The season of the blockbuster has arrived! Celebrate, cinephiles with the minds of teenage boys! Flawlessly constructed jokes aside, this summer looks set to bring back some oldies but goodies, as well as our seasonal dose of Superhero films. Between Jurassic Park, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Poltergeist and Mad Max, most of us will be setting up tents in our local cinemas.
So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie 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.
Before I Wake
Stars: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish
Directed By: Mike Flanagan
Synopsis: A young couple decides to adopt a little boy following the death of their own son of a similar age. Everything goes swimmingly, until they start to see apparitions of their son, and butterflies storming the house. They quickly discover their foster son’s dreams come alive when he sleeps, but when he wakes they disappear. Or do they?
Our Two Cents: Pros: music by Danny Elfman, great child-lead and an interesting plot, Cons: Kate Bosworth. End of List.
Stars: Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon
Directed By: Anna Fletcher
Synopsis: Reese Witherspoon stars as a policewoman assigned to protecting an invaluable witness (Sofia Vergara) in a drug mafia case. When the two are ambushed by cartel members, it becomes increasingly obvious that they have been set up, and embark on a journey for justice – cultivating an unlikely friendship along the way.
Our Two Cents: Neither of these actresses should be doing a crappy movie like this.
5 Flights Up (Limited)
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton
Directed By: Richard Loncraine
Synopsis: An elderly couple looks to sell their Brooklyn apartment, but find out that is easier said than done.
Our Two Cents: Any chance to watch Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton love each other left and right is reason enough for me.
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
Directed By: Henry Hobson
Synopsis: An unlikely take on the zombie genre, the film centres on a father and daughter living in the Midwest during a viral outbreak. The disease turns people into blood-lusting cannibals, and her father must stay by her side as Maggie turns.
Our Two Cents: Arnie cries in the trailer – so I would see this if the Tribeca audience hadn’t torn it apart.
Welcome to Me (Limited)
Stars: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack
Directed By: Shira Piven
Synopsis: Kristen Wiig stars as Alice, who wins $86million in the lottery, but she has a few loose screws. Obsessed with Oprah, she uses the money to fund her own talk show called “Welcome to Me”, which completely flops. However, as Alice gains more creative control and addresses her psychiatric issues, she completely alienates those around her and struggle to keep the show afloat.
Our Two Cents: This looks hysterical.
The D Train (Limited)
Stars: Jack Black, James Marsden
Directed By: Andrew Mogul, Jarrad Paul
Synopsis: Jack Black stars as Dan, a man hoping to throw an amazing 20-year reunion for his high school. When no one agrees to come, he travels across the country to persuade the coolest guy in his class to come in the hopes that they will all follow. Now a big Hollywood actor, Oliver takes Dan on the adventure of the lifetime, hoping to turn him into the man he always wanted to be.
Our Two Cents: Is Jack Black still making movies?