– Tranformers: Age of Extinction aka Transformers 4 is the newest in the Transformers franchise. This is the one that had a man throw an air conditioner at Michael Bay in Hong Kong. Luckily this one features a whole new cast of human characters. Taking place four years after the last movie, with much of Chicago destroyed, and the Transformers on both sides are being hunted down. Optimus Prime is discovered by a man who was going to scrap a Semi for parts and the family get wrapped up in the new Autobot struggle.
– Stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, TJ Miller, Stanley Tucci, and Kelsey Grammer. Directed by Michael Bay. Rated PG-13.
– Think Like a Man Too is the sequel to the 2012 movie Think Like a Man. The original was based on a book by Steve Harvey, but I have no idea if this sequel is. The gang from the first movie is gathered together in Vegas for the wedding of Candace and Michael. Both groups get into trouble when their parties before the wedding gets out of control on top of other drama hitting the group as many of the relationships are tested.
– Stars Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gabrielle Union, and Kevin Hart. Directed by Tim Story. Rated PG-13.
– How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to How to Train Your Dragon and takes place five years after the first movie. Everyone has matured and Hiccup is being pressured into becoming the new Chief of Burk. When they find that there is a new dragon threat, they also find that Hiccup’s mother isn’t dead and is a dragon trainer herself. The story however is completely original from the books and I’m not sure if the movie has any real connection to the TV series that has been airing on Cartoon Network.
– Stars Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou, America Ferrera, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Dean DeBlois. Rated PG.
– Edge of Tomorrow is based on the Japanese novel All You Need is Kill about alien “Mimics” that invade earth. Occasionally a human is able to hijack one of their powers by reliving the same day over and over again whenever they die. Tom Cruise is a cowardly soldier this happens to, and he is instructed by Emily Blunt’ character, a woman famous for defeating the aliens in a big battle where she had access to the same power. Basically think of this as Groundhog Day with fighting and you get the general jist of the movie.
– Stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, and Jeremy Piven. Directed by Doug Liman. Rated PG-13.
– Maleficent is the re-imagining of the villain of Sleeping Beauty by Disney in an effort to turn her into an anti-hero. It seems to be that they made her have a tragic past as an excuse for her behavior instead of making her one of the few truly evil villains that Disney has. It really is a shame because Angelina Jolie really is one of the few people to pull of the appropriate look. Also despite what it looks like in the trailers, this is still rated PG.
– Stars Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Directed by Robert Stromberg. Rated PG.
– X-Men: Days of Future Past is the latest of the X-Men movies, and attempts to both follow a major X-Men comic book arc. In the future, Mutants are hunted to near extinction by the robotic Sentinels. As a last-ditch effort to save the world, they use Kitty Pryde’s mostly unused power of the ability to send a consciousness back in time. Wolverine is selected so that he can go back 50 years to bring Charles Xavier and Magento together to stop Mystique from killing the creator of the Sentinels. This is also serving as a way to bring both the old and new casts together and reset continuity so that after all the movies, only X-Men: First Class is considered canon.
– Stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and many more. Directed by Bryan Singer. Rated PG-13.
– Godzilla (the 2014 version) is considered a reboot of the franchise but at the same time paying homage to the original series of Godzilla movies. In this movie, a nuclear plant supervisor’s wife is killed in a meltdown and uncovers that nuclear tests have been cover ups for attempts to kill massive kaiju, including Godzilla with little success. Once Godzilla appears, it’s up to the giant lizard to fight the other kaiju and humanity can only look on as things get destroyed.
– Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Rated PG-13.
– Neighbors is about a young couple with a newborn daughter that just move into a new house before a fraternity moves in next door. The frat has aspirations on going down in history with the college and with the fraternity but when their parties get too loud they are reported to the police. That starts off a war between the members of the frat and the couple and their young daughter until only one of them remains.
– Stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Rated R.
– The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to the 2012 reboot movie of Spider-Man, and this one looks like it’s going dangerously close to Spider-Man 3 with too many villains. Peter and Gwen graduate high school while trying balance their relationship with Peter being Spider-Man. But somehow even though in the first movie they had no connection, Peter’s childhood friend, Harry Osborne comes back to New York City while his dad is dying. Spider-Man saves the man who becomes Electro, and Spider-Man must battle because he forgets his name. To top it all off, Peter must find out what really happened to his parents and the secrets they left behind. Plus it looks like Paul Giamatti as the Rhino only happens for five minutes in the movie.
– Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field. Directed by Marc Webb. Rated PG-13.
– Carly finds out that the man she’s been dating is actually married then she accidentally meets up and becomes friends with his wife, Kate. They decide to get revenge on the cheating husband and bring a third woman he was cheating on into the fold and set him up to catch him in the act for the ultimate revenge.
– Stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Kinney. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Rated PG-13.