8 flicks to catch this season
May is here, and this means that summer flicks are starting to pour into theatres. From comedies to action movies, there are films to suit all tastes coming out this summer. What are we looking forward to? Read on for eight of our must-see movies of the season!
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Release date: May 18
Inspired by the popular pregnancy guide book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting follows various couples as they go through the ups and downs of pregnancy. It boasts an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, and more. View the official trailer.
Men in Black 3
Release date: May 25
Will Smith was a summer blockbuster box office king in the mid-to-late ‘90s. Can he bring back some of that magic with the second sequel of the Men in Black franchise? This time around, his Agent J goes back in time to come to the rescue of his partner, Agent K. View the official trailer.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Release date: June 1
The classic tale of Snow White has been getting a pop culture revamp lately, such as with the hit television series Once Upon a Time and the comedy movie Mirror, Mirror. This latest movie takes a more action-packed turn, with Kristen Stewart as the titular character, and Charlize Theron as the evil queen. View the official trailer.
Rock of Ages
Release date: June 13
The latest Broadway musical-turned-movie takes us to the glam metal era. With Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta starring as two dreamers who fall in love, the film is a love letter to the rock music of the ‘80. It boasts an impressive all-star cast, including Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, and a singing Tom Cruise! View the official trailer.
Release date: June 29
Channing Tatum stars as Magic Mike, a male stripper who’s looking for something more. Inspired by the actor’s own experiences as a stripper, the movie is not only a sweet comedy, but also boasts quite the eye candy: it also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, and the buff Joe Manganiello. View the official trailer.
Release date: July 13
The Family Guy fan in us just can’t help but anticipate the release of this comedy! Written and directed by the aforementioned series’ creator Seth MacFarlane, Ted stars Mark Wahlberg as a man whose childhood teddy bear (also voiced by MacFarlane) remains his best friend well into adulthood.View the official trailer.
The Dark Knight Rises
Release date: July 20
The final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises is inarguably the most anticipated movie of the summer! Christian Bale returns as the Caped Crusader, and the likes of Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy join the cast. View the official trailer.
The Bourne Legacy
Release date: August 3
Matt Damon may have said goodbye to the role of Jason Bourne, but he is not forgotten in the fourth instalment of the action-spy franchise. Jeremy Renner stars in the film—but doesn’t take over the Bourne role—which deals with the direct aftermath of 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum. View the official trailer.
What movie are you looking forward to this summer? Share your picks in the Comments section below!
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