Opening This Weekend: June 27

Many of our friends have already been infected with summeritis—so that means it’s time for summer movies to begin. We saw a few blockbusters hit theaters in May (Godzilla, X-Men:Days of Future Past, and Maleficent), but June is coming in with a unique brew of its own to get us into theaters: cancer, Ping-Pong, dragons, Bigfoot, alien robot cars, and a musical—to name a few.

So, whether you choose to checkout that indie you’ve heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
—Myrna E. Duarte
June 27
Yves Saint Laurent (Limited) MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated

Paris, 1957. 21 year old Yves is catapulted to international stardom as the successor to Christian Dior who has recently died. At his first catwalk show he meets Pierre Bergé, who will become his lover and business partner, and begins a relationship that will change his life forever. Just a few years later however he’s subjected to the public humiliation of being fired. Refusing to succumb to his critics and self-doubt, he creates the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house and presents the first-ever ‘ready to wear’ collection, shocking the world of couture.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (IMAX/3D)

Optimus Prime

Michael Bay is again directing Transformers 4, or Transformers: Age of Extinction, from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, as his last film in the blockbuster series before handing the franchise off to another director.  As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of  Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. The new cast this time around includes Mark Wahlberg, T.J. Miller, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles,

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (Limited)

Tim Berners-Lee as Aaron Swartz

As a teenager, Aaron Swartz was a computer-programming prodigy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, but sadly, he was pushed to suicide after some federal lawsuits tore his life apart. From help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, Aaron Swartz’s fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was his groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity, and The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (directed by Brian Knappenberger of We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists), looks like a must-see documentary telling a tale that didn’t need to end so tragically.

Snowpiercer (Limited) MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated

Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer

The cast for Joon-ho Bong’s incredible new sci-fi masterpiece Snowpiercer includes Chris Evans with Ed Harris, Jamie Bell,Alison Pill, John Hurt, Oscar winners Tilda Swinton & Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Kang-ho Song and Luke Pasqualino as passengers on the train. Joon-ho describes Snowpiercer as a post-apocalyptic movie about a few survivors who end up on a massive train that is divided by economic classes. “With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.”

They Came Together

They Came Together is directed by David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), who co-wrote the film with Michael Showalter (The Baxter). The film tells the love story of Joel (Paul Rudd), a corporate executive for Candy Systems and Research, a mega candy store chain, and Molly (Amy Poehler), the owner of a small sweet shop called Upper Sweet Side. When Joel is tasked with shutting down Molly’s mom-and-pop operation, the unlikely lovers find themselves hurtled into a whirlwind romance.

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger strips away the myths surrounding Boston ex-mobster and FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger, getting past his mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston. As Boston’s most notorious gangster, Bulger allegedly worked hand in hand with FBI agents, ratting out his rivals in exchange for protection. When his alliances fall apart he becomes a fugitive on the FBI’s most wanted list until he is caught in 2011. 

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