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Movie Preview June 2016: 10 Films we can’t wait to see this month

Posted in: General  |  By: John Hanlon  |  June 1st, 2016
Movie Preview June 2016

Looking for something to see at the movies this month? Our movie preview June 2016 edition offers a first look at 10 movies we can’t wait to see.

Summer started off with some big blockbusters with Captain America: Civil War and X-Men Apocalypse opening well. The same can’t be said for Alice Through the Looking Glass, website like this a follow-up to the surprise 2010 hit. This month, remedy blockbuster season continues with a few big sequels opening up– the biggest of which is Independence Day: Resurgence, which opens on June 24th. Twenty years after the original film, this film could be one of the biggest movies of the season but that’s not the only June movie that could be a breakout hit. With that in mind, we’re offering our movie preview June 2016 edition.

Here are a list of 10 films we can’t wait to see this month.

Check it out and if you disagree or think I missed something, let me know in the comments section.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3rd): Two years after the original, this sequel brings back the main characters as they face off against two new mutants. Stephen Amell, best known as the Arrow on the CW show, joins the cast as Casey Jones while Brad Garrett joins the cast as the voice of the villainous Kraang.

Check out the trailer below.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (June 3rd):
Andy Samberg, the SNL vet who currently stars on the critically-acclaimed Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is the pop star at the center of this new comedy. The film chronicles this fictional singer through the ups and downs of his career.

The movie has plenty of material to work with as it mocks teen pop stars and the movies that document their respective rises. Packed with cameos from everyone from Simon Cowell to Pink herself, this one looks like it could be a hilarious journey. Check out the trailer below.

Me Before You (June 3rd, 2016): This romantic drama features Sam Chaflin and Emilia Clarke as the two leads. Chaflin plays a paralyzed young man while Clarke portrays his caretaker, who begins having romantic feelings for her patient.

The film looks like it could be a real tearjerker in the same vein as romantic dramas The Notebook and The Fault in our Stars. We’ll have to wait to find out. Check out the trailer below to see for yourself.

The Conjuring 2 (June 10th): Three years after the original film scared audiences nationwide, the characters of Ed and Lorraine Warren are back on the big screen and played once again by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. These two paranormal investigators, based on a real-life couple, return here to investigate spirits that are haunting a single mother’s home.

The original film became a surprise hit in 2013 that pleased audiences and critics alike (the film has an 86% positive rating on so one hopes that this follow-up can do the same. Check out the trailer below.

Now You See Me 2 (June 10th): Another follow-up to a successful 2013 hit, this sequel marks the return of this team of illusionists, well-known for their controversial shows (that oftentimes reward the audience with money). The sequel brings back most of the main original cast and also introduces Daniel Radcliffe to the show as the mysterious Walter.

Can this sequel replicate the original’s magic formula? Check out the trailer below to see.

Warcraft (June 10th): Films based off video games don’t often succeed but this adaptation could be different. Director Duncan Jones, who previously helmed the well-received Source Code (2011), directed this fantasy picture that features Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton and Ben Foster in leading roles.

This film definitely has potential to serve audiences who previously flocked to fantasy films like Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Check out the trailer below.

 Finding Dory (June 17th): Thirteen years after Nemo got lost in the beloved Pixar classic Finding Nemo, it’s Dory’s turn. Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres returns to voice the forgetful fish who has to find her way back home.

Co-directors Andrew Stanton (who wrote the screenplay) and Lee Unkrich return to helm this highly-anticipated family sequel. Check out the trailer below.

Central Intelligence (June 17th): This comedy stars Dwayne Johnson as a formerly-bullied high school student who has gone on to serve in the CIA. Johnson’s character reunites with a former high school classmate (Kevin Hart) and eventually brings that classmate in to help on a case.

This buddy comedy stars two strong comedic actors and could be a lot of fun if the screenplay written by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Rawson Marshall Thurber serves the characters well. Check out the trailer below..

Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24th): It’s been twenty years since the world was attacked by aliens in the blockbuster hit Independence Day and it looks like they’re back. This sequel features much of the original supporting cast returning (including Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner and Jeff Goldblum) without Will Smith, who was the star of the original hit.

Will this sequel live up to the hype and serve as a solid companion piece to the original? Check out the action-packed trailer below.

The Shallows (June 24th):  Starring Blake Lively, this thriller features her character facing off against a shark a mere 200 yards from shore. Isolated and scared, she has to use her wits and intelligence to find a way to safety.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously helmed House of Wax (2005) and Unknown (2011), this movie looks like it could be a real nail-biter. Check out the trailer below.

June promises to be an exciting month for moviegoers and if these trailers are any indication, some of these movies could be a lot of fun.

Make sure you mark your calendar for these 10 June 2016 movies.

June 3rd: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,Me Before You

June 10th: The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2 , Warcraft

June 17th: Finding Dory, Central Intelligence

June 24th: Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows