Monarch Headlines Fall15

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) goes on a summer trip to Europe with his friends, hoping to take a break from his alter ego. But when Nick Fury comes calling, he learns he won’t be getting any rest and relaxation. Nick recruits Peter to help battle a horde of menacing creatures that are wreaking havoc throughout Europe. In the process, Peter is mentored by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden

Quentin Tarantino has recruited a killer cast to tell the story of a faded television actor and his stunt-double striving to achieve fame in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Although the film deals with the effects of the Manson Family murders on the Hollywood scene, in typical Tarantino fashion the result is more comedy than horror show. An intriguing story told by one of today’s best storytellers, the film promises to be a fun and delightful ride.

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, & Idris Elba

With the success of Fast & Furious 6 coupled with the star power of Dwayne Johnson, Universal decided to spin his character off from the Fast and Furious franchise and team him up with Jason Statham. The result is a buddy-cop flick full of high-octane action, fast-paced humor, and enough explosions to satisfy thrill seekers for the summer.

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne

Based on Maria Semple’s 2012 novel of the same name, this dramedy stars Cate Blanchett as Bernadette, an architect turned recluse who disappears right before she is supposed to go on vacation with her husband and teenage daughter (newcomer Emma Nelson). The film features a strong supporting cast and an Oscar-winning director in Richard Linklater.

SHAFT
Director:
Tim Story
Starring:
Sam Jackson, Alexandra Shipp, Regina Hall

Shaft’s back—can ya dig it? Like the 2000 movie, this is actually a continuation of the detective’s story with, count ’em, three generations of John Shafts filling the screen. There’s Richard Roundtree, the original Shaft from the 1970s; Samuel L. Jackson, the Shaft from 2000; and franchise newcomer Jessie Usher as the third in this line of illustrious gumshoes.