This Week in Movies - 6/1/15

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Monday for the upcoming weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.

 

ENTOURAGE

Release date: June 5
Director: Doug Ellin
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon
Website: entouragemovie.com

Of all the stars I’ve interviewed, Julie Andrews and Paris Hilton had the biggest entourages. In fairness to Julie, she’s a freakin’ legend, and the on-camera interview required a crew. In fairness to Paris, someone had to make sure she didn’t get her head stuck in a plastic six-pack ring. The Entourage movie picks up where the HBO series left off in 2011 – with Jeremy Piven’s wig remarkably well-fitted to his scalp and Vincent Chase (Grenier) a major movie star. In this new, not-at-all-necessary continuation of the saga, the guys borrow millions of dollars from a Texas billionaire (Billy Bob Thornton) to fund Vince’s directorial debut.

 

SPY

Release date: June 5
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne
Website: spy-themovie.com

After a major misstep with last year’s atrocious Tammy – truly one of the worst comedies I’ve ever seen – Melissa McCarthy reunites with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig for this film. Spy, which features a plot remarkably similar to that of Get Smart, stars McCarthy as a CIA analyst who is forced to enter the field when the agency’s top dogs, Rick Ford (Statham) and Bradley Fine (Law), find themselves unable to fight the good fight. With the fate of the world in her hands, this unlikely heroine must thwart the plans of an arms dealer named Rayna Boyanov (Byrne). The film also co-stars Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney and 50 Cent.

 

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3

Release date: June 5
Director: Leigh Wannell
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson
Website: insidiouschapter3.com

The first two Insidious films focused on the Lambert family, whose young son seemingly falls into a coma, but has actually had his consciousness transported to an astral plane called The Further and opened a doorway for evil spirits to come and go as they please. Chapter 3 is a prequel focusing on the savior of the first films, paranormal investigator Elise Reiner (Lin Shaye), and her initial encounter with The Further. Reiner and her crew are hired by the Brenners (Mulroney and Scott) to investigate an entity terrorizing their daughter. You may know Lin Shaye, 71, as the Blockbuster Award-nominated actress who played Magda in There’s Something About Mary.

 

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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