Cinelinx’s 2014 Summer Movie Guide: May

We’re running this guide very similar to how we have in the past.  We’re breaking down each page by the weeks of the month to highlight when a film is releasing.  From there you’ll be able to check out the film’s poster, major players, official synopsis, and a trailer.  This year, we’re adding something new, however, to give you guys a chance to show your excitement for the film.  Instead of giving our thoughts on each film, we’re featuring a poll that you readers can use to vote on your level of excitement for each film.  Then, of course, you can explain why in the comments below! 

May 2nd

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Directed By: Marc Webb

Written By: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx

Official Synopsis:We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. 

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The Protector 2 

Directed By: Prachya Pinkaew

Written By: Prachya Pinkaew

Cast: Tony Jaa, Marrese Crump, JeeJa Yanin

Official Synopsis:Boss Suchart is the influential owner of a major elephant camp. When he was murdered in his own home – the killer delivered three fatal blows on his body – all evidence points to KHAM (Tony Jaa), who was present at the crime scene and was seen with the victim the moment before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Jija Yanin Wismitanan and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham’s side when he runs into Sergeant MARK (Mum Jokmok), an Interpol agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission.

As Kham is hunted by several parties, he’s also desperately searching for KHON, his elephant, whose disappearance is involved with Boss Suchart’s death. In another twist, Kham is drawn into an underground fighting ring run by LC (RZA), a crime lord who’s obsessed with collecting top-class martial artists from around the world. LC’s fighters are branded only by numbers, such as the lethal, beautiful TWENTY (Ratha Pho-ngam) and the diabolical NO.2 (Marrese Crump). These fighters are ordered to defeat and capture Kham for a special mission that LC has in mind.

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Walk of Shame

Directed By: Steven Brill

Written By: Steven Brill

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs

Official Synopsis:After losing an audition for her dream job, an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes in a stranger’s bed to a phone message from her agent telling her the job is hers, if she can make it across town by 5 pm. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, and a car, she embarks on a series of misadventures as she races to the most important job interview of her life.