The summer movie madness is upon us, and it looks promising. So we at Aroundtable would like to share what we think are the "popcorn" movies of 2014. Check it out and have fun at the movies.
Let's start with the monster of summer movies Godzilla (May 16). Godzilla is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), with Aaron Johnson ,Bryan Cranston , Ken Watanabe & Elizabeth Olsen. Looks way better then the remake from 1998. Gareth Edwards has been given the opportunity to direct the untitled Star Wars spin-off movie.
Next up is X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23). Merging the cast of the original trilogy with the cast of X-Men: First Class, in a time travel sci-fi action blockbuster directed by Bryan Singer. Need I say more?
Then two very different movies open up on May 30. A Million Ways To Die In The West directed by Seth MacFarlane (Ted). There hasn't been a real slap stick western comedy since Blazing Saddles (1974), but if anyone can pull it off it's MacFarlane. Then we have Maleficent with Angelina Jolie, in the untold story of Disney's iconic villian from Sleeping Beauty.
On June 6th Tom Cruise has to save the world in Edge of Tomorrow. Directed by
Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith ,The Bourne Identity ) ,Edge of Tomorrow is being described as Groundhog Day meets Alien. So far the advance reviews have been very positive about this one. This has to be better then Oblivion .
Then on June 13th we have How to Train Your Dragon 2. The first was amazing and the second is looking just as good.
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction directed by Michael Bay ( June 27). Shia LaBeouf is gone and now Mark Wahlberg has been given the reins to the Transformers franchise. I am not of fan of Michael Bay, but the previews so far look promising. Plus it looks like the Dinobots are finally in a Transformers movie.
The Apes run wild once again on July 11 in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The first was great, so there is a lot riding on this one.
Last but not least is Guardians of the Galaxy ( Aug 1). Based on another comic book from Marvel, only this time the adventure is in the outer reaches of space. Looks like Marvel is trying to push it's limits, and expand it's ever increasing universe. Really looking forward to seeing this one.
There you go movie fans...save some popcorn for us at Aroundtable.