Top 10 Films Of Spring And Summer 2014!

by Jennifer Hall
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As the weather heats up so does the entertainment. After a long winter, even adults are looking to indulge in a little fun!

Outdoor performance venues and parks become season staples, and with the release of summer films many cinephiles find themselves en route to the movies.

However, you don’t have to be addicted to films to enjoy the movie theater. 2014’s spring and summer releases have something for the entire family!

Check out our Top 10 Films Of Spring And Summer 2014:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2)
The “Greatest Battle Begins” on May 2. Andrew Garfield reprises the role of Peter Parker to battle Paul Giamatti and Jamie Foxx. You don’t need Spidey senses to know that this film is a box office sure thing.

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23)
James McAvoy rolls back onscreen followed by a team of actors extraordinaire in X-Men: Days of Future Past. A follow-up to X-Men: First Class, the old meets the new as you see both versions of Professor X (Patrick Stewart, McAvoy) and Magneto (Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender) join forces to fight for the state of mutant and man-kind alike!

 

Maleficent (May 30)
How scary can Angelina Jolie be? Pretty scary if you’ve seen her dressed as Disney’s “Mistress of All Evil” in Maleficent. It’s going to be interesting to see Sleeping Beauty retold from the villainess’ point of view. Maleficent summoned “all of the powers of hell” in the 1959 classic—can you imagine what she’s doing in 2014!

 

22 Jump Street (June 13)
The dynamic duo, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back, but instead of pretending to be in high school, this time around they’re undercover as college students. If the sequel is anything like its 2012 predecessor, prepare to laugh your head off.

 

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13)
The delightful How To Train Your Dragon returns in 2014. The story of best friends Hiccup and Toothless continues as we journey to Viking country once again. The film begins five years later with humans and dragons coexisting peacefully. However, that peace is soon threatened with the discovery of wild dragons. Can Hiccup and Toothless preserve their relationship and the relationship of dragons and humankind? You can find out this summer!

 

Think Like A Man Too (June 20)
The crew is back along with their relationships, but this time their “turning it up” in Vegas! With the original cast reprising their roles, the second film promises to be a blast!

 

Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27)
It’s Prime Time! That’s right Michael Bay’s band of Cybertron refugees are returning to theaters in 2014! But don’t look for any familiar faces. Gone are franchise regulars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, and Tyrese Gibson. As a matter of fact, even the Transformers have been changed. Now in the lead is Mark Wahlberg (The Italian Job) and the only Transformers confirmed so far are Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.

 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 11)
The world is being taken over by apes and Caesar is at the helm. That phrase alone gets me excited! If you saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes or are a fan of the original Planet of the Apes series then you understand why. However, even if you are not up to speed with all that monkey business, the war of evolutionary domination is one that cannot be missed. See it this summer!

 

Jupiter Ascending (July 18)
Channing Tatum sports a new look in the Wachowski Brothers’ new sci-fi film, Jupiter Ascending. As a genetically engineered albino with wolf DNA—Whoa! Can he keep Mila Kunis safe while saving the world—that is after they fall in love?

 

Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug. 1)
Beside the background provided in the Marvel comics, little is currently known about the underpinnings of the new superhero flick, Guardians of the Galaxy—well except for the fact that they have a pretty awesome cast; Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Djimon Hounsou, Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio Del Toro!

 

There are tons of great movies coming out this spring and summer. Here are our Must-See Runners Up…

Neighbors (May 9)
Million Dollar Arm (May 16)
Godzilla (May 16)
Blended (May 23)
Edge of Tomorrow (June 6)

-Jennifer Hall, CBS Radio Charlotte

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