This weekend kicks off the Summer Blockbuster season and I am ready to be at the movies as often as possible! Because, you know, if plans don't involve movies or food or both I don't really know what to do with myself.
So, here's a list of the movies I'm excited for this summer. I tried to keep it to the big ones, since it's so hard to keep track of release dates with some of the smaller indie titles. Here goes!
May 1 - Avengers: Age of Ultron - You'd better believe I already have my VIP tickets ready for this one!
May 1 - Welcome to Me - I hadn't heard of this one before I started putting this post together, but it looks pretty adorable.
May 15 - Mad Max: Fury Road - Oh man, my expectations are sky fucking high for this one. Like I'm checking the showtimes multiple times a day just waiting for pre-sale tickets to go up for this. If I could only see one movie this summer, it would be this one.
May 15 - Pitch Perfect 2 - And to balance out all of the Mad Max insanity, we have Pitch Perfect 2 coming out the same weekend! Aca-awesome!
May 22 - Tomorrowland - Yes, it looks super weird. Yes, I'm in.
May 22 - Poltergeist - I'm not a huge horror movie fan, but I do like them when they're well done. I also enjoy anything with Sam Rockwell.
May 29 - Aloha - Oh I'm such a sucker for Cameron Crowe movies.
May 29 - San Andreas - Obviously I need to see The Rock save the world.
June 5 - Spy - Okay, bear with me. It looks goofy, but the cast is great and I totally trust Paul Feig at the helm.
June 5 - Love and Mercy - Oh man, John Cusack and Paul Dano both playing Brian Wilson? You'd better believe I'm into it.
June 12 - Jurassic World - YOU GUYS it's Chris Pratt and the Raptor Gang. I want a Raptor Gang.
June 19 - Inside Out - This just looks all kinds of adorable.
June 26 - Ted 2 - What would summer be without brainless comedies? There's something about hiding in a dark air conditioned theater and just turning off your brain for a little while.
July 1 - Terminator Genisys - This one could really go either way. But Emilia Clarke looks like a complete and utter badass and THAT is totally worth the price of admission.
July 1 - Magic Mike XXL - Oh yes, there will be a girls night in order for this one. I can't wait to see Joe Manganiello attempt to dance again. And he will look so much worse compared to the all-mighty tWitch!
July 10 - Minions - Again, adorbs. Gotta love movies for Vivian that I'm actually excited about seeing.
July 10 - Self/Less - I'm hoping this is good. Something tells me it could go completely off the rails though. Maybe it will be a good cheap drive-in movie?
July 17 - Ant-Man - I've been seeing a lot of predictions that this is actually going to be the better Marvel movie this summer.
July 17 - Trainwreck - All bow before Queen Amy Schumer as she brings Approachable Pretty to the world. (For the record, I've been saying that I'm Approachable Pretty for years so she and I should probably just be best friends.)
July 17 - Mr. Holmes - I love Sherlock Holmes, in any incarnation.
July 24 - Pan - I'm on the fence with this one. I love a good Peter Pan re-telling, and visually it looks pretty great, but I know there was a lot of controversy during production - especially concerning the casting of Rooney Mara as Tigerlily.
July 31 - Southpaw - That is one jacked up Jake Gyllenhaal. He is such a wonderful actor - I really do appreciate his talent more and more with every movie. I'm really looking forward to this one.
August 7 - The Fantastic Four - Yes, Marvel movie number three this summer. It actually looks pretty great. I'm really enjoying Miles Teller lately.
August 7 - Masterminds - I don't even know what to say about this one, but I know I want to see it.
August 14 - Straight Outta Compton - You had better believe I'm going to be digging out a Raiders jersey to wear to go see the most bio-pickiest biopic that has ever been made. The trailer looks really over the top - but is it going to be over the top good, or over the top bad?