Pull up a chair, relax beneath the sun and enjoy this week’s Flashback in Movie Time
The Summer of 2015 was filled with the biggest stars! From a magical, melodious Mike to the many, many Minions, we were treated to the perfect big screen Vacation. There was an atypical Ant and U.N.C.L.E, some shady Masterminds and a not-so Impossible Mission to make summer both sandy and starry.
Beneath the sunny skies, let’s celebrate a Fantastic (times four) Trip Back in Movie Time…
Meg the Movie Buff Goes to Hollywood
Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea Summer 2015 edition
Magic Mike (XXL) gracefully leads an all-star cast straight into Wildwood by-the-sea and the magical Summer of 2015, where the sun and surf make for the ultimate welcoming committee. Ready for a movie-worthy Vacation, the Minions are the first to arrive on the beach, happy to be sharing sandy space with their less-colorful comrades. They claim the Ant-Man, who’s even smaller than they are, as their favorite beach buddy (and easiest celebrity to bury in the sand). After a challenging boogie board race, The Man from U.N.C.L.E is prepared to safely usher our guests to their next secret (but sunny) mission: a trip to the Boardwalk, where the best food, fun and out-of-this-world adventures are just waiting to be had!
Before making that fun trip to your nearest movie theater, please check your local listings for release date changes…
On his way to Myrtle Beach for a final, flashy performance, Magic Mike (XXL) (Channing Tatum, opens July 1st) makes a stop-over at the Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals, ready to display his considerable dance moves.
The Minions (voiced by Pierre Coffin, opens July 10th), obsessed with the wack-a-mole, cross paths with the wacky but devious Scarlett Overkill (voice of Sandra Bullock), who’s plotting to take over the world with their reluctant help.
Thanks to a super suit, the Ant-Man (Paul Rudd, opens July 17th) is able to shrink to miniature size while developing much-needed super strengths to aid him in his attempt to save the world (while saving time for Yoga on the Beach).
It’s a Vacation (opens July 29th) of a lifetime for the Griswolds (including Chris Hemsworth and Leslie Mann), who find our family-friendly Raging Waters Waterpark far superior than the mediocre amusements awaiting their planned trip to “Walley World.”
After a spin on the thrilling Skyscraper, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) finds no Mission Impossible: (within the) Rogue Nation (opens July 31st), where he must eradicate the sinister Syndicate determined to destroy the IMF.
The Fantastic Four (including Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara, opens August 7th) are transported to an alternate universe which transforms their physical appearance in fantastic ways as they fight to rescue mankind from shocking tan lines and stinging jellyfish.
On a mission more explosive than Fireworks on the Beach, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Henry Cavill, opens August 14th) works to stop a nefarious organization intent on circulating nuclear weapons.
After seeing the light during the Concerts Under the Stars Series, The Masterminds (including Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, opens August 19th) reconsider pulling off the biggest bank heist in American history.
When a married Broadway director (Owen Wilson) tries to advance the acting career of the woman he’s having an affair with (Imogene Poots), he learns She’s Funny That Way (opens August 21st) and wishes he’d entered her in the Wildwood Talent Showcase instead. Enter her therapist (Jennifer Aniston) to add to the chaos.
A visit to the Ghost Ship would be a welcomed distraction for a young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) and her twin sons after they movie into a creepy country home surrounded by Sinister (2) (opens August 21st) forces.
On the greatest Mission Impossible: (far removed from) Rogue Nation, our latest nation of scoundrels and stars are determined to ride every seaside attraction on Morey’s Piers. The Fantastic Four are up for the not-so-impossible mission, sure they’ll have four times the amount of fun than their less fantastic co-stars. After much consideration, The Masterminds of the group decide they need to split up, with everyone conquering the pier of their choosing. Our carefree starlet is content to stick with the Carousel and teacup-type attractions on Mariner’s Pier while our Sinister (2) crew mutter, She’s Funny That Way on their way to Surfside Pier, where they hope to make friends with the new-kid-on-the-block KONG.
Alongside their new Wildwood friends, our cast wishes for an endless summer filled with blockbuster sequels, where the perfect story writes itself and the stars magically multiply by the sea…🍿🍿🍿