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Summer Movie Preview: Franchises Galore, Plus The Films We’re Most Excited For

Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Far From Home
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This summer you’ll be in for various new installments of familiar franchises, including a new “Spider-Man,” another “X-Men” and the much anticipated “Toy Story 4.”

Ari Aster, the young director who made his name with “Hereditary,” will be releasing his new film “Midsommar,” one of several horror films to be released in these summer months. Music might be another theme of the season, with films like the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” and Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday,” about a singer songwriter who wakes up in a world where he is the only one who remembers the Beatles and their music.

Host Larry Mantle sits down with “The Frame’s” John Horn, as well as KPCC critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell, to talk about what’s on the summer docket.


John Horn, host of KPCC’s “The Frame;” he tweets @JGHorn

Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic; she tweets @LAELLO

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC, Alt-Film Guide and; he tweets @CinemaInMind