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Cinelinx's 2014 Summer Movie Guide: June

The Summer Movie Season typically spans from May to August, but June is something of an odd month. Massive films kick things off in May (which you can see in our previous guide) and even more awesomeness comes out in July being smack in the middle of the season. With June in between, we almost get a lull in the action, but even so, there are still plenty of films coming out to be looking forward to. So today we present our Summer Preview Guide for the month of June, including all the information you want so you can decide which films you're looking forward to most!

Friday, June 6th

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Edge of Tomorrow

Directed By: Doug Liman
Written By: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, & Bill Paxton

Official Synopsis:The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

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The Fault In Our Stars

Directed By: Josh Boone
Written By: John Green & Scott Neustadter
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

Official Synopsis:Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. “The Fault in Our Stars,” based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Friday, June 13

 

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22 Jump Street

Directed By: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Written By: Michael Bacall & Oren Uziel
Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube

Official Synopsis:After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Directed By: Dean DeBlois
Written By: Dean DeBlois & Cressida Cowell
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, America Ferrera

Official Synopsis:The thrilling second chapter of the epic "How to Train Your Dragon" trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace — and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

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The Signal

Directed By: William Eubank
Written By: Carlyle Eubank & William Eubank
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Robert Longstreet & Lawrence Fishburne

Official Synopsis:Nick and Jonah are MIT freshmen with a passion for hacking. While driving cross-country through Nevada with Nick's girlfriend, Hailey, they follow rival hacker Nomad's clues to a location 180 miles away. After a terrifying confrontation with Nomad in the middle of the desert, the trio regain consciousness in captivity. Struggling to comprehend the true nature of their confinement, they discover they are part of a plot much larger than themselves.

Friday, June 20th

 

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Think Like A Man Too

Directed By: Tim Story
Written By: Keith Merryman
Cast: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Official Synopsis: In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey's best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

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The Rover

Directed By: David Michôd
Written By: David Michôd & Joel Edgerton
Cast: Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson

Official Synopsis:David Michod's highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM, is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him. Michod also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton.

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Jersey Boys

Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Written By: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza,and Christopher Walken

Official Synopsis:Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.

Friday, June 27th

 

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Directed By: Michael Bay
Written By: Ehren Kruger
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor

Official Synopsis:A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them. 

As I mentioned, June is always kind of a 'light' Summer movie month, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few things to look forward to.  What films are you looking forward to most in June?  Be sure to vote in the boxes and leave your comments explaining below!

-Jordan

 

 

 

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