Margot Robbie as Barbie | Warner Bros. Pictures
Long summer days provide the perfect time to binge watch new movies and shows. Here are eight movies and TV shows to look forward to this summer.
From Disney’s Pixar, “Elemental” is a classic story about stepping out of your element. In this tale, the characters are elements: water, fire, air and earth. The animation is incredible, with each element having unique features.
“Elemental” came out on June 16 and is ready for viewers to enjoy. This is a great family movie to watch this summer, and it is perfect for a rainy day activity.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”
Harrison Ford returns as Indiana Jones, alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw, Indian Jones’ goddaughter, in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” In the movie, the pair race against the clock to recover the Dial of Destiny while battling Jürgen Voller, a Nazi who now works for NASA, played by Mads Mikkelsen.
This will be Ford’s last appearance as Indian Jones, as announced at the D23 Expo last year. The film is directed by James Mangold, who also directed “Ford v. Ferrari.” The Indiana Jones series provides action, comedy and mystery, and Indian Jones 5 looks nothing short of that.
The movie comes to theaters June 30.
Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the “Barbie” movie is set to release in theaters on July 21. The movie follows Barbie as she breaks out of dream land, heads into the real world and is hunted down by her corporate makers.
The film is directed by Greta Gerwig, who has directed other fan favorite movies, such as “Lady Bird” and “Little Women.” The movie is sure to have comedy, action and overall commentary on society.
Another Disney classic re-tell, “Haunted Mansion” is set to come out July 28 and will only be playing in theaters. The cast is stacked, including Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto.
The movie follows the tale based on the Disneyland ride of the same name and the 2003 Eddie Murphy movie. “Haunted Mansion” seems to follow a similar plot line, but it has some major twists, making this the perfect binge-worthy movie.
“Cruel Summer” Season Two
“Cruel Summer” is an anthology series where each season follows a different set of characters. The show is a mystery thriller set around tragic events and mysterious cliffhangers. Season two just dropped this month, and it kicks off with two best friends who are wrapped up in a murder.
This show is quite unique, as each episode covers events that happen on the same day but years apart, often flipping back and forth. This style certainly adds more suspense and leaves the viewer to speculate about what will happen next. Both seasons are available to watch on Hulu.
“Jack Ryan” Season Four
The final season of John Krasinski‘s Prime Video show “Jack Ryan” is set to release two new episodes on June 30 with more on July 7 and July 14. The show is based on author Tom Clancy’s character Jack Ryan, who becomes a CIA operative after leaving the Marines.
This show is packed with action and thrill as Jack navigates complex cases often involving not-so diplomatic proceedings and underground operations. While Prime Video announced that this will be the last season, “Jack Ryan” is still a perfect show to binge watch this summer.
“The Summer I Turned Pretty” Season Two
A Jenny Han book turned TV show, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is set to drop three episodes on July 14 followed by weekly episodes until the finale on Aug. 18. The anticipated season two picks up with Belly, played by Lola Tung, as she is caught in a love triangle.
The season is promised to expand to include more characters and more drama. This show is set in Cousins Beach, making this the perfect summer TV show. Season one is now available on Prime Video.
“Heartstopper” Season Two
Based on Alice Olseman’s web comics and books of the same name, “Heartstopper” follows the story of two teenagers, Nick and Charlie, as they navigate complex situations and develop relationships.
Season two is promised to add even more characters than the first, expanding upon storylines and delving into darker content. The classmates in the series also take a trip to Paris in this season, leading to all kinds of drama and romance. Season one is currently on Netflix, with season two dropping on Aug. 3, just in time for one last binge-watching session.