Summer movies, television and beyond

By Ivan Mateo

Summer is here- time for the beach! No? You want to stay home and watch Netflix or go to the theater instead? Perfect.

Why sweat in the smoldering sun when we can purchase overpriced, oversized buckets of popcorn doused with butter and white cheddar flavor, all while sitting in an air conditioned theater?

Not a knock on popcorn because it is definitely delicious, but it is shockingly pricey to buy theater snacks.

2017 has already had its fair share of great hits featuring amazing women in the NASA program in “Hidden Figures,” Hugh Jackman’s possible final go-around as Wolverine in the powerful “Logan,” and usual funnyman Jordan Peele’s timely, inquisitive thriller, “Get Out.”

The summer blockbusters have already started to pour into theaters with “The Fate Of The Furious,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

Theaters will continue to be dominated by superhero films from now until the end of 2017, but Marvel may face some competition from long time rival DC.



(June 2)

The Patty Jenkins-directed film starring Gal Gadot provides moviegoers with an in-depth look into the best character from last year’s “Batman Versus Superman” and is at the top of many fans’ watch lists.

The Mummy

(June 9)

With Tom Cruise starring, this is the first film in the monster mash-up series of films Universal Pictures is compiling as part of their “Dark Universe” of monsters, from the Wolf Man to the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Why not?

Cars 3

(June 16)

The “Cars” franchise generally hovers around the bottom of Pixar rankings, especially “Cars 2.” “Cars 3” looks to follow a darker story with hints of redemption like the first film. The third installment of the franchise will definitely sell more merchandise, but will this iteration return to the victory circle?

Spider-Man: Homecoming

(July 7)

Another Spider-Man reboot? Please don’t kill Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben again! Initial trailers look promising and Tom Holland’s take on Spider-Man was spot-on in his short stint in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Valerian and The City Of A Thousand Planets

(July 21)

The film looks to be quite the expensive foray into space and beyond. The trailer paints a beautiful picture of vast alien worlds, but will it garner enough interest to make enough money? From the wonderful mind of directory Luc Besson behind “The Fifth Element,” maybe he can recreate the adventure featuring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as leads.

The Emoji


(July 28)

Most of us love our emojis because they are short and sweet, but do audiences love them enough to watch a film based entirely about them? I have quite a few reactionary emojis in mind for this film.



(November 3)

This movie is panning out to be a Thor and Hulk buddy film looking to provide lots of laughs as well as new characters and enemies, including Cate Blanchett as Hela.

The Justice


(Nov. 17)

This film is the culmination of DC’s desperate attemts to catch up to Marvel, featuring many heroes of the DC Universe, but can this match Marvel’s “Avengers?”

Let’s not forget what television has to offer this year. Netflix’s “Master Of None” continued its fantastic exploration of everyday life in today’s society. FX’s “Legion” displayed a different perspective on superheroes, while NBC’s “This Is Us” tugged at our heartstrings.


(Netflix, June 3)

This series stands for Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, which was a wrestling organization in the 80’s. Alison Brie stars as the main character trying to find success in Hollywood as an actress, but then GLOW comes knocking.


of Thrones (HBO, July 16)

One of the most popular shows on Earth returns for its penultimate season as all-out war approaches. Alliances will be formed, betrayals assuredly will occur and sword and shield will be drawn. Winter is here.

Will &Grace

(NBC, Fall)

11 years have passed since the series finale, and now the gang reunites for a revival of the popular sitcom. I can already hear the theme song playing.

Here is to a less scorching summer filled with films and television shows bound to satisfy various appetites

Courtesy of DC Films

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