A great time at the cineplex assured this summer with 5 anticipated blockbusters

As  summer fast approaches, one of the season’s biggest calling cards is around the corner: Summer blockbusters. With an array of cinematic offerings for the masses this summer, one has to wonder which are worth their time, and which are worth skipping. Fortunately, I’ve compiled my most anticipated films this summer!


5. Southpaw

In what’s probably one of the less recognizable stories for summer films this season, “Southpaw” tells the story of one-time boxer Billy Hope (the always great Jake Gyllenhaal) hoping to win back his daughter after Child Protective Services takes her, due to his vicious behavior. With a great supporting cast (Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker) and acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “Prisoners”) at the helm, this will assuredly be one of the summer’s biggest can’t miss films.


4. Inside Out

With Pixar Studios taking 2014 off after a couple of disappointing ventures (“Cars 2”, “Brave,” “Monsters University”), the studio no longer seemed to be the savior of computer animation. This summer’s “Inside Out” may be the film to break Pixar’s losing streak. Emotions run high in “Inside Out” – literally, as the representations of feelings Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) take active roles in the heads of its main characters. The star power of the film alone is enough reason to see “Inside Out.”


3. Straight Outta Compton

“The world’s most dangerous times created the world’s most dangerous group.” So reads the tagline for F. Gary Gray’s biopic about the formation of California hip-hop collective N.W.A. Reportedly, the film will tell how group founders helped “revolutionize music and pop culture…igniting a cultural war.” Though audiences won’t get the chance to see the film until mid-August, the film will cap the summer off in style; Not to mention it’ll be quite the treat to see big names like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg portrayed by budding, young actors.


2. Trainwreck

In what has potential to be funniest film of the summer, Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” seems to set up a great, vulgar, unapologetic comedy. Penned and starring the wonderfully talented Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck” seems it will break the underground, feminist comedian into unabashed stardom. Mixed with direction from the man who made Steve Carell, Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig into stars and guest stars too good to spoil here, “Trainwreck” sounds like it will be anything but.


1. Jurassic World

“Jurassic World” may be one of the strongest summer blockbusters in years. Don’t believe me? Go to YouTube and check out that second trailer. If you’re still not convinced then, I’m sorry, but there’s just no helping you. The fourth installment will take place 22 years after events of the original at an island off Costa Rica, where the fully functioning “Jurassic World” theme park is opening. After a hybrid dinosaur escapes and starts to run amok, protagonist Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) has to find a way to stop the beast and limit casualties in the process.

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