The Koalition’s Must See Summer Movies and TV Shows ’18

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The summer is fast approaching and the weather won’t be the only thing heating up. The Koalition wanted to share our MUST see movies and TV shows for summer 2018.

WORLD OF DANCE

SEASON PREMIERE May 29

SYNOPSIS: An American reality competition series, hosted by Jenna Dewan and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. The series features dance performers, including solo acts and larger groups, representing any style of dance, competing for a grand prize of $1 million in front of a panel of judges. The contestants are scored by judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough

Directed by: Alex Rudzinski

INCREDIBLES 2

RELEASE DATE June 1

SYNOPSIS: In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Directed By: Brad Bird

Voice Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Holly Hunter

THE FOUR

SEASON PREMIERE June 7

SYNOPSIS: An American reality television music competition show created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment and Armoza Formats. The show, based on an Israeli format called The Final Four, premiered on Fox on January 4, 2018. The winner is awarded a recording contract with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, and is named iHeartRadio’s “On the Verge” artist. The season one winner was Evvie McKinney. During “The Four,” four finalists are selected. New contestants then challenge the finalists each week to steal one of the four slots. The winner is named in the season finale.

Directed By: Phil Heyes

Cast: Fergie, Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor

MARLON

SEASON PREMIERE June 14

SYNOPSIS: A loving (but immature) father with a larger-than-life personality is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife but for Marlon family really always does come first – even if he’s the biggest kid of all.

Creators: Marlon Wayans, Christopher Moynihan

Cast: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb

BLINDSPOTTING

RELEASE DATE July 20, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences. Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style and humor, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

Directed By: Carlos López Estrada

Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES

RELEASE DATE July 27, 2018

SYNOPSIS: It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line.

Directed By: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Will Arnett

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