All week, we’ll be running our 2017 summer movie preview. On Monday, we kicked things off with our most highly anticipated action movies. In the process of escaping their kidnappers, they learn a few things about themselves, each other, and their unbreakable bond.
As far as family-friendly entertainment goes, you could definitely do worse than a gorgeously animated superhero adventure featuring an all-star comedy voice cast led by Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, and Ed Helms. There’s no mistaking Captain Underpants as anything other than a kids movie, but it looks like one adults might secretly dig as well. (Hey, we wont tell.)
Maybe you don’t know Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs by name, but if you love Broad City, you love their work.
The real-life couple do triple duty on the show both write and produce, Aniello directs, and Downs co-stars as Trey. Rough Night is their first-ever feature, and the cast they’ve assembled includes Scarlett Johansson, Zo Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, and their Broad City colleague Ilana Glazer. We don’t know about you, but were laughing already.
It’s a truism that every generation of SNL viewers is convinced that their generation was peak SNL, that the show will never be that good again. So if your time was circa 2001, The House is for you. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler two of the brightest stars to come out of that era star as a suburban couple who open up an illegal casino in their basement to pay for their daughters college tuition. You can guess what kind of hijinks ensue.