Summer Movie Guide 2016 (Part 2 of 2)

Relax your facial muscles with comedies or animations like 'Ghostbusters' and 'Angry Birds', or be prepared for a suspenseful night with horror pics such as 'The Conjuring 2'.

AceShowbiz - What are you planning to do this summer? Going for a road trip, sunbathing on the beach or working part time? Whatever you do in the day, make sure you spare your time in the night to go to cinemas because a bunch of big movies are set to be unleashed in this coming season. From new installments of favorite superhero franchises to reboot and follow-ups to popular movies that took a long time before they came to fruition, all are coming within the next few months.

Are you scratching your head now trying to decide which movies you should watch? No need to worry because AceShowbiz has compiled in Summer Movie Guide 2016 some selected titles that you may not want to miss. These films are put into groups based on their genres to make it easier for you to choose based on your preference and whom you go with.

While the first part that you can read here talks about action and drama pics, the second part consists of comedies and horrors/thrillers. Such highly anticipated titles as "Ghostbusters (2016)" reboot and "The Conjuring 2" are among those selected films that should not be missed for those looking for a cheerful night and a hair raiser, respectively.


When it comes to family outing, animated movie is a safe choice and it's not a coincidence that there are plenty of animations arriving within the next few months. Studios execs are trying to lure audiences with follow-ups to popular films such as "Ice Age: Collision Course" (July 22) and "Finding Dory" (June 17), in addition to presenting new ones namely "Angry Birds" (May 20) based on the successful online games, "The BFG" (July 1) from director Steven Spielberg, and "The Secret Life of Pets" (July 8) starring Kevin Hart.

If kids friendly movies don't suit your taste, you still have other choices. "Ghostbusters" (July 15) reboot is eventually coming, more than three decades since the first film was released. Despite its new all-female cast (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones), the Paul Feig-directed movie doesn't try to shy away from the original by featuring a bunch of cameos by the original stars. "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" (May 20), meanwhile, is going to bring laughs with raunchy and adult jokes. For boys' viewing pleasure, Chloe Moretz is cast as the Radners' (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) new enemy and Selena Gomez is enlisted to make a cameo appearance.

Other recommended comedy and animated movies:

"Search Party" (May 13) "The Nice Guys" (May 20) "Maggie's Plan" (May 20) "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" (June 3) "Sausage Party" (June 3) "Central Intelligence" (June 17) "Swiss Army Man" (June 24) "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" (July 8) "Absolutely Fabulous" (July 22) "Bad Moms" (July 29) "Nine Lives (2016)" (August 5) "Pete's Dragon" (August 12) "Kubo and the Two Strings" (August 19) "Life on the Road" (August 19) "War Dogs" (August 19)


There are a lot of reasons to be thrilled this summer since at least two titles from successful franchises in these genres are arriving. Continuing to follow the real-life story of paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), "The Conjuring 2" (June 10) takes us to England where the pair investigate the alleged haunting of two sisters at their mother's council house, the case of which is known as the Enfield Poltergeist. The movie is said to also touch the Warrens' most famous case, The Amityville Horror.

If "The Conjuring" sequel will raise your hair with spooky ghosts, another thriller "The Purge: Election Year" (July 1) will bring you to the edge of your seat with terrors created by unlimited crimes during the most violent night of the year in the U.S. Like before, the story in the third installment is not completely tied to the first two films, allowing you to enjoy it even if you've skipped the predecessors. This time, it touches politics a bit as a Senator (Elizabeth Mitchell) who campaigns against the Purge must survive out there after a betrayal from within the government.

Looking for a less gory thriller? There is "Money Monster" (May 13), a hostage drama which also has a little bit of action. In this intense drama from director Jodie Foster, you can watch a reunion between George Clooney and Julia Roberts, who played a couple in "Ocean's Eleven" and "Ocean's Twelve".

Other recommended horror and thriller movies:

"Bite" (May 6) "The Darkness (2016)" (May 13) "Most Likely to Die" (May 13) "Manhattan Night" (May 20) "The Ones Below" (May 27) "The Neon Demon (June, date TBA) "mClown%" (June 17) "The Shallows" (June 24) "Cell" (July 8) "Lights Out" (July 22) "Spectral" (August 12) "Don't Breathe" (August 26)

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