This Week in Movies - 6/15/2015

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.

 

DOPE

Release date: June 19
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Cast: Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, Tony Revolori, Zoe Kravitz
Website: youaredope.com

Written and directed by the filmmaker behind 1999’s The Wood, this unique dramedy sparked major buzz after premiering at Sundance. When a nerdy Los Angeles teen named Malcolm (Moore) and his pals (Clemons and Revolori) reluctantly attend a drug dealer’s raucous birthday party, the trio unknowingly leaves the shindig with a backpack full of ecstasy. With no experience in drug peddling, the friends must figure out what to do with their stash as the walls close in around them. Rapper A$AP Rocky plays the aforementioned dealer, while Kravitz appears to be playing Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show.

 

INSIDE OUT

Release date: June 19
Director: Pete Docter
Cast: (voices of) Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Website: movies.disney.com/inside-out

At press time, reviews out of the Cannes Film Festival are praising Inside Out as a return to form for Pixar, which stumbled the last few years with lackluster sequels to Cars and Monsters, Inc. The film takes place inside the mind of a young girl named Riley Anderson, in which her moods are controlled by Joy (Poehler), Sadness (Smith), Fear (Hader), Anger (Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). After Riley’s world is turned upside down, Joy and Sadness find themselves lost in her mind, leaving the other emotions to navigate the girl through life’s changes. In the end, they must all reunite and work together. I guess. That’s how these things usually work.

 

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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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