Below are a few movies to put on your radar this summer:

In Theatres Now: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Rocketman

Spider-Man: Far From Home (90% on Rotten Tomatoes) is the next installment in the Marvel universe, bringing a new original Spider-Man movie into the fold. Set soon after the end of previous Marvel movie Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker sets out on a much-needed vacation before mysterious elemental creature attacks bring him back into action.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxefiCjQirw

Rocketman (90% on Rotten Tomatoes) is the musical biopic of legendary musician Elton John. The movie follows Elton John’s life from his small town beginnings through his iconic musical career. (Taron Egerton stars as Elton John.)

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmiIUN-7qhE

Available to Stream on Netflix: Mary Poppins Returns and Ralph Breaks the Internet

Mary Poppins Returns (79% on Rotten Tomatoes) is a fresh new take on the original 1960’s family classic. Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family after they suffer a tragic loss, and helps them rediscover the joy missing from their lives. (Available to stream on Netflix.)

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHBcWHY9lN4

Ralph Breaks the Internet (88% on Rotten Tomatoes) is the heartwarming sequel to the animated hit Wreck-It-Ralph. Ralph’s best friend Vanellope’s game “Sugar Rush” breaks down in their arcade. Together, they set out on a journey to the Internet to try to repair Vanellope’s game and make it back to the arcade. (Available to stream on Netflix.)

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVRWQ1PnMo

Just Left theatres, Coming Soon to DVD: Shazam and A Dog’s Journey

Shazam (91% on Rotten Tomatoes) is a fresh new superhero movie. Teenager Billy can turn into an adult superhero by shouting the word “Shazam.” Still a kid at heart, he’ll need to learn to navigate and harness his new superpowers to fight the evil doctor reeking havoc. (Available to rent on Redbox on July 16th.)

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1BCujX3pw8

A Dog’s Journey (49% on Rotten Tomatoes) is a sentimental and heartwarming tale of a dog reincarnated through several lives, touching a new family and owner each time. (Available to rent on Redbox soon.)

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNCmb-4oXJA

TV Shows Available to Stream on Netflix: When They See Us and Stranger Things Season 3

When They See Us (96% on Rotten Tomatoes) is the true story of the Central Park Five, where five young boys were arrested and falsely imprisoned for an attack in Central Park. Director Ava DuVernay (Director of Selma), shows the nightmare these boys faced and how it has impacted their lives as adults. (Available to Stream on Netflix.)

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3F9n_smGWY

Stranger Things: Season 3 (89% on Rotten Tomatoes) is the latest installment of the Stranger Things series, which tracks the lives of young teenagers in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s. The kids stumble upon another supernatural mystery, as their romances and friendships are tested, and must come together to save their town.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEG3bmU_WaI

Joel Smith

Joel Smith is a homegrown Irvine athlete and Concordia University graduate who excelled in soccer, and now coaches in Irvine. He is also on staff with Irvine Community News & Views.
Joel Smith