Film | Summer Movie Preview

It's that time of year again, the time when superheroes, dinosaurs, robots and more take over our cinema screens. Judging by the recent Furious 7 success, this Summer is set to break box office records left and right. We narrowed down a few of the movies that you must check out and mark on your calendar.

The Avengers: The Age of Ultron

The sequel to the blockbuster The Avengers is the first of the blockbusters we will get to see. Our favorite group of heroes are back to battle against the mighty Ultron (voiced wonderfully by the talented James Spader). The Joss Weedon directed film is bound to destroy box office records based on early speculation and reviews. Let's just say we may dress up as our favorite superhero for this one. The movie starts on May 1st across the country.


Mad Max: Fury Road

Although this is not a reboot, in fact it is supposed to take place 30 years after Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. This time the lead role is played by Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Judging by the insane visuals we have got a chance to see during the trailers, this looks like one of the dark horses of the Summer movie season. In theaters on May 15th.

The official plot summary for Mad Max: Fury Road is as follows: "An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland." (IMDB)

Jurassic World

The dinosaurs are back this Summer in Jurassic World. Our beloved island Isla Nubar is the setting once again for the fourth movie i the franchise. This time Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are the central characters in the mix. As always the trailer gives us a glimpse at some new attractions with a bunch of new species of dinosaurs including a genetically modified beast that is sure to wreck havoc. The film opens on June 12th.

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly. (IMDB)

Tomorrowland

Although it hasn't been heavily marketed amongst the giants, we feel this one is going to be good. George Clooney and Hugh Laurie head up the cast in this one. Is it fair to say that Disney is about to cash in this Summer with all their releases. Tomorrowland is a play on the space themed section of Disneyland. Not sure yet how that is going to tie into the film but the early trailers suggest it to be a adventure based movie leading us to some familiar visuals. The movie opens on May 22nd. 

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.(IMDB)

San Andreas

Is it safe to say that The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) is officially our new modern day version of Arnie, Stallone, Cruise, (insert any blockbuster actor)? This may be either a hit or bust in our opinion, the visuals look just like any other natural disaster movie (Armageddon, The Day After Tomorrow, Twister), we will have to see what the story line is. Judging by the title it's safe to say. The film opens on May 29th across the US.

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter. (IMDB)

Entourage

The boy's are back. We know we had to you that line as clichรฉ as it sounds. Does anybody miss Entourage the TV show as much as us? Probably not, luckily for us the series is headed to the big screen and probably hosts more cameos than any other film this Summer. Looks like the film takes over right after the shows finale and we expect a bunch of over the top scenes and a fair dose of Johnny Drama. The movie opens June 3rd.

The film picks up where the series left off, chronicling the continuing career of movie star Vincent Chase and his entourage of friends. Ari bankrolls Vince's directorial debut with a $100 million budget which goes $15 million over. He does this by securing financing from Texas billionaire Larsen McCredle and his son Travis. Vince continues his carefree lifestyle saying if the film fails they can just move back to Queens. Now with his own studio Ari deals with the problems of being a start up movie producer in his own ill tempered way. (Wiki)

Ant Man

Not much is known about this one in comparison to the other great Marvel movies. Rumors and storylines place this as an important film in the Marvel Universe. Ant Man is played by Paul Rudd in this one and judging by the early trailers this one is set to knock it out of the park. July 17th is the day to mark on your calendars.

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (IMDB)

Mision Impossible: Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise is back as agent Ethan Hunt once more in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. With the exception of maybe 1 or 2 films in the series we have always enjoyed these films. It's kind of the American version of James Bond for us. In this one Cruise and his fellow agents go up against a faction called "The Syndicate" in a cat and mouse game set to provide for some awesome stunts.

The new flick finds Huntโ€™s highly effective but destructive Impossible Mission Force (IMF) disbanded by vengeful Washington bureaucrats such as the CIA chief (played by Alec Baldwin). But Hunt pulls his team together (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and newcomer Rebecca Ferguson) to battle the shadowy force known as โ€œThe Syndicateโ€ and its elusive leader (Sean Harris). (SlashFilm)

The Fantastic Four

A reboot that we can get excited about. Ill be the first to say the previous Fantastic Four movies have been rather bland, this one looks to cash in on some of Hollywood's best batch of younger actors to its advantage. Hopefully this one lives up to the hype.

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (IMDB)