Picture from 2018 Summer Movie Preview
Dinosaurs run free in theaters during the 2018 Summer Movie Season. Image ©2018 Universal Pictures

2018 Summer Movie Preview

As the sun comes up on the summer movie season of 2018, we see some hot anticipation for franchise films and super heroes sequels, with a few cooler patches of action movies and thrillers. Here is a forecast of what you can expect in theaters, should your family be looking for entertainment on those days when the weather is more suitable for indoor activities.

May 25, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence.
Learn all about the past of that lovable rouge, Han Solo, a favorite character in the Star Wars franchise.

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June 1, 2018

Adrift
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for injury images, peril, language, brief drug use, partial nudity and thematic elements.
A sailing adventure turns into a fight for survival for a young couple (Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin) when they get caught in a hurricane. This movie is based on a true story.

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June 8, 2018

Ocean’s 8
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, drug use, and some suggestive content.
Did you know Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney in Oceans 11, 12 and 13) had a sister named Debbie (Sandra Bullock)? Apparently he does, and she follows his example by putting together a group of women to help her pull off a major heist.

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June 15, 2018

The Incredibles 2
MPAA Rating: PG for action sequences and some brief mild language.
Dad (Mr. Incredible) has to take over kid-care duties when Mom (Elastigirl) is sent out to save the world. And it may prove to be the toughest job he’s ever taken on.

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June 22, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.
The dinosaurs run loose again in this sequel when Owen and Claire (Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the island of the now-closed Jurassic World Theme Park to rescue any of the creatures still living there.

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June 29, 2018

Uncle Drew
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material, language and brief nudity.
Basketball fans may enjoy this tale of Dax (Lil Rel Howery) and his desperate attempt to win the Rucker Classic Street Ball Tournament in Harlem.

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July 6, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp
MPAA Rating: Pending
Picking up from where the Ant-man movie left off, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gets pulled into another dangerous mission by Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). But this time he is teamed up with The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly).

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July 13, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
MPAA Rating: PG for some action and rude humor.
The staff of the Hotel Transylvania go on a much needed holiday – but the cruise hits some choppy waters for Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler). Other movies in this franchise include Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2.

Skyscraper
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language.
A former FBI Agent (Dwayne Johnson) faces a towering inferno when he takes on a new job as security expert of a Honk Kong skyscraper.

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July 20, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive material.
This sequel to Mamma Mia! finds a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) returning to her mom (Meryl Streep) where she learns the story of the younger life of her single mother (played by Lily James).

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July 27, 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout
MPAA Rating: Pending
Secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) faces some serious fallout in this sixth adventure in the Mission Impossible saga.

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
MPAA Rating: PG for action and rude humor.
The popular TV show get the big screen treatment in this animation where the Teen Titan team tries to get some recognition as superheroes, but their efforts instead get waylaid by an evil villain.

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August 3, 2018

The Darkest Minds
MPAA Rating: Pending
When the adult world tries to supress a group of children with superpowers, the kids rebel and try to take over the adult world.

Disney’s Christopher Robin
MPAA Rating: PG for some action.
Weary with his adult life, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) gets a chance to remember the lessons of his childhood when he gets a visit from an old and forgotten stuffed bear (Winnie-the-Pooh—voiced by Jim Cummings).

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August 10, 2018

The Meg
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language.
Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) takes on a mega-shark in this gigantic, action tale where “the big one” better not get away.

Dog Days
MPAA Rating: PG for rude and suggestive content, and for language.
If you are a romantic, and you have a bad case of puppy love, then this movie about the tangled relationships of people and their pets just might be tail wagging fun.

Slender Man
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, sequences of terror, thematic elements and language including some crude sexual references.
In this horror movie aimed at an adolescent audience, the “boogie man” is a thin, long-limbed figure who haunts and snatches children and teens.

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August 15, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.
Based on a novel by the same name, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) discovers her boyfriend (Henry Golding) comes from a very different economic background than she suspected when she travels from New York to Singapore to meet his family.

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August 17, 2018

Alpha
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense peril.
Who knew that tales about a boy and his dog go back 20,000 years? In this movie, a teen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) navigates the challenges of the Ice Age, thanks to the faithful companionship of a wolf.

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August 24, 2018

A.X.L.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action/peril, suggestive material, thematic elements and some language.
This boy and his dog story explores the future of such relationships when a youngster (Thomas Jane) discovers a military-made robotic canine and attempts to adopt the stray as a pet.

Searching
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content, some drug and sexual references, and for language.
In this thriller, a father desperately searches for clues on his daughter’s computer after she goes missing.

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August 31, 2018

Kin
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for gun violence and intense action, suggestive material, language, thematic elements and drinking.
James Franco and Myles Truitt play step-brothers who begin to feel more like close kin after they find a mysterious weapon and become the target of a gang of criminals.

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More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The history behind Han Solo

Adrift

Adrift

Sailing into trouble.

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8

Following big brother's example.

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2

Fighting super villains? Raising kids? It takes a superhero for either one.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Protector or prey?

Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew

For the cause of Basketball.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-man gets a little help.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

You'll need a vacation after this vacation.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Like mother, like daughter.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Fall in, fall through, fall down...

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

From the small screen...

Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Up in smoke.

Dog Days

Dog Days

Puppy love.

The Meg

The Meg

The biggest fish tale of all time.

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

You're never too old for the Hundred Acre Wood.

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds

Children should be seen, but not take over the world.

Kin

Kin

When family ties really bind...

A.X.L.

A.X.L.

Finders keepers.

Alpha

Alpha

Can a teen who "leads with his heart, not his spear" survive in a prehistoric wilderness?

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Surprise!

Slender Man

Slender Man

Caught in the thick and thin of things.

Searching

Searching

Every parent's worst nightmare.