Summer movie season is here and whether you are all about moviegoing or moviestaying, Hollywood is dropping some highly anticipated films we think you’ll enjoy. Here are our recommendations for upcoming releases that will be simultaneously rolled out on streaming platforms and reopening movie theaters.
In the Heights
Release Date: June 11th
Where to Watch: HBO Max and Theaters
This lively adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit follows a bodega owner and a tight-knit community of dreamers in upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Told through Latin and hip-hop music, it is a celebration of culture for audiences underrepresented in movies of this scale. And described as an exuberant explosion of salsa-flavored sunshine, In the Heights may be just the shot of feel-good we need to kick-off the summer.
Release Date: July 9th
Where to Watch: Disney+ with Premier Access and Theaters
This spy thriller starring Scarlett Johansson packs almost as much punch as Johansson throws. The first of the Marvel Phase 4 movies, we see this female-lead spinoff becoming a fan favorite. Black Widow can’t come soon enough for fans who have been on the edge of their seat fidgeting their way through the over one-year delay from its originally scheduled May 2020 premiere.
Release Date: August 13th
Where to Watch: Apple TV+ and Theaters
This touching drama was a crowd-pleaser at the Sundance Film festival and was quickly picked up by Apple for a record $25 million. The story follows a seventeen-year-old, the only hearing member of her family, and her struggle to pursue her love of music and the obligation she feels to help her deaf family’s strained business. Both classic and refreshing, the film offers an original perspective to the coming-of-age genre.