The days are getting a little longer and the nights are getting a little warmer so you know that it’s summer cinema time. The popcorn and soda faithful have a nice slate of action packed flicks to choose from with giant monsters, robots, mutant apes and several kinds of super human leading the pack. There is a little romance, music and child’s play thrown in for good measure but this summer movie season is all about mangled metal and mayhem on a large scale. Are you ready?
Check out TheUrbanDaily.com’s Summer Movie Preview:
Opens: May 16, 2014
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche
Forget that disastrous 1998 remake – this latest version of “Godzilla” delivers on the chills and thrills that made one of Hollywood’s most iconic monsters so memorable.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Opens: May 23, 2014
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellan
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Opens: May 30, 2014
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
Angelina Jolie is back and fiercer than ever as she brings one of Disney’s most iconic villains to life.
“Edge of Tomorrow”
Opens: June 6, 2014
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
Live. Die. Repeat. Tom Cruise plays a futuristic soldier caught in an endless time loop and finds himself the key to saving humanity from a battalion of ruthless aliens.
“Think Like A Man Too”
Opens June 20, 2014
Starring: Gabrielle Union, Romany Malco, Kevin Hart, Lala Anthony, Terrence J, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy
The gang’s all back as they travel to a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
“Transformers 4: Age of Extinction”
Opens: June 27, 2014
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar
Mark Wahlberg takes over from former leading man Shia LeBeouf in this fourth installment of the “Transformers” franchise. Wahlberg plays an auto mechanic who resurrects Optimus Prime and inadvertently harkens the return of the Decepticons.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Opens: July 11, 2014
Starring: Andy Serkis, Judy Greer, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke
Caesar leads a group of genetically enhanced apes, who try to find a harmonious co-existence with a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
Opens: July 18, 2014
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis
In the future a young, destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen’s reign.
Opens: July 25, 2014
Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Irina Shayk, John Hurt, Ian McShane
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
Opens: August 1, 2014
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
“Get On Up”
Opens: August 1, 2014
Starring: Chad Boseman, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Opens: August 8, 2014
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Opens: August 15, 2014
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford
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 kill… 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.
“Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”
Opens: August 22, 2014
Starring: Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in “Sin City: A Day to Kill For.” Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.
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