Peter Shaw, Shaw Media trustee, corporate strategy coordinator
Going to the movies is just one of the many casualties of this whole parenthood thing. Finn, 6, has gotten to the point where he enjoys going to the movies – we're talking maybe five times total – and more importantly, can make it through a movie with only a few bathroom breaks.
Loch, who is 4, well ... not so much. I mean he dressed up as Wreck-it-Ralph for Halloween, yet when we went to see "Wreck-it-Ralph 2" a month later, I got to leave the theater 5 minutes into the movie with him in tow – we have since watched the movie at home about 20 times.
With summer releases coming, several movies I'd like to see are mainly for the kids: "Toy Story 4", "Lion King", and "The Secret Life of Pets 2". Other movies I’d like to see are "Spider-Man: Far From Home" – "Homecoming" and "Thor: Ragnarok" being my two favorite MCU movies. I'd also like to see "Dark Phoenix", "Once Upon A time In Hollywood", and even though it's not technically a summer movie, "Avengers: Endgame", however, I’ll assume those are all rentals waiting to happen.
Pam Eggemeier, SVM editorial page editor
I've never really been into the Marvel movie franchise, but the highly anticipated April 26 release of "Avengers: Endgame" has grabbed my attention. It has a good chance of breaking the opening weekend record of $257 million set by "Avengers: Infinity War". I'm a big Robert Downey Jr. fan, so that will probably get me into the theater for this one.
If you love superheroes and animation, it appears you'll be excited about this summer's offerings. I'm not a big fan of scary movies – life already provides enough to keep me up nights, thank you. If you like to scream in the theater, however, "Midsommar", "The New Mutants" and "Child's Play" are probably right up your alley.
Quentin Tarentino's mind is always a bit of a crap-shoot for me, but his "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is at the top of my list this summer thanks to the subject matter and an all-star cast. The film is about the Charles Manson cult and the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate – which I admit could be every bit as creepy as the horror flicks I try to avoid. It's hard, however, to resist a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Leonardo DeCaprio, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie and Dakota Fanning.
As usual, I'd like to see more fun comedy flicks, but those aren't the films that bring in the big bucks at the box office, so that genre will sadly continue to decline. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?", "Yesterday" and "Long Shot" are my best hopes for a few laughs.