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.
Stars: Sam Rockwell
Directed By: Sam Raimi, Gil Kenan
Synopsis: When a young family moves to a haunted house, they dismiss the odd noises as part of their dream home. However, when things escalate beyond return, and their daughter is taken, they are forced to exorcise the poltergeist.
Our Two Cents: Obligatory monthly horror flick, with a little more kick.
Stars: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, Hugh Laurie and Brit Robertson
Directed By: Brad Bird
Synopsis: A young girl finds a button that, when touched, transports her to another world, and when she shares the discovery with Frank Walker (Clooney), they begin to realise their actions in this far-off place have very real consequences.
Our Two Cents: Clooney is awesome. Brad Bird is awesome. Hugh Laurie is awesome. Awesome.
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Jennifer Connelly, Melanie Laurent
Directed By: Claudia Llosa
Synopsis: A man goes on a journey to find his mother, years after she abandoned him following the death of his brother.
Our Two Cents: I mean, no.
Stars: Carl Boenish, Jean Boenish
Directed By: Marah Strauch
Synopsis: Following the life of BASE-jumping pioneer Carl Boenish, the film details his accomplishments, philosophy, and charisma up until his death during a jump.
Our Two Cents: Mind-bogglingly interesting.
Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Michael Peña, Kathleen Robertson
Directed By: Marc Neveldine
Synopsis: Michael Peña stars as a newly anointed Vatican priest whose first job might just be his hardest. Alongside veteran exorcist (Djimon Hounsou) he is called up to reveal the Devil’s larger plan: to summon the antichrist. Unfortunately, teenage girl Angela is the vessel of this summon, and the two priests must fight to save her life.
Our Two Cents: Naaaaaaaaahhhhhh.