i miss multiplexes. i miss $12 packets of Twizzlers. i miss cryogenic-grade A/C on cool May nights.— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) May 7, 2020
so i picked the best summer movies of the modern era, plugged them into the 2020 calendar, and Frankensteined together… THE ULTIMATE SUMMER MOVIE SEASON: https://t.co/ay6DkPp7Rm pic.twitter.com/MfMIA9X6md
Summer Movie Season 2020 was supposed to kickoff this past weekend with Black Widow. But with theaters not opening again until July (maybe even later than that), the season is DOA. To make up for it, our pal David Ehrlich at IndieWire has created the ultimate summer movie season for us to enjoy in the comfort of our homes. Films released earlier than 1991 aren't included and the schedule is based on what films came out the same weekend as our current calendar year.
Here's the lineup for May:
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery headlines the first weekend. If that isn't your bag (baby) you can check out the witches of The Craft, queen Keri Russell in Waitress, or the Austrian thriller Revanche.
Roaring its way this weekend: Godzilla, and it's bringing with it Down with Love, What About Bob?, Summer Hours and the batshit 2000's version of Hamlet with Ethan Hawke.
It's Memorial Day Weekend. Time for another Die Hard movie. But you're better off checking Thelma and Louise. Rounding out the weekend are Encino Man, The Opposite of Sex, and Moonrise Kingdom.
The final weekend of May is jam packed, headlined by Notting Hill. Also playing: Drag Me to Hell, The Strangers, Sister Act, Finding Nemo, The Tree of Life, The Long Day Closes, and BAADASSSSS!