The unofficial start of the summer season begins again this Memorial Day weekend and there will certainly be plenty of activities available for your attention, including all the new blockbusters and cineplexes ready to bombard your senses. As seems to be the norm nowadays, there will be a plethora of sequels, reboots, and adaptations. As of this writing, the following blockbuster-summer-movies-before-summer-has-actually-arrived have already premiered:Captain Marvel,Shazam!,Avengers: Endgame,Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, and John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.
But wait!—there also seems to be a good amount of new and somewhat original films screening over the new few months for a change of pace, from biopics and post-horror to dramedies and pseudo-documentaries, to name just a few!
No matter what your interests, whether just a respite from the heat and something to wile away a couple hours or taking a chance on some more nuanced and different cinematic flare, here's just a sample of what's screening in movie theaters this summer:
Yesterday (June 28)
What if you woke up tomorrow and no one in the world knew who The Beatles were except for you and you stole all their songs and became a huge star? This weird wish-fulfillment film is either one of the more original ideas I have heard of recently or the dumbest.
Midsommar (July 3)
This Swedish-set horror mystery gives off some real Wicker Man vibes in its terrifying trailer.
The Art of Self-Defense (July 12)
A man is attacked at random on the street. He then enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself. It's a comedy!
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But the movie madness doesn't just end at your local theater—you can always catch a flick at a neighborhood library near you! We have almost 100 film screenings throughout this upcoming summer season alone! Or search our catalog and borrow some movies to watch at home, whether it's an old favorite, a brand new hit, or a new-to-you or forgotten gem that you want to see. Lastly, you can also stream thousands of films in all genres through two of our most popular Digital Media resources, Hoopla and Kanopy!
No matter what season it is or what movie you want to see, your Free Library card is the only ticket you need!
What movies are you looking forward to seeing this summer? Let us know in the comments below!
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