Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 Summer Movie Preview: June

While the month of May technically kicks off the annual Summer blockbuster season, June is when most of us feel like it's officially arrived. This year, June offers quite a few sequels and a modern musical being adapted for the big screen. Here's a look into what you can expect during the month.


Honorable Mention: Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt team up in the futuristic action flick Edge of Tomorrow (June 6th). Rising star Shailene Woodley tackles the dramatic role of a cancer stricken teenager who find young love in The Fault in Our Stars (June 6th). Laurence Fishburne stars in the Sundance Film Festival hit, The Signal (June 13th), about a trio of college students who are drawn into a creepy situation with nightmarish consequences. Mark Wahlberg makes his debut as the new face of the franchise is Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27th). 

22 Jump Street (June 13th)

In 2012 the perfect mix of low expectations and a hilarious effort from co-stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum propelled 21 Jump Street into a mainstream hit. This June the duo returns with 22 Jump Street, where the young officers take their case-solving talents to college. As expected with a sequel, everything needs to get bigger and better so we'll have to see how well this new installment stacks up against the original. But either way, how can you not be excited for it?

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13th)

Children's movies have never been the type to excite me. However, the occasional hit such as Finding Nemo and Shrek are impossible to dislike. Another animated feature that I enjoyed was 2010's Oscar Nominated How to Train Your Dragon. This summer the highly anticipated and long-awaited sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, returns the lovable duo of Hiccup and Toothless on another wild journey. A film that's suitable for the whole family, there's plenty to look forward to with this one.

Jersey Boys (June 20th)

I have a somewhat extensive knowledge of broadway hits. I've seen many shows and one of my favorites of all time, Jersey Boys, tells the remarkable true story of singer Frankie Valli and his former group, The Four Seasons. When a musical is adapted for the big screen it has the potential to be an Oscar powerhouse like 2002's Chicago, or most recently, Les Miserables. With Clint Eastwood attached to direct, I can't wait to see how he brings the hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to the screen. 

*** Remember to stay tuned tomorrow for a look at July's most exciting titles. 

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