Must see movies for summer 2014

Arts and Entertainment

Films from every genre

By Colin Hickson and Katie Tracy
Staff Writer and Arts and Entertainment Editor


May 16, 2014

The King of The Monsters returns to the big screen in this new take on the cinematic classic. In the traditional style of the original films, Godzilla goes head to head with other monsters who threaten humanity while the humans attempt to take down Godzilla. What chance do human soldiers have against a gigantic, indestructible lizard who breaths fire? Arguably a step up from the 1998 “Godzilla” film (AKA the one that launched the much better Fox Kids cartoon), audiences are sure to cheer when they hear Godzilla’s trademark roar and gaze in awe as Godzilla protects humanity from other monsters…whether people want it or not!

X-Men:  Days of Future Past

May 23, 2014

Based on one of the most acclaimed X-Men story arcs, “Days of Future Past” is the latest installment of the X-Men franchise. Picking up after the events of “The Wolverine,” everyone’s favorite Canadian antihero (Hugh Jackman) is recruited by Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) to go back in time. Once there, he is charged to prevent the creation of the infamous Sentinels and convince a younger Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) to form the X-Men. If successful, he could change a world where mutants are hunted and either captured or killed. Will Wolverine achieve his goal? Or will bigotry finally defeat the X-Men?

22 Jump Street

June 13, 2014

The underachieving cops, Schmidt and Jenko, played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, return for a sequel after their ridiculous second romp through high school. This time, the two goof-balls are going undercover at a local college. Based very, very loosely off of the original television series from the late ‘80s to early ‘90s of the same name, this knock-off has definitely arrested some laughs from audiences.

“21 Jump Street” is the location of a police headquarters where young looking cops specialize in youth crime. Hill and Tatum’s characters get called back after their (overall) successful job on the high school drug ring case.  You thought high school was crazy…It’ll be interesting to see how the officers handle going back to college.

Guardians of the Galaxy

August 1, 2014

Marvel’s resident galaxy hopping freedom fighters hit the big screen in this new film. When pilot Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt) steals an orb sought after by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace), he finds himself working alongside the shoot first/ask never furry little gun nut Rocket Raccoon (voice of  the Hangover trilogy’s Bradley Cooper), alien martial artist Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the talking tree with a limited vocabulary Groot (voice of Dwayne  “The Rock” Johnson), and the vengeance-seeking Drax, the Destroyer to keep Ronan from attaining the orb after they learn of its true power. Following the success of its previous films, Marvel is sure to find more glory with this latest release and go, as Buzz Lightyear would say, “To infinity and beyond!”