10 Best Movies to See in June: 'Wonder Woman,' Tupac Biopic and More
Summer allegedly belongs to the blockbusters, but this June's offering up some spotty pickings in the franchise world, beyond the rise of a long-deserving female superhero and the remounting of a Universal horror landmark. So feel free to ditch Cars 3, Despicable Me 3, and Transformers: Dear God How Many Has It Been Now and give something a little off the beaten path a look. Like, maybe, a boundary-busting romcom, or a musical thrill ride forged from vinyl, or an enigmatic slow-burn horror oddity. Here's what you need to check out at the movies this month.
All Eyez on Me (June 16th) Tupac Shakur didn't even live long enough to make it to the notorious 27 Club, and yet he left an inestimable legacy on hip-hop's landscape. His story is a film-ready rise-and-fall narrative: a come-from-nothing origin, some jail time, a visionary style that mixed poetics with street-hardened gangsta authenticity, and controversy in every direction. Cops hated him, the FBI kept a file on him, Biggie beefed with him, and now music-video veteran Benny Boom retells the whole hood epic in this long-delayed biopic. Introducing complete unknown Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the late Mr. Shakur, this film joins Straight Outta Compton in the big-screen mythmaking rap-cinema game. If they screw this up, we will be made at cha.