The cinematic highlights of the season are in! With movies hitting the theaters left and right, there is no shortage of options for fans of all genres. From comedies to horrors, action-packed to tear-jerkers, there is something for everyone. Let’s take a look at what’s new in theaters now.
1. Black Widow – Marvel Cinematic Universe’s highly anticipated Black Widow finally hit theaters on July 9, 2021. Scarlett Johansson returns to the screen as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in this spy thriller. Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, watch Black Widow team up with her sister Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and old friends to confront a deadly conspiracy.
2. A Quiet Place Part II – The sequel to the 2018 smash hit A Quiet Place continues the story of the Abbott family. Emily Blunt returns as Evelyn Abbott, leading her family through a world overrun by sound-hunting monsters. The family must navigate the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world as they try to find safety and other survivors.
3. Space Jam: A New Legacy – This much-awaited sequel to 1996’s Space Jam features LeBron James teaming up with the Looney Tunes to save his son from a rogue AI (artificial intelligence) in a virtual reality world. The film is a mix of live-action and animation as James and Bugs Bunny lead the Tune Squad against the Goon Squad in a high-stakes basketball game.
4. Fast & Furious 9 – The Fast and Furious franchise continues with another highly anticipated installment. Vin Diesel and the crew are back, with familiar faces such as Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris. This time around, the team faces their biggest challenge yet as they go up against Dom’s brother, played by John Cena.
5. The Forever Purge – The fifth installment of the popular Purge franchise takes place after the events of the last movie. The film follows a group of people trying to survive the annual Purge night, which, in this installment, turns into a never-ending Purge. With no law or order, the group must fight to stay alive and escape the chaos.
6. Old – The newest film from director M. Night Shyamalan, Old, tells the story of a family’s tropical vacation gone wrong. As they visit a secluded beach, strange things begin to happen as the family ages rapidly. The suspenseful thriller takes viewers on a tense journey as the family desperately tries to escape the rapidly aging beach.
No matter what your taste is, there are plenty of movies worth checking out in theaters right now. From long-awaited sequels to new originals, the cinematic highlights of the season are not to be missed. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show.