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June Movies Sneak Peek

By on June 10, 2017

Movies for kids in June include a superhero wearing underpants and more installments of the “Cars” and “Despicable Me” franchises. Let’s take a closer look.

By Jane Louise Boursaw

DESPICABLE ME 3

despicable-me-3Rated PG for action and rude humor.

In theaters 6/30. Ok for kids 6+.

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels.

The team who brought you “Despicable Me,” ” “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions” returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, and their adorable daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes. And of course, those wacky Minions. Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in is Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s “South Park, who voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s become obsessed with the character he played in the 1980s. He proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

CARS 3

Cars3Rated G. In theaters 6/16. Ok for kids 5+.

Reel Preview: 5 of 5 Reels.

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee, this cute movie features the voice talent of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Nathan Fillion and Larry the Cable Guy.

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

captain-underpants-posterRated PG for mild rude humor throughout.

In theaters 6/2. Ok for kids 7+.

Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels.

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, this DreamWorks Animation comedy is directed by David Soren and boasts an A-list cast headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms. Fun for the whole family, the story follows two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.


JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM

One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.


Jane Boursaw is the film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Contact her at jboursaw@charter.net. Images used with permission of the studios and distributors.

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