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Summertime is the season when the movie studios pull out their big guns. All of the movies you have been looking forward to for months are finally getting their nationwide releases, and it’s very easy to spend an entire weekend binge-watching some great cinematic masterpieces. Here I’ve profiled 14 new releases for summer that I’m sure you’ll love.

JUNE

Jurassic WorldSummerMovie-3022_JurassicWorld

Twenty-two years after the events in the first movie, there is an island off the coast of Costa Rica where there is a fully-functioning dinosaur theme park. Scientists create a hybrid dinosaur, but their plans go awry when the hybrid goes on a deadly rampage. How will it be stopped?

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong

Release Date: June 12

 

Madame Bovary

This is the most recent film adaptation of the timeless novel by Gustave Flaubert. A woman who is depressed at her lot in life cheats on her well-meaning but boring doctor husband. Hoping to fill the void with sexual dalliances, she finds instead that her depression progresses further.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green

Release Date: June 12

 

Me and Earl and the Dying GirlSummerMovie-3022_EarlDyingGirl

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directs the film adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ first major success. Greg and his best friend Earl attend high school in Pittsburgh and they meet a girl named Rachel, who is dying of leukemia. Greg and Earl, budding videographers, decide to make a video dedicated to Rachel.

Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Ronald Cyler II, Jon Bernthal, Nick Offerman

Release Date: June 12

 

EdenSummerMovie-3022_Eden

Based on a true story, Eden chronicles the lives of DJs and singers in Paris who are the most skilled French people in the electronic dance music genre. This group of friends works hard and plays harder, eventually earning worldwide success and descending into a world of hedonism.

Starring: Felix de Givry, Hugo Conzelmann, Roman Kolinka, Pauline Etienne

Release Date: June 19

 

A Little ChaosSummerMovie-3022_ALittleChaos

Actor Alan Rickman directs his second-ever feature film. A period drama set in 18th century France, a group of landscape architects come to Paris, hoping that their individual designs for a fountain at Versailles Palace will win over the exalted Sun King, Louis XIV.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci

Release Date: June 26

 

JULY

Terminator GenisysSummerMovie-3022_TerminatorGenisys

This reboot of the Terminator franchise sees Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the role he made famous decades ago. In 2029, John Connor fights a war to save the world against the machines. The war is irrevocably changed when the humans’ biggest ally turns out to be a horrifying enemy.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons

Release Date: July 1

 

Magic Mike XXLSummerMovie-3022_MagickMike

The male strippers who set Tampa Bay on fire in the first film are back for the sequel, in which they take a trip from the Sunshine State up to Myrtle Beach for a stripping convention. They may be the hottest men in the Bay, but how do they shape up against dancers from all over the country?

Starring: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias

Release Date: July 1

 

AmySummerMovie-3022_Amy

This is a documentary chronicling the success, life and untimely death of singer Amy Winehouse. It covers the crippling effects of fame and addiction, and what can happen to a person when they are paired together. The documentary also heavily covers Amy Winehouse’s music and its impact.

Release Date: July 3

 

BoulevardMGLFF-Profles_Boulevard

Boulevard was the darling of the MiFo Festival this year, and it’s easy to see why. Robin Williams, in one of his final performances, plays a middle-aged banker living a stable, yet untruthful, life with his loyal wife Joy (Kathy Baker). His dalliance with a prostitute brings down his life’s clean façade.

Starring: Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker, Giles Matthey, Roberto Aguire, J. Karen Thomas

Release Date: July 17

 

TrainwreckSummerMovie-3022_TrainWreck

Comedian Amy Schumer writes and stars in this comedy, about a magazine writer who learned a long time ago that monogamy is for the birds. But when she falls head over heels with a guy she is tasked with interviewing, she realizes that what she thinks she knows about relationships may be faulty.

Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn

Release Date: July 17

 

AUGUST

Fantastic FourSummerMovie-3022_FantasticFour

Summer is the season of reboots, and this Fantastic Four movie reboots that particular franchise. You know the story: four people teleport themselves to an alternate universe where they are given superhuman abilities. They must use these new abilities to save the planet.

Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson

Release Date: August 7

 

Ricki and the FlashSummerMovie-3022_AmyFlash

This fun film stars Meryl Streep as Ricki, a middle-aged woman who abandoned her husband and children to chase her dream. Now that her children are all grown, she realizes she can have the family she gave up years ago when her husband alerts her to the problems her grown, divorced daughter is currently facing.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield

Release Date: August 7

 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.SummerMovie-3022_ManfromUncle

Guy Ritchie directs this adaptation of the 1964-68 television series, which is also set in the 1960s. East meets West when an American and Soviet spy come together to preserve the delicate balance that their superpowers have built. Along the way, they investigate the disappearance of a German scientist and his daughter.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Release Date: August 14

 

MastermindsSummerMovie-3022_Masterminds

A comedy based on one of the biggest heists in American history? Now it’s been done. A group of Loomis Fargo workers plan to steal $18 million from their job, with the intent of retiring to Mexico and living off the money they’ve stolen.

Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis

Release Date: August 19

Did you watch all the movies in our spring 2015 preview?