MOVIES THIS WEEKEND: JUNE 16
1. BOOK OF HENRY
A single mother discovers a scheme in her son's book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.
CHARLIE: A movie that might surprise you. The trailer suggests a genius 11-year-old who attempts to save the day and rescue his crush from her step-dad, but then takes a sharp turn. It quickly amps up into a crime thriller that leaves you on the cliffhanger of Naomi Watts inexplicably putting together and operating a high-powered sniper rifle… WHAT?! ARE THEY GUNNA KILL THIS GUY? See this one if you can handle it.
2. CARS 3
Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.
CHARLIE: Unlike most Pixar movies, I have found the Cars franchise to be almost 100% for children. That being said, this latest version seems to have the most to offer the parents. It seems like a pretty standard underdog sports movie, but it features some of the best animation I have ever seen. So even though this won’t have the laughs of Toy Story or the emotional moments of Up, it will (at the very least) be a treat to look at.
3. ROUGH NIGHT
A group of friends are horrified when the male stripper they hired for a wild bachelorette party in Miami winds up dead.
CHARLIE: Even though this is an idea/style/tone that has been done before, this could be a fun time. It will, by no means, be a quality movie but the performances of Kate McKinnon and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) might be enough to make it worth seeing. My guess is that you won’t remember much of it, but you’ll get a handful of great quotes to yell at your friends over margaritas later that night.
GUILTY PLEASURE BONUS: 47 METERS DOWN
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
CHARLIE: OK, first off let me say this will not be a good movie. Nothing is going to happen in it and everything you need to know is in the trailer. That being said, HOLY F****** S***, I jumped like a school child when I was watching this trailer. If you’re in for a good scare and not much else, give this one a watch. Unfortunately, you’ll probably also need an irrational fear of sharks to fully enjoy this.
NOTE: Make sure you eat after this movie and not before, your pants will thank you.