Ep 216 // 2021 Summer Movie Preview

Premiere DateMay 28, 2021
00:00 Intro
00:55 START /// 2021 Summer Movie Preview
06:00 Round 1 picks
12:15 Round 2 picks
18:45 Round 3 picks
27:10 Round 4 picks
36:20 Round 5 picks
42:45 Honorable mentions and more
50:05 Streaming vs. theatrical / future of moviegoing /// END
57:20 “Left Side" (BTR Live Studio, 2021) Endearments
62:05 Outro/credits
62:42 Finish.

After taking 2020 off from this sort of thing (for, you know, reasons), this week we have our 2021 Summer Movie Preview, featuring the movies being released from Memorial to Labor Day that we’re most excited to see. We also discuss our own recent ventures out to theaters post-vaccinations and our thoughts on the future of moviegoing as these releases hopefully attract people to venture away from streaming options — when safely possible, of course!

Plus a live performance from Endearments, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.

Here are the movies mentioned in the episode, by release date:

May 28
Cruella (dir. Craig Gillespie) / Theatrical & Disney+
Plan B (dir. Natalie Morales) / Hulu
A Quiet Place Part II (dir. John Krasinski) / Theatrical

June 1
Changing the Game (dir. Michael Barnett) / Hulu

June 4
All Light, Everywhere (dir. Theo Anthony)
Undine (dir. Christian Petzold) / Internet

June 11
Censor (dir. Prano Bailey-Bond) / Theatrical
In The Heights (dir. Jon M. Chu) / Theatrical & HBO Max

June 18
Siberia (dir. Abel Ferrara) / Theatrical

June 25
False Positive (dir. John Lee) / Hulu

June 30
Zola (dir. Janicza Bravo) / Theatrical

July 2
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (dir. Questlove) / Hulu

July 9
Black Widow (dir. Cate Shortland) / Theatrical + Disney+

July 14
Gunpowder Milkshake (dir. Navot Papushado) / Netflix

July 23
Old (dir. M. Night Shyamalan) / Theatrical
Snake Eyes (dir. Robert Schwentke) / Theatrical

July 30
The Green Knight (dir. David Lowery) / Theatrical
Stillwater (dir. Tom McCarthy) /

August 6
The Suicide Squad (dir. James Gunn) / Theatrical + HBO Max

August 13
CODA (dir. Sian Heder) / Theatrical + Apple TV+
Free Guy (dir. Shawn Levy) / Theatrical

August 27
Candyman (dir. Nia DaCosta) / Theatrical

September 3
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (dir. Destin Daniel Cretton) / Theatrical

Episode Credits:

  • Producer/Host: J. McVay
  • Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw
  • Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu
Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…