Happy May my friends! In the movie world this month is the official kickoff to summer. From now until Labor Day there is a mix of superheroes, comedies and anticipated sequels scheduled to hit the big screen. I wonder what film(s) will be crowned the 2014 blockbuster. Before my social calendar begins to fill for the summer I have blocked Fridays for movie night…only my fellow movie buffs can relate. Here are my movie picks:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – May 2nd
The legendary Marvel comic character is back again. The story goes beyond living a double life as the ordinary Peter Parker and the secretly amazing Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) This time Spider-Man is up against a new powerful villain named Electro (Jamie Foxx). He will stop at nothing to live a regular life with his girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone) and to protect his fellow New Yorkers. I am looking forward to seeing Spider-Man win.
Neighbors – May 9th
A family with a newborn baby moves into a home next door to a college fraternity house. Are you thinking, what I am thinking?… a living nightmare. Get ready to laugh out loud, Seth Rogan and Zac Efron are hilarious together. See for yourself, take a look at the movie trailer. This movie takes me back to my college days, I can’t imagine living next door to college students.
Godzilla – May 16th
A rebirth of the worlds most famous monster, Godzilla. This sci-fi film will take us back to the beginning when this powerful and destructive monster was introduced to today but with a twist. I am not sure I know what to expect from this movie, but it takes me back to my childhood of watching tv movies. That alone has me interested to this film and to see Bryan Cranston in this unusual role.
X Men: Days of Future Past – May 23rd
The trilogy continues for all the X Men fans, Bryan Singer is incorporating the plot with characters from the original trilogy and 2011’s First Class. The plot will go back in time to with an attempt to avoid a series of events that will lead to a catastrophic future. I am anticipating action from beginning to end, but more importantly we may be able to see Huge Jackman and Halle Berry alongside James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence. Check out the trailer here.
Maleficent – May 30th
The untold story of the villain of the Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty. We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but what happened before that resulted in Maleficent not being invited to the christening. As a Disney fan I have been anticipating this movie for a few months, it was originally set to be released in March. I am completely obsessed with the look of Angelina Jolie in her costume, its really inspiring my look for Halloween at the moment. The headpiece is everything.
I realize there a dozen more movies set to release this month, but based on my picks what are you excited to see? Leave a comment, I am look forward to chatting throughout the month on our reviews.
photo credit: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Neighbors, Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maleficent