Top Films to Look For This Summer

BY COLIN HERZOG

With “Captain America: the Winter Soldier” out in theatres and the debut of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” summer blockbuster season 2014 is nigh! Here are some of the films that, if you have the time, are worth checking out.

 

-Godzilla: After having their lives destroyed fifteen years before, a father and son are forced to work together to try and combat what almost seems like a force of nature: a mysterious monster that appears to be invulnerable and whose possible rampage and mysterious motives remain unknowable. Starring: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Ken Watanabe. Release: May 16

 

-X-Men: Days of Future Past: In the not-so-distant future, an army of mutant hunting robots called the Sentinels have wiped out most of humanity and have mutant-kind on the brink of extinction. Together, they manage to send Wolverine back to the 1970s in order to stop the threat before it begins, where he’s forced to work alongside the original X-Men from “First Class.” Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Release May 23

 

-A Million Ways to Die in the West: Hardly the ideal Western hero, Albert is just a sheep-herder who plays it safe while living in the not-so glamorous Old West. After losing his girlfriend to his opponent after quitting a duel, he falls in love with another woman whose husband may just be the one to kill Albert. Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron. Release: May 30

 

-Begin Again: After her boyfriend and long-time song collaborator leaves her after the fame of a major label makes him stray, Gretta encounters Dan, who is a disgraced record-label executive impressed by her talent. Together the two try to make it big, all the while the soundtrack of New York plays on. Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley andAdam Levine. Release: July 4

 

-Boyhood: a film literally 14 years in the making, it follows Mason Jr. as he grows up, starting from first grade to senior year (the actor aged in real time), as he struggles to deal with his divorced parents while they struggle to raise him. Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater. Release: July 11

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