by VERNA GIBSON
Mad Max: Fury Road
This post-apocalyptic film focuses on Mad Max Rockatanksy, a former highway patrolman, who agrees to protect a woman named Furiosa and five captives she has rescued, as they cross the desert. This film is the fourth in the Mad Max series and spent 25 years in the developmental stage before receiving the funding to be filmed. After issues with Mel Gibson, who played Rockatansky in the previous three films, in 2011 filming started with Tom Hardy assuming the titular role. Hardy told Esquire magazine that he will star in three more Mad Max movies after Fury Road. The first Mad Max movie was released in 1979.
Pitch Perfect 2
This sequel follows the Bellas as they enter an international acapella competition that has never been won by an American team. The film, which stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, brought back the majority of the main characters and added a new recruit, played by Hailee Steinfield. Pitch Perfect 2 is being lauded for being one of the few female centered blockbusters of the summer as well as recognized as an expected success. This time around the film is directed by Elizabeth Banks.
A man who works as a drone operator begins to feel conflicted about his job as he tries to reconcile the attacks he perpetrates from afar. The main character,Tom Egan, played by Ethan Hawke struggles to learn how to deal with the gravity of his missions and living his life with his family. The film shows the effect of drones on military personnel and how war is changing.
A young girl, played by Britt Robertson, who most recently starred in The Longest Ride, discovers a pin that allows her to enter a new world. Robertson along with George Clooney, learn that her destiny is to save Tommorowland.
Many have called this the Black version of Magic Mike. A struggling college student, played by Robert Ri’chard, is recruited to work for a strip club after trying out at an amateur night. His new found success causes problems with the other strippers at the club. This movie is filled with familiar faces such as Micheal Jai White, Tyson Beckford, Ginuwine, and Darrin Dewitt Henson.
After a massive earthquake splits California, a helicopter pilot played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson travels across the state to rescue his daughter and seemingly every other female he comes in contact with. The film get its name from the San Andreas fault, which splits causing destruction throughout the West.
Bradley Cooper stars as a military contractor who is reassigned to Hawaii to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite, after having a meltdown, is and forced to deal with his past. He goes back to face his ex, Rachel McAdams, and finds a new love interest, his Air Force liaison played by Emma Stone. The film also stars Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin.