Summer’s that time of year most (if not all) of use wait for with much anticipation. It’s a time for trips, parties, bbqs and last but not least…MOVIES!
With lots of fantastic movie-magic on the rise, here are some that’ll start off and contribute to Hollywood’s heat-wave:
THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 – May 2, 2014
Weâ€™ve always known that Spider-Manâ€™s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Manâ„¢ 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
Itâ€™s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).Â For Peter Parker, thereâ€™s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).Â But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city.Â With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.Â Directed by Marc Webb.Â Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.Â Screen Story and Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner.Â Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
MALEFICENT – May 30, 2014
â€œMaleficentâ€ explores theÂ untold story of Disneyâ€™s most iconicÂ villain from the classic â€œSleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protectÂ the moors over which she presides,Â Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human kingâ€™s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
22 JUMP STREET – June 13, 2014
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.Â Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship.Â If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.
SEX TAPE – July 18, 2014
When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense â€“ but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark.Â To kick things up a notch, they decide â€“ why not? â€“ to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session.Â It seems like a great idea â€“ until they discover that their most private video is no longer private.Â With their reputations on the line, they know theyâ€™re just one click away from being laid bare to the world… but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they’ll never forget, they’ll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – August 1, 2014
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new teamâ€”the Guardians of the Galaxy.Â An action-packed, epic space adventure,Â Marvel’sÂ â€œGuardians of the Galaxyâ€ expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.Â To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfitsâ€”Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate standâ€”with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
THE EXPENDABLES 3 – August 15, 2014
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to killâ€¦ or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendablesâ€™ most personal battle yet.
…And this is ONLY a handful of them!