Summer movie season is in full swing and, unlike some recent years, 2014 is actually full of action-packed blockbusters, promising comedies and romantic tales to lure us to the box-office. Here are just a few key titles you should consider this month if you’re feeling like heading to the movies (or grabbing a DVD):
Friday June 6
The Fault in Our Stars – In what looks like a definite tear jerker, a young cancer patient falls in love with a boy in her support group and they help each other find life as they face the possibility of death. Somehow, they give each other the strength to embark on a magical journey through a bond unlike any other.
Edge of Tomorrow – This futuristic sci-fi depicts the life of a Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a man who had never been in combat until he was dropped into a suicide mission. With no relevant skills or experience to draw upon, he is killed within minutes, but finds himself being resurrected day after day to fight the same battle over and over. Each time, he gains some knowledge about his alien enemies and, fortunately, discovers an ally, Special Forces agent, Rita Vrataski. Together, they must find a way to overcome their formidable foe.
Friday June 13
22 Jump Street – Officers Schmidt and Jenko are back for more investigative police work only, this time, they are going deep undercover at a local college. Unfortunately, they find themselves relating to people from different crowds which leads them to reevaluate their partnership. Considering how crazy things got when they pretended to be high school students, this movie will probably be twice as ridiculous as the first one.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – The original film was an incredibly inspiring tale and it looks as though this sequel will carry on that positive message. The story follows Hiccup, a heroic Viking and his dragon, Toothless. They stand against Drago in hopes of saving peace and the hope of a good future for mankind … and dragons!
Friday June 20
Think Like a Man Too – The first film was based on the popular Steve Harvey self-help book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and, due to the success, a follow-up is being released. In this film, the couples reunite to attend a wedding in Las Vegas but, as you may have guessed, things take a turn and the resulting drama could derail the special day.
The Rover – Set ten years after the western economic system collapsed, desperate and dangerous people are drawn to the Australian shores in hopes of exploiting the mineral resources. Eric, a hardened loner, drifts from town to town in the outback until his car is stolen by a gang of thieves who leave one of their wounded (Rey) behind. His car was the only thing that mattered to him and Eric seizes the opportunity to force the injured man to lead him to the gang in hopes of recovering what was taken from him.
Jersey Boys – You don’t need to see a movie trailer to know that the musical, Jersey Boys, is legendary. Now, it comes to the big screen and audiences will get to see how Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi went from being blue-collar guys from the wrong side of town to the an American phenomenon, selling more than 175 million records worldwide.
Friday June 27
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction – The first Transformers film was good but the two sequels that followed were universally panned. Director Michael Bay is hoping that a new cast and better storyline will help revitalize this franchise. The plot surrounds a shadowy group, including an ancient, powerful menace, that has plans for controlling Earth. Optimus Prime, the Autobots and some new human friends will have to band together to take on this shared enemy.
Snowpiercer – It’s fair to say that things get incredibly out of control when most of the population is wiped out when an experiment to stop global warming fails and causes an ice age. The humans who remain are aboard the Snowpiercer, a train powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. As it circles the globe in the aftermath, a class system takes shape but it doesn’t take long for a revolution to erupt.
- The Son of God (June 3)
- Haunt (June 10)
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
- Walk of Shame
- The LEGO Movie
- Winter’s Tale
- Blood Ties
Whether you stay in or head to the theaters to enjoy a movie, this month definitely has a lot to offer!