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6 Flicks Picks for June 2016 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month that is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in June 2016?

What movies are coming out June 2016 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: June 3, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Synopsis: The Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat.

Will I watch? = Yes

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Synopsis: When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Me Before You

Synopsis: A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Will I watch? = No

The Fits

Synopsis: While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: June 10, 2016

The Conjuring 2

Synopsis: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Will I watch? = No

Now You See Me 2

Synopsis: The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Diary of a Chambermaid

Synopsis: A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Will I watch? = No

From Afar

Synopsis: Armando, a 50-year-old man, seeks young men in Caracas and pays them just for company. One day he meets Elder, a 17-year-old boy who is the leader of a criminal gang, and that meeting changes their lives forever.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: June 17, 2016

Finding Dory

Synopsis: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Will I watch? = Yes

Central Intelligence

Synopsis: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Will I watch? = Yes

Swiss Army Man

Synopsis: A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: June 24, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

Synopsis: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Will I watch? = Yes

The Shallows

Synopsis: A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Will I watch? = No

Free State of Jones

Synopsis: As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Synopsis: An in-depth look at the life and work of avant-garde musician Frank Zappa.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Chronicles the life of a dog as it travels around the country, spreading comfort and joy.

Will I watch? = No

Which films make the cut?

Honorable Mentions: For many people, Warcraft is not only at the top of their list for this month, but the entire year. I'm not a fan of the video games, though, and I actually am not too fond of the fantasy genre in general, so nothing much appeals to me about that film. If it weren't tied to an existing intellectual property, it wouldn't even be on my radar, similar to how Gods of Egypt just popped up out of nowhere and then stopped existing. I'm also just on the fence with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as I love the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a few Lonely Island bits, but there are other things I didn't like. I never bothered with Hot Rod, for instance. If this has good word of mouth, then I'll check it out, but not in theaters. When it comes to Now You See Me 2, I never saw the first one even though it looked interesting to me, so I have to watch that first before I consider watching this.

6. Free State of Jones — Could this be Oscar bait? Of course. Could it also be seriously fucking fantastic? It sure looks like it. When I read the synopsis, I was going to pass, but I watched the trailer and it sold me. I definitely expect at least one nomination for the Academy Awards, even if it's production design or costumes, but it could very well be another Oscar for Matthew McConaughey in a few months.

5. Independence Day: Resurgence — Admittedly, I don't love Independence Day as much as most people that grew up with it. It's been well over a decade since I've seen it, and if I watch it again to prepare for this, I might be more pumped, but right now I'm more on the fence than most people about this. It should be good popcorn material, though.

4. Swiss Army Man — This movie looks weird as all hell, but the trailer had me interested from start to finish. It could very well end up being one of those films which is weird and quirky just for the sake of it, and actually has no depth or heart other than appealing to a hipster mindset, but it doesn't quite strike me as that yet, so I'm going to give it a shot.

3. Central Intelligence — Every trailer I've seen of this so far has made me laugh, and normally I'm hesitant to see buddy cop or oddball-pairing scenarios as they're very much hit or miss, but this seems like it could work.

2. Finding DoryFinding Nemo is a cute film and Pixar normally knocks it out of the park. Of course I'm seeing this, even if I find Ellen DeGeneres and the Dory character to be something that works best in small increments rather than being the primary focal point.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows — I had my fair share of problems with the reboot film that precedes this, but I grew up loving the series in general, so nostalgia wins out. They have Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady, and even Krang in this movie, for fuck's sake. Way to go straight to my childhood and convince me to shell out $15–$20 on this film when I know full well that it could be garbage. Also, I don't plan on watching the television series Arrow anymore after their decision to kill off Laurel Lance and the steady decline from season 3 and season 4, but I still like Stephen Amell, so I think he'll do a good job.


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