story 4
In theaters June 21
One of June’s (if not one of the entire year’s) most hotly anticipated movies, Toy Story 4 follows 2010’s Toy Story 3, which brought in billions of dollars and stands as one of the decade’s most critically acclaimed films. Classic Toy Story characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear will, as ever, return, as will Bo Peep, who wasn’t seen in Toy Story 3. Bonnie, introduced in Toy Story 3, will also return. Especially notable about Toy Story 4 is that prominent actress Rashida Jones co-wrote the film’s story.
In theaters June 28
Although Maiden will be making its widespread theater debut at the end of this month, the film isn’t quite new. It premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was received strongly enough to go onto its upcoming wide release. Whereas critics have yet to publish reviews about the other films on this list, Maiden already has reviews thanks to its prior release, and the consensus is staggering: The film has a full 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
What movies are you looking forward to seeing this month? Let us know in the comments!