While it technically doesn’t begin until June 21, we all know as soon as the Memorial Day BBQs start, it is officially summa, summa, summertime (thanks, Will Smith). And what better way to spend your summer than cooped up at the movie theatre! Snaps for the anti-social! I’ve compiled a list of flicks to keep you busy from now all the way until Labor Day.
May 31st- After Earth
Will Smith and his identical twin, excuse me, his son, Jaden, travel back to earth 1,000 years after its demise to fulfill a mission. All the while attempting to survive a bunch of rabid creatures that are anything but Nyan Cat. Props for the most inspirational tag line of the year, “Danger is real, fear is a choice.” Deep, real deep.
June 12th- This is The End
Pineapple Express + an apocalypse + all of Hollywood = This is The End.
And when I say all of Hollywood, I mean it. James Franco, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Jason Segel, Rihanna, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart and the Backstreet Boys (random).
June 14th- Man of Steel
Without a doubt, the most highly anticipated movie this summer. Henry Cavill, aka Mr. Where Have You Been All My Life, takes on the role of the most well known superhero, Superman. Comic fans will be glad to see the incorporation of his back story back on Krypton, while the rest of us will be plenty fine just seeing his bod. Additionally, this was produced by Christopher Nolan (from The Dark Knight trilogy), which translates to automatic success.
June 14th- The Bling Ring
Well Hermione, looks like there actually is something worse than getting expelled…
Emma Watson stars in this based-off-of-actual-events film as one of the members of “The Bling Ring”, a group teenagers who robbed the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and the like. You’ve probably seen one of them on TV already, Alexis Neiers (who is played by Watson) as she was on the E! show “Pretty Wild”. Check out this article to see where the rest of these gangsters are now.
June 20th- World War Z
How kind of you, Brad, to grace us with your face after like twenty years of being M.I.A. World War Z is another apocalyptic film (is Hollywood trying to tell us something??) based off of the 2006 book by Max Brooks. Pitt searches the world to try and find a way to stop the zombie outbreak that’s taking over the world (!!). And if you’ve seen any of the commercials, these zombies really just look like a bunch of Beliebers at a concert. Am I right, or am I right?
July 3rd- Despicable Me 2
In SUPER CUTE MOVIE news, the franchise returns for a second installment as Gru (now one of the good guys) is back to help the Anti-Villain League find Eduardo aka the new bad guy. Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig (<3) will all be back to lend their voices. And yes, there will be plenty of minions.
August 9th- Elysium
Matt Damon, we love your apples and we love you. For the sake of action fans, don’t ever stop making movies. Also, this bald hairdo is a good look for you.
August 30th- One Direction: This is Us
I’m sorry to all of you that could’ve done without this one, but Directioners need some love, too. But this is all you’re getting, because I’m just not going to spend anymore time talking about Zayn’s hair.
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