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2018 Summer Movie Show

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From action-packed thrillers and family-friendly animation, to heart-warming documentaries and the latest installments in several superhero franchises, summer 2018 has had a diverse movie lineup. We discuss the summer's movies so far: what we loved, what we hated, and what we think you should see. After that, we'll look ahead to the rest of the summer, and let you know what upcoming movies you won't want to miss. 


  • Tom Cook - Film Professor at Keene State College.
  • Amy Diaz - Editor of The Hippo Press, where she reviews summer movies. 
  • Barry Steelman - Production Manager at Red River Theatres in Concord. 

Below is a list of the movies dicussed during this show. For more movies and recommendations, check out Fandango's Summer Movie Guide and the 15 best movies of the summer according to Esquire.


Avengers: Infinity War

  • April 27, 2018
  • PG-13

The Avengers join forces with allies from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos, who plans to unite the Infinity Stones and wipe out half of the universe.

Ant Man and the Wasp

  • July 6, 2018
  • PG-13

Ant Man is back and working with a new partner, The Wasp. Meanwhile, Scott Lang struggles to balance his superhero alter-ego with the everyday struggles of being a father.

Sorry to Bother You

  • July 13, 2018
  • R

New to the world of telemarketing, Cassius Green discovers the secret to the sucess in this industry when an older co-worker advises him to "use his white voice."


  • August 10, 2018
  • R

Ron Stallworth, the first African-American officer in his Colorado police department, infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan with the assistance of his white counterpart.


Ocean's 8

  • June 8, 2018
  • PG-13

In this all-female spin-off of the Ocean's 11 series, Daniel Ocean's sister Debbie gathers a crew to pull off a jewlery heist at the annual Met Gala.

Won't You Be My Neighbor

  • June 29, 2018
  • PG-13

This nostalgic documentary explores the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.


  • May 4, 2018
  • PG

A look at the life and impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States. 

Three Identical Strangers

  • June 29, 2018
  • PG-13

This documentary tells the incredible story of adopted identical triples who, after being seperated at birth and never told of the others' existence, found each other by happenstance in 1980 New York. 

Leave No Trace

  • June 29, 2018
  • PG

A widowed combat veteran and his 13-year-old daughter live off-the-grid in a Portland, Oregon nature preserve until law enforcement and social services force them to reintegrate into society.


  • July 5, 2018
  • R

A documentary exploring the life and work of pop icon Whitney Houston.


  • June 8, 2018
  • R

Dark secrets are uncovered after the passing of a family matriarch, and a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.



  • June 1, 2018
  • PG-13

Based on a true story, a young couple is caught in one of the worst hurricanes in histroy while sailing across the Pacific ocean. After the storm, they attempt to survive while clinging to the wreckage of their boat.

Breaking In

  • May 11, 2018
  • PG-13

A woman and her children pay a visit to her late father's house when a gang of robbers break in looking for hidden valuables. After the home invaders hold her children hostage, the protagist fights back.

The Incredibles 2

  • June 15, 2018
  • PG

In this sequal to the beloved animated film The Incredibles, Elastigirl hits the streets to fight crime again while her husband, Mr. Incredible, stays home to mind their super-powered kids. 

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

  • July 13, 2018
  • PG

Count Dracula and the rest of the Hotel Transylvania gang hit the seven seas on a luxury cruise. While on board, Dracula makes a romantic connection.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

  • July 27, 2018
  • PG

In a world saturated with superhero movies, the Teen Titans can't believe that there still isn't one about them. In an effort to create a Hollywood-worthy storyline, the gang seeks an arch nemises from whom to save the world.

Netflix and HBO Originals

  • Alex Strangelove (Netflix)
  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before (Netflix)
  • Legend of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Netflix)
  • Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (HBO)
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