THE KINGS OF SUMMER trailer – the film festival hit will soon be seen in wide release

THE KINGS OF SUMMER trailer – the film festival hit will soon be seen in wide release


THE KINGS OF SUMMER premiered at the Sundance Film Festival under the name TOY’S HOUSE, and was one of the standout movies of the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival, but will soon be seen everywhere on May 31. It stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, and Moises Arias as three young men who boldly run away from their homes and high school lives to live in the woods as “men” and brave the elements. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and going intentionally for an 1980’s Spielberg-ish feel, it also stars Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kumail Nanjiani, and Hannibal Buress. My review is coming soon, but I can safely say I loved it. Check out the trailer below, which doesn’t quite do the film justice, but should give moviegoers an idea of what they’re in for.

Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) – who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family – whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can’t run away from.

KINGS OF SUMMER opens on May 31, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.