Reviews with Ray: summer hits

This summer has some great movies in store for both casual movie goers and hardcore film buffs.

Captain America: Civil War, the first big summer blockbuster hits just next week and it’s already generated a lot of buzz from film critics that have attended pre-screenings.

While it stars Robert Downy Jr. and Chris Evans, this film also features the largest cast of heroes for any marvel movie up to this point.

It is the second marvel film directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, who brought audiences the 2014 smash hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Don’t miss Captain America: Civil War, which hits theaters next week on May 5.

Additionally hitting theaters soon is High-Rise, an adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel of the same name. High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as a middle class doctor who becomes trapped in the middle of an escalating social class war between the residents of the high-rise. It is directed by Ben Wheatley, who is known for his fantastic films Kill List and Sightseers.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the sequel to the surprisingly entertaining TMNT film form 2014 arrives in theaters June 3.

This film is perfect for the sugar fueled, Saturday morning cartoon-loving kids inside all of us. It’s also produced by Michael Bay, so count on there being a lot of explosions.

Warcraft, based off the popular Strategy and MMORPG games from Activision/Blizzard, will hit theaters on June 10.

This movie could turn out to be a complete bomb but the spectacle of the action just might be worth the price of admission. It’s directed by Duncan Jones who also directed the indie film Moon in 2009, so it might just end up to be a surprisingly good film.

Pixar’s sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17. As far as family movies for the summer, it’s going to be hard to beat this one.

Finding Nemo was an instant classic for Pixar and it looks like Finding Dory will follow suit with stars Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, who return to voice the main roles of Dory and Marlin.

Later in the summer we will see the release of Suicide Squad, another comic film from DC comics and Warner Bros., who just brought audiences Batman v. Superman.

Instead of featuring heroes from the comics, this film will follow a band of villains who are forced by the government to go on a dangerous mission. The movie has a solid cast, which includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davis who play iconic roles like Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker and Amanda Waller, so it has a great deal of potential.

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