Summer blockbusters to look forward to

Dakota Phillips ‘15
News editor

 

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”- May 2
The story of Spider-Man continues when Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is approaching his high school graduation and fights off bad guys as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Things also get complicated with his love, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) as new villains emerge. Peter learns things about his past that he never knew before and also gets a visit from an old friend: Harry Osborn. This movie is directed by Mark Webb.

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“Neighbors”- May 9
A comedy directed by Nicholas Stoller about a couple with a newborn baby who are forced to live next to a fraternity house. This movie stars some of Hollywood’s most popular actors: Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

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“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Legend”- May 9
The classic story of Dorothy and the wonderful land of Oz continues when Dorothy returns to find her friends, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion, who have disappeared. Dorothy makes new friends along the way. A new villain, the Jester, is introduced and is trying to gain full control of Oz. Dorothy and the gang have to save the land of Oz. This new animated tale is directed by Dan St. Pierre and Will Finn, with “Glee’s” Lea Michele adding the voice of Dorothy.
“The Fault In Our Stars”- June 6
Based on John Green’s number one New York Times bestselling novel, the moving story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) hits theaters to kick off the start of summer 2014. Hazel is a 16- year -old girl with cancer and has to constantly be connected to an oxygen tank in order to survive. In a cancer support group for teens, she meets an extremely charming boy named Augustus. These two witty teens form a bond and deal with their illnesses in extraordinarily unique ways. Their story is an inevitable tear-jerker that will open many people’s minds to think in amazingly alternative ways toward love and sickness. (See book review on page 9.)
“22 Jump Street”- June 13
The sequel to “21 Jump Street” is a hilarious comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as undercover police officers at a local college. The challenges they face force them to question their partnership. This movie is directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
“Can A Song Save Your Life”- July 13
A drama starring Kiera Knightley as a young girl named Gretta who decides to move to New York with her boyfriend to pursue her dream of making it big in the music industry. Her boyfriend breaks up with her

when he gets an offer to be a solo artist. A producer discovers her talent in a local bar and hires her. They fall in love and assist each other in proving themselves in the industry. This movie is directed by John Carney.
“Step Up All In”- July 25
The Step-Up gang is now in Las Vegas trying to prove their skills in yet another dance battle that could either make or break their future. This movie, directed by Trish Sie, stars Alyson Stoner as Camille, Briana Evigan as Andie, and Ryan Guzman as Sean. Many of the all-stars return.
“Into The Storm”- August 8
This action movie, directed by Steven Quale, is shown through the aspect of handheld video cameras and cell phones as a crew of storm chasers investigate the tornado that hits a small town. It displays the chaos that the town endures through the beast of a storm that caused a lot of damage.
“If I Stay”- August 22
When the tragedy of a fatal car accident happens to Mia (Chloe Moretz) and her family, Mia ends up in a coma. Mia has an out-of-body experience when she is in the coma. Before the accident she was already facing a very difficult decision involving her musician boyfriend Adam: whether to go to Juilliard to pursue her dreams and leave him in Oregon, or to stay with him as his band makes their rise to fame. Now she has a much more difficult decision to make. She can either wake up from this coma and face a life that would be extremely harder to live than she ever anticipated, or leave the world and let the coma pull her into the darkness of death. This movie is based on Gayle Forman’s young adult fiction novel.

 

Source: MovieInsider.com