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15 Surefire summer blockbusters

Summer 2014 is sure to provide some awesome films for your viewing pleasure! Here's a list of some of the films that you shouldn't miss, along with a few you might want to avoid.

The Fault in Our Stars

Directed by Josh Boone, and based on John Green’s 2012 novel, this film is sure to be of ‘Hunger Games’ caliber. The story of a girl who has a terminal illness and whose fate is changed by love is the perfect summer romance film.

Guardians of the Galaxy
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel come together in this Marvel movie where an American pilot finds himself a target in the far reaches of space after he steals an Orb. Marvel knows summer blockbusters and this superhero action flick should break the bank.

Maleficient
Angelina Jolie looks completely creepy in this film that seems to depart as far from ‘Disney’ as you can get. When the overall plot is seen, we realize it’s yet another good versus evil film where the princess always wins. Maleficient, simply defined, means “destroyer of reputations.” Disney may have unlocked some potential with this film.

Neighbors
Zac Efron and Seth Rogen pack a comedic punch in this film where a couple with a newborn face unexpected challenges when they move in next to a fraternity house.

Godzilla
Bryan Cranston may have played an antihero, but he’s now battling monsters on the big screen in this remake film. The fate of humanity is at risk, and movie goers seem to love that plot line during the hot summer months!

22 Jump Street
Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube are back at their antics in this sequel. Usual sequel stereotypes might not be so true in this case, as the first film was hilarious, and comedy lovers are going to want more!

Jersey Boys
The Broadway hit is coming to the big screen to tell the unforgettable story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Starring Christopher Walken, Francesca Eastwood, and Freya Tingley, folks will flock to the theaters just to see how far the film will divert from the Broadway show.

Transformers: Age of Extinction
The classic Michael Bay directed franchise is back, starring none other than Mark Whalberg. Mark Whalberg is much better as a superhero than he is as a comedic actor, so this one actually looks like it’s worth spending some money on a ticket for. We all love giant robots!

Tammy
Melissa McCarthy. Really nothing else needs to be written here. The screenplay was written by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, who also played in Bridesmaids. Although last year’s Identity Thief kind of flopped, Tammy Looks like a much better comedic film.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Gary Oldman and Judy Greer star in the war between man and apes. If you thought the primate theme had been a little overdone before, it is just exhaustively overcooked by the time we get to this film.

Jupiter Ascending
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum star in this futuristic film. When the words “Queen of the Universe” are used in a film summary, why wouldn’t you see it?

Hercules
Dwayne Johnson (AKA ‘The Rock’) is Hercules. What more can we really say other than , we can’t wait to see his sword!

Sex Tape
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel explore the unfortunate and surprising things that can happen when you aren’t careful on your computer, or with your sex tapes. It seems very educational.

The Giver
The Weinstein Company has brought Lois Lowry’s classic novel to life, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, and Taylor Swift. The plot is one of the life- changing, perspective shaking types that really everyone should see.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Finally we are back in the nineties where everyone would rather be! Megan Fox and Will Arnett star in the reboot of some of the most popular sewer inhabitants the world has ever known. Ninties kids will probably be excited and disappointed at the same time.