The reel deal: June movie releases


Movies hitting theaters around San Diego this month are Dark Phoenix, Late Night, Men in Black: International, Toy Story 4 and Yesterday.

Dark Phoenix

Every hero has a dark side.

Action | Sci-Fi
In theaters 6.7

Directed by Simon Kinberg
Starring Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy

After a cosmic force corrupts a core member of the X-Men, she develops extraordinary powers that force her fellow mutants to stop her before she ends the lives of everyone on Earth.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

We love our pets, but how well do we really know them?

Adventure | Comedy
In theaters 6.7

Directed by Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val
Starring Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart

When a good boy’s owner gets married and starts a family, the overprotective pup struggles with separation anxiety before taking an eye-opening trip to the country.

Late Night

Late night is about to get a new voice.

Comedy | Drama
In theaters 6.7

Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow

In an effort to appease her critics and revive her career, an iconic late-night talk show host recruits her first female writer — who proves to be far funnier than anyone expected.

Men in Black: International

The universe is expanding.

Action | Sci-Fi
In theaters 6.14

Directed by F. Gary Gray
Starring Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson and Chris Hemsworth

A newly minted pair of alien-hunting agents are tasked with identifying a shape-shifting spy that has penetrated Earth’s most secretive organization.


More Shaft than you can handle.

Action | Crime
In theaters 6.14

Directed by Tim Story
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall

An FBI agent out to discover the truth about his best friend’s death recruits his gun-toting dad to help clean up Harlem’s streets.

The Fall of the American Empire

Comedy | Crime
In theaters 6.14

Directed by Denys Arcand
Starring Maxim Roy, Éric Bruneau and Maripier Morin

In this French Canadian film, a delivery driver with a Ph.D. in philosophy stumbles upon a robbery gone awry and decides to take two duffle bags full of cash before thinking better of it.

Pavarotti: Genius Is Forever

The Voice, The Man, The Drama, The Legend.

Documentary | Music
In theaters 6.7

Directed by Ron Howard
Starring Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder and Princess Diana

Featuring rare footage of private performances and intimate interviews, this documentary offers a glimpse at the life and work of one of the opera world’s most legendary tenors.

Toy Story 4

Get ready to hit the road.

Adventure | Comedy
In theaters 6.21

Directed by Josh Cooley
Starring Christina Hendricks, Patricia Arquette and Keanu Reeves

A self-aware spork struggles to understand its existence and a contemplative plastic cowboy reconsiders his own role in life after the two get lost on a family road trip.

Annabelle Comes Home

The next chapter in The Conjuring universe.

Horror | Thriller
In theaters 6.28

Directed by Gary Dauberman
Starring Emily Brobst, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga

A curious young girl awakens a demonic doll and a host of other evil entities after she enters a locked room and touches everything she’s not supposed to.


Everyone in the world has forgotten the Beatles. Everyone except Jack …

Comedy | Fantasy
In theaters 6.28

Directed by Danny Boyle
Starring Lily James, Ana de Armas, Himesh Patel and Kate McKinnon

When the global energy grid goes down for an instant, a mediocre singer-songwriter gets into a freak accident and awakens as the only person on Earth who’s ever heard of the Fab Four.