Summer Movies for the week of June 19-26

June 21, is actually the first day of summer, and also means the beginning of the Summer movie season. There have been some historical years in the past with several films that have both done well at the box office and in the eyes of the academy. We always have a vague idea but never know for sure if there are any ‘sleepers’ in summer lineup but the objective is always the same, take advantage of the warmer evenings, students being out of school, and vacation dollars. This summer will be no different and there is huge summer lineup looking to make their own mark. Avengers: Age of Ultron’ may have taken the spoils for the rest and getting that big opening weekend that makes headlines and is a catalyst for the rest of the season may not be out there for most. Here is our continuing look at the films coming out this week that can maybe help you make your Father’s day weekend choice.

June 19-26

Burying the Ex

A young man who’s afraid to break up with his overbearing girlfriend is seemingly bailed out when she’s killed in a freak accident, but she doesn’t stay dead for long. With Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario. Written by Alan Trezza. Directed by Joe Dante. Image Entertainment


A dramatized account of the rivalry between the Russian painters Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich. With Kristina Schneidermann, Leonid Bichevin and Anatoliy Beliy. Written and directed by Aleksandr Mitta. In Russian with English subtitles. Shim-Film Pictures


For a trio of geeky Inglewood teens, a chance invitation to an underground party sets them on a drug-dealing adventure. With Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons. Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Open Road Films


A garage DJ navigates 20 years in the French underground dance music scene. With Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne and Vincent Macaigne. Written by Mia Hansen-Løve and Sven Hansen-Løve. Directed by Mia Hansen-Love. In French and English, with English subtitles. Broad Green Pictures

The Face of an Angel

A filmmaker commissioned to make a movie about the controversial murder trial of an American student in Italy begins to question the motives of the people around him, and of himself. With Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne. Written by Paul Viragh. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Screen Media Films

Infinitely Polar Bear

After a nervous breakdown lands him in a mental hospital, a bipolar 1970s father becomes the primary caretaker for his two young daughters while his wife gets her MBA. With Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and Imogene Wolodarsky. Written and directed by Maya Forbes. Sony Pictures Classics

Inside Out

An 11-year-old girl and her family move to a new city, prompting her five personified emotions to help guide her through the transition, in this animated film. With the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling. Written by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley. Directed by Docter and Ronnie del Carmen. Walt Disney Pictures


A reclusive small-town locksmith who has never recovered from losing the love of his life cautiously approaches the possibility of moving on. With Al Pacino, Chris Messina and Holly Hunter. Written by Paul Logan. Directed by David Gordon Green. IFC Films

The Overnight

In an attempt to acclimate to Los Angeles, a young couple spend an increasingly bizarre evening with the parents of their son’s new friend. With Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman. Written and directed by Patrick Brice. The Orchard

Phantom Halo

Two brothers scrape to get by and cope with their drunken mess of a father, and one of them tries to fix things with a counterfeiting scheme that goes awry. With Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Luke Kleintank and Sebastian Roche. Written by Antonia Bogdanovich and Anne Heffron. Directed by Bogdanovich. Arc Entertainment

The Wolfpack

A documentary about seven siblings who grew up in virtual isolation in a low-income development on New York’s Lower East Side and learned about the outside world almost entirely through watching movies. Directed by Crystal Moselle. Magnolia Pictures

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