The heat is here and so are the hottest Summer blockbusters. Which ones will you see this Summer?
Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)
In a world where evil believes it’s desired above all else, there is one who is destined to end all darkness. From the producer of “Alice and Wonderland” comes a tale of battle and beauty. As the evil Queen Ravenna (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) sets out to destroy the one thing that can bring her down, she surprisingly discovers that the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Avengers) she hired to kill Snow White (Kristen Stewart, Twilight saga) has secretly trained the fairest one in the art of battle.
See it for: Layers of graphics, choreography and music make this an exquisite feast for the senses, featuring music from Florence + The Machine including the song “Breath of Life.”
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)
I like to “Move it, Move it” through Europe in a traveling circus? Join Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman on their quest to return to their home in the Central Park zoo. After finding the penguins in Monte Carlo – where they have a run-in with Animal Control – the group must find a way home without attracting any attention. The perfect escape route for a group of fun-loving animals becomes the hilarious and colorful traveling circus.
See if for: Colorful animation and hilarious characters.
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a kingdom tradition that creates chaos and unleashes unintended danger. She must rely on her own bravery to overcome the curse created from a reckless decision.
See it for: The story of self-discovery and trusting in inner strength as a girl holds onto her identity while becoming an unlikely hero.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The existence of the G.I. Joes is threatened in this Summer’s action blockbuster as their mortal enemy Cobra infiltrates the government. After being terminated by the President, a few brave G.I. Joes must combat for the safety of their country.
See it for: High-impact action and innovation in special effects making this the perfect flick to see with your group of guy friends.
People Like Us (PG-13)
Sam, who is buried in debt, must also bury his father. But in the passing of his father he learns of a sister he never knew he had. When given $150,000 to pass to his unknown sister, Sam is tempted to keep the money, but discovers strength in love through family.
See it for: An atypical love story about a long-lost brother and sister who discover the significance of a family bond for the first time.
The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
Haunted by a desire to discover the truth about his parents, Peter Parker discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father. In his quest to understand their disappearance, Parker meets Dr. Curt Connors of Oscorp, his father’s former partner. His run in with Connors leads him to his destiny.
See it for: Another incredible Marvel movie that isn’t just about superpowers, but about a man who discovers what it means to be a true superhero.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13)
When six-year-old Hushpuppy’s father contracts a mysterious illness, the balance of her world is shifted. In an unraveling universe, the environment becomes unstable and prehistoric creatures are unleashed when the ice caps melt. All this change leads Hushpuppy to leave her home in search for her lost mother.
See it for: The dramatization of a world that experiences imbalance and how one girl strives to survive.
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift
See it for: The continued story of four unlikely friends as their companionship faces yet another challenge and some glorious victories.
The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)
After taking the fall for Dent’s crime in The Dark Knight, Batman strives to rise above his destroyed reputation. The conclusion of an epic series brings on Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in the fight against the evil Bane.
See it for: The final film in the Christopher Nolan Batman series channels strength to those who hide behind a reputation they do not deserve.
Step Up Revolution (PG 13)
“The Mob,” a cutting-edge flash mob dance crew, chooses dance as its weapon to fight for the protection of their historic neighborhood. This movie encourages viewers to take a stand for what they believe in and step up to make some change, because you can be the revolution.
See it for: Expression can make change; watch as the movements of the film evolve throughout various types of artistic expression.
The Bourne Legacy
We’re introduced to a new hero, whose fight for survival is triggered by events from the first three films, meaning Jason Bourne was just the beginning.
See it for: The next series in the sequel brings new intensity as actor Jeremy Renner occupies the screen as Cross, the next Bourne.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)
School is out and Greg is ready for a break. Plans with friends and hopes of attracting the attention of some very specific people go awry, leaving him to wonder what he will do all summer long.
See it for: A lighthearted laugh as your summer days come to a close.
Motown is the music sensation of the 1960s, inspiring three sisters to form a girl group. With roots in church and family, these sisters struggle to maintain the life they were brought up to live as fame beckons them.
See it for: Whitney Houston, in her last screen appearance, as she sings melodies to an endearing cast. Also features music by Cee-Lo Green.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)
When a couple learns that they’re not able to have a baby, they bury their hope for a family in a box containing their lost wishes for a child. To their surprise, a boy named Timothy finds his home with them and an adventure begins as a family is formed.
See it for: An inspirational story about how one’s uniqueness becomes the foundation of love for an entire community.